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The man behind the lens video

Dee McMahon who was killed in a motorbike accident on State Highway 1, Wellington on Sunday.

Son farewells father and best friend, while other mourners at memorial recalled a man with an infectious smile.

Felled tree cuts power

040513 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Powerlines, Inglewood. For File.

They were supposed to remove a tree too close to power lines. Instead they accidentally dropped it on the 33,000-volt lines.

That tackle's got to hurt

Victoria University Hunters prop Shawn Gielen-Relph just moments after scoring a season-ending try that finished with a broken leg.

A soon-to-be doctor ended up on the other side of the operating table after breaking his leg scoring a try.

The flu season is nigh

Flu rates are starting to rise, particularly in the Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.

Police name harbour body

Finbarr Clabby, 39, who was found fully clothed in Wellington Harbour on Sunday.

Finbarr Clabby, 39, appears to have been victim of "unfortunate accident", say police.

Costly callout to night divers

The Lowe Corporation rescue helicopter made a needless flight from Napier to Pourerere beach to look for a diving instructor and his pupil.

Police yet to decide if Hawke's Bay pair will be billed for $5500 rescue mission.

Blessie's killer loses name appeal

The man convicted of the rape and murder of Blessie Gotingco, in the dock during his trial.

The man found guilty of murdering Blessie Gotingco has lost a suppression appeal but remains a face without a name in the meantime.

Nurses sneeze at flu shots

Hutt Valley nurses have the lowest rate of taking flu jabs among medical staff with 51 per cent.

Frontline nursing staff are lagging behind their medical peers when it comes to flu shots.

Wellington

Blessie's killer loses name appeal

The man convicted of the rape and murder of Blessie Gotingco, in the dock during his trial.

The man found guilty of murdering Blessie Gotingco has lost a suppression appeal but remains a face without a name in the meantime.

Big freeze on way

Rimutaka Hill road was closed to snow on July 22, 2014 - and a repeat is likely this week.

North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.

Wairarapa

The flu season is nigh

Flu rates are starting to rise, particularly in the Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.

Big freeze on way

Rimutaka Hill road was closed to snow on July 22, 2014 - and a repeat is likely this week.

North Island faces bitterly cold week, with temperatures close to zero and snow in places.

Porirua

Donor suffers for her gift

Robin Howarth is regaining his health after a kidney transplant, but has seen the health and finances of his donor, daughter Elsie, fall apart.

Giving her dad a kidney saved the taxpayer thousands, but she's still waiting for support.

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.

Kapiti

Felled tree cuts power

040513 NEWS. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Powerlines, Inglewood. For File.

They were supposed to remove a tree too close to power lines. Instead they accidentally dropped it on the 33,000-volt lines.

'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.

Hutt Valley

That tackle's got to hurt

Victoria University Hunters prop Shawn Gielen-Relph just moments after scoring a season-ending try that finished with a broken leg.

A soon-to-be doctor ended up on the other side of the operating table after breaking his leg scoring a try.

Hutt Hospital called out on epilepsy

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

Hawke's Bay

The flu season is nigh

Flu rates are starting to rise, particularly in the Bay of Plenty, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay.

The flu season is under way and the public has been warned it could be nasty.

Costly callout to night divers

The Lowe Corporation rescue helicopter made a needless flight from Napier to Pourerere beach to look for a diving instructor and his pupil.

Police yet to decide if Hawke's Bay pair will be billed for $5500 rescue mission.

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