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4.4 quake rattles Wellington

A short and sharp earthquake centred near Paraparaumu got some in the region jumping.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain coming

12:44pm Already drenched spots in the North Island are being warned to expect another drenching.

Department mum over employee

2:00pm Government worker facing charges including threatening grievous bodily harm still on full pay.

Student's sex boast goes sour

1:22pm He bragged about his sexual prowess to get votes, but that didn't impress many.

The elephant in the courtroom

5 min ago Sri Lanka wants to bestow Nandi the elephant to New Zealand, but there's a jumbo row involving animal rights' activists to stop that from happening.

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