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Contact Energy share price falls

Contact Energy's share price dropped by 3.5 per cent this morning, partly in response to uncertainty over the future of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter but also to an end-of-quarter price spike last week.

Crime figures fall nationally, but rise in Canterbury

Crime figures fall nationally, but rise in Canterbury

Police are lauding low national crime figures for last year, despite the resolution time for solving crimes remaining static with under half of crimes solved and Cantabrians seeing an increase in criminal activity.

KiwiRail suspends Chch-Picton service

KiwiRail suspends Chch-Picton service

KiwiRail's decision to suspend its Coastal Pacific service between Christchurch and Picton over winter has been described by the rail union as "shortsighted and misguided".

Easter road toll 'three too many'

Easter road toll 'three too many'

The official Easter holiday period ended at 6am today with three deaths too many, according to the country's top traffic officer.

Rugby: Donald to play in Japan

Rugby: Donald to play in Japan

Former All Black and Chiefs first five-eighth Stephen Donald will leave English side Bath at the end of the season to join Mitsubishi Dynaboars in the Japanese league.

Boy critical after Manukau Harbour rescue

A 9-year-old boy is in a critical condition after nearly drowning in Manukau Harbour yesterday.

Rugby: Retallick, Crockett re-sign with NZRU

Rugby: Retallick, Crockett re-sign with NZRU

Two members of the All Blacks' engine room - Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett and Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick - have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby and their respective Super 15 franchises through to the end of 2015.

Red zone owners call in Human Rights Commission

Some Christchurch residents with land in the red zone are calling in the Human Rights Commission as a deadline looms for a Government buy-out offer.

Rescuers frustrated at fishermen

Lifeguards are frustrated at the lack of preparedness shown by 10 Korean fishermen rescued from a rocky outcrop at Port Waikato, on the North Island's west coast.

Crewe 'evidence plant' cop dies

Crewe 'evidence plant' cop dies

The policeman found to have planted evidence that led to the wrongful conviction of Arthur Allan Thomas for the murders of Harvey and Jeannette Crewe has died.

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