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Sallies brace for needy Christmas

Salvation Army volunteers are bracing themselves for a bumper Christmas - of assistance to families facing a struggle to keep afloat through the season of goodwill.

Bank lends $327m to green firms

In an effort to lower carbon emissions in New Zealand, Westpac has publicly revealed the amount of lending committed to fossil fuel and environmentally friendly companies…



Bad Santa steals helicopter

Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a helicopter.




Next year Auckland will elect a new mayor, council and local boards. What should be written into their job descriptions?


Nearly a year into its tenure on the United Nations Security Council, including as President of the Security Council in July, it is timely to consider what impact New…

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Opinion: Don't sweat the small stuff

There is a tremendous quote attributed to the late, great author and poet Maya Angelou, which declares "I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way…


Cricket: Oz clinch three-wicket victory

Australia clinched a three-wicket victory tonight, and with it the three-match series 2-0 against New Zealand in the historic first pink ball test at Adelaide Oval.


Tributes flow for Jonah Lomu

The Governor-General has paid a moving tribute to Jonah Lomu, telling thousands of mourners "we will not see the likes of him again".

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