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Pedestrians seriously hurt

A 6-year-old West Auckland girl was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing today, while an elderly man has been run over after collapsing in a North Shore carpark.

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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…



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…



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.






Lightbox Sport joint venture kicks off

Kiwi sports fans can enjoy more premium sport content after a new joint venture partnership between online TV service Lightbox and Coliseum Sports Media was announced…

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