Tornado lifted two-tonne cabin

Tornado carnage

A man killed by a tornado stood little chance once the portacom he was sheltering in was thrust into the air.

Diesel spill causes crash chaos 

More than four crashes are believed to have been caused by a diesel spill.

9:24 AM  A diesel spill near Whangarei has caused multiple car crashes.

Killer could've been locked up

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(NAME SUPPRESSED) was accused of the murder of Blessie Gotingco 
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Blessie Gotingco's killer was not in jail because of the leniency of a judge – but assessing future risk is “an absolute nightmare,” says a former judge.

Designers' poster purrfection

Graphic designers Alice Murray and Jared McDowell have designed their own missing cat posters to help cat-owners find their feline friends

Two young graphic designers are giving missing pet posters a makeover in order to help cat owners find their feline friends.

Thunder heading for Auckland

Strong westerly winds and rain are headed for Auckland

What started as a mild and sunny day may turn wet and windy with possible thunderstorms.

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Jazzy festival turns 30

The Funky Do Das played at a previous Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival.

8:43 AM  The 30th Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival will rock seven venues with rhythm from August 7 to 9.

Westside gets second season

8:33 AM  Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside gets $7.5 million funding for second season.

SPORT: Marlins out to consolidate Sharman Cup playoff spot

SPORT: Papatoetoe finish sixth in Auckland club rugby gallery

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Maramarua keep Te Kohanga at bay - just

22052015 Sport Photo Andy Jackson/Fairfax NZ.  Taranaki Premier 1 netball, Tysons V NPGHS at the TSB Stadium in New Plymouth, generic netball pic.

0 min ago  Pukekohe Netball Centre's hotshot team Maramarua 1 had their closest game of the season when they faced young guns Te Kohanga 1.

Massey take back the cup

The ASB Cup is back in the hands of the Massey Rugby Club premiers.

Jessica Rose of Smart Monarch Prems waits on the circle edge as back up for the team's new shooter, Annemarie Fowlie, who has replaced goal shoot Alesha Parkes.

Scrambled start for Smart's championship round

5 min ago  Smart Monarch Prems are scrambling to put together the performance they are known for and with changes in the team, it could prove difficult to for them to get back on track.

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