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Nepal: USAR stood down

A New Zealand search and rescue team that was due to leave for earthquake-devastated Nepal last night has been stood down.

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Family of four escape house fire

Four people, including a young child, escaped without injury after a blazing house fire in South Waikato early today that completely destroyed their home.

Dotcom's Banks statement 'fantasy'

Kim Dotcom's new statement in the John Banks case is a "fantasy and a nonsense", according to the former politician's QC at a hearing before the Court of Appeal today…



Orion Health posts 7pc revenue hike

Orion Health Group, the healthcare management software developer, posted a 7 per cent increase in annual operating revenue as growth in the Asia Pacific, Europe and…

Cash rate tipped to hold, for now

The Reserve Bank is expected to keep its official cash rate unchanged at 3.5 per cent on Thursday but in the accompanying statement to shift the guidance needle slightly…


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