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Swney's $3m ticket

Tax cheat Alex Swney arranged for the council-funded Heart of the City to pay him nearly $300k annually - despite his role as CEO of the business lobby group being only…

Desperate renters queue for houses

Auckland's booming property market is running out of student accommodation. At one inner-city property this week, up to 150 desperate renters queued up at an open home…

Great whites set up in Kaipara

Eleven great white sharks have been spotted at a single site in the Kaipara Harbour - the largest concentration of the species yet seen in the upper North Island.

National

Business

Share dip 'iPhone 6 effect'

Orion Health has blamed disappointing third quarter revenue, which sent the software developer's shares tumbling to a record…

Number of tourists hit record 2.86m

The number of international visitors surged by 5 per cent to 2.86 million last year, putting the tourism industry on track to earn $41 billion a year in the next decade…

World

Rich, famous ... and on trial

Here's the cast: France's would-be president, with a craving for sex - lots of it, and of the unconventional kind. Shadowy…

Gay marriage goes to US Supreme Court

History may show the tipping point in the long struggle to make gay marriage legal throughout the United States came last November, when the US sixth circuit court of…

Politics

Life & Style

Video

Entertainment

Movie review: The Crucible

Great drama speaks to any day in which it is performed. The second-most famous play by the great Arthur Miller deals with the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, in…

Travel

Kia ora: Waihi

Community spirit, cool cafes and amazing walks add to the gold mining town's charm, finds Elisabeth Easther.

Opinion

Sport

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