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Soldiers' bodies to arrive in Christchurch

Soldiers' bodies to arrive in Christchurch

The bodies of two New Zealand soldiers killed in a gun battle in Afghanistan at the weekend will arrive in Christchurch tonight.

Craft beer market booming

Craft beer market booming

The New Zealand craft beer market is booming and showing no signs of slowing down - just ask one man who has tasted at least 500 different New Zealand beers since 2009.

150 jobs to go at Canterbury University

150 jobs to go at Canterbury University

The ongoing impact of the Christchurch earthquake on the city's university has resulted in 150 jobs going over the next three years.

Spring could be warmer than usual

Spring could be warmer than usual for much of the country - music to farmers' ears but not to those planning on hitting the ski slopes.

Ewen Macdonald back in court

Ewen Macdonald back in court

Feilding farmer Ewen Macdonald, who earlier this month was found not guilty of murdering his brother-in-law Scott Guy, has briefly appeared in the Palmerston North District Court this afternoon on other serious charges.

Man crushed to death by digger

Man crushed to death by digger

A man has been crushed to death by a digger after it rolled on a Wellington street this afternoon.

Boaties rescued in Fiordland

Two men spent about 15 minutes in the water in Fiordland this evening before other boaties came to their rescue.

Kiwis at front of sale queue: Key

Kiwis at front of sale queue: Key

Prime Minister John Key has announced how the Government plans to put New Zealanders "at the front of the queue" for buying Mighty River Power shares in the upcoming share float, including bonus shares for long-term investors.

Fear of flooding as rivers keep rising

Fear of flooding as rivers keep rising

The central North Island is bracing for flooding as the torrential rain hammering the central plateau shows no sign of easing.

7-year plan for marbled beef

The Ministry for Primary Industries is spending $11 million on a seven-year programme to enhance the country's marbled beef.