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Serious injuries after plane crash video

The Cessna 185F that crashed on landing.

Four people have been flown to hospital after the plane they were in crashed at a remote farm north of Kaikoura.

'They were just bereft of any emotion' video

NH90 helicopters arrive in Kaikoura on November 15 to evacuate those stranded.

Defence Force personnel reflect on their post-quake experiences.

Small fire in Awatere

Emergency services were called out to a small fire south of Blenheim

Fallen power lines are believed to be the cause of a small fire that broke out on the Dashwood Pass.

Chaos in Nelson's CBD

A man is arrested following a brawl in Trafalgar St, Nelson during the middle of the day last week.

Drunkenness, violence, abuse, theft, rubbish and broken glass have retailers calling for action.

Who are the earthquake men?

"Moon man" Ken Ring has been claiming he can predict earthquakes for years but he recently took a step out of the ...

They live in a confusing world full of supermoons, government conspiracies and scientology.

Plans to extend paua ban in Kaikoura

The Kaikoura quake stranded paua and other shellfish above the high-tide line, causing still-unknown amounts of damage ...

The MPI is seeking public feedback on a plan to extend a ban on shellfish harvesting on the Kaikoura coastline.

The chances of a big quake now

NZ has endured almost 12,000 quakes since November 14, 2016.

The likelihood of a magnitude-6 to 6.9 quake in the next month has halved since December.

Firefighters juggle family with duty

It has been a busy week for the Old family with both a newborn and multiple fire callouts. Pictured from left are ...

Little rest for father of newborn as he responds to the front line.

The calm before the second storm

Friday's sunshine lit up the fresh snow on the foothills of the Southern Alps.

A mild day brings some relief on Friday before a second storm brings a cold, wet weekend.

A bump in the night

Jayne McCaa and son Samuel are thankful the tree in their front yard fell on the cars and not onto their home.

At 36 weeks' pregnant, a falling tree was not the emergency Jayne McCaa expected.

The disappearing Wicked shockers

A Wicked Camper parked in Nelson.

After national outcry, Wicked Campers seems to have toned down its offensive message.

CIA files: UFOs, mind control, and Kaikoura

The world famous Kaikoura 'UFO' sightings of December 1978. They appeared on Wellington air traffic radar and were ...

A CIA database includes weird and wonderful reports into strange experiments and an infamous 1978 'UFO' sighting in New Zealand.

Empty lot an 'eyesore'

The empty lot on Queen St after the double-storey building was torn down and the street reopened last week.

Owners of building torn down after quake say they have no plans for the site.

Public access to river unresolved

Neville Sutherland claims the public are prevented from accessing a paper road near Timm's Creek in the Wairau Valley

A long held dispute over the use of a rural paper road to access a river is no closer to resolving.

Boredom behind Blenheim blazes?

Smoke from Saturday's fire forced people from their homes.

Psychologist believes spate of fires was started by a bored young man looking for "enjoyment".

Kaikoura open for business

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett visited Kaikoura to meet with the council, community members and tourism operators ...

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett makes her first trip to Kaikoura.

Sex scent snares stoats

The lure of a fertile female could be the "holy grail" for controlling one of New Zealand's most devastating predators.

The lure of a fertile female could be the "holy grail" for controlling one of New Zealand's most devastating predators.

Wild pigs offer clues on bovine TB

Lymph nodes around the neck of wild pigs can show signs of TB infection

Pigs contract TB by scavenging infected dead animal carcasses but do not pass on the disease

UFO above Blenheim? video

A mysterious flying object was captured by Blenheim boy Josh Marshall.

"It's not a plane, it's not a star, and not a satellite."

Pre-festival market back on

Marlborough Artisan Market committee chairwoman Charlene Scott, left, and co-ordinator Debbie Carter in Market Place, ...

Retailers complained and the market was cancelled, but another organiser has stepped up.

Power out, trees down

Waikakaho Valley Rd is covered in debris after the storm.

Marlborough Lines fight to restore power across region after freak summer storm.

Damaged Kaikoura businesses in limbo post-quake

Trish Smith has owned the New Commercial Hotel for 14 years and says it was her retirement plan.

 Businesses are stuck while waiting for their claims to be processed, but insurers are doing their "level best" to move things along.

Weather's second strike video

Water covers the road at Runanga on Thursday,  after extremely heavy rain overnight.

Expect the terrible weather to continue. Just as the bomb low passes, more wind and rain blows in.

High winds delay road opening

Strong winds have delayed the opening of Awatere Valley Rd.

Nine families remain isolated by the Awatere Valley Rd closure.

Kapiti music for Kaikoura

Kapiti musician Scott Bowater, pictured here performing in Kaikoura, will be performing at a fundraising concert this ...

Seismic Shift Kaikoura Relief Concert on Saturday.

Cheap homes for quake-hit farmers video

A worker's home on Sue Murray's farm in Kekerengu Valley.

Christchurch's temporary quake homes will be sold for $25,000 to farmers affected by the Kaikoura tremor. 

Inbreeding threatens kiwi colony

A little spotted kiwi from Zealandia in Wellington.

Little kiwi population thought to be thriving is inbreeding itself out of a future.

'One more barrier' at WINZ

The Work and Income office in Blenheim will now have a security guard outside checking people's identification before ...

New security measures could stop people asking for help, social agencies say.

Cook preparations press on

A cameraman captures Captain Cook celebrations on the Picton Foreshore in 1970.

Marlborough people will be asked how they want to celebrate Captain Cook's arrival.

Hoarding is a quake risk

Hoarding among the elderly is a growing issue in Blenheim's pensioner flats.

Hoarding among the elderly is already a safety issue - and it's also creating a fire and quake hazard.

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