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Dead woman found in Wellington Harbour

A woman's body has been found in a lagoon connected to Wellington Harbour. A police spokesperson says the body was found just before 11am in the lagoon on the city's waterfront. She says enquiries into the woman's death are underway. Rowers...... Read More

Government grants $7.5m for new Methven pool complex

A new pool complex in Methven will receive $7.5 million from the government's Provincial Growth Fund. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced the investment in the Mid Canterbury business this morning. Ōpuke Thermal Pools...... Read More

Tourism still growing but more slowly

New international visitor arrival statistics confirm the growth in New Zealand’s tourism economy is slowing after four years of exceptional growth, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. According to Stats NZ data released today, international arrivals...... Read More

Sanford shipments delayed at China ports

A New Zealand seafood exporter has struck problems in getting its produce into China, in what could be a sign of increasing tension. Sanford chief customer officer Andre Gargiulo said several of its fresh salmon shipments had faced delays in being...... Read More

M bovis: MPI still face a long hard road

Experts at the Ministry for Primary Industries are more confident they can eradicate Mycoplasma bovis now than they were in the middle of last year. And they are gratified at the comparatively small number of new infections they are finding. But they...... Read More

New aircraft to take flight

A new aircraft will be seen flying around New Zealand, with the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) putting into service four Hawker Pacific King Air 350 (KA350) aircraft it is leasing to replace the Beechcraft 200s. The KA350 mark a new era in training...... Read More

Vodafone, Vocus trial early broadband unbundling from Chorus

Internet providers Vodafone and Vocus have decided to take on telecommunciations network operator Chorus over contol of some of the ultra-fast broadband fibre network. They have taken control of some physical lines in the central Auckland suburb or...... Read More