They say it's too little, too late.
The death has been referred to the coroner and formal identification is yet to take place.
Police are speaking to a 34-year-old man.
"We are expecting them to claim their prize soon."
It happened in the suburb of New Brighton.
"It's a pretty low act. In fact, it's a very low act."
A man has died after getting into trouble in the water at Seatoun, and a Canterbury kayaker is missing.
The body of 19-year-old Mason Pendrous was found in Canterbury University's Sonada hall of residence on September 23 last year.
The pub's owner Steve Evans said the thefts were the lowest of all lows.
"Does someone have a vendetta against me?"
One person has been taken to hospital.
But was the winner a tourist or a local?
Normal X-rays miss up to 15 percent of significant injuries.
People have offered to donate toys, clothes, furniture, fridges, tables and chairs.
Images show massive flames ripping through the roof.
The person filming runs for cover.
"Take it apart as quick as you can and get it off the beach as quick as you can."
Kiwis will shiver as the wintry weather sweeps across the country.
Warning: This article contains some very cute puppies.
A small Waikato town has been hit by a "big, big" tornado this afternoon.
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