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Designer glasses pinched

Police are hunting designer-loving thieves who have smashed their way into two OPSM eye wear stores and pinched more than $60,000 worth of top end glasses.

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More delays after crash on motorway

There will be delays tonight for motorists using Auckland's North Western motorway as work begins to repair damage caused by a serious crash this morning.

Winds tear up landscape

Parts of the West Coast landscape has been drastically altered, with whole forests flattened and the main tramping tracks rendered impassable by last week's huge storm…

Turei: Jones 'won't be missed'

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has shot back at departing Labour MP Shane Jones, saying his personal attacks show he does not have control over his emotions.

Anzac Day

12 Questions: George Ward

George Ward was a tank gunner in Italy in WWII. The Anzac veteran, who still lives in the house he built in Henderson after the war, raised three daughters alone after…

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Tech Universe: Thursday 24 April

A QUICK HIGH: If you find the lift to the 4th floor slow just think about how lifts work in skyscrapers. In Guangzhou, southern China, is a skyscraper due to be completed…

Kiwi firm strikes Telstra deal

NZ cyber-security firm Mako Networks says a deal it has struck with Australia's biggest telecommunications provider is potentially worth tens of millions of dollars…

Russia's Zuckerberg flees country

The founder of Russia's leading social media network has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of Vladimir Putin circle the company.

Politics

Davis says he's suited for the job

Kelvin Davis has bought a new suit and quit his job for a return to Parliament following the resignation of Shane Jones, but says people needn't expect him to take over…

PM egged in Napier

A rock and a ball were thrown at PM John Key's limousine in the Napier suburb of Maraenui yesterday. Police arrested a 22-year-old Napier man following the incident…

Rugby

Rugby: Dear John...

My admiration for John Kirwan remains. His rise from butcher boy to All Black demigod was the stuff of legend as were…

Failed Benji experiment could cost $2m

Benji Marshall's rugby union experiment is likely to cost him $2 million, with the player set to return to Australia as soon as tomorrow to finalise a budget conscious…

100 Greatest All Blacks: Jerome Kaino

There may be more to come in the test rugby career of Jerome Kaino but his rise to distinction was crowned by his try-saving tackle in the 2011 World Cup semifinal. Muscular…

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League: The amicable quickie divorce

Benji Marshall saved his best performance for the Blues until the end. There were smiles and laughter yesterday at Eden Park in what became a eulogy for his failed rugby…

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