21:12 Paceman Trent Boult's recovered from his back injury & is set to play the Test in Adelaide, with coach and captain to make final call Thursday.

21:12 An immediate total fire ban has been imposed across Marlborough for the next five days as crews battle a forest fire in a small valley north of the Wa

17:39 A police robot neutralised a suspicious package on Wellington's Lambton Quay. Several buildings were evacuated and cordons put in place.

17:35 A fire has closed Bealey Avenue in Christchurch. Emergency services are at the scene and traffic is being diverted down Sherborne Street.

17:25 A man has died in a workplace accident in south Auckland. Emergency services were called to Davies Logistics in Mangere just before 3pm.

Thu, 09 Aug 2012

Employment figures are out

Statistics New Zealand said today that unemployment in New Zealand has risen in the March quarter - Chief Economist at the ANZ Cameron Bagrie explained what it means. Bagrie said that this is a bit of statistical noise however the labour market has flatlined.9 August 2012

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