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Xi wants to build on China NZ relationship

Supporters waving Chinese flags were metres away from a small group of Falun Gong protestors.

The Chinese President has told a business leaders that he wants to continue to build on the China New Zealand relationship in a way that will be economically beneficial for both nations.

Wilson gets 6 more months jail time

Stewart Murray Wilson at at the District Court of Wanganui today.

The serial sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson is to serve another six months jail time on top of his existing 21 year sentence after being found guilty of breaching his parole conditions.

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DoC misses own pest control targets

DoC is failing to meet its pest control targets.

The Department of Conservation's annual report shows it has failed to meet its targets on possum, goat and weed control due to a shortage of staff.

Aviation firm offers Kaitaia free flights

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An Auckland aviation charter company that wants to take on the Kaitaia service abandoned by Air New Zealand is offering six free flights this evening to Auckland.

Call to stop petrol theft pay deductions

Kerry McIvor

The chief executive of the Night and Day chain of shops wants a new policy stopping franchisees deducting money from staff when motorists flee without paying.

Plan to remove church organ criticised

St David's is on Khyber Pass Road.

Heritage campaigners in Auckland say a plan to remove the organ from an inner-city church is a first step towards the 87-year-old building being demolished.

No surplus a problem for National

Brent Edwards, Political Editor

Power Play with Brent Edwards - Slowly but surely, the Government appears to be softening the public up to break its promise of getting its finances back into surplus this financial year.

Fierce US storm returns to north-east

New York storm

A fierce storm is bringing more snow to parts of the US north-east, with officials warning residents to be prepared for 1 metre of new snow, after eight people died in New York state. (AUDIO)

Solomons PM loses his seat

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Gordon Darcy Lilo

There are dramatic results emerging from elections in Solomon Islands as counting continues following voting on Wednesday.

McCaw's All Blacks captaincy comes full circle

Richie McCaw has "no regard for his body" says fellow All Black Kieran Read.

The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will bring up yet another milestone at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff this weekend when he captains the side for the 100th time in a Test match. (AUDIO)

Maori at risk in low-end housing: expert

Professor Michael Baker

Public health specialist Michael Baker says Māori are over-represented in the number of people who die in low rental accommodation.

Ryman posts another record result

Franklin Local Board chairman Andy Baker, Ryman Healthcare managing director Simon Challies and Ryman regional construction manager David Gibson at the Valley Rd site.

Ryman Healthcare has posted another record first-half result and is forecasting its second-half will be even stronger.

Many thefts unreported, survey reveals


Federated Farmers is urging farmers to be more on the ball in reporting rural crimes to police. Almost two-thirds of stock thefts are not being reported, a survey reveals.