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Note warns of 'low income' neighbours possibly moving in next door

Note warns of 'low income' neighbours possibly moving in next door

Residents of a New Zealand town were appalled to receive the note alerting them that Housing New Zealand had bought a property in their street.

  • by James Baker

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Hayley Wyatt suffered from the most painful condition on Earth
Healthcare

Hayley Wyatt suffered from the most painful condition on Earth

Hayley Wyatt's last words in this world were "mum, mum". She was sitting on the sofa, and calling out for help.

  • by Brad Flahive
Australian family rescued by canoe after driving campervan into NZ lake
New Zealand

Australian family rescued by canoe after driving campervan into NZ lake

The campervan accidentally drove through a barrier at a car park beside the lake and floated away with a man and his four children, aged three to 16, aboard.

  • by Piers Fuller
Police say man bites dog during chase
New Zealand

Police say man bites dog during chase

Usually police dogs do the biting, but in New Zealand the reverse occurred.

NZ signals cooperation with $2b surveillance plane deal
Defence

NZ signals cooperation with $2b surveillance plane deal

The decision to buy four of the planes follows Australia's commitment to buy 15 of the surveillance craft.

NZ transport minister fined for making phone call from plane
Aviation

NZ transport minister fined for making phone call from plane

The minister has apologised 'unreservedly' for the breach of aviation rules brought to light by an opposition MP.

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Four shot dead in another PNG prison break
Crime

Four shot dead in another PNG prison break

The breakout occurred at the same Papua New Guinea facility where 17 were killed fleeing last year.

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom loses US extradition appeal
New Zealand

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom loses US extradition appeal

The internet mogul was arrested in New Zealand in 2012 as a result of a US investigation into online piracy of music and films.

  • by Charlotte Graham-McLay
New mum Jacinda Ardern launches new families package from her couch
Jacinda Ardern

New mum Jacinda Ardern launches new families package from her couch

'This is my permanent state at the moment ... either breastfeeding or this,' the New Zealand Prime Minister laughed in the video.

Polio outbreak declared in Papua New Guinea
Health

Polio outbreak declared in Papua New Guinea

It is the country's first outbreak of polio in 18 years, government and UN officials have confirmed.

  • by Subel Bhandari
Jacinda Ardern reveals newborn daughter's name
Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern reveals newborn daughter's name

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern explained why she chose the name Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford.

  • by Megan Gorrey