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CERA delays review again

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority has delayed a review of land zoning decisions on the Port Hills above Christchurch for a second time.

Kiwis think the world's getting worse - survey

New Zealanders are three times as likely to think the world is getting worse than that it's getting better, a new survey has found.

'Embarrassed' businessman hid drug habit

'Embarrassed' businessman hid drug habit

A former Whangarei businessman on trial for drug dealing said he hid his methamphetamine addiction from his family and friends out of embarrassment.

Hunt on for bogus Nth Island cops

Hunt on for bogus Nth Island cops

The hunt is on for four police impostors who have been stopping cars in Northland and questioning motorists about the amount of cash they are carrying.

Cycling: Kiwi claims silver at world champs

New Zealander Simon van Velthooven has claimed a silver medal in the kilo time trial at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Belarus this morning.

Residents flee Wellington scrub fire

Residents flee Wellington scrub fire

A large scrub fire in a Wellington suburb which threatened up to 30 houses and forced the evacuation of up to 70 residents was under control this morning.

Man killed in Nth Island crash

A 51-year-old man killed when his ute crashed into a tree north of Turangi last night was not wearing a seatbelt, police say.

Rugby: Hammett names powerful Hurricanes side

Rugby: Hammett names powerful Hurricanes side

Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has named a forward pack laced with experience for his side's season-opening Super Rugby game against the Blues at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday night.

Whalers ram protest ships - Sea Shepherd

Crews aboard an anti-whaling protest ship in the Southern Ocean have escaped injury but are struggling to mend "significant damage'' to their vessel after it was rammed by Japanese whalers.

Parole for baby-killer

A woman serving a life sentence for killing a 17-month-old girl and poisoning another child has been granted parole.

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