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Conviction overturned

Former Act leader John Banks has won his Court of Appeal bid for a retrial on charges of filing a false electoral return.

Phillip Smith's departing insult

Watch: Convicted murderer and child abuser Phillip Smith grins at a camera while pulling a peace sign, followed quickly by his middle finger, as he is escorted onto…

'He was one of the best'

Former New Zealand coach and captain John Wright pays tribute to Phillip Hughes, a player he helped coach briefly eight years ago.

The tragic blow that killed Hughes

Doctors who treated Phillip Hughes after he was struck in the neck by a cricket ball have described the condition he died from as "incredibly rare" and "very freakish"…

National

NZ@Noon: Rescue tinged with sadness

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a boatie recalls the moment his fishing trip turned into a rescue mission and tiny Toby's birthday wish. The…

Business

Deloitte Top 200 winners announced

Simon Challies of retirement village operator Ryman Healthcare has been named executive of the year and Air New Zealand company of the year at the Deloitte Top 200 Awards…

World

Sales of guns soar after Ferguson riots

Racially charged protests in Ferguson are fuelling an exponential increase in gun sales among mainly white customers at one of the premier shooting ranges in the United…

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Technology

NZ mobile industry tracking well - NZIER

New Zealand's mobile phone sector is performing well on an international basis, with competitive pricing and good mobile coverage, according to a report released this…

Rugby

All Blacks trio on China mission

A trio of All Blacks have been on a three-pronged mission to China this week. The players, Aaron Cruden, TJ Perenara and Patrick Tuipulotu, have been in Beijing for…

Rugby: All Blacks sweep nominations

After a strong season in which they retained their No 1 world ranking, the All Blacks unsurprisingly dominate the 2014 Steinlager Rugby Awards nominations.

Sport

Tears flow for Phillip Hughes

The cricketing world halted overnight to pay tribute to one of its own after the death of young Australian international batsman Phillip Hughes.

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