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Illegal 'hovel' faces closure

Former car wrecker claims to help people "no-one else wants" in an illegal housing park.

Son on murder charge

1:24pm A Stratford man charged with the murder of his mother has been remanded in custody.

More user-pay to fund councils?

A looming cash crisis could see councils resort to user-pays for rubbish, sewerage, library and water services.

Horse dies following truck crash

1:32pm A horse was put down after the truck it was in crashed through a fence and rolled downhill into a stream.

Blaze shuts SH1

2:24pm State Highway 1 south of Christchurch has been closed as firefighters battle a large grass fire. 

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