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Lion paid $8 million for Emerson's

Lion paid $8 million for Emerson's

Brewing giant Lion paid $8 million for its acquisition of Dunedin craft beer maker Emerson's last year, according to documents filed with the Companies Office.

Wife killed by husband screamed that she loved him

Wife killed by husband screamed that she loved him

Rex Prole watched his estranged wife collect her mail from their mailbox then grabbed a kitchen knife, walked outside and stabbed her to death.

Arthur Allan Thomas 'very angry' over eulogy

Arthur Allan Thomas 'very angry' over eulogy

The brother of Arthur Allan Thomas says he is angry about a eulogy by senior police staff that seemingly absolved the officer who planted evidence in the Crewe murder case.

Alpine quake could kill 1000

Civil Defence officials say there could be up to 10,000 casualties when the Alpine Fault ruptures - and 1000 could be fatal.

One dead in Christchurch fire

One person has died in a house fire in central Christchurch.

GCSB to get more power to spy on NZers

The Government will make sweeping changes to laws governing spy agency GCSB that are likely to cement its ability to spy on New Zealanders after a report raised legal questions over dozens of operations in the past 10 years.

Asylum seekers in boat were heading for NZ

Asylum seekers in boat were heading for NZ

A ramshackle fishing boat carrying 66 suspected asylum seekers from Sri Lanka has arrived in Australia - carrying passengers holding a sign saying "We want to go to New Zealand".

Loud bang heard at fatal house fire

Neighbours heard a large bang when a Tokoroa house went up in flames, killing one person and leaving another man fighting for his life in Waikato Hospital last night.

Rugby: Frustrated Smith needs to go back to basics - Hansen

Rugby: Frustrated Smith needs to go back to basics - Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Aaron Smith's frustrations at the Highlanders are affecting his game and he needs to take on less to help his team and himself.

Victim a 'difficult' child - mother

Victim a 'difficult' child - mother

Hayden Miles was a "difficult" child whose behavioural issues saw put him into foster care before he was killed, his mother told a court today.

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