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Chinese dairy giant to invest in NZ plants

dairy farming

A major Chinese dairy company has announced plans to invest a further $400 million in New Zealand dairy projects along as-well-as research work with Lincoln University.

All Blacks win 34-16 against Wales

All Blacks' Richie McCaw with the trophy for winning the match. All Blacks vs Wales. 2014.

Three late tries have helped the All Blacks to a thrilling 34-16 win over Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, New Zealand celebrating Richie McCaw's 100th test as captain in style.

Smith has extra money says lawyer

File image of Phillip John Smith in custody in NZ

The lawyer for the convicted murderer, Phillip John Smith, says he understands his client has more money available to him than the $10,200 he declared when he fled New Zealand. (VIDEO)

Big demand for 'Do Not Knock' stickers

Door knocking

Consumer New Zealand says there has been huge demand for its 'Do Not Knock' stickers with almost 100,000 already handed out.

Two dead after Christchurch crash

Police car

Two people are dead after a car crashed into a tree in Christchurch early this morning, police said it is believed the driver lost control while speeding past another car.

Charge over New Zealander's murder

Campbell Paterson

A 32-year-old man charged with murdering a New Zealander and dismembering his body in North Queensland is due back in court on 17 December.

West Coast hunter airlifted to hospital


A hunter on the West Coast has been airlifted to hospital after he accidentally fired into rocks which shattered, injuring his face and upper body, this morning.

Norman's warning over Chinese trade

Russel Norman

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman warns New Zealand should not compromise its principles on human rights for trade with its biggest export market China.

Central Japan jolted by 6.8 quake

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has jolted central Japan, trapping at least twenty people when their homes collapsed in the village of Hakuba.

Women fare poorly in Solomons poll

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The Commonwealth Observer Group monitoring the Solomon Islands election says significant impediments remain to women successfully standing for election in the country.

Retallick named player of the year

All Blacks

The All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has been named the World Rugby Player of the Year by an independent panel, the fourth player from New Zealand to win the prestigious...

WITT students could be reimbursed

Western Institute of Technology

A Taranaki polytechnic wants to talk to every student who enrolled in its failed Maori performing arts course so it can work out how to help them.

Multimillion-dollar deals with China

Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan as they arrived at Auckland International Airport.

Millions of dollars of deals in dairying, telecommunications and food research have been announced during the Chinese President Xi Jingping's visit to New Zealand.

Record prices paid for dairy farms

farm gate - sale sign

The slump in farm gate milk prices has not taken the wind out of the market for dairy farms, if the latest farm sales figures are anything to go by.