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'He was pretty much gone'

Elton John performs at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. A fan suffered a cardiac arrest following the November 21 show, but thanks to the quick actions of nearby concertgoers who performed CPR, he is alive and still standing.

One minute Elizabeth McKenzie was dancing to Elton John, the next she was desperately trying to save a man's life.

Fire crews diverted to fire at Cullen Point

Four helicopters were diverted from a forest fire in the Waikakaho Valley to fight a new blaze at Cullen Point, near Havelock, on Sunday afternoon.

Four helicopter pilots and fire crews fighting the Waikakaho Valley fire were yesterday diverted to fight a new fire near Havelock in the Marlborough Sounds, after a wayward seagull hit a powerline, causing sparks and setting fire to native bush. 

Search called off

Stephen Dowall grew up in Pleasant Point and attended Pleasant Point High School, in the same class as former Labour leader David Cunliffe.

The parents of missing Mt Cook climber Stephen Dowall are coming to terms with the reality that their son will not be coming home.

One critical after tree falls on van

A van became trapped under a tree 5 kilometres from Arthur's Pass.

Emergency services are on their way to a van trapped under a tree near Arthur's Pass.

Suspicious house fire in Turangi

The house was well ablaze when the first fire crew arrived.

The house was destroyed but no-one was inside.

'Mum, I see smoke': Family on Waikakaho fire video

Marlborough-Kaikoura Rural Fire Authority general manager Richard McNamara speaks at a public meeting for Waikakao Valley residents.

The Mesmans watched through their kitchen window as flames and smoke engulfed Waikakaho Valley.

Devoy hits back at Garner's claim

Race Relations Commissioner, Dame Susan Devoy

Duncan Garner is wrong in calling my work PC Gone Mad and irrelevant, says Race Relations Commissioner.

Cyclist found dead in Hagley Park

Police were called to South Hagley Park on Saturday after a man's body was found.

A cyclist found dead in a Christchurch park may have plunged to his death in the dark.

Stabbing near south Auckland bar

Police are seeking information on three men who assaulted another man in Pukekohe.

A man is recovering after being attacked by three offenders near a south Auckland bar.

Japan whaling condemned

Japan has announced it will resume whaling for 'scientific research' despite an international recommendation they cease.

New Zealand expresses "deep disappointment" in Japan's Antarctic exploits but little will be done to stand in their way.

Kiwis turn back on Aussie dream

Family was Sarah Smith's reason for moving home but job security gave her the nudge.

Australia's gloss wearing off for more and more Kiwis.

Summer is almost here

Boys from Upper Hutt College 1st XV rugby team dive into the water at Oriental Bay after a gym session.

As spring turns into summer New Zealand basks in a muggy week.

Teen dies after falling off motorbike

A man, about 18-years-old, was riding along Threlkelds Rd, Ohoka, about 5.30pm Saturday when he fell of his motorbike.

A teenager has died after falling off his motorbike in North Canterbury.

Dialysis van first for region

Bryan Barker, Dr Peter Sizeland, Hugh Makgill, Nicky Hagan and Scott Smith enjoy the new caravan.

The campervan will allow home-based dialysis patients to travel.

Police hunt for robbery suspects

Police are appealing for sightings of this Volkswagen, which was used in a robbery in Christchurch on Friday.

Police find stolen getaway car used in robbery of two security guards outside a Christchurch McDonald's.

Earthquake near Tuatapere

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck 50km north-west of Tuatapere on Sunday.

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake has struck western Southland.

New hope for baby Nemo's family video

A 61-year-old woman donated her womb to the 36-year-old Swedish mother.

Senior Thai official promises to investigate Kiwi couple's embryo swap at hospital.

Search continues for missing teen

The search for missing teen Corey Edgecombe Lilley continues along the Raglan coastline.

The search for a missing teen presumed drowned in seas off Raglan will rely on local knowledge to find his body.

Surviving the God Squad

Douglas Metcalf posing in a portrait during the height of his reign at Camp David in Waipara, North Canterbury.

Ex-members of Canterbury religious cult Camp David open up about two decades of moving on.

Milk tanker trailer rolls

Firefighters were called to Arapuni Rd, near Te Awamutu, about 4.30am.

Diversions will be put in place around the crash south of Te Awamutu.

Max Key in island paradise fire video

fiji fire

Prime Minister's son named among party goers caught up in a dramatic fire at a Fiji resort.

Green school teams burn rubber

Jacob Reeves, 15, of Rangiora High School, negotiates a slalom course during 
EVolocity 2015, an electric motorsport event held at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna.

Petrol made way for electricity at Mike Pero Motorsports Park on Saturday, with EVolocity 2015

Girl 'groped' at concert

Electronic group Major Lazer, pictured with singer J Blavin (second from left), at the 2015 Latin Grammy Awards earlier this month.

Teenager's top ripped and body groped by mob of young men at Major Lazer concert.

Man rescued from house fire

An early morning house fire in Whanganui has seen a man taken to hospital in serious condition.

A man is in serious condition after being rescued from a house fire in Whanganui.

Fatal motorcycle crash

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The motorcyclist became trapped beneath the car and died at the scene.

'I could be a UN ambassador like Angelina'

Sir Owen Glenn has offered to the United Nations to be a global ambassador against domestic violence like Angelina Jolie.

Sir Owen says he was 'vilified' for his $2 million domestic violence inquiry.

Nine winners split one million

All of the winning numbers were under 31

Nine lucky punters have won $111,111 each in Lotto's First Division.

Shipley backs fern flag

The five flag contenders.

Our first woman prime minister may be a monarchist, but she says it's time to ditch our colonialist flag.

Kiwi family caught up in embryo swap

The family of baby Nemo suspect a Thai couple who attended Chiang Mai Ram hospital face the same dilemmas.

A mixup in a Thai hospital has left a Kiwi family with someone else's child.

'Baby Nemo's mum and dad deserve answers'

OPINION: Our government must demand an explanation of Thai surrogate baby swap.

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