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Concerns over police pursuit

Concerns over police pursuit

The police watchdog has raised concerns about officers' actions while pursuing a drunk driver through the streets of south Auckland, which ended in a crash that left a passenger dead.

Golf: NZ Open returning to Queenstown

Golf: NZ Open returning to Queenstown

The New Zealand Golf Open is returning to Queenstown next year in a move that will water down the New Zealand PGA Championship.

Woman tries to take boy (10)

A woman has been charged with kidnapping after allegedly trying to make off with a 10-year-old boy near a Hamilton school yesterday.

Key coy over Pike River compo

Prime Minister John Key will not commit the Government to step in and pay court-ordered compensation to the families of those who died in the Pike River Mine disaster.

Key reaches out over GCSB bill

Key reaches out over GCSB bill

Prime Minister John Key handed the Labour Party an olive branch over the GCSB bill, saying he would be willing to discuss committing to a future review of intelligence agencies in the bill.

NZ points finger at Japan over whaling

NZ points finger at Japan over whaling

New Zealand has accused Japan of treating the whaling convention as "an industry cartel" during an international court battle against whaling.

Speak-out day for Shearer on women-only plan

Speak-out day for Shearer on women-only plan

Labour leader David Shearer will have to respond today to his party's proposal for a quota of female MPs and female-only electorate selections after spending the weekend avoiding questions on the issue.

Wealth gap widening in NZ schools

New Zealand schools have less of a mix of rich and poor students than in the past, a new report shows.

Rugby: Slade lined up to replace Carter at Crusaders

Rugby: Slade lined up to replace Carter at Crusaders

Highlanders first-five Colin Slade is set to make a dramatic return to the Crusaders next season as a replacement for Dan Carter.

Govt releases progress reports

Govt releases progress reports

Steady progress has been made in cutting crime rates and welfare numbers while boosting the number of children getting immunised and gaining Level 2 education, Government ministers say.

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