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Con man fronts up with $20,000

Con man fronts up with $20,000

A Dunedin con man has met a judge's ultimatum to front up with $20,000 reparation this morning in order to avoid jail time.

Checking all temporary visas 'impractical'

Checking all temporary visas 'impractical'

It was ''impractical'' to carry out checks on all temporary entry visa applications, Immigration New Zealand general manager John Ivil said yesterday.

Southern focus for oil, gas exploration

Southern focus for oil, gas exploration

Southland and the adjacent offshore Great South Basin are the new focus of oil and gas exploration, as Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges signals the opening up of those areas.

Govt urged to boost refugee quota

Govt urged to boost refugee quota

Pressure is mounting on New Zealand to increase its 30-year-old refugee quota and make an emergency intake as the migrant crisis grows out of control in Europe and the Middle East.

Milk production boosted, data shows

Milk production boosted, data shows

New Zealand milk production powered ahead in the month of July - the second month of the new season - despite very low product prices, according to Dairy Companies Association of NZ data.

Migrants forced from train, father distraught

Migrants forced from train, father distraught

Migrants forced from a train in Hungary scuffled with helmeted riot police and some clung to railway tracks on Thursday, as politicians across Europe struggled to respond to public opinion appalled by images of a drowned 3-year-old boy.

Australia keen to join India, US naval drills

Australia wants to join India, the United States and Japan in joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, widening participation in multilateral drills as China's influence in the region grows.

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