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Taiaroa Head land 'sensitive'

Taiaroa Head land 'sensitive'

The 172ha Taiaroa Head property put on the market on Tuesday is ‘‘sensitive land'' under the Overseas Investment Act, meaning any overseas buyer would have to prove their worth before purchasing.

Queenstown abuzz with Chinese visitors

Queenstown abuzz with Chinese visitors

Queenstown is humming as an influx of Chinese visitors puts the icing on the resort's busiest month.

Stockton mine decision 'pending'

Stockton mine decision 'pending'

Solid Energy says a decision on whether the Stockton coal mine should be closed is "pending", and it expects to make a decision in the next few months.

NZ envoy urges Russia to stop bombing

NZ envoy urges Russia to stop bombing

Several UN Security Council members, including New Zealand's Gerard van Bohemen, have pressed Russia to stop bombing around Syria's Aleppo in support of a Syrian military offensive.

North Korea executes army chief - reports

North Korea executes army chief - reports

North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency is reporting, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges and disappearances under its young leader.

Death prompts call for baby drop-off boxes

Death prompts call for baby drop-off boxes

Baby drop-off boxes, in which desperate people can leave children instead of abandoning them, should be installed at hospitals to allow mothers to anonymously leave unwanted infants, the NSW coroner has recommended.

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