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The 50 coolest Kiwis ever

America has Elvis and Marilyn. Britain has Kate and baby George. Australia has... mainly people they stole from us. So who are the coolest New Zealanders of this and…

Uni cheats: hundreds punished

Students buying assignments, forging signatures, and using phones in exams were among more than 540 cases of cheating dealt with by universities last year.

Marshall ditches fern logo

Former All Black Justin Marshall has backed down on using a silver fern in the logo of his new business venture after "discussions" with the New Zealand Rugby Union.

Backtrack on Epsom boundary

Snobbery and a false rumour that a boundary change would take some homes out of the Auckland Grammar zone and affect property values are believed to be factors in the…


Oravida affair rocks MP's confidence

The reluctance of her fellow National MPs to come to her aid no doubt in part reflects their annoyance that she was so silly, so unwise, writes John Armstrong.



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'Mindset change' cuts benefit roll

A single parents' group says "a complete change of mindset" has helped reduce the number of people on the sole parent benefit to the lowest level in more than 20 years…




Fired exec gets $58m for 15 months work

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months…

Apple Watch: Help!

Once upon a time, every Apple product shipped with a big manual (well, some were bigger than others). Even software - I remember the first time I got the pro audio software…

Tech Universe: Thursday 17 April

LET THE INK RUN: An inkjet printer generally makes a print head run back and forth across a piece of paper fed through by rollers. The whole machine is usually fairly…


Collins: I do recall ambassador talks

Justice Minister Judith Collins has recovered her memory after telling Parliament she could not recall whether she had briefed New Zealand's ambassador to Beijing about…

James Griffin: Tax-free children

Okay, as a change from being the guy who sits back and lobs grenades of cynicism at the easy targets, here's an actual idea for an election year policy that will be…


Rugby: Curious case of Benjamin Marshall

When the Blues look back on their Benji Marshall experiment, regardless of how it turns out, they might want to take note of the lessons learned, because there will…


Racing: Aussies bound to ignore NZ filly

You shouldn't stick your hand in a pit bull's mouth and you shouldn't back a New Zealand sprinter to beat the Australians. The first of those clearly makes sense and…

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