Killed cyclist likely to be tourist

A cyclist killed when he was hit by a truck was of east Asian descent and carried a tent, say police.

'Armed maniac' jailed for fraud

6:26pm Man who once introduced himself to Sir Paul Holmes as an "armed maniac" is jailed for millions of dollars worth of fraud.

Support for porn ban

5:17pm University of Otago 'inundated' with support for internet porn rules as student body sidesteps issue for now.

Early taste of summer down south

6:29pm Invercargill and Alexandra tied for towns with the hottest temperature in NZ at 21.1 degrees today.

'Beaten wives' speech angers

Tariana Turia raises ire for speech which likened Maori who voted Labour to "beaten wives" going back to husbands.

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