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Chopper squadron 'treated orders like guidelines'

A military tribunal has been told an Air Force helicopter squadron treated standard orders like guidelines that gave good "generic guidance" rather than absolute orders to obey before a fatal crash three years ago.

Power outage knocks out Eftpos

A power outage has shutdown some Eftpos terminals in Auckland this morning.

Dotcom will seek compensation

Dotcom will seek compensation

Kim Dotcom will be seeking compensation through a fresh court action against the Government Communications Security Bureau after it illegally spied on the internet tycoon.

Severe weather watch as rain bears down

Severe weather watch as rain bears down

A severe weather watch is in place for the top of the North Island with a heavy rain system from the north Tasman Sea reaching land this morning.

Mighty River offer opens

Mighty River offer opens

Brokers and analysts are predicting a strong take-up of Mighty River Power shares as the offer opens to the public today.

Changes loom for judges

Changes loom for judges

Judges are facing the biggest overhaul of accountability in decades, with the Cabinet considering legal changes that would compel the judiciary to publish annual reports, bring transparency to judicial appointments and attempt to stem criticism washing up against the bench.

Rise in NZers' blood pressure 'alarming'

Rise in NZers' blood pressure 'alarming'

The average blood pressure of New Zealanders in middle life appears to have increased, an "alarming" finding that could contribute to a predicted rise in the heart attack death rate after a 40-year-long reduction.

Basketball: Jubilant coach hails Breakers legacy

Basketball: Jubilant coach hails Breakers legacy

The party has continued on home soil for the New Zealand Breakers after their historic third consecutive championship win.

Rugby: Blues starting to show substance

Rugby: Blues starting to show substance

The tough part for the Blues is still in the distance, nine games on the trot including a trip to South Africa.

Farms offer workers higher wages and lower costs

Farms offer workers higher wages and lower costs

The average farming wage is higher than for the country as a whole and living costs in rural areas are lower - yet many farms are struggling to find good workers, Federated Farmers says.

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