A town ripped apart

Kaitaia lost six young lives to suspected suicide in a short time. Those left behind are trying to make sense of the loss.

Bid for freedom

3:21pm Desperate to escape her snow-bound hut, Czech tramper Pavlina Pizova fashioned a makeshift pair of showshoes.

Guards bust man's bulge

Corrections staff noticed a bulge in the visitor's waistband and, no, he wasn't happy to see them.

Invercargill's unusable Xmas lights

2:40pm $5500 Christmas lights bought on a $21,000 trip to China can't be used in New Zealand.

'Someone's shooting at us'

A witness in the stop-go murder trial says he ran for his life when he was shot at on a property bordering the accused's.

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