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Burning down the house

A man has admitted setting fire to a house he was building with his ex-partner, dousing it in kerosene and watching it burn as he drank wine on the lawn.

Mayor: Parking fines 'exorbitant'

The Dunedin City Council is to review parking arrangements at Forsyth Barr Stadium, after Wilson Parking's $65 fines were slammed as ''exorbitant and unreasonable'.

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String of North Island car crashes

A pedestrian has died near Tauranga, one man was found dead in his car near Palmerston North and four people were injured in a head-on collision in south Waikato.

Green light for quarry apartments

A new special housing area for up to 90 apartments is approved - but the tenants will potentially have to tolerate years of a quarry being filled up at their back door…

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Business

Reserve Bank opens door to cutting rate

The Reserve Bank has explicitly acknowledged its next interest rate move could be either up or down, thereby giving the financial markets a green light to price in a…

World

Politics

The Insider: Too much dry

While many businesspeople are cheering on National's plan for wide-ranging Resource Management Act reform, others are urging caution.

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Travel

Tokyo: Some like it hot

In the midst of one of the world's greatest metropolises, Sarah MacDonald goes on a quest for the ultimate urban sanctuary - Tokyo's natural hot spring.

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