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Big dry - nation at risk

Rain forecast for this week is unlikely to offset a soil-parching big dry that has put much of the country at serious fire risk and begun to hurt farmers in hot-spot…

National

Laptops, tablets add to cost burden

Nearly four in five Auckland secondary schools now ask or permit students to bring a device such as a laptop or tablet - potentially adding hundreds of dollars to back-to-school…

Business

NZX looks at conflict after buy

Sharemarket operator NZX is reviewing its governance structures to ensure conflicts of interest - or the perception they exist - do not arise from growth in the company's…

World

Politics

Has Key met his match?

A poll has revealed 55% of voters think Little is potentially a better match for PM John Key than his Labour Party leader predecessors.

Life & Style

Video

Entertainment

Travel

Botswana: Plains of passage

John Coomber meets Africa's most majestic animals in their own environment and is lucky to see elephants following an ancient waterhole trail.

Opinion

Sport

Kim Sears - Team Murray's one winner

Kim Sears brought her A-game to Melbourne Park on Sunday night. Unfortunately the same couldn't quite be said of her fiance Andy Murray, who became the first man in…

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