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Call for Waitangi burka ban

A Ngapuhi hapu leader wants the burka banned from this year's Waitangi Day celebrations - something that's angered both Maori and Muslim communities.

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Eleanor Catton throws the book at NZ

Author Eleanor Catton has criticised NZ as a country led by "neo-liberal, profit-obsessed, shallow, very money-hungry politicians who don't care about culture".



Kiwi rises on Fed concerns

The New Zealand dollar rose after weaker US data raised concerns the Federal Reserve may push out plans to raise interest rates this year. The kiwi advanced to 74.45…

Liquidators to make $23m bitcoin claim

The liquidators of a New Zealand bitcoin trading platform will soon be able to make a claim for $23 million worth of the digital currency that was being held with a…



Isis fight decision still weeks away

Prime Minister John Key says any final decision on New Zealand's contribution to fighting Isis (Islamic State) in Iraq is still weeks away and he downplayed any risk…

John Key's plan to boost housing

In his first major speech of the year, John Key is expected to outline what his government will do with the supply of social housing stock.

Life & Style






Future bright for US-bound teenager

As the Breakers warmed down after a long, physical training session at their Mairangi Bay gym yesterday, the team's 16-year-old prodigy, Tai Wynyard, was out on the…

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