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22 September 2017 10:40 PM Pipeline repair: status update 10.00am

“Strong export and domestic demand underpinned growth this quarter,” national accounts senior manager Gary Dunnet said. “Demand for exports has resulted in strong production growth in manufacturing and service industries.” More>> Annual net migration was 72,100 in the August 2017 year... Migrant arrivals reached 132,200, a new annual record, and migrant 1

22 September 2017 1:30 PM UPDATE 1-Australia's Fairfax Media gets approval to vote on Domain separation

Sept 22 (Reuters) - Fairfax Media on Friday said it received approval by an Australian court to hold a shareholders meeting to vote on the separation and listing of its classified ads business for properties, Domain Holdings Australia Ltd. If the separation is approved in the Nov. 2 meeting, shareholders would receive one Domain share for every 10 Fairfax 1

22 September 2017 5:00 AM Kiwi fashion designer convicted of fraud

A high-flying Rotorua fashion designer who this month featured in British Vogue will have to repay nearly $12,000 after being convicted of benefit fraud. Glamour designer Kharl WiRepa (25) appeared in Rotorua District Court today after previously pleading guilty to 14 charges of benefit fraud, totalling $11,844.16. The charges relate to a period between 6

21 September 2017 7:12 PM Man sets himself on fire at New Zealand parliament

Wellington - A man who set himself on fire outside New Zealand's parliament days ahead of a general election has died of his injuries, police said on Friday. The man turned himself into a human torch outside the Wellington building known as the Beehive on Thursday afternoon, with police saying he later died after being taken to hospital in a critical 4

21 September 2017 7:12 PM Man dies after setting himself on fire at New Zealand parliament

A man who set himself on fire outside New Zealand’s parliament days ahead of a general election has died of his injuries, police said Friday. The man turned himself into a human torch outside the Wellington building known as the Beehive on Thursday afternoon, with police saying he later died after being taken to hospital in a critical condition 1

21 September 2017 11:28 AM Arrests made in relation to burglary in Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay Police have arrested two people in relation to a burglary in the Whakati Industrial Park over the weekend. On Sunday two offenders broke into one of the premises and stole a large amount of property, including over 300kgs of scrap metal and 600 bottles of water and other beverages. Police conducted enquiries and yesterday executed a search

21 September 2017 8:03 AM Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand’s parliament

A man who set himself on fire outside New Zealand’s parliament was in a critical condition Thursday, police said, just two days before the country’s general election. Fire and ambulance officers rushed to the man, who journalists at the Wellington building said was a lone protester. Radio New Zealand said witnesses reported seeing the man holding a placard

20 September 2017 4:50 AM Fujitsu fined over efficiency claims

Heat pump supplier Fujitsu has received a landmark fine over claims that its heat pumps were the most efficient in New Zealand. On Wednesday, Fujitsu General New Zealand Limited was fined 310 thousand dollars after pleading guilty to seven charges under the Fair Trading Act for making unsubstantiated or misleading claims from June 2014 to October 2016. Fujitsu 6

20 September 2017 2:16 AM Man convicted for shooting kea

A man has been sentenced to community service for shooting and killing a kea. Robert Derek Aberson, of Takaka Hill, was given 200 hours' community service in the Nelson District Court on Wednesday, after pleading guilty to a charge of unlawfully hunting or killing protected wildlife. The Department of Conservation prosecuted Aberson after he admitted 2

20 September 2017 1:54 AM Nelson man sentenced for shooting kea

The Department of Conservation welcomed the conviction today of a Nelson man for shooting at kea, killing one. Robert Derek Aberson of Canaan Road, Takaka Hill, was sentenced to 200 hours’ community service today in the Nelson District Court on a charge of unlawfully hunting or killing absolutely protected wildlife, namely kea, in breach of the Wildlife 3