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Key distances himself from Telecom job cuts

Key distances himself from Telecom job cuts

Prime Minister John Key has denied that the Solid Energy crisis and Telecom job cuts are a black mark against the Government's handling of the economy.

Swarm of quakes rocks Wairoa

A swarm of earthquakes has rocked the Wairoa area, on the North Island's east coast, this afternoon.

Conman sentence to five years in jail

Conman sentence to five years in jail

A smooth-talking conman who stole about $1.4 million from his 20 mostly vulnerable victims has been handed a five-year prison sentence.

Explosion rocks Tauranga suburb

An explosion which rocked suburban Welcome Bay this afternoon was allegedly caused by a man using explosives to build a rocket.

Wanganui blaze triggers second fire

Wanganui blaze triggers second fire

A fire that started in dry grass and sawdust in a Wanganui yard was caused by embers from an earlier fire 200 metre away in a Castlecliff scrap metal yard.

Crowds mark Christchurch quake anniversary

Crowds mark Christchurch quake anniversary

The city that shook and crumbled at 12.51pm on February 22, 2011 came to a respectful standstill today as the 185 Canterbury earthquake victims were remembered.

Huntly miners fear for jobs

Huntly East miners are bracing themselves for more redundancies as the Government scrambles to fix the financial mess within Solid Energy, which one miner blamed on former boss Don Elder.

Cricket: Canterbury take care of Auckland

Canterbury have beaten Auckland on the third morning of their Plunket Shield cricket clash to consign the Aces to last place in the competition.

Accountant accused of stealing son's trust account money

A Tauranga accountant accused of siphoning $112,125 from her adult son's trust account has won an interim bid to keep her identity secret.

Man charged with Prasad murder named

One of the men charged with the fiery death of Shalvin Prasad can be named for the first time.

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