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Car chased by police minutes before fatal accident

9 hours ago
A car which crashed into a Christchurch school leaving a young woman dead and three people in hospital had been chased by police just minutes before after the driver failed to stop for officers. The accident happened when the car careered across ...Disqualified driver crashed stolen car, killing passengerPolice implore public to wear seatbelts after two fatal crashesWoman who died in Christchurch crash was in car that had just fled police

'This is the last straw'

5 hours ago
Warning: This report and the video above contain distressing content and images. Victims of crimes by people found to be insane say they're being treated as second class citizens. They're calling for a law change, with a petition launched in Nelson Attempted murder victim launches petition seeking more rights from justice systemVictim of crime committed by man declared insane: 'I have very few rights'Survivors of violent crimes by those declared insane want the same rights as victims of other crimes

Four hospitalised after inhaling fumes in South Canterbury town

9 hours ago
Four people were hospitalised after breathing fumes from containers of chemicals that were accidently mixed. Emergency services were called to Richard Pearse Dr in Temuka, South Canterbury, about 7pm on Friday after reports the four had inhaled

Investigation into engineer responsible for CTV building

3 hours ago
The government will try to force New Zealand's professional engineering body to resume its investigation into the civil engineer responsible for the collapsed CTV building when it goes to the High Court on Monday. 115 people died when the building was ...

Dunedin rest home building a wall to stop future flooding

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A Dunedin rest home hit hard by two floods in three years is going to build a wall to stop a third from happening. Flooding in Dunedin's Surrey Street in early June. Flooding in Dunedin's Surrey Street in 2015 Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer. The Radius Fulton

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