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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.

Updated about 1 hour ago

Theft, vehicle are top offences on bail

Offender in handcuffs

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

Updated about 1 hour ago

Divers spot 3 bodies on sunken ferry

Coast guard crew members at the sunken ferry.

Divers searching for survivors of the capsized South Korean ferry have seen three bodies floating in a submerged passenger cabin but were unable to break through a window to retrieve them.

Updated 44 minutes ago

South Island's main roads open

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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.

Updated 12 minutes ago

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