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Yann Arnaud and Goel Ouisse perform at a Cirque du Soleil dress rehearsal in 2013.

Cirque du Soleil performer dies after mid-show fall

He had been a performer with the circus show for more than 15 years.

Police were called at 6:21am, and a helicopter is en route from Christchurch.

Two dead in crash north of Amberley

Three others were injured, with one in a critical condition.

Three people were killed early on Sunday morning on State Highway 6 near Hope after a car fled police.

Three killed in crash near Hope after car flees police

The three victims of the fatal pursuit were all Nelson locals.

Court gavel

Doctor may have had 'microsleep' before head-on Desert Road crash

The Sydney physician is charged with careless driving after he and five others were injured.

At least 18 people have been killed in a double-decker bus crash in rural Hong Kong.

At least 18 killed in Hong Kong bus crash

Almost 50 other passengers were injured in the high-speed accident.

One person has been killed in a crash west of Te Kuiti after a car rolled early Sunday morning.

Fatal crash in Te Kuiti

One person has died after a car rolled early Sunday morning.

Motorists on the Nelson-Taupō  road were forced to swerve out of the way.

Seconds from disaster: Terrifying near-miss caught on camera

Motorists on the Napier-Taupō road were forced to swerve out of the way.

Emergency responders at the scene of the crash.

Train carrying Republicans hits truck, one dead

The train was taking Republican members of the US Congress to an annual retreat.

Rajesh Maru, 32, was accompanying an elderly relative for an MRI scan when he was sucked into the machine.

Man dies after being sucked into MRI machine

He was carrying a metal oxygen cylinder that was pulled by the machine's magnetic field.


How this kid ended up with a screw lodged in his skull

Doctors say the 13-year-old was "one millimetre" from death.

A police officer turns traffic away as the Makawera river flows on the road between Invercargill and Wallacetown caused by torrential rain, Invercargill, New Zealand, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Credit:NZPA / Dianne Manson

One dead in Rotorua car and truck crash

Another person has been taken to Rotorua Hospital.

A call or a motorbike safety review comes after 13 serious motorcycling accidents since the start of 2018.

Call for motorbike safety review

This comes after 13 serious motorcycling accidents since the start of 2018.

Trampoline parks are being urged to be more safety-conscious.

Injuries triple after trampoline parks open

The opening of two trampoline parks in Christchurch led to a surge in injuries and trips to the hospital.

American tourist Tyler Nii, 27,  from California, disappeared in Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown, last Wednesday.

Operations resume at Queenstown skydive company after death

American tourist remains missing as jumps start up again at Queenstown skydive company

Melanie Dangel, 19, died in hospital a week after the crash.

Driver in fatal Coromandel crash to pay $5k to victim's mum

The 19-year-old was also disqualified from driving or holding a licence for 18 months.

A burning Iranian oil tanker that had drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone has sunk.

Iranian oil tanker sinks off China coast

Three bodies have been recovered, leaving 29 crew members still unaccounted for.

Police and emergency services are currently at the scene where the motorcyclist has died.

One dead in Waikato motorcycle crash

Police and emergency services are currently at the scene.

One person has died at the scene of an accident between two vehicles in Whakamarama in the western Bay of Plenty.

Person dead after Whakamarama crash

Three others have been transported to Tauranga Hospital with serious injuries.


Anti-rodeo activists call for sport to be banned

They say the danger to humans is too much.

The popular Manu bay surf.

Collision at sea leaves one surfer in bloody water

The incident has locals calling for clearer instruction for novice surfers.