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Saddle Hill fire 'chaotic' - review

Saddle Hill fire 'chaotic' - review An operational review of the Saddle Hill fire in Dunedin last year has revealed the first ground crews at the scene had to battle the blaze for more than two hours with "chaotic" communication.

Buying off plan sidesteps LVR rule

Buying off plan sidesteps LVR rule

The Reserve Bank's decision to impose a 40% deposit on housing investors across the country should stimulate interest in buying new houses "off the plan'', and underpin more work for the construction sector.

Mega-shake could 'unzip' South Island

Mega-shake could 'unzip' South Island

Officials are assembling a team of crack earthquake experts to investigate possible mega-shakes that could cause widespread destruction.

Rudd's UN bid 'set to fail'

Rudd's UN bid 'set to fail'

Former Australian leader Kevin Rudd's bid to run for the United Nations' top job is set to fail, according to local media.

Obama seeks to boost Clinton's campaign

Obama seeks to boost Clinton's campaign

Barack Obama will highlight Hillary Clinton's judgment and toughness as he seeks to boost her campaign to be the first female US president, hoping to hand off the White House to a trusted fellow Democrat and stop Republican Donald Trump.

Cardinal accused of child abuse

Cardinal accused of child abuse

Australia's most senior Catholic cleric Cardinal George Pell has for a second time called for an investigation into Victoria Police to determine whether there has been a "conspiracy to pervert the course of justice".

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