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Bank launches product for first home buyers

Bank launches product for first home buyers

Westpac has launched a product aimed at allowing first home buyers to be helped into properties by their families in recognition that getting a loan will soon get tougher for those armed only with a low deposit.

GP's actions a 'breach of trust'

GP's actions a 'breach of trust'

A GP who visited a patient at work, pulling his trousers down and asking her to perform a sex act on him, crossed boundaries and breached the fundamental contract that allows people to trust their doctors, the Health and Disability Commissioner says.

Grisly murder details revealed

Grisly murder details revealed

As her husband lay dying from gunshot wounds, Carmen Maheno struggled with her armed nephew, who struck her in the abdomen with his rifle barrel then bashed her head with the butt.

Auckland property lawyer struck off

An Auckland property lawyer has been struck off the professional roll of barristers and solicitors after admitting charges of misconduct.

Odds of South Korea Free trade deal good: PM

New Zealand is more likely than not to secure a much-coveted free trade deal with South Korea and it could be signed within a year, Prime Minister John Key says.

Motorcyclists flown to hospital

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew two motorcyclists to Auckland Hospital yesterday after they hit a tractor while out on a Sunday ride.

Lotto winner 'unaware' of $2m win

Lotto winner 'unaware' of $2m win

The Reefton Lotto winner with a ticket worth $2 million realised they had won only when their ticket was checked in-store this morning.

CentrePort charged over worker's death

CentrePort has been charged over the death of a staff member who died in a warehouse accident at the Wellington port in January.

Housing policy at odds with FTA - lawyer

Housing policy at odds with FTA - lawyer

Labour's housing policy to restrict house sales to foreigners could be at odds with New Zealand's Free Trade Agreement with China.

Running coach faces sex charges

A former running coach has appeared in court facing 16 charges of sexual crime against a young victim.

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