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Rates cash eyed for SkyCity

SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison yesterday also confirmed his company wants a taxpayer-funded top-up and was willing to walk away from the deal if it doesn't get…

Kathmandu shares plunge 21%

Kathmandu's shares have slipped to a near two-year low as the outdoor retailer blames low consumer confidence for a subdued start to Christmas trading in its Australian…

Hobbit returns for holiday rescue

While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell.

New York gunman had jail history

Police investigating the "assassination" of two patrolmen are poring over the history and records of Ismaaiyl Brinsley - the 28-year-old man at ease with the use of…

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Business

Mighty River signs Lake Taupo water deal

Mighty River Power and the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board have signed a deal over water in Lake Taupo, the terms of which the electricity generator says are confidential…

Delay halves Rex Bionics' share price

Rex Bionics, the New Zealand company listed on the London Stock Exchange's growth-oriented AIM market, almost halved in value last week as commercial sales take longer…

World

Trio lucky to survive ordeal

A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital yesterday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness.

Politics

Cloud over National MP's future

The three-year political career of National Northland MP Mike Sabin is in the balance after a report that he is under investigation by police over an assault complaint…

Poor water blights beaches

A world-class surfing spot and one of Northland's most picturesque strands of coastline are among more than 40 swimming beaches hit with a "caution" label for water…

Sony says Obama kept in the loop

US President Barack Obama has become embroiled in a dispute with the makers of the comedy The Interview over how much the White House knew about North Korea's threats…

Life & Style

Winner lines up for fashion race

She took home the crown last year, and Sian Roosenbrand will be back to compete in this year's premium fashion event on the racing calendar.

Video

Video

UK Christmas ad a viral hit

The John Lewis Christmas advert is a UK tradition, and the 2014 version is called #MontyThePenguin. It has clocked up over 16 million views in a couple of weeks. The…

Entertainment

Latest Disney hero a modern Marvel

Disney's new superhero is different. He's fat. He's also gentle. And, if you have a medical ailment, with just a quick scan he'll detect it - and prescribe you treatment…

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