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The fugitive and me

The Wanganui man charged with helping convicted murderer and child molester Phillip Smith get a false passport met him in prison seven years ago.

A review of the movie you can't see

Few people will get to see 'The Interview' - the film canned yesterday by Sony after a hack attack linked to North Korea. But Jake Coyleap did. So what's his verdict?…



Putin blames West for ruble collapse

Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble…



Hager gets hearing

Investigative journalist Nicky Hager's application for a judicial review into the police search of his Wellington home following the release of his Dirty Politics book…

Council wins back accreditation

Christchurch City Council has won back its accreditation as a building consent authority almost 18 months after it was stripped for holding up the earthquake-hit region's…

Life & Style



Lightbox signs major studio deal

The battle of video-on-demand is stepping up as Spark's Lightbox announces a new studio deal with one of the world's biggest content providers.




New French connection for Dan Carter

He has signed what's understood to be the richest contract in rugby, but Dan Carter says his decision to join Paris club Racing Metro 92 wasn't all about money.

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