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Call for Rennie to quit over Sutton case

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie.

Labour leader Andrew Little says the State Services Commissioner should step down over his mishandling of the resignation of the CERA head Roger Sutton.

Chinese dairy giant to invest in NZ

dairy farming

A major Chinese dairy company has announced plans to invest a further $400 million in New Zealand dairy projects as-well-as research work with Lincoln University.

Call for strategy on population change


A group of researchers is calling on the Government to develop a strategy around the country's population change and growth to avoid problems such as regional decline.

All Blacks win 34-16 against Wales

All Blacks' Richie McCaw with the trophy for winning the match. All Blacks vs Wales. 2014.

Three late tries have helped the All Blacks to a thrilling 34-16 win over Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, New Zealand celebrating Richie McCaw's 100th test as captain in style.

Kenyan bus gunman 'want religious war'

Family members and relatives outside the Nairobi morgue where the bodies of the victims were taken.

A senior adviser to the Kenyan president says the slaughter of 28 people on a bus by the Somali militant Islamist group al-Shabab is intended to create a religious war in the country.

NZ workers offer to help fight Ebola

Middlemore Hospital's clinical head of infectious diseases, Stephen McBride, dressed in personal protection gear.

The Health Minister says 34 health professionals from New Zealand want to join the International efforts to combat Ebola as part of an Australian-led mission in Sierra Leone.

Two dead after Christchurch crash

Police car

Two people are dead after a car crashed into a tree in Christchurch early this morning, police said it is believed the driver lost control while speeding past another car.

Norman's warning over Chinese trade

Russel Norman

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman warns New Zealand should not compromise its principles on human rights for trade with its biggest export market China.

Central Japan jolted by 6.8 quake

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has jolted central Japan, trapping at least twenty people when their homes collapsed in the village of Hakuba.

Women fare poorly in Solomons poll

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The Commonwealth Observer Group monitoring the Solomon Islands election says significant impediments remain to women successfully standing for election in the country.

Retallick named player of the year

All Blacks

The All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has been named the World Rugby Player of the Year by an independent panel, the fourth player from New Zealand to win the prestigious...

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.