Report reveals 'range of fraudulent activities' at DCC

Report reveals 'range of fraudulent activities' at DCC

An in-depth report into a more than $1.5 million fraud at Dunedin City Council has revealed it went beyond the sale of 152 council-owned vehicles.

Rena grounding - failures detailed

Rena grounding - failures detailed

New Zealand's maritime authority is investigating how shipping around our coasts can be made safer, as a high-level report into the grounding of the Rena reveals a catalogue of issues.

Queenstown policewoman resigns

Queenstown policewoman resigns

A Queenstown policewoman found guilty of racially insulting a taxi driver after an argument over a fare has today resigned from the force.

Dunedin

Saddle Hill discussions set to move to next stage

Saddle Hill discussions set to move to next stage

The court process over quarrying on Saddle Hill could be moving into another complex and lengthy phase, despite a Dunedin City Council decision not to appeal a recent High Court judgement confirming the quarry owner has consent for its activities.

Fuel down, airline's profit soars

Fuel down, airline's profit soars

Fuel prices are creating significant headlines and will drive large profit growth for Air New Zealand in the second half of the 2015 financial year.

Key: Govt must weigh risk, rights

Key: Govt must weigh risk, rights

Prime Minister John Key said the Sydney siege gunman highlighted the conundrum for authorities over protecting citizens against potential terrorism and over-stepping their powers.

US, Cuba's Cold War thaw

US, Cuba's Cold War thaw

The United States plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba more than 50 years after they were severed, a major policy shift after decades of hostile ties with the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said.

Sweeping investigation into a deadly hostage siege

Sweeping investigation into a deadly hostage siege

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott ordered a sweeping investigation into a deadly hostage siege after tough new security laws and the courts failed to stop a convicted felon from walking into a Sydney cafe with a concealed shotgun.

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