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Brownlee offers to resign

Minister of Transport Gerry Brownlee has offered to resign as minister after breaking aviation rules by bypassing airport security in Christchurch today.

Fall in reading standards

The number of young school children achieving or bettering the national standard in reading has fallen or flat-lined in half of the country's regions.

Updated 18 min ago

Cunliffe may boycott leaders' debate

Labour leader David Cunliffe is refusing to rule out withdrawing from TVNZ's election debate if it insists on having presenter Mike Hosking as the moderator

Dollar dives after rate hike

The Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has raised the official cash rate as expected - leading the kiwi dollar to instantly take a tumble.

Cops' rape case failure

Police failed to properly investigate information that implicated serial rapist Malcolm Rewa to a historic sex attack on a woman in 1987, the IPCA has found.

Updated 2 min ago

Train crash driver smoked drugs

A train driver who had smoked cannabis in the days before a crash at Lower Hutt last year no longer works for KiwiRail, the company says.



Xero shares rise on US listing talk

Software company Xero will get to a position this financial year where it can make a listing on a US stock exchange "when the timing is deemed right".



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