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A uniformed Corrections employee says he was unlawfully detained for 45 minutes at an Avondale service station when staff refused to believe he had pre-paid for $30…

Big names in Franklin Rd fight

A rich lister, a high profile QC, a prominent media couple and an arts doyen are locking horns over the future of Franklin Rd, which attracts hordes of visitors to its…

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Some users paying for Ultra Fast Broadband may be getting the swift internet at less than half the promised speed, data from an independent testing company has revealed…

Alarm over cut on nutrition

Nutrition experts have warned a government cost-cutting team that patients could suffer malnutrition or even death under plans for cheaper hospital food.

Webster wins gold

''Absolute joy." That was Sam Webster's immediate thought crossing the line for his second Commonwealth Games gold in 24 hours today.

Bob Harvey's incredible life

From mooning a ratepayer to meeting his birth parents at middle age, former Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey has always lived a life less ordinary, as a new biography reveals…

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