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Body found after man's suspicious disappearance

7 min 14 sec ago
60-year-old Ronny Okeke had been missing more than 50 days. Photo: Supplied / Police Police searching for a missing Auckland man have found a body.
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Truck rolls, blocking roundabout at Cromwell

30 min 52 sec ago
A truck has rolled at the roundabout on State Highway 8B and Luggate-Cromwell Road (SH6), blocking traffic. 
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SailGP will not return to Lyttelton in 2025

56 min 41 sec ago
Photo: Getty Images The New Zealand Sail Grand Prix will not be held on Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour next year after SailGP withdrew from its hosting agreement with ChristchurchNZ.
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Kane Williamson turns down NZ Cricket contract

59 min 55 sec ago
Kane Williamson. Photo: Getty Images Black Caps legend Kane Williamson will limit his international involvement to test matches this summer.
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Public art installation to be officially unveiled in Rolleston

1 hour 10 min ago
Toro Atua by Dr Areta Wilkinson is the new public artwork for the Rolleston town centre. Artist impression: Georgina Stokes A new public art display in the centre of Rolleston will be officially unveiled at a ceremony on July 6.
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Bomb squad called after 'undetonated shell' found

1 hour 38 min ago
Police say the shell was discovered by a resident of the house. Photo: Supplied/Police The bomb squad are on their way to Corstorphine after an "undetonated shell" was found under a house this morning.
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Plan to increase speed limit between Nelson, Blenheim

2 hours 25 min ago
Sections of State Highway 6 between Nelson and Blenheim that were lowered to 60km/h could be raised back up 100km/h under the Government's proposal. Photo: Supplied via LDR The main route between Nelson and Blenheim could soon be back to 100km/h under a proposal by the Government to alter how speeds are set.
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Mayors, councillors get 3.7% pay rise

2 hours 39 min ago
Mayors and councillors will get an average pay rise of 3.7 per cent from July 1.
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Hundreds of haj pilgrims die in Mecca's extreme heat

2 hours 43 min ago
Muslim pilgrims cool down during brief heavy rainfall in Mecca, where scorching temperatures are believed to killed hundreds during the annual haj. Photo: Getty Images Hundreds of visitors have died during the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca amid scorching heat, according to press reports and foreign ministries.
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Major terminal upgrade for Christchurch Airport

2 hours 45 min ago
Christchurch Airport has unveiled a plan to upgrade its terminal ahead of an influx of international visitors this summer.
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Call to bring back local healthcare decison-making

2 hours 52 min ago
Dan Gordon. Photo: David Hill / North Canterbury News Bringing some healthcare decisions back into communities will help plug the gap in local accountability, say two North Canterbury mayors.
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Shops closing as consumer confidence dwindles

3 hours 3 min ago
File photo: RNZ A retail industry group says businesses are shutting up shop as shoppers worry about their spending.
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'Undetonated shell' found at house

3 hours 11 min ago
Police talk to a contractor outside a property in Corstorphine Rd this morning after an undetonated shell was found under a house. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Police have been going door-to-door in a Dunedin suburb after an "undetonated shell" was found under a house this morning.
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'Undetonated shell' found at Dunedin house

3 hours 22 min ago
Police talk to a contractor outside a property in Corstorphine Rd this morning after an undetonated shell was found under a house. Photo: Gerard O'Brien Police have been going door-to-door in a Dunedin suburb after an "undetonated shell" was found under a house this morning.
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Teenage driver knocked out as car plunges down bank

3 hours 40 min ago
A teenage driver was knocked out when her car spun out in the wet and flew off a bank on Three Mile Hill Road.
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Bird strike suspected after remains found on airport runway

3 hours 52 min ago
Bird remains were found at the end of Queenstown Airport’s runway, as more stories of horror emerge from passengers who were on a flight forced to make an emergency landing in Invercargill.
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Businesses shut up shop as consumer confidence dwindles

3 hours 55 min ago
File photo: RNZ A retail industry group says businesses are shutting up shop as shoppers worry about their spending.
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High school dropout to Christchurch Hospital gardening extraordinaire

4 hours 6 min ago
Michael Marquet. Photo: RNZ / Georgie Hanafin By Georgie Hanafin You would be forgiven for thinking a team of gardeners is responsible for the vast bouquets of beauty and life that greet visitors as they enter Christchurch Hospital's grounds, but the plants - all of them - are tended by just one extraordinary man.
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Copper wire thieves wearing high-vis to look like lines workers - police

4 hours 24 min ago
By Georgie Hanafin Copper wire thieves are wearing hi-vis vests to look like legitimate lines workers in Christchurch, as repeated vandalism costs city businesses thousands.
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Manager stole $500K of goods to fund gambling habit

4 hours 43 min ago
A gambling addict stole more than $500,000 worth of goods from her employer to fund her habit. File photo A gambling addict stole more than $500,000 worth of goods from her employer, including thousands of courier bags, pre-paid envelopes and gift cards bought on the pretext that they were for her colleagues.
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