New Zealand's unemployment rate has declined this year as
businesses kept staff on deck amid an improving economic
New Zealand has got another hoof in the European trade door
with a European Union decision to allow access of a quota for
grain-fed high quality beef.
The Reserve Bank has left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at
a record low 2.5%.
Labour Party members gathered on Parliament's steps today to
release red balloons in memory of their counterparts and
other victims who died in Norway's mass shooting and bombing
at the weekend.
An elderly Manawatu farmer was crushed to death by a large
hay bale yesterday.
Callous thieves are continuing to prey on sick children at
Auckland's Starship Hospital.
A disciplined Auckland outfit withstood a late Wellington
charge to take out their national provincial championship
rugby match 21-17 in the capital tonight.
A former West Coast man has died after reportedly being
beaten up in Nadi, Fiji, several days ago.
The first phase of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the
series of explosion at the Pike River coal mine on the West
Coast which killed 29 workers was completed in Greymouth
today, with former company boss Peter Whittall testifying.
The bones of Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, have been
removed from their grave in a small Bavarian town that had
become a pilgrimage site for neo-Nazis.
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