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Drought drives dairy prices up

Drought drives dairy prices up

Worsening New Zealand drought conditions helped drive international dairy product prices up by 10.4 per cent at the latest global dairy trade auction, putting upward pressure on Fonterra's dairy payout forecasts for 2013/14 and beyond.

Hockey: Black Sticks beaten by Malaysia

The New Zealand men's hockey side went down 3-2 to Malaysia last night in the second of two tests between the sides as they both prepare for the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament starting on Saturday.

Police prosecutor pleads guilty to drug charges

Police prosecutor pleads guilty to drug charges

Confidential intelligence was leaked by a police prosecutor to people accused of running the country's largest ecstasy ring, a court has been told.

100,000 register for Mighty River shares

Some 100,000 New Zealanders have so far pre-registered for the Mighty River Power share offer, Minister of State Owned Enterprises Tony Ryall says.

Softball: Black Sox pitcher overcomes pain barrier in win

The Shannon twins, Heinie and Patrick, are used to battling through adversity. Last year, Heinie fought off a severe, agonising injury around his pitching elbow to keep leading the way for Auckland and his club team, with catcher Patrick driving him on.

Driver swigging beer 'not breaking law'

Driver swigging beer 'not breaking law'

A couple who reported a man driving with an open bottle of beer in Nelson were dumbfounded to be told by police he wasn't breaking the law.

Droughts to be declared in Hawkes Bay and Waikato

Droughts will be declared in Hawkes Bay and Waikato today, a week after drought was declared in Northland.

Mighty River interest 'good sign' - Key

Mighty River interest 'good sign' - Key

Prime Minister John Key says the rush on pre-registration for Mighty River Power shares is a reflection of the interest in the float but he will not speculate on whether there is a danger it will be over-subscribed.

Man dead on roadside for five days

Man dead on roadside for five days

A man who died suddenly in his car on the side of a busy Auckland road went unnoticed by thousands of people for five days.

Fiji torture video 'alarming and concerning'

Fiji torture video 'alarming and concerning'

Prime Minister John Key says a video of Fijian men apparently being beaten is "alarming and concerning" and it will be raised with the Fiji government.

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