15:39 John Key has announced an ambitious conservation target this afternoon - setting up Predator Free NZ to make NZ predator-free by 2050.

15:21 Immigration NZ's adding more security to check travellers coming in and out of the country. Their details will now be run through Interpol.

15:19 Napier City Council is warning residents to be on high alert for a pair of pitbulls roaming the suburb of Bluff Hill.

15:18 Child Youth and Family is apologising over its involvement with two Nelson children who have been living in cesspit-like conditions.

14:48 Economic development agency Infometrics predicts house prices could drop over 10% in the next three years as more houses are built.

Wed, 22 Aug 2012

Housing New Zealand rent cheats

More than 300 state housing tenants were evicted in the past year for lying about their circumstances, including one couple who turned over nearly $400k from their state house - Housing Minister Phil Heatley explains. Mr Heatley said that the Ministry has beefed up the investigation unit and they are getting more sophisticated and the acid is really starting to be put on. 22 August 2012

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