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Navy tenant commands top digs

A naval officer approved an $80k renovation for a cliff-top $3.15m heritage villa owned by the taxpayer - then moved in once the work was completed.

The Kiwi acting coach in hot demand

At 53, Miranda Harcourt is more in demand than ever, appearing in two television series and working as a sought-after international acting coach. She talks to Suzanne…

Te Reo Maori


The life and times of Johnny Enzed

Johnny Enzed is a composite WWI soldier created by historian Glyn Harper, who has used the device to explore soldiers' lives as they served King and country.


Shame game

The hunter has become the hunted. The predator is now the quarry. Cecil the lion, a once-mighty symbol of the natural world, has been slain, and now it is his killer…

Debris 'very likely' to be from MH370

Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said yesterday they were increasingly confident that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated…

Cop pleads not guilty to murder

A white United States police officer who shot a black motorist after stopping him over a missing licence plate pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of murder and…



Life & Style



Book review: Zero Zero Zero

Saviano made his name with Gomorrah, documenting the reach of the Neapolitan Camorra. It reaped awards, death threats and permanent police protection, an accolade shared…




Michael Clarke: I've become a passenger

Michael Clarke concedes he has become a passenger for Australia, but the captain is yet to contemplate Test retirement. Clarke capped a miserable three days at Edgbaston…


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