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Fruit fly restrictions lifted

The Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni).

Restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables in Whangarei have been lifted as no more Queensland fruit flies have been found. A single fly was found in a trap in Parihaka on 1 April.

Land slip at gold mine

Macraes gold mine in 2010.

A land slip on Saturday shut down production at Macraes gold mine in Otago. No one was hurt. There was a similar incident a year ago.

Updated about 1 hour ago

Buses set alight at Karori depot again

Three buses at a Wellington depot have been destroyed in an act of arson. It is the second such incident in Karori in five months.

Updated 5 minutes ago

Joyce pours scorn on bubble prediction

Steven Joyce.

Associate Finance Minister Steven Joyce is scornful of suggestions by an American commentator in Forbes magazine that New Zealand is experiencing an economic bubble that might burst.

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