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Collins questioned over help for Oravida

Judith Collins.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has pressed Justice Minister Judith Collins in Parliament about whether she has used her position to help Oravida in the wake of the Fonterra botulism scare.

Updated about 1 hour ago

Scores missing after ferry capsizes

South Korean ferry capsizes.

An operation is underway to rescue about 470 passengers aboard a ferry that sunk off the coast of South Korea. Two bodies have been recovered, but scores of people are missing.

Updated 27 minutes ago

New villages for Christchurch planned

Nick Smith.

Housing Minister Nick Smith says the Government is proposing to build two villages with 180 homes in central Christchurch in another step to tackle the city's housing crisis.

Updated 13 minutes ago

Tobacco pushes modest inflation rise

NZ dollars and coins.

The high New Zealand dollar is keeping inflation in check, with official figures from Statistics New Zealand showing a modest rise in inflation. The rise is mostly driven by higher tobacco prices.

Updated 5 minutes ago

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