The sister of a man killed when a train struck his truck has told how the "caring dad" was torn from them.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended breakaway moves by the pro-Russian leaders of Crimea.
Leonie Gill, as well as being a Wellington city councillor for five terms, was always her own person.
National revealed two fresh faces during the weekend, while Labour announced a new candidate for Christchurch Central.
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