Axe victims named

The names of four victims involved in a deadly axe attack in Upper Hutt that left one dead and three injured have been released.

Swimmers 'entitled to know' drowning danger

12:14pm Coroner says he doesn't want to be a "killjoy", but calls for signage highlight drowning risk at Gisbourne swimming spot.

Crash victims freed

12:38pm Firefighters cut free several people, who were trapped in cars after a crash near Christchurch.

McCully slates Russia, stops short of Putin

New Zealand has joined international condemnation of the killing of up to 30 civilians in the latest violence in Ukraine. 

He was not 'fine to drive'

5 min ago Driver who crashed, killing himself and two others, was almost three times over the legal alcohol limit.

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