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Flashback: Crash like a closing door

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Flight 441 slammed explosively into a rock face in 1963 and for 15 years was our worst air disaster.

A big noise around town gallery

The trust behind Karori Sanctuary, renamed as Zealandia, is turning 20 on Sunday.

Karori wildlife sanctuary marks 20-year milestone with a weekend of celebrations.

'Canes will do it for Jerry'

Former All Blacks star Jerry Collins died on June 5, in a car crash in France.

Jerry Collins' father is confident his son's former team will take home the Super Rugby crown.

Truck on fire in Levin

A truck burning on State Highway 57 could cause traffic delays.

Firefighters on way to truck blaze on SH57 could see the black smoke as they left the station.

'He was precious, amazing, cheeky'

Remy Stirling Wiffen with his mother Daya Wiffen.

Toddler's service marked with party parents never got to throw for him.

Hawke's Bay river rescue

The Lowe Corporations rescue helicopter was called in to winch a boy who was on a kayak trip from a remote Hawke's Bay River.

A school student suffering chest pains on a rafting trip was airlifted from a remote river and flown to hospital.

Big-ticket scalpers cash in on Super Rugby final

Rugby fans keen to get their hands on a ticket to the Hurricanes vs Highlanders rugby game have gone online to try their luck.

Big rewards for some auctioning off Super Rugby final tickets - and a bit of fun for others.

Editorial: Parliament took its eye off the bullies

ACT leader David Seymour and four Green MPs were on the same side when they opposed the Harmful Digital Communications Bill in Parliament.

Despite a wave of online opposition, Parliament has passed a new law against cyber bullying.

Wellington

Editorial: Parliament took its eye off the bullies

ACT leader David Seymour and four Green MPs were on the same side when they opposed the Harmful Digital Communications Bill in Parliament.

Despite a wave of online opposition, Parliament has passed a new law against cyber bullying.

Stabbing case: bedside hearing

Police at the Broderick St, Johnsonville cordon.

Woman, 25, to be held in hospital until next court appearance.

Wairarapa

Backyards trashed by fleeing car

A worker repairs a fence smashed by a man fleeing police in Masterton on Thursday afternoon.

One man arrested and another being hunted after car chase smashes fences, gardens and lawns.

Farmer welcomes river access

Ali Gordon, Mia Gordon, Alistair Gibb and daughter Emma on a pony trek on the track across farmland to a scenic section of the Ruamahanga River near Gladstone.

Alistair Gibb says he would like to see better public access across farmland - and he is showing the lead.

Porirua

Viard first-five leads by example

Bishop Viard 1st XV first-five Foliga Vaalepu-Austin is having an outstanding season.

Foliga Vaalepu-Austin is one of the leaders on the field for Bishop Viard's 1st XV.

New council chief named

Wendy Walker, who will take over the Porirua City Council reins in October.

Wendy Walker will be Porirua City Council's new chief executive.

Kapiti

'He was precious, amazing, cheeky'

Remy Stirling Wiffen with his mother Daya Wiffen.

Toddler's service marked with party parents never got to throw for him.

Drug trial collapses

A drug trial collapsed this week for reasons that are suppressed.

What was supposed to be a six-week trial has been abandoned in the first week.

Hutt Valley

Hutt Hospital called out on epilepsy

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Hutt Valley seizure sufferers receive poorer treatment than patients in Wellington.

Belted up from weight loss

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Rawiri Nathan can now fly without a seat belt extension.

Hawke's Bay

Hawke's Bay river rescue

The Lowe Corporations rescue helicopter was called in to winch a boy who was on a kayak trip from a remote Hawke's Bay River.

A school student suffering chest pains on a rafting trip was airlifted from a remote river and flown to hospital.

Wife's relief that drunk husband stopped

A woman thanked police for pulling over her husband after he was caught speeding while four times over the breath alcohol limit.

Wife thanks police after they stop her drunk husband from driving at 141kmh.

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