The $18m Hanover deal

Civil claim against directors and promoters of failed finance company settled just two weeks before court date.

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Obama's daughter lands summer job

Barack Obama's elder daughter Malia has found herself a summer job, working as an intern on the set of one of America's hottest and raunchiest television shows.



Allies' part in Srebrenica massacre

The fall of Srebrenica in Bosnia 20 years ago this week, prompting the worst massacre in Europe since the Third Reich, was a key element of the strategy pursued by the…

Stonie shocks competitive eating world

Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island.


China's richest lose $50b

The worst monthly slump in Chinese stocks in two years wiped away more than US$34 billion ($50.8 billion) in combined net worth of the richest people in June.


No evidence to back Mt Eden car ban

Epsom MP David Seymour says the authority which is planning to ban cars from the summit of Mt Eden has no evidence to support one of its central claims.

English denies 'recipe' for recession

Finance Minister Bill English has denied falling dairy prices pose a risk to New Zealand, saying the dairy industry is a smaller part of the economy than most people…

Life & Style



Greeks reject austerity demands

Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected austerity demands in return for rescue loans from the debt-wracked country's creditors in a referendum. The Greek government says…


Weather nearly ruins All Black's wedding

Winter rain came close to spoiling ex-All Black Nick Evan's wedding ceremony. The rugby player, who is based in London playing for the Harlequins, married his partner…


Kia ora: Martinborough

The Wairarapa town isn't just for wine lovers and weekending Wellingtonians, writes Elisabeth Easther.




Samoa match a test of family ties

Family ties have gone out the window for one Samoan-Kiwi family who will have split allegiances at this week's first All Black test in Apia.

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