Power sharing deal ruled out

Power sharing deal ruled out

Prime Minister John Key and Labour Leader David Cunliffe have ruled out any power sharing agreement that would see New Zealand First leader Winston Peters as prime minister.

'A culture of disregarding regulations'

'A culture of disregarding regulations'

A woman whose partner died in a hang-gliding accident has attacked what she called a piecemeal approach to regulation in the sport at an inquest today.

Key: Snowden "may well be right"

Key: Snowden  "may well be right"

Prime Minister John Key has acknowledged that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's claim that New Zealanders' data is accessible through the controversial XKeyscore system "may well be right".

Dunedin

Tip of quake iceberg released

Tip of quake iceberg released

A register of Dunedin's earthquake-prone buildings has been made public for the first time, but it is likely to represent only the tip of the iceberg, the Dunedin City Council says.

Snowboarder remembered as 'an awesome dude'

Snowboarder remembered as 'an awesome dude'

Dutch snowboarder Coen van Rosmalen (24), who died after being struck by a taxi in Wanaka at the weekend, had a strong effect on everyone he met in his short time in the resort, a friend said yesterday.

Falling prices loom over Fonterra results

Falling prices loom over Fonterra results

Falling global dairy prices will hit Fonterra's bottom line when it announces its financial results next week.

Peters - PM failed to stop shutdown of tour company

Peters - PM failed to stop shutdown of tour company

Prime Minister John Key has been accused of failing to intervene as Tourism Minister in the American purchase of a high country station which has led to the closure of a long-running local tour company.

Teen jailed after homeless man beaten to death

Teen jailed after homeless man beaten to death

A teenager who subjected a homeless man to a vicious beating and left him to die in an Auckland back alley has been jailed for at least 11 and a half years.

Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote

Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote

Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed.

Missing toddler feared dead in NSW bush

Police have acknowledged it's unlikely a missing toddler is still alive in bushland on the NSW mid-north coast.

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