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20 September 2017 5:46 AM Watch: Harrowing aftermath of crash outside Auckland school

Injured school pupils lay across the road, some crying in pain, after a car mowed down a group waiting at a bus stop outside an Auckland high school. Harrowing footage shows the injured children left scattered across the road lying where they were bowled on Wairau Rd on the North Shore before school this morning. Five pupils from Westlake Girls' and Boys'

20 September 2017 3:20 AM Mexico: Strong earthquake topples buildings, killing scores

A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 140 people. The 7.1 magnitude quake toppled dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, including a school where several children were reported to have died. There has also been widespread damage in Morelos and Puebla states and in Mexico State. The tremor struck while many people

20 September 2017 2:54 AM Refinery to Auckland pipeline outage update

Fuel customers of Refining New Zealand said they remained confident of maintaining ground fuel supplies into Auckland, supported by initiatives enabled by government. Refining New Zealand is continuing to work on repairing a section of the 170 kilometre long pipeline which connects the Refinery to Auckland International Airport via the Wiri Oil Services

20 September 2017 2:16 AM The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech sounded warlike

A Chinese expert on North Korea was surprised by the vehemence of President Donald Trump’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly, saying “his rhetoric is full of military force.” Cheng Xiaohe of Renmin University said in an interview Wednesday, “When I first listened to his remarks last night, it sounded as if the U.S. had nearly declared war on North

20 September 2017 1:59 AM Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes lower South Island

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck south-west of Invercargill this afternoon. It struck 585km south-west of Invercargill at a depth of 12km. Residents in Balclutha, Gore, Invercargill, Lumsden, Roxburgh, Te Anau and Tuatapere have reported that they felt shaking, according to GeoNet. It was initially classified as a strong quake, but has since been classified

20 September 2017 12:31 AM Trump defends ‘America first’ foreign policy at U.N., threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday delivered a toughly worded defense of his “America first” foreign policy in his inaugural address to the United Nations and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary. The president, speaking at the United Nations’ hallowed green-marble rostrum, also excoriated the international nuclear deal with Iran as an “embarrassment

20 September 2017 12:31 AM Car hits five students at Auckland school

A car has struck five students outside Westlake Girls' High School on Auckland's North Shore, leaving one with life-threatening injuries. An Auckland teen has been left with life-threatening injuries after a car ploughed through five students outside a North Shore high school as classmates looked on. Emergency services were called to the crash outside

20 September 2017 12:17 AM Privacy concerns after Paula Bennett sends texts to constituents

A text message sent on behalf of National's Paula Bennett has sparked privacy concerns, and a complaint has been made to the Electoral Commission. The message was sent to Ms Bennett's constituents in Upper Harbour. It urges the recipients to support Paula Bennett and the National party, and says "I got your number from the electoral roll." One person

19 September 2017 11:09 PM David Seymour says National have 'failed' on vision and housing

ACT leader David Seymour says the National party have failed when it comes to vision and the housing crisis. "The average house in my electorate is 10 times what I earn, no one can afford a house that's 10 times what they earn…I think that shows we've got a real problem," he told the AM Show on Wednesday. Mr Seymour said the election was on a "knife

19 September 2017 9:52 PM UPDATE – Pedestrians hit on Wairau Road, North Shore

Police remain at the scene where five people were struck by a car on Wairau Road around 8.30am this morning. Police can confirm that five people have received injuries. Four have been taken to Auckland hospital and a fifth person was treated at the scene. All of the five people injured are students from Westlake Girls and Westlake Boys schools and their