NZ 'spying on friendliest neighbours'

NZ 'spying on friendliest neighbours' Our spies are targeting the entire email, phone and social media communications of New Zealand's closest, friendliest and most vulnerable neighbours, according to documents supplied by American fugitive and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Questions over dog search at school

Questions over dog search at school

A fire drill was used to get Waitaki Boys' High School pupils and their bags out of classrooms for a detector dog search, apparently breaching Ministry of Education guidelines.

Planner strikes a blow to proposal

Planner strikes a blow to proposal

Countdown is ''surprised and disappointed'' a Dunedin City Council planner has recommended resource consent for a $15 million Mosgiel supermarket be declined.

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Praise for council from outgoing manager

Praise for council from outgoing manager

Dunedin City Council manager Mick Reece says he is leaving an organisation ''in good heart'', despite enduring a brutal period in its history.

Dippie says rival doesn't know market

Dippie says rival doesn't know market

Wanaka developer Allan Dippie has hit back at what he called a ''personal attack'' from a rival developer this week.

Forecast milk price hike chance

Forecast milk price hike chance

An upwards revision of Fonterra's forecast milk price is looking more likely after another lift in the GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Recycling truck driver dies

Recycling truck driver dies

A 20 year-old recycling truck driver who was critically injured in an accident yesterday has died this afternoon.

Craig dismisses leadership challenge rumours

Craig dismisses leadership challenge rumours

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has dismissed rumours of a leadership challenge and the expulsion of a party member as a "a storm in a teacup".

'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt

'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt

An attorney for the accused Boston Marathon bomber said at the start of his trial that their client bore responsibility for the attacks that killed three people and injured 264 with a blunt admission: "It was him."

Bali Nine pair on 'death island'

Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have spent their first night on Indonesia's "death island" and don't know how long they will wait for their executions.

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