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Walmart appoints New Zealander as US boss

Greg Foran.

New Zealander Greg Foran who began his career stacking shelves at Woolworths has been appointed the head of Walmart's US operations. The 53-year-old joined the giant retail firm in 2011.

Man sentenced on gun, drugs charges

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A man who bought 72 rifles and shotguns from a gun shop and supplied them to a criminal gang has been jailed for five years and 10 months. Peter Edwards was sentenced on Friday.

Jobs to go at Christchurch City Council

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The Christchurch City Council is hoping to save at least $1 million a year with its latest round of job cuts. Twenty-two jobs will go but 15 will be created under the new proposal.

THE BIG "G" with Gael Woods

Performers take part in the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

The pressure was on Glasgow to deliver an opening Games ceremony to surprise and delight. Organisers well and truly delivered, with a wall-to-wall tartan spectacular.

NZ cyclists celebrate Games medals

New Zealand's team race during the 4000m team pursuit qualifying at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

New Zealand has picked up its first medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with the men's sprint cycling team taking gold, and bronzes for the pursuit team and in judo.

Elderly migrant abuse hidden problem


Social workers in Auckland say there's a hidden but growing problem of abuse, particularly financial abuse, against elderly migrants, who are living in constant dread and loneliness.

'Huge' piece of MH17 found in woods

Debris from MH17 on the ground near the village of Rozsypne.

A "huge" piece of wreckage and human remains from Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 has been discovered in a heavily wooded area in eastern Ukraine, an international observer says.

NZ judoka wins bronze in 57kg class

Darcina Manuel of New Zealand competes in the Womens -57kg Judo Quarter-finals. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Perth-based judoka Darcina Manuel has won a bronze medal for New Zealand in the 57-kilo category at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Football fever to hit Wellington

The public watch Westham train at Wellington's Westpac stadium.

Thousands of football fans from overseas and throughout the country will be in Wellington this weekend, as a tour by two English Premier League teams wraps up.

Flosse woes prompt Tahiti poll call

French Polynesia leader Oscar Temaru.

French Polynesia's opposition leader, Oscar Temaru, has called for fresh elections after France's highest court upheld a conviction of President Gaston Flosse.

Minister gives assurance on Tuhoe deal

Chris Finlayson.

The Treaty Negotiations Minister says the passing of the Tuhoe settlement law won't stop iwi and hapu groups who also have an interest in Te Urewera, from having their claims settled.