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Showery long weekend

Cyclone Ita may have blown out of steam but the long weekend is set to stay wet or showery for large parts of the country until tomorrow.

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Huge slip closes mine

A massive slip at the open pit of the Macraes Gold Mine in Otago cut off access to underground workers, mining company Oceana Gold says.

Nigella allowed into NZ

Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson has been given a waiver to work in NZ next month, required because she was barred from the US after admitting cocaine use.

Couple's success secret

It was the most fleeting of moments, but it said everything about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's relationship and the reason their tour Downunder has been such…

Opinion

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Business

NZ milk push in the Middle East

Alan Fitzsimmons still gets a buzz out of opening up new markets for Fonterra after more than two decades selling New Zealand dairy products to the world.

World

$4k for tacos?

What was supposed to be a cheap bite at a Mexican-style fast food restaurant turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers.

Technology

Meet Honda's latest humanoid

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It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's…

Fired exec gets $58m for 15 months work

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months…

Politics

Bonus blow to minister

State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is not happy about a cash bonus for unionised parliamentary staff, but can do nothing about it.

Backtrack on Epsom boundary

Snobbery and a false rumour that a boundary change would take some homes out of the Auckland Grammar zone and affect property values are believed to be factors in the…

Rugby

'Harden up' fringe players

All Black coach Steve Hansen has accused players who give up their All Black dream to play for other countries of lacking…

Rugby: Bundee jump is causing ire

When he was coach of Wales, Graham Henry caused outrage across the valleys when he proposed importing South African schoolboys as a genuine development strategy for…

Sport

Weepu fires salvo at squad

Recovering Blues halfback Piri Weepu has warned his underperforming teammates they need to work out whether they want to be at the franchise or not.

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