Two dead, one injured in dive school tragedy

Police Dive Squad members search for the missing diver.The body of a South Auckland diver who went missing in North Shore's Lake Pupeke on Friday has been found. Daniel Waata Stoneham, 33, disappeared while on a training programme with an instructor and six other students. The training exercise also claimed the life of 37-year-old Tyron North, and injured a third student. Mr Stoneham's body was found in 53 metre-deep water about 100 metres from the shore on the southern [...]

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KiwiRail axes 40 jobs in Dunedin

KiwiRail is to axe 40 jobs from their Hillside workshop in Dunedin and the company is calling for voluntary redundancies. The announcement was made today after five weeks of consultation with staff who were told of the decision today, KiwiRail said. "It is a fact that the size of the Hillside workforce has always changed according to the amount of work available and the workload there has decreased due to the completion of projects including carriage construction work for [...]

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Two men burned in explosion at joinery factory

A firefighter douses down after the container blast. Picture: SunLiveA Mount Maunganui joinery factory worker remains in Waikato Hospital today receiving treatment for burns he received during an explosion and fire at the factory yesterday, sunlive.co.nz reports. A second worker with minor burns was treated and discharged yesterday. The two men were checking a Hocking Street joinery factory’s dust extraction system at about 11am when the first explosion took place, says Tauranga fire senior station officer Phil Price. “That shipping container was [...]

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