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Fifa officials stonewall media

Fifa officials refused to answer any questions about the latest bribery and corruption scandal at a press conference to mark the U20 world cup's official opening today…



Third anniversary of Doha mall fire

Knowing those responsible for the deaths of their triplets have not served their prison sentences makes the anniversary of the mall fire even harder for their family…


ANZ's rate swap breach

ANZ breached the Fair Trading Act for misleadingly representing interest rate swaps to some customers.

Fonterra cuts payout forecast

Fonterra's cut its payout forecast by 10c to $4.40 a kilo of milk solids and says it expects to pay out $5.25 a kilo for next season.


Green MP rejects metrosexual criticism

Green Party leadership hopeful James Shaw has rejected criticism from his main rival that he is a metrosexual, non-driving MP who would be out of place on a farm.

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Steve Deane: Fifa parks the bus

If there has been a less joyous official opening press conference for a major(ish) global sporting event than this afternoon's Fifa U20 World Cup fiasco at Sky City's…


Four-week ban for head-butt

England hooker Dylan Hartley has been banned for four weeks for head-butting an opponent, ruling him out of contention for…

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