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24 September 2017 4:43 AM NZ dollar in for volatility with govt still unclear

The New Zealand dollar is set for more volatility in coming weeks after the election left New Zealand's major parties with no majority to govern, forcing them to enter negotiations with the nationalist New Zealand First Party. The National Party secured the largest number of votes in Saturday's election but two of its possible allies lost seats in parliament

24 September 2017 1:41 AM Donald Trump warns North Korea; says ‘they won’t be around much longer’

North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho yesterday attacked Trump at the UN General Assembly, deriding him as a "mentally deranged" leader whose threats had increased the chances of military confrontation. US President Donald Trump has warned North Korea, saying if the country’s foreign minister was echoing thoughts of his supreme leader Kim Jong-Un 1

24 September 2017 1:41 AM Trump tweets threats against North Korea after UN speech

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Saturday North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and leader Kim Jong Un “won't be around much longer” if Ri echoed the thoughts of “Little Rocket Man", an apparent reference to Kim. Ri told the United Nations General Assembly earlier on Saturday that targeting the U.S. mainland with its rockets was inevitable

23 September 2017 11:07 PM New Zealand election: Winston Peters 'kingmaker' in hung parliament as nation awaits result

The votes have been counted and New Zealanders have had their say, but the dust is far from settled as the nation eagerly awaits news on who will form government, Josh Bavas writes. The votes have been counted and New Zealanders have had their say, but the dust is far from settled as the nation eagerly awaits news on who will form government

23 September 2017 10:09 PM Trump insults make rocket attack 'inevitable': N Korea

Pyongyang's FM makes remarks in response to US President Donald Trump calling Pyongyang's leader 'rocket man'. North Korea has warned that US President Donald Trump's bellicose remarks against the Asian country and its leader will make the US mainland an "inevitable" target for rocket strikes. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Hong remarks on Saturday

23 September 2017 9:53 PM Ardern confident in Labour-NZ First-Greens govt

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she is confident a Labour, NZ First, Greens government could provide stable government despite having just a one-seat majority. Ms Ardern said she was due to speak to Green co-leader James Shaw on Sunday afternoon but it was clear that NZ First leader Winston Peters wanted some time before any conversations were held. She denied 6

23 September 2017 6:43 PM North Korea: Mystery quake 'not nuclear test'

A shallow magnitude 3.4 tremor has been detected near North Korea's nuclear test site, but experts believe it was a natural earthquake. South Korea said the specific soundwaves of man-made quakes were not recorded, while China said the tremor's features were of a natural quake. North Korea - which has recently carried out a series of nuclear tests - has so far made no comments

23 September 2017 6:43 PM North Korean Minister Says Trump Is the One on a Suicide Mission

North Korea’s foreign minister unleashed a torrent of criticism at the United Nations General Assembly in response to President Donald Trump’s speech at the same venue, saying Pyongyang is ready for a preemptive nuclear attack if needed. Ri Yong Ho’s comments came hours after U.S. Air Force bombers flew over international waters east of North Korea

23 September 2017 5:29 PM Coffey wins Waiariki; Flavell and Maori Party out

Labour's Coffey is the new Waiariki MP with incumbent Te Ururoa Flavell out of Parliament - along with the Maori Party. A tearful Flavell, his party's co-leader, has just given a concession speech at Waiteti Marae thanking his supporters. The crowd at Hinemihi Marae, where Coffey and the Labour Party supporters are gathered, fell silent as they watched

23 September 2017 4:02 PM Decision now lies with Peters

National and Labour had been almost neck and neck in opinion polls, with charismatic 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern almost single-handedly dragging Labour back into the race after taking over the party's leadership in August. National took 46% of the vote, the Electoral Commission said, while support for Labour was 35.8%. A final tally including overseas 1