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The recovered bus that crashed into steep bush near Akaroa. Photo: Martin Hunter It took about two and a-half hours to recover the bus that crashed down a steep bank near Akaroa yesterday.
Israel Dagg. Photo Getty Fullback Israel Dagg will become the latest Super Rugby centurion when his Crusaders team take on the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.
A car and a truck have collided in the Dunedin settlement of Brighton.
Fire crews battle the blaze at the recycling plant in Sydney. Photo Reuters A thick plume of black smoke rose above the Sydney skyline today as scores of firefighters battled a huge blaze at a recycling plant in the western suburbs of Australia's largest city.
Police are seeking a red ute thought to be in the Queenstown Lakes/Central Otago area.
The Otago Regional Council says the majority of waterways in Otago are suitable for swimming, from a public health standpoint.
A New Zealand man will today be extradited to Australia to face charges relating to the sexual abuse of a child and his alleged involvement in a global child sex offender network.
Reaching a swimmable waters target of 90% would require cleaning up 10,000km of waterways, and would cost Government, farmers and councils an estimated $2 billion.. Photo: Si Williams The Government has set a target of making 90% of New Zealand's rivers and streams safe for swimming by 2040.
Beauden Barrett in action for the Hurricanes against the Crusaders during a Super Rugby pre-season match in Taranaki earlier this month. Photo Getty World Rugby's Player of the Year Beauden Barrett will be on the bench for the Wellington Hurricanes in their Super Rugby opener against the Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday.
The Warehouse Group has announced it will cut about 130 in an attempt to streamline the company. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery. About 130 jobs are expected to go at the Warehouse Group as the company looks to streamline its operations.
2017-02-12t093700z_1986084328_lr1ed2c0qpa37_rtrmadp_3_germany-president.jpg German parliament Bundestag. The black list will stop companies whgo have committed fruad from signing government contracts. Photo: file The German Economics Ministry want to create a nationwide database aimed at making it easier to block companies found guilty of fraud and other violations from receiving federal, state and local government contracts.
Leana de Bruin (right) competes with Caitlin Bassett for the ball during a Silver Ferns v Australia match. Photo: Getty Images Veteran defender Leana de Bruin has been named the inaugural captain of the Northern Stars.
2017-02-21t184020z_1912929908_rc1150d45730_rtrmadp_3_usa-trump-antisemitism.jpg More than 170 Jewish headstones were toppled in a vandalism attack on Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri, US Muslim Americans have helped raise more than $91,000 to repair vandalised headstones at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, according to an online fundraising page, amid attacks and threats against Jewish institutions.
A Dunedin man who allegedly attacked a man with a machete, leaving the victim's hand almost severed, will appear in court next month.
Bernadine Oliver-Kerby is set to leave TVNZ after a 25-year long career with the broadcaster. Photo: NZ Herald Bernadine Oliver-Kerby has waved goodbye to TVNZ after 25 years - but if there was a farewell event, the newsreader says with a laugh she "hasn't been invited".
A Bavarian maker of Donald Trump-style wigs says her factory has been overwhelmed by demand for the US president's blonde coiffure from Germans preparing for carnival celebrations this week.
Pop pioneer David Bowie, who died last year at the age of 69, was honoured posthumously with the "British male solo artist" award at the 2017 BRIT Awards.
2017-02-21t150515z_1574078338_rc13eb4de900_rtrmadp_3_southsudan-famine.jpg Women carry boxes of nutritional food delivered by the UN n Unity State, South Sudan. More money is needed to avoid a crisis. Photo: Reuters More than $US4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says.
Republican President Donald Trump's administration was expected to revoke landmark guidelines issued to public schools in defence of transgender student rights, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
#DEIMOS2 captured Port Hills in #Christchurch, NZ, before & after devastating #PortHillsFire. #falsecolor #infrared @CDEMCHCH @NZFireService pic.twitter.com/H8UwMxIiM0— DEIMOS IMAGING (@deimosimaging) February 22, 2017 New satellite imagery reveals the extent of the devastation caused by the fires that raged across 2000ha of Christchurch's Port Hills last week.