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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.


Motorcyclist killed in serious crash

The motorcyclist collided with a carat Duvauchelle, Banks Peninsula.

Luckily, no-one in this montage were killed.

New Zealand's worst drivers of 2017 caught on camera

Luckily, no one in this montage was killed.

Pasamayo, Peru

Forty six dead after bus plunges off 'Devil's Curve' highway

The narrow, winding road in Peru sees frequent accidents.


Airline safety was 'remarkable' in 2017 - report

The fatal accident rate is one for every 16 million flights.

He was diagnosed with severe spinal cord damage.

Florida man paralysed after chasing monkey that stole his favourite hat

It's not known what the monkey ended up doing with the hat.

The elderly man fell from a cliff at a north Auckland beach.

Auckland teens' heroic actions save 81yo's life

The elderly man fell from a cliff at a north Auckland beach.

Central Auckland car crash.

Man charged after fatal Auckland crash, granted bail

Farshad Bahadori Esfehani blew almost four times the legal breath alcohol limit.

Sheep shearing

Shearing crew helps grieving Taranaki family through tough time

Farmers Dan and Kathy Murphy lost their son and his friend in an all-terrain vehicle accident.

Police car.

One dead, one trapped in early morning vehicle rolls

Incidents in the Far North and Dunedin have left one dead and two in hospital

The incident occurred on Nelson Creek Rd in Ngahere, Grey District.

Young boy critical after West Coast tractor crash

The incident occurred this morning in Ngahere, Grey District.

Santa owie

The strange ways Kiwis hurt themselves at Christmas

There were seven ACC claims relating to 'roast dinners' last year.

Wu Yongning was famous for his death-defying stunts.

Chinese daredevil dies after falling 62 storeys

Wu Yongning attracted a social media following for his risky stunts.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively injured on movie set

Production has been halted on the set of spy thriller The Rhythm Section.