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Macdonald denied parole

Macdonald denied parole

Ewen Macdonald's estranged wife says she is not surprised by today's Parole Board decision which will keep her husband behind bars for at least another 11 months.

Kennel worker sacked after bagging job on radio

A Feilding kennel worker was sacked after her boss found out she had bagged her job on talkback radio.

What do Kiwi kids want for Christmas?

What do Kiwi kids want for Christmas?

It's the last week Kiwi kids can write to Santa and New Zealand Post is fielding thousands of weird and wonderful letters.

Top Gear keen on NZ's motoring mutts (+video)

Top Gear keen on NZ's motoring mutts (+video)

New Zealand's world famous driving dogs could be set to star in the popular motoring show Top Gear.

'Solid' start for shopping channel

As the first set of viewer ratings are released for The Shopping Channel, the company says it is more focused on how many people are buying than watching.

Refugee sentenced to jail over drugs charges

A Vietnamese refugee caught running a million-dollar indoor cannabis operation, in which he stole $26,000 worth of electricity to heat and light the rental houses where he was growing the drug has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Bain compo report 'contained errors'

Bain compo report 'contained errors'

A report by a senior Canadian judge on David Bain's claim for compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment contained assumptions based on incorrect facts and a misunderstanding of New Zealand law, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

Military report into soldier's death not disclosed

A military report on the cause of death of a Northland soldier who died in hospital following an undisclosed non-combat incident in Afghanistan eight months ago will not be made public.

Smoking rate continues to plummet

Smoking rate continues to plummet

About 70,000 fewer adults smoke tobacco daily now than three years ago, the latest official survey has found.

Kiwi Kronic 'king' facing drug charges in Australia

Kiwi Kronic 'king' facing drug charges in Australia

New Zealand's "king" of legal cannabis faces trafficking charges in Australia after allegedly being found with a "commercial quantity" of drugs.

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