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Father of two kicked out of Gloriavale for disloyalty

He's been accused of speaking to people outside the religious sect.

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Regions suffering under foreign-owned banks - Shane Jones

He's defending a decision to lend $10m to a West Coast milk company.

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West Coast gets major taxpayer cash injection

$140 million is being invested from the Government's Provincial Growth Fund.

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Govt announces special funding to fight kauri dieback

But experts fear it could be too late, with hundreds of tracks already closed due to the disease.

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Monk slates Bridges for calling Pike River apology 'unnecessary'

"There's a lot of people in National that are going to have egg on their face."

Watch: Four people were killed in motorcycle crashes on Saturday.

Woman who died in Pike River motorcycle race named

Police are seeking witnesses.

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Firefighters battle West Coast explosion

Over 30 have been called to the blaze, which at one point approached a petrol station.

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One person killed after West Coast crash

Three other people managed to get out safely.

Duncan Garner revealed new details on The AM Show.

New details emerge about Pike River re-entry plan

"The families may get answers, but they also may not."

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Weather: Clean-up begins after intense flooding on the West Coast

Schools and roads have been closed.

Flooding has closed State Highway 6 between Franz Josef and Harihari on Thursday.

Students stranded, roads cut off as deluge drenches South Island

Students in Westland might be forced to hunker down at a motel overnight.

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Spring storm: Campervan swamped by rising flood waters

"The water's now up to the door handles, she's going pretty well."

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Severe weather to blast South Island

Heavy rain and wind warnings are in place.

Arnott Heights.

Six people assaulted, two arrested in Greymouth

Police were called to Arnott Heights in Greymouth at about 3:30am on Sunday.


Gloriavale man critically injured

Emergency services were called to the community just after 5pm on Tuesday.

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Maureen Pugh backs Bridges despite 'useless' criticism

The MP was thrust into the spotlight today after a mention in a secret recording.

More details on the planned re-entry to the Pike River Mine were revealed in September.

Police liken Pike River recovery to Mt Erebus tragedy

"For every problem we've come up against, there is a solution."

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'He's still my Dad': Gloriavale assault victim on father's abuse

Connie Ready is now tackling the culture of child discipline at the religious sect.

Watch: Daughter Connie Ready speaks out about her father's abuse.

Revealed: The assault case Gloriavale tried to hide

Clem Ready disciplined his daughters using his open hand and a range of objects.

The insider says the decline in hoki has been evident for seven years.

NZ's biggest hoki fishery a 'barren wasteland' - insider

He says the decline has been evident for seven years.