Dunedin is about to become a test case for the rest of New
Zealand now the city has won the right to become the first in
the country to get 1-gigabit-per-second data access, internet
service provider Snap Retail says.
Like taking Richie McCaw out of the All Blacks - that is how
one Wanaka community leader described a police proposal to do
away with the senior sergeant position in the town early next
October's 40% plunge in exports to China - led by dairy
produce - has delivered a larger than expected trade deficit
of $908 million, representing 23% of exports.
The death of a man on a hill road north of Wellington is
being treated as suspicious, police say.
Prime Minister John Key should accept it's "game over" and
acknowledge his office's dirty tricks operation rather than
continuing his string of recent lies about it, Labour leader
Andrew Little says.
Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson after two
nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged
anger over a grand jury's decision to clear a white police
officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.
North Otago and South Canterbury farmers are facing a drought
before the official arrival of summer.
Queensland premier Campbell Newman says the supercell storm
that hit Brisbane injured 39 people, with 12 taken to
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