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Call to release inquiry reports

Public servant who says he was ordered to bury bad news wants the Government to release the reports it is relying on to claim it was cleared of the allegations.

'Och aye, it's the noo!'

Former CNN host Piers Morgan and Harry Potter author JK Rowling among the first to voice their delight and disappointment at Scotland's No vote.

Elderly victim suffers heart attack

The daughter of an 86-year-old woman robbed by a trio of brazen thieves targeting the elderly at supermarkets has begged them to stop and think about what they are doing…


Long-term Watercare boss steps down

Long-serving Watercare chief executive Mark Ford is stepping down today for health reasons. Board chairman David Clark said in a statement it was a sad day for the…


Belgrave receivers win $8.6m payout

The receivers of a failed finance company have won an $8.6 million judgment against a former director of the company and a terminally ill property developer but the…

John Drinnan: Power shift at Maori TV

Scrapping the roles of senior Maori TV executives Julian Wilcox and Carol Hirschfeld is linked to a makeover of the channel, to provide more te reo content.


Stolen Jag back, 46 years on

At age 82, Ivan Schneider had given up on finding his luxury Jaguar stolen 46 years ago, until it was recovered on a cargo ship destined for Holland on Thursday.

Life & Style

How to talk like a pirate

Believe it or not, International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) has been in existence for 19 years. On 19 September 1995, John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers…

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Rugby: World's largest scrum

More than 1000 rugby fans have taken part in the world's largest scrum last to mark the start of ticket sales for Rugby World Cup 2015 - including some top international…


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