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Three charged with murder

Three people have been charged with the murder of Hutt Valley man whose body was found near his Toyota Corolla in thick bush off Paekakariki Hill Road.

Rena grounding: Failures revealed

NZ's maritime authority is investigating how shipping around our coasts can be made safer, as a high-level report into the grounding of the Rena reveals a catalogue…

Auckland City FC: What we learned

Auckland City's march through the Fifa Club World Cup has come to an end, losing 2-1 to San Lorenzo this morning. What have we learned from the team's fairy tale run?…

Thief brings shame on his family

A judge told a Whangarei man who offered reparation to overseas tourists he stole from to walk the talk and show the court the money before he was sentenced.

Fisherman's lucky escape

A fisherman who was swept 200m out to sea after he slipped and his waders filled up with water, had a lucky escape, says a man who helped get him on to dry land.



Economy grows faster than expected

New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a good start to the dairy season and increased oil and gas activity stoked activity. Gross…

Dan Carter rings in sharemarket debut

He might have kicked a few balls on the rugby field, but ringing the bell at a sharemarket listing ceremony was a first for Dan Carter today. The All Black first-five…

Spark and Vodafone partner with Telstra

Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand's two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spend US$70 million building…



Hager gets hearing

Investigative journalist Nicky Hager's application for a judicial review into the police search of his Wellington home following…

Council wins back accreditation

Christchurch City Council has won back its accreditation as a building consent authority almost 18 months after it was stripped for holding up the earthquake-hit region's…

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High-level Rena report released

The findings of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission's investigation into the catastrophic grounding of the MV Rena, released today, detailed a list of concerns…


Hollywood stars slam Interview axing

Director Judd Apatow, actor Rob Lowe and other Hollywood identities are outraged Sony has bowed to pressure from hackers and pulled The Interview from cinemas.




Auckland City FC go down fighting

The dream is over - but what a way to go out. Auckland City's march through the FIFA Club World Cup ended with a 2-1 loss to San Lorenzo this morning.

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