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Father-to-be dies in crash

Dairy farmer killed in Southland power-pole crash was about to welcome daughter.

Mystery death probe

10:47am Detectives are investigating an "unexplained death" in Christchurch this morning.

Knifeman on the run

9:57am A masked driver armed with a knife disappeared into the darkness after crashing while fleeing police.

Sex motive for murder

19 min ago Bronson Kelekolio was just 15 when he murdered Sina Solomona. He will now spend at least 14-1/2 years in prison.

High winds cause havoc

10:49am South Canterbury and Otago set to be hit again by severe gales after a battering overnight.

Arrest made in stabbing

Stabbing in Tuam St Woman, 24, will appear in court today after man injured in alleged stabbing at Christchurch 'house of horrors'.

Dealer's jail time put to good use

Chronic meth user and dealer given reduced sentence due to extraordinary work in prison.

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

Police chase gunman

All at sea over fishing 'slavery' bill

Fish A bill outlawing slave labour-like fishing in NZ will pass into law despite a "cock-up" in communication.

Alcohol limits to be cut

Legislation to lower adult drink-driving limits from December 1 has passed its final reading in Parliament.

Enabling the disabled to vote

MP wants street prostitution ban

Tiki Taane urges young people to vote

The list of New Zealand celebrities urging young people to vote this election has a new addition: Tiki Taane.

Fairfield eco-centre gets boost

fairfield, eco centre The bid for a sustainable education centre at Fairfield College has been aided by a $15,000 research grant.

Govt: We'll fix Novopay

Government to take over school payroll after the company running it refused to pay more to fix it.

Discipline numbers for pupils improve

Zone proposal 'reeks of snobbery'

School's microchip 'reward' plan

School's hope to track pupils' good behaviour with microchip bracelets prompts concern from parents.

Could Ebola reach New Zealand?

Ebola The worst Ebola disease outbreak on record is unlikely to reach New Zealand from west Africa, authorities here say.

Staff on front line at hospital

Staff are the victims of over half of assaults at Taranaki Base Hospital's mental health unit.

Whanau helping hospital

Woman injected with used needle

Flu surge hits hospital

Wellington Hospital is being stretched by winter sickness, with some emergency department patients waiting more than six hours for a bed.

Time to trim the fat

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle. Fonterra's forecasted milk price cut brings warning to farmers to trim the fat and pay close attention to operational costs.

Extended burning ban unlikely

A ban on burning plastic in rural areas is unlikely to be introduced in the Taranaki countryside.

Westland to better Fonterra?

Sheep theft charges

Working dogs in demand

Dozens of cockies go looking for working dogs at the 57th annual sale of heading and huntaway dogs.

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The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

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