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Key's 'underdog' claim

John Key's day got off to a tense start at Rotorua's Central Mall as his walkabout was hijacked by angry Mana protesters.

Jockey banned for seven years

Kiwi jockey David Walker was today disqualified from racing for seven years and fined $5000 after being found guilty of betting on a horse he was riding against.

Meet the man who sold his soul

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a man who sold his soul on Trade Me and a Hastings woman who was offered an 'unsafe' state house.


Long-term Watercare boss steps down

Long-serving Watercare chief executive Mark Ford is stepping down today for health reasons. Board chairman David Clark said in a statement it was a sad day for the…


Belgrave receivers win $8.6m payout

The receivers of a failed finance company have won an $8.6 million judgment against a former director of the company and a terminally ill property developer but the…

John Drinnan: Power shift at Maori TV

Scrapping the roles of senior Maori TV executives Julian Wilcox and Carol Hirschfeld is linked to a makeover of the channel, to provide more te reo content.

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Is this the best way to relax?

Nicky Park lay in a pod with a shallow filling of salty warm water, naked, floating like a cork, for 60 minutes. It's totally dark, totally silent and totally relaxing…

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Great Scotland-England sport encounters

While we wait for the votes to be counted in the Scottish independence referendum, we look at great Scottish victories over England - and great English wins over Scotland…

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