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Forest and Bird worried for environment


A DoC worker checks a trap for pests. Thousands of hectares were missed last year due to staff shortages following restructuring.

Leading environment protection agency Forest and Bird says habitat that has missed out on pest control in the past year is now worse off than before.

Tourism companies still to be approved

Whitewater rafting

With just over a week to go before a safety audit deadline for adventure tourism companies, Worksafe New Zealand says about 200 businesses still have to be approved.

A 'tragic reminder' for climbers

Hiroki Ogawa and Nicole Sutton.

The New Zealand Alpine Club says the death of two climbers on a club trip to the summit of Mount Taranaki is a tragic reminder to people to be more aware of time and weather.

Disney film good news for graduates

wellington sign near airport

The head of a Wellington-based film school says the production of Disney feature Pete's Dragon in the region will provide steady employment for graduates.

Second Pakistan test ends in draw

Ross Taylor

The second cricket test between New Zealand and Pakistan in Dubai has ended in a draw after Pakistan held on for the draw after being set a challenging target of 261.

International visitors spending more

Tourists

International visitors are spending more money in New Zealand, with spending from Chinese visitors hitting a record $979 million in the year to September.

Engineers to assess Papamoa bridge

fire engine

Transport Agency engineers will be out on Monday assessing the construction site of a new bridge near Tauranga, after it was badly damaged by fire.

Key elected chair of conservative union

John Key

New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has been unanimously elected chair of the International Democrat Union, a global group of conservative and centre-right political parties.

Republicans savage immigration action

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner has condemned US President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to force through immigration reform.

Third day of counting begins in Solomon Islands

Vote counting underway in Solomon Islands

More election results have come in overnight from Solomon Islands as counting enters its third and probably final full day.

Breakers win again

Breakers guard Corey Webster in action against Melbourne in the 2014 ANBL.

The New Zealand Breakers have made it four straight wins in the Australian National Basketball League with an 80-72 victory over the in-form Melbourne United 80-72 in Auckland.

WITT students could be reimbursed

Western Institute of Technology

A Taranaki polytechnic wants to talk to every student who enrolled in its failed Maori performing arts course so it can work out how to help them.

Multimillion-dollar deals with China

Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan as they arrived at Auckland International Airport.

Millions of dollars of deals in dairying, telecommunications and food research have been announced during the Chinese President Xi Jingping's visit to New Zealand.

Record prices paid for dairy farms

farm gate - sale sign

The slump in farm gate milk prices has not taken the wind out of the market for dairy farms, if the latest farm sales figures are anything to go by.

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