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Loans default policy for 'the worst of the worst'

Loans default policy for 'the worst of the worst'

Steven Joyce says only overseas-based residents who deliberately default on their student loan repayments will be arrested at the border.

K2 manufacturer cuts off NZ supply

K2 manufacturer cuts off NZ supply

The manufacturer of the controversial synthetic cannabis product K2 has decided to stop supplying the drug in New Zealand until new regulations are imposed, an industry spokesman says.

Plans to make more expenses deductible

Deep within the Government's Budget can be found mysterious references to "black hole expenditure" and "thin capitalisation rules".

Markets underwhelmed by Budget

The financial markets were underwhelmed by the Government's Budget, although a $3 billion cut in its borrowing requirement over next two years came as some surprise to many.

'Palace' costs Solid Energy $25,000 a week

'Palace' costs Solid Energy $25,000 a week

Cash-strapped Solid Energy is paying more than $25,000 a week to lease its palatial Christchurch head office, variously dubbed 'The Palace' and 'The Grandstand'.

Missing man was seeking rare kokako

Chasing the call of the rare kokako could have landed a missing Buller man in trouble.

Mutated gene increases odds of obesity

Mutated gene increases odds of obesity

Women battling the bulge may be fighting more than just sweet temptation, according to new research showing a fat gene could be to blame.

Harmful drugs tweaked to make them legal

Customs officers are frustrated they are being forced to return harmful drugs into the community because they have a slightly altered molecular structure to the illegal substances the drugs are derived from.

Budget a 'steady as she goes' document

OPINION: The theme of Bill English's fifth Budget is "Building Momentum''. The finance minister should have added the words "slowly'' and "cautiously''.

Family frightened by heater explosion

A family at a Gisborne house got a nasty fright when a column oil heater in a bedroom exploded, showering sparks and hot oil, and sending clouds of smoke through their home.

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