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Conviction overturned

Former Act leader John Banks has greeted the "great news" of having his conviction for electoral fraud overturned and a new trial ordered by the Court of Appeal.

The tragic blow that killed Hughes

Doctors who treated Phillip Hughes after he was struck in the neck by a cricket ball have described the condition he died from as "incredibly rare" and "very freakish"…

Phillip Smith's departing insult

Watch: Convicted murderer and child abuser Phillip Smith grins at a camera while pulling a peace sign, followed quickly by his middle finger, as he is escorted onto…




Nicolas Sarkozy on track for comeback

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy seems set to clear the first obstacle in a once-improbable bid to return to France's highest office this weekend when he secures the…


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NZ mobile industry tracking well - NZIER

New Zealand's mobile phone sector is performing well on an international basis, with competitive pricing and good mobile coverage, according to a report released this…


All Blacks trio on China mission

A trio of All Blacks have been on a three-pronged mission to China this week. The players, Aaron Cruden, TJ Perenara and Patrick Tuipulotu, have been in Beijing for…

Rugby: All Blacks sweep nominations

After a strong season in which they retained their No 1 world ranking, the All Blacks unsurprisingly dominate the 2014 Steinlager Rugby Awards nominations.


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