Prime Minister John Key says the Government did not have any
valid reasons to refuse approval for the Chinese bid from
Shanghai Pengxin to buy the 16 Crafar farms - and blocking it
may have broken the law.
John Key is lowering public expectations that the Government
can deliver on its promise to have its books back in surplus
A job surge associated with last year's Rugby World Cup may
have proved a false hope for unemployed New Zealanders, as
benefit numbers have crept up again this summer.
An American couple holidaying on the Coromandel Peninsula
froze in their seats as a man smashed the windows of their
van with a crowbar after an argument they had with him on a
It had been nearly 22 months to the day since Ross Taylor
last made a test century for New Zealand so the skipper was
understandably happy to have broken his drought in Napier
A man has been seriously injured after the car he was driving
hit two parked cars and a light pole in Auckland overnight.
All Black Sonny Bill Williams has been linked to a new girl -
the teenage daughter of former rugby and league international
Snow fell near Dunedin and other parts of the South Island
reached near freezing temperature last night as a midsummer
cold snap makes its way up the country, the website
You have just turned 24, won a Rugby World Cup, are young
enough to play in a couple more, and cemented a place in New
Zealand rugby history. How do you top that?
New Zealand has dropped out of the top 10 countries for media
freedom after a year in which police searched newsrooms over
the now-infamous "teapot tapes''.
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