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Kiwi link to Putin's banker

New Zealand trusts associated with a former Russian billionaire once known as "Putin's banker" are now subject to a worldwide freezing order by a London court.

China flaunts its military power

Tanks, missiles and troops in lock-step filed past Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square in a huge parade commemorating Japan's World War II defeat 70 years ago and underlining…

Guards remain at college

Security guards remained stationed outside Opotiki College yesterday while its principal remained silent on sexual allegations involving his students.

National

Kiwi big hit in baseball's Little League

Chayton Krauss is unlikely to ever forget the game-winning run he hit at the bottom of the sixth inning in last weekend's Little League World Series championship qualifier…

World

Katrina survivor reunited with airman

It was a heartening moment captured amid overwhelming bleakness: a 3-year-old Hurricane Katrina survivor wrapping her chubby little arms round the air force pararescue…

Top Gear bid hints at Apple's plans

Apple is hatching plans to create its own original television shows, even making an audacious bid to secure the former stars of Top Gear, it has emerged.

Business

Combining profit with a cause

Young New Zealander of the Year for 2015, Guy Ryan, is the driving force behind Festival for the Future, a youth-focused social entrepreneurship summit at AUT.

Air NZ to fight US case

Air New Zealand will defend a multi-billion-dollar class action in the United States alleging it colluded to fix prices on international air freight services after a…

Politics

Iwi drop legal action over housing land

Auckland iwi will have right of first refusal to develop houses on Crown land - and have secured an agreement that 40 per cent of construction will be social or affordable…

Life & Style

Bar review: Merchant Bar & Kitchen

First drinks were two randomly picked cocktail jars from the menu. The bartender gave us a number and instructed us to sit down because she had to "learn the recipes"…

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