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South Island main roads open despite slips

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All major roads in the South Island are open, but motorists are advised to drive with caution. Slips are causing delays in many places.

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Theft, traffic offences common for people on bail

Offender in handcuffs

Theft and vehicle offences are among the most common acts committed by people on bail.

Plight of poor highlighted by pope

Pope Francis performs the sign of the cross at the end of the Celebration of the Way of the Cross.

Pope Francis highlighted the plight of the poor, the elderly and the abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.

No NZers known lost in Everest avalanche

A group of mountaineers approach the Hillary Step in May 2009.

Foreign Affairs officials don't believe any New Zealanders were involved in a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest which killed at least 12 Nepalese mountaineering guides.