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Girl hit by car on crossing

Police say a 6-year-old girl hit by a car on Titirangi Rd this morning was on her way to the dairy and on a pedestrian crossing at the time.

Updated 21 min ago

Film's release canned after threats

Sony Pictures has cancelled the December 25 release date of The Interview, a parody film which angered North Korea and triggered chilling threats from hackers

Economy grows faster than expected

New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a good start to the dairy season and increased oil and gas activity stoked activity. Gross…

Obama mistaken for waiter at gala

The First Lady was mistaken for a shop assistant at Target, her husband, a waiter at a black tie gala. The Obamas have detailed their first-hand experience of racism…

National

'Foul' vandalism + a vanishing bus stop

'Devastating' vandalism in Taradale and a disappearing bus stop in Northland are just two of the stories making headlines around the regions today. Taradale Primary…

Business

Spark and Vodafone partner with Telstra

Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand's two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spend US$70 million building…

Publisher responds after SFO referral

A publishing company which had its taxpayer grant suspended believes it meets the criteria for the funding and says it will respond to any concerns. The Serious Fraud…

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Politics

Britomart: From dull to hip

Britomart has gone from decay to super cool, churning over $1.3 billion a year to the Auckland economy, says a book tracing the first 10 years of the redevelopment.

Life & Style

Blog: Get out of the fast lane

The number one gripe of Kiwi drivers pertains to slow cars in the outside lane, says Shelley Bridgeman. It's a phenomenon that drives (ha!) people crazy.

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