Leading Headlines

National Party donors stay secret

An analysis of electoral finance declarations shows over 80% of donations to National candidates were channelled through party headquarters in a loophole described as…

Fake grass making a comeback

Fake grass, once considered a bit tacky, is making a kitschy comeback - popping up in backyards, apartment patios, commercial buildings, bars, schools and even inside…


New state houses - minus the view

If you want a state house with a view, forget it. Beautiful views are banned in a draft new Government policy. Double garages and decks are out, too.


Biopure plans fast growth in China

Like many infant formula exporters, the outlook darkened for Biopure Health after the Chinese Government introduced a raft of strict import requirements last year.


Blogger hacked to death

A prominent blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's…

Inside the mind of Jimmy Savile

The grotesque details in the latest Savile report confirm the star's pyschopathy, says the man who spent a decade getting to know him.

Life & Style

Recipe: Coconut lime cookie sandwiches

Coconut oil is perfect for baking as it gives a crisp flaky finish, just like butter. It's also just the answer for vegan or dairy-free desserts, adding a sweet, tropical…



Can foreign owners save our country?

If your stance on foreign ownership of prized New Zealand countryside is black or white, the case of Robert "Mutt" Lange reveals issues that are far from clear-cut.




Cricket World Cup

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