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Wednesday 23 Jan


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  • North Island quake felt by thousands — An earthquake in Whanganui has been felt by thousands of people.
  • 'Extreme' wind cuts power to 4500 — About 4500 homes and businesses have lost power after gusty winds created havoc in the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago areas and residents have been asked to conserve power to prevent more outages.
  • Williams stunned by Pliskova fightback — Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova. Photo: Reuters Serena Williams squandered four match points and blew a 5-1 lead in the decider as seventh seed Karolina Pliskova produced a stunning fightback to claim a 6-4 4-6 7-5 quarter-final victory over the American at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
  • Two hurt in slip at Cape Kidnappers — A member of a Cape Kidnappers Gannet tour took this photo before the tour were turned back. Photo: Sheree Anderton via NZ Herald Two people are injured, one critically, after a slip on Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay today.
  • Osaka into Australian Open semis — Naomi Osaka acknowledges the crowd after her win. Photo: Reuters US Open champion Naomi Osaka set up a potential rematch of her controversial Flushing Meadows final against Serena Williams after beating Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-1 to reach her first Australian Open semi-final on Wednesday.
  • 'Gross breach of trust': $23k swindled from 94-year-old — A Dunedin woman ripped off a 94-year-old for more than $23,000 after striking up a relationship as an informal caregiver, a court has heard.
  • Family arrived in Queenstown on same day tree fell — The family hit by a falling tree in Queenstown yesterday had only just arrived there that day for a holiday, a relative says.
  • Person trapped under tree in Christchurch freed — Fire and Emergency NZ said two fire crews are currently working to free a person trapped under a fallen tree on Rolleston Ave in central Christchurch. Photo: NZME Emergency services have freed a person trapped under a tree in Christchurch.
  • Ashburton Winz killer appeals conviction — Work and Income double-killer Russell John Tully is appealing his conviction and sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum non-parole period of 27 years. Photo: NZME The killer jailed for the Ashburton Work and Income double-slaying will argue against his conviction and sentence in March.
  • NZ win toss, bat against India — New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson. New Zealand have won the toss and chosen to bat first in the first one-day international against India in Napier today.
  • Armani's glittering Art Deco designs — Giorgio Armani's latest Haute Couture collection is an Art Deco-inspired feast of feathers, sequins, patent leather and crystals.
  • Four injured in crash on Haast Highway — Four people are injured, including one seriously, after a crash on the Haast Highway.
  • Two babies among injured in Otago Peninsula crash — Two adults and two babies suffered moderate injuries when a car rolled on Highcliff Rd this afternoon.
  • Dairy farmer mistakenly burns money after cleaning car — The remnants of $130 which was accidentally burned in a rubbish fire. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald As a dairy farmer, Woodville's Ben Allomes reckons he's good at burning money, but not literally.
  • Canada's Saputo interested in Westland Milk: report — Westland Milk has 429 farmer-shareholders. Photo: ODT files Canada’s Saputo, which last year bought Australian co-op Murray Goulburn, is reportedly eyeing up Westland Milk.
  • Auckland Council 'disrespectful' over felling pines — These pines at Western Springs are set for the chop. Photo: NZ Herald Vaughan Clutterbuck has no problem with the removal of pine trees at Western Springs. It’s the “disrespectful” way Auckland Council is going about felling the trees that annoys him.
  • Haggis out? Scots fear Brexit means going veggie — The haggis: sheep's stomach stuffed with offal, oats and pepper. Photo: Reuters Scots with a taste for traditional meat pies or haggis face "enforced vegetarianism" after Brexit, a Scottish government minister warns, as it may starve abattoirs of a vital European workforce.
  • Foreign drivers pose no extra threat on roads: data — Queenstown and Southland have a higher proportion of road crashes involving foreign drivers. Photo: Getty New Zealand drivers are crashing at higher rates than drivers visiting this country, Ministry of Transport data shows.
  • Prince quizzes Attenborough in Davos — Prince William and Sir David Attenborough in Davos. Photo: Reuters Britain's Prince William turned interviewer at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Tuesday, quizzing TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough on what he called world leaders' "faltering" steps to tackle environmental challenges.
  • NZ firefighters help battle fires raging in Tasmania — Emergency warnings have been issued for six areas in central Tasmania, with lives and properties at risk, as weather conditions continue to worsen.