Finance Minister Bill English has stayed on the track set in
previous years in today's Budget, reconfirming the return to
surplus in two years while taking steps to reduce the risk of
a housing bubble.
Taranaki Rescue Helicopter crew have received a top rescue
award for their work battling surging seas, stormy weather
and a hazardous environment to save the lives of 10 people
stranded on New Plymouth's Paritutu Rock.
APN News & Media, the Australasian publisher of the NZ
Herald, is aiming to cut A$25 million of costs this year,
with the bulk to come from its New Zealand operations,
shareholders were told at the annual meeting in Sydney.
The statutory managers for the late Allan Hubbard's frozen
Aorangi Securities have cut a deal with his widow, Jean, over
some $60 million of disputed assets that will return most, if
not all, of Aorangi investors' capital over time.
The 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, who
was seriously wounded and unable to speak, is awake and
responding in writing to questions from authorities,
according to a Tweets by ABC and NBC news networks.