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Sunday 21 Jul


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  • 21 planes grounded in NZ after Sweden crash — A refurbished GA8 Airvan, part of the Glenorchy Air fleet. PHOTO: SUPPLIED. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has grounded 21 airplanes commonly used for sightseeing after one such aircraft crashed in Sweden.
  • Man fights for his life as investigators pick through rubble — The Marble Court house in the Christchurch suburb of Northwood destroyed in an explosion yesterday morning..PHOTO: ALEX BURTON A victim of the Christchurch gas explosion is fighting for his life as expert investigators probe just what sparked the giant blast.
  • Final round brings no surprises — The final round of the Otago premier schools competition before the teams split into sections provided few surprises.
  • University and Taieri set final date — University players celebrate their win over Harbour in the semifinal at the University Oval on Saturday. PHOTO PETER MCINTOSH University and Taieri will clash in next Saturday's club final after both sides recorded 10-8 victories in tight semifinals today.
  • NZ psychic under fire in UK over health claims — Kiwi psychic healer Jeanette Wilson is under fire for her health claims in the UK. Photo / NZME A New Zealand psychic doctor is under fire in the UK as she claims "ghost doctors" can heal pain from conditions such as arthritis.
  • Medical cannabis 'a remarkably useful drug' — Medical cannabis can help with pain, anxiety, muscle problems and epilepsy, says Professor Mike Barnes. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES New Zealand GPs need to prepare themselves for prescribing medical cannabis to patients, a visiting UK expert says.
  • House fire in Calton Hill — Firefighters attend the scene of a house fire on Panmure Ave in Calton Hill this afternoon. Photo: Peter McIntosh A house fire in Dunedin which is thought to have started in a bedroom has been extinguished this afternoon.
  • England captain 'troubled' by manner of WC win — England Captain Eion Morgan (with trophy) admits to feeling 'troubled' by the manner of his team's controversial World Cup final win over New Zealand. Photo: Getty Images England cricket captain Eoin Morgan has struggled to make sense of their World Cup win over the Black Caps, saying he is troubled by the way the final ended.
  • Aus backpacker and US partner brutally murdered in Canada — Lucas Fowler (left) and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese, who were found dead on the Alaska highway in northern British Columbia. Photo: Supplied/NSW police Lucas Fowler was the adventurous son of one of NSW's most senior police officers.
  • 'Isolated hate group': Inside Israel Folau's radical church — Israel Folau preaching at his church. Image: Supplied A parent of a young rugby player has revealed the radical teachings of former Wallaby Israel Folau's church.
  • Chch Uber driver sentenced for rape of passenger — Uber driver Moses Ravanes continues to deny that he raped his passenger. An Uber driver has been sentenced to six years and six months in jail for the rape of a woman he had picked up as a passenger.
  • Heavy rain warning for North Otago, Dunedin on watch — Heavy rain warnings are in place for parts of Otago as a southerly front makes its way across the lower South Island.
  • Dunedin police 'reputation at risk' over breath-testing — Dunedin barrister Marie Taylor-Cyphers is concerned police are taking advantage of a naive public to catch them out. Photo: RNZ National Party police spokesperson Brett Hudson says he would find it "deeply troubling" if police were regularly breath-testing people in their homes without getting proper consent.
  • Lowry, Holmes share Open lead, McIlroy misses cut — Irishman Shane Lowry holds a share of the lead at the 148th British Open at Portrush, Northern Ireland. Photo: Getty Images Irishman Shane Lowry and American JB Holmes share the lead at the halfway point at the British Golf Open after a perfect day for good scoring at Royal Portrush.
  • 'Devastated' gas worker comes forward — The burning remains of the Marble Court house. PHOTO: JAMES LOOYER A gas contractor who worked on a Christchurch house just one day before it exploded arrived at the chaotic scene yesterday and made himself known to police officers.
  • $1m IRD fraudster jailed for 3 years — A former commercial diver who pretended his partner had died to avoid paying tax has been sent to prison for three years.
  • 'Extreme concern' as Iran seizes two British-linked oil tankers — The Stena Impero, the British-flagged vessel owned that Iran claims to have seized. Photo: Supplied via Reuters Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route.
  • Rebranded space research institute marks two years — A satellite image sourced by Xerra shows Lake Tekapo. PHOTO: SUPPLIED As the world commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a New Zealand institute that looks down on Earth is celebrating its first two years of operation. Pam Jones looks at the evolution of Alexandra’s Centre for Space Science Technology into Xerra and talks to the people who say the institute has "found its feet" in the fast-evolving space economy.
  • Mixed results so far this winter for resort businesses — Visitors and snow gear outside Coronet Peak’s base building this week. PHOTO: GUY WILLIAMS It has been a mixed bag on Queenstown's skifields so far, so it is hardly surprising the same is holding true for some resort businesses.
  • Hood keeps sliding to more success — Anton Hood sweeps the ice at this year’s Junior World Curling Champs in Nova Scotia, Canada. PHOTO: RICHARD GRAY Maniototo curler Anton Hood has emerged as one of the sport’s brightest talents and already tasted success on the international stage. Central Otago reporter Adam Burns spoke to the competitor about his future curling ambitions and how he juggles his various commitments in the local community.