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In this Nov. 23, 2010 file photo, then New Zealand's Police Minister Judith Collins speaks at the afternoon media briefing on the 29 miners and contractors trapped in the Pike River mine, Greymouth, New Zealand.
The ruling National Party in New Zealand has announced $40 million in funding to reduce waiting times for cancer treatment.
So Maera Maki-Anderson, station officer and long-serving member at neighbouring Murupara Volunteer Fire Brigade, decided to act.
Traffic rumbles, horns beep, people shout. Jemaine Clement is walking down a New York street in the early evening, trying to make himself heard above the noise.
Jonathan Bennett with Gillian Bennett, who took her own life last Monday as she was suffering from advancing dementia.
New Zealand has filed its first human-trafficking or people-smuggling charge against two men arrest in Motueka.
A Bay of Plenty drug dealer whose father, sister, brother-in-law, aunt and uncle are all up on methamphetamine charges has been jailed for 7½ years.
She set up Operation Sugar, a free nationwide service providing birthday cakes for sick children, while on maternity leave with her third child in 2012.
More than 100 older residents watched yesterday as councillors voted nine to three to adopt a proposal which recommended the council sell off its entire pensioner housing stock.
Since the show finished, she has launched a cook book as well as a website and will soon feature on the New Zealand series of My Kitchen Rules as a guest judge.
The burning ball of space rock was spotted from locations throughout the country, including the West Coast, Auckland, Christchurch, Upper Hutt, Palmerston North, Napier and Nelson.
Two men arrested in the Motueka area this morning appeared in Nelson District Court where they were remanded on bail until September 4. The men were charged under the Crimes Act 1961 for allegedly arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand.
The National Party in New Zealand released its policy documents on foreign affairs and trade.
National is trying to position itself as the only party which will deliver major free trade agreements, saying that Labour's trade policies will be scuppered by any potential coalition partners.
SNAP HAPPY: Hundreds of tickets have been issued in the first weeks of Wellington's hi-tech camera being in use.
A Waikato professional in the education sector accused of supplying objectionable photographs of a boy will have his identity kept secret, for now.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 02:28 am
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