Tuesday 20 Nov
Clutha Health First
Hauora Tahi Ki Iwi Katea
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- Flooding closes roads and heavy rain still to come — Dozens of roads are closed or affected by flooding across the South and river levels are rising as the region braces for more heavy rain and a significant tide this afternoon.
- 68 KiwiBuild homes for New Plymouth — kiwibuild_nplymouth.png An artist's impression of the development that will be built in the New Plymouth suburb of Marfell. Image:supplied Almost 70 KiwiBuild homes will be built in the New Plymouth suburb of Marfell, Housing Minister Phil Twyford has announced.
- Trio arrested over Melbourne attack plan — Tuesday's arrests come less than two weeks after a man set fire to a truck laden with gas cylinders in central Melbourne and fatally stabbing a man before being shot by police. Photo: Getty Images Police have arrested three men allegedly preparing to attack the public in Melbourne, less than two weeks after a man killed one person in Australia's second-largest city in what police said was an act of terrorism.
- Otago University investigates cheating at med school — Allegations of cheating in an exam have Otago medical students fearing everyone will be forced to resit it.
- Dunedin braces for worst of heavy rain — orc_taieri_river.jpg Taieri River at Outram, taken mid-morning today. Photo: ORC Raw sewage has overflowed on to the streets of Middlemarch as Dunedin braces for further heavy rain expected to hit the city this afternoon.
- Christchurch teacher denies dealing meth — A Christchurch school teacher has today denied dealing methamphetamine.
- Sculpture of painter Austen Deans unveiled at Peel Forest —
- 'Multiple people' shot near Chicago hospital — The scene outside Mercy Hospital. Image: ABC News There's been another mass shooting in the US, this time near a hospital in Chicago and there are reports of multiple victims, a police spokesman has confirmed.
- Court chaos as accused storms victim's family — A co-accused in the killing of a Ngaruawahia man stormed the dock in the Hamilton District Court and charged towards the victim's family.
- Sewage overflowing in Middlemarch — Raw sewage has overflowed on to Middlemarch streets, but the Dunedin City Council says the storm and waste-water networks are ''running well'' overall.
- Possibly unconscious woman bundled into car in St Kilda - report — Dunedin police are calling for the public's help after a series of violent incidents including one where a possibly unconscious woman was bundled into a Nissan Skyline.
- Detaining Queenstown man 'unlawful but reasonable' — queenstown_police_station_gob.jpg The man was taken to Queenstown police station to await the arrival of the Invercargill mental health services staff, which took seven hours, the IPCA report says. Photo: ODT files An independent investigation has found police acted unlawfully by detaining a Queenstown man for a mental health assessment, but says their actions were "reasonable in the circumstances''.
- Motorcyclists killed in Southland crash named — The names of the two motorcyclists killed in Southland have been released.
- Manslaughter charge after fleeing fatal crash — Alexia Noble-Hazelwood died in a car crash late on Friday night. Photo: Givealittle A 19-year-old man has been charged with manslaughter, among other charges, after a fatal car crash in Christchurch.
- PM rejects claims Govt responsible for rapid rent rise — Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: RNZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has rejected the Opposition's claims that average rents have increased by more than twice as much under her Government than they did under National.
- Ex-inmate housed in motel assaults owner's daughter — A sex offender who was re-housed in a motel after his release from jail sexually assaulted one of the owner's family members.
- Kiwi jailed after working as fake doctor in UK — Zholia Alemi (56), said she had a degree from the University of Auckland and had been working as a psychiatrist for more than 20 years in the UK. Photo: Supplied A New Zealand woman has been jailed in the UK after she was found to have provided fake qualifications to work as a doctor for more than two decades.
- Thousands evacuated as Guatemala volcano erupts — Steam rises from Fuego volcano in Guatemala. Photo: Reuters Nearly 4000 people were evacuated on Monday (local time) from areas around Guatemala's Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country's disaster agency Conred said.
- Deer velvet sentencing delayed — Sentencing in the case of an Invercargill deer velvet company which misrepresented the amount of the ingredient in its capsules has been delayed.
- Homicide inquiry after baby dies in Porirua — Police have launched a homicide inquiry following the death of a three-month-old baby girl in Porirua.