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Economy lures work-seekers to NZ

auckland airport arrivals

The number of people moving to New Zealand or staying long-term has hit an all time high for the third month in a row, as a fast-growing economy attracts people looking for work.

Accused intended to kill, says Crown

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The Crown says a man accused of killing a homeless man in a central Auckland park could not have done so much damage to his victim without knowing death could be a result.

Police confirm body is missing Mount man

Stephen Tracey

The Police have confirmed the identity of a body of a man found in thick bush on Mount Maunganui in Tauranga, as Stephen Tracey who went missing in September.

Annette King new Labour deputy

Labour Party leader Andrew Little (left) and new deputy Annette King.

Long-serving Labour MP Annette King is the new Labour Party deputy leader, but only for the coming year. The announcement this morning was delayed by a fire alarm.

DHB, nurse faulted over man's care

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Theo Baker.

The Waitemata District Health Board and a nurse failed to provide adequate care for a dementia patient who later died, Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Theo Baker says.

Influenza big contributor to deaths

Researchers say the elderly and sick should take advantage of free vaccinations.

Influenza contributes to the death of 400 New Zealanders each year, according to researchers at the University of Otago, with elderly people the most vulnerable.

Woman jailed for part in drug ring

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A 24-year-old woman who helped run a drug-dealing ring in Wellington has been jailed for nearly three years, in the Wellington District Court today.

Labour to give IS bill initial support

Labour Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer.

The Labour Party will give initial support for new anti-terror legislation, even though it considers it rushed and has reservations about some of the specifics. (AUDIO)

Woman charged over baby in drain

The baby was found at the bottom of a 2.5 metre drain in Sydney.

A woman has been charged with the attempted murder of her newborn baby boy, found in a drain in Sydney yesterday morning.The baby is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

One woman elected in Solomons

Voters take to the streets in Solomon Islands.

The third woman ever to be elected to Parliament in Solomon Islands has won a seat in Temotu province, holding out the country's Foreign Minister, Clay Forau, by 22 votes.

Ko wins biggest pay day in womens' golf history

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko has claimed the biggest pay day in womens' golf history after winning the LPGA's season ending Tour Championship in Florida and picking up nearly $1.9 million.

Mayor wants half council to be Māori

Andrew Judd

New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd is calling on the Government to change the law so that half of all councillors are Māori, saying the Treaty of Waitangi should be reflected.

Kathmandu 'best-placed for online'

Promotional material for clothing and outdoor supplies company Kathmandu

Forsyth Barr analyst Chelsea Leadbetter believes Kathmandu is the best-placed of the listed retailers to benefit from the shift in retail sales online.

Dairy deal latest in Chinese investment

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Chinese dairy giant Yili's plan to spend a further $400 million on developments at its South Canterbury processing site has capped a flurry of investment announcements.