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Waterview's weak concrete

NZ's biggest listed company has revealed how one of its businesses made faulty and weak concrete and sent it out to many building sites, including the Waterview project…

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Tooth puller claims there was consent

The man who tore women's teeth out with pliers while he was having sex with them believed there was consent and thought he was helping them, a court has heard.

Sick-note doctor waits to hear fate

A doctor convicted of 37 charges of forging sick notes is waiting to hear what penalty will be handed down from the Health Practitioner's Disciplinary Tribunal. Daniel…

Snowden GCSB docs not 'fabricated'

The "fabrication" claim has been part of the Prime Minister's standard response to revelations of activities carried out by New Zealand's electronic eavesdropping agency…

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End to zero-hour contracts at Parliament

The Parliamentary Service has announced its contractor has agreed to review the employment agreements of nine staff who work within Parliament and are on zero-hour contracts…




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Japan: Snowblind in Niseko

If perfect ski snow is your passion this is the Japanese destination for you, but don't count on admiring the scenery, writes David Lewis.



Mayweather takes his $100m and runs

The cheque was for $US100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr couldn't help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done.


Rugby: Carter comfortable at 12

If Dan Carter wants to be playing more at first five for the Crusaders, he's not showing it. The All Blacks first five's final Super Rugby season has seen him largely…

Loss of key players leaves big holes

The Blues will likely be without loose forward Jerome Kaino and utility back Charles Piutau for the rest of the season, so let's look at how damaging their absences…

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