Fall in asthma rates in weight-loss schools

Researchers studying a school-based programme credited with reducing the rates of obese and overweight 7-year-olds have now found a reduction in asthma symptoms.

Crown Law denies it knew of Dotcom spying

Planning for the illegal spying mission on Kim Dotcom happened out of earshot of the Government's legal advisers, the Crown Law Office says.

Jetstar scrambles together Christmas flight

Jetstar scrambles together Christmas flight

Jetstar has scrambled together an "ad-hoc" flight to get New Zealanders home for the festive season, amidst a flood of negative publicity after the budget airline cancelled pre-Christmas flights without explanation.

South Island women NZ's most stressed people - study

If you're a woman and you live in the South Island, you are more likely to suffer from stress, new research has shown.

Shearer talks housing with Auckland mayor

Labour leader David Shearer met with Auckland Mayor Len Brown for an hour today to talk about land availability as part of a plan to tackle the country's housing affordability problem.

Rugby: Cooper puts rugby on hold for boxing

Rugby: Cooper puts rugby on hold for boxing

Controversial Wallabies' playmaker Quade Cooper is putting his rugby union career on hold to make his boxing debut.

Cow died 'agonising death

A complaint regarding a cow that died after becoming bogged in mud along an unfenced stream near Whangarei has been followed up by Northland Regional Council after a call to its hotline.

Timber company cuts 70 jobs

Carter Holt Harvey has informed staff it plans to cut around 70 jobs in Rotorua and Tokoroa before Christmas.

Problems in South prompt K2 ban

Problems in South prompt K2 ban

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has ordered a temporary ban on a synthetic cannabis ingredient in the legal high K2 in reponse to reports of bad side-effects among users in Otago and Southland.

Receivers to sell Ross Asset Management assets

Receivers for Ross Asset Management have signalled they will start selling off some of its assets because its founder does not have the means to cover the costs.

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