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Storm leaves flooding, damaged homes in wake

Fire crews on miners hall.

Floodwaters are receding across the South Island after torrential rain on Friday, but many roads are closed and some people in Greymouth are in evacuation centres for a second night.

12 guides killed in Everest avalanche

Mount Everest seen from the Kalapattar Plateau.

At least 12 Nepalese climbing guides have been killed and five others are missing after an avalanche struck Mount Everest.

Ferry captain 'wasn't at helm'

Coast guard crew members at the sunken ferry.

The third officer was at the helm of a South Korean ferry when it capsized and the captain may have been away from the bridge, investigators say.

Case puts social media under scrutiny

Joe Karam.

A leading media law academic says a defamation case won by David Bain campaigner Joe Karam shows social media users must be careful about what they say online.

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