A weak internal culture at the Dunedin City Council allowed a
staff member to get away with spending $100,000 of
ratepayers' money on personal items using a council fuel
card, the company that investigated the fraud says.
A taxi firm boss whose driver was racially insulted by an
off-duty Queenstown policewoman says they are very relieved
she has resigned.
The New Zealand dollar could reach parity with the Australian
currency as early as the first quarter next year, following
economic uncertainty in Russia and the Federal Reserve
adopting a more cautious tone.
Three people have been charged with the murder of Hutt Valley
man Matthew Stevens, police say.
Prime Minister John Key said the Sydney siege gunman
highlighted the conundrum for authorities over protecting
citizens against potential terrorism and over-stepping their
Cromwell orchardists the Webb family have marked a milestone
by celebrating 100 years in the fruit industry this month.
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.
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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