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Bio beats out Luminaries

A "stunning" biography of a Wellington art dealer has beaten Eleanor Catton's acclaimed novel The Luminaries to win the top New Zealand Post Book Award.

Poll shows big shake-up

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative Party has surged since the release of Dirty Politics , while both National and Labour have stumbled in the latest…

Seven ways to stop a tantrum

While toddler tantrums are to be expected, they can still be distressing for the child and the parent. Here are some ideas to curb the meltdown.

Ex-boyfriend named as likely killer

A year after Auckland couple Glenys Stanton and Trevor Waite were gunned down in bed together police have revealed the findings of the investigation into the murders…


Big payout for sacked council worker

A former Whangarei District Council employee sacked by her chief executive for signing the nomination form of a mayoral candidate has been awarded more than $37,000…

Election 2014

Migrants told voting crucial

You cannot consider New Zealand to be your adopted home if you don't vote, Chinese voters have been told. Four Chinese political candidates yesterday fronted a lunchtime…


Fonterra's $555m expansion deal

Fonterra said today it plans to take a 20 per cent stake in Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate and will spend $555 million on expanding its milk powder making…


Hiroshima landslide toll reaches 70

A week after huge landslides swamped the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the confirmed death toll from the tragedy hit 70 today, with 18 people still missing. Few hopes…

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Man United humiliated in League Cup

In just his third match in charge of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal oversaw one of the most humiliating losses in the club's illustrious history this morning.

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