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Another win for John Key: The HisTORY boy

Election's moment of truth

Forget dirty politics, high-profile scalps and accusations of lies and spies - John Key swept all aside last night to win…

Leading Headlines

Leeches save thumb after accident

A girl whose thumb was left dangling from her hand after a freak washing machine accident has a crack surgical team - and leeches - to thank for saving the digit.

Helping those who slip through net

A former first-class cricketer dressed in an old suit and tie and armed with a note knocked on the office doors of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association in Mt…

MKR beats reno rivals

TVNZ's My Kitchen Rules New Zealand is giving The Block a roasting in the battle for locally produced reality TV supremacy.

Election 2014

National

FMA fields more gripes

Complaints to the nation's financial watchdog have increased as companies offer get-rich-quick schemes to prospective property investors.

Business

Bach owners offer daily discount

The owners of a bach in the fishing village of Kaiaua in Franklin reckon they have the right bait for prospective buyers - dropping their price by $100 a day.

Towering vision for Auckland cityscape

A block of Auckland CBD land with plans for the construction of what would be the city's tallest skyscraper is for sale. www.bayleys.co.nz/4109885 Purchase of the…

World

Fiji election complaints

Fiji authorities have rejected claims of a corrupt election as the Fiji First Party of coup leader Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama closed in on a landslide victory.

Life & Style

Video

Design & build: Episode four

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share their proud moments and pitfalls every week. Read more here .

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Technology

Rugby

Trumpeting the quiet achiever

A couple of things became clear about Ben Smith last week. The first is that he's probably the most natural and best-equipped footballer New Zealand has produced in…

Sport

Cricket: Kane's champion knock

If you're married to test cricket, Kane Williamson's unbeaten century against the Cape Cobras in the Champions League was enough to generate adulterous Twenty20 thoughts…

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