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Prisoner escaping his past

Jesse Ibell used a sheet and a chair leg to break out of Waikeria Prison, but is looking to a new future.

Late night race to safety

12:40pm Rod Holland woke to find a massive slip near his Otira property bringing stones and trees tumbling towards his mobile home.

An unforgettable rescue

11:31am A family hung from their seatbelts in the mangled, burning SUV. As Murray Michie got the last one out, an explosion flattened him.

Plane incident near Kekerengu

12:15pm A plane has come off the end of a runway near Kekerengu, between Blenheim and Kaikoura.

More rain, wind coming

13 min ago It's liquid sunshine with another round of rain and wind forecast for the weekend.

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