Priest killed after hostages taken in French church

Priest killed after hostages taken in French church

An priest in his mid-80s was killed with a knife and another hostage was seriously wounded in an attack on a church in northern France carried out by assailants linked to Islamic State.

Man left dangling at Nevis Swing

Man left dangling at Nevis Swing

AJ Hackett Bungy has "sincerely apologised'' to a customer who it says received "a fright'' when they fell unexpectedly from a jump pod on the 160m-high Nevis Swing last week.

Arrest after school locked down in Queenstown

Arrest after school locked down in Queenstown

Armed police locked down a Queenstown primary school this afternoon, as they hunted for a man they believed was armed.

Dunedin

Labour timeline for South renewal

Labour timeline for South renewal

South Dunedin's renewal will be showing "good progress'' within six years of electing a Labour government, party leader Andrew Little says.

Alleged drink-driver found with flick knife

Alleged drink-driver found with flick knife

A Frenchman was found with a flick knife in his possession when he was stopped for a drink-driving check in Queenstown early today.

Sharp rise in housing consents forecast

Sharp rise in housing consents forecast

A rapid lift in house prices nationally and Auckland's massive under-supply will drive home building consents to record levels by 2018, Infometrics chief forecaster Gareth Kiernan said yesterday.

Three out of four Kiwis looking for new job

Three out of four Kiwis looking for new job

Three out of four Kiwis are actively looking for a new job, up more than 20 per cent in six months, according to the latest Hudson Report released today.

Maurice Williamson to leave Parliament

Maurice Williamson to leave Parliament

National and Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson has announced he will not seek re-election at next year's election.

Dairy farmers in loss mode till 2019 at least

Dairy farmers in loss mode till 2019 at least

New forecasts for the ailing dairy sector are claiming farmers may not reach the break-even payout point until 2019 - "at the earliest''.

The identity crisis that led to Yahoo's demise

The identity crisis that led to Yahoo's demise

When senior Yahoo executives gathered at a San Jose hotel for a management retreat in the spring of 2006, there was no outward sign of a company in crisis.

Deadly knife rampage in Japan

Deadly knife rampage in Japan

Nineteen people were killed and dozens were wounded after an attack by a knife-wielding man at a facility for the disabled in central Japan, media reported, in Japan's worst mass killing in decades.

PM orders inquiry after teens tear-gassed

PM orders inquiry after teens tear-gassed

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ordered an inquiry into the treatment of children in detention after the airing of video showing prison guards tear-gassing teenage inmates and strapping a half-naked, hooded-boy to a chair.

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