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Unemployment falls to three year low

Unemployment falls to three year low

New Zealand's jobless rate fell to a three-year low in the first three months of the year as the employment rate grew for the first time in four quarters, fuelled by demand for workers in Canterbury.

Unprovoked road rage attack earns jail sentence

Unprovoked road rage attack earns jail sentence

A judge has sent a man to jail for chasing another man coming out of a church meeting, pulling him over and punching him twice in the face.

Georgie Pie back, at McDonald's

Georgie Pie back, at McDonald's

Starting early next month, McDonald's will begin selling a single Georgie Pie product at 11 of its restaurants in Auckland and Waikato, and isn't ruling out a return of standalone Georgie Pie stores.

KiwiRail accepts responsibility for accident

KiwiRail accepts responsibility for accident

KiwiRail has accepted responsibility for an accident in which a young woman in a wheelchair was hit by a train at a level crossing in Auckland.

Former mayor faces high court trial

A date has been set for the trial of former Central Hawke's Bay mayor Hugh Hamilton on charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Markets Authority.

Unsafe taxis ordered off road after sting

Four Tauranga taxis have been ordered off the road after they were found to be unsafe during a surprise sting.

Football: Reid named West Ham's player of the year

Football: Reid named West Ham's player of the year

All Whites captain Winston Reid has been named West Ham's player of the season at the Premier League side's end-of-year awards.

Missing elderly man huddles with dog, survives night

A missing 80-year-old Foxton man has been found after spending the night huddled in sand dunes with his dog.

Sailor breaks leg at sea

A Chinese sailor was taken to hospital late last night after breaking his leg at sea.

Man dies after suspected petrol attack

A Christchurch man who allegedly had petrol poured over him before being set alight has died in hospital from his injuries.

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