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Nash: $99K in donations

New Labour MP Stuart Nash was bankrolled to the tune of $4000 a month by political backers for more than a year leading up to last year's general election.

E! host exits after race row

Kelly Osbourne is leaving the acerbic show Fashion Police, days after a racism row broke out over comments made by one of its hosts. Her departure follows a post-Oscars…

DIY lawyers derail trials

More people are choosing to represent themselves in court, possibly because of the digital self-help phenomenon, the secretary for justice says.

Taking keys not advised

Police are urging motorists not to take matters into their own hands, following the latest removal of car keys from drivers allegedly driving dangerously.

On-the-run couple arrested

A couple who were on the run after allegedly assaulting and threatening a woman with a knife and stealing a car have been arrested in Dunedin.


Chaos at party in Mosgiel

An out-of-control party of up to 200 youths ended in fights and disorder in a Dunedin park on Saturday night.


Court rules on Hubbard payout

The biggest investor in one of Allan Hubbard's shambolic businesses has come out on top after a High Court hearing over how much money he is entitled to.

Oz holiday boom as kiwi dollar surges

Travel across the Tasman is forecast to increase this year as the Australian dollar continues its recent trend towards parity with the New Zealand dollar, according…


Offsiders deflect leadership challenge

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull have steered clear of increasing speculation that their Prime Minister could face another…

Cool landings at ice airport

Winter on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee means ice fishing, hockey tournaments and, if the ice is strong enough, aeroplanes.

Life & Style

In today's Bite: Winning TV dinners

Find all your favourite bits from today's Bite magazine online. Follow the hyperlinks in Jo Elwin's editor's letter and lose yourself in bite.co.nz.



Ko grabs NZ Open crown

The five-hour trip had a few glitches for Lydia Ko before her journey past huge galleries to an 18th hole coronation at the NZ Open. The world women's golf No1 survived…


Has Oscar star's stolen gown been found?

A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los…




Cricket World Cup

Fine form spurs rush for tickets

The Black Caps' pulsating form in the Cricket World Cup is sparking a surge of ticket sales, and some seats are still available for New Zealand's next outing.

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