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Classmates pay tribute

Classmates of the woman thought to be the victim of the stabbing at an international school in central Auckland yesterday have paid tribute online.

National denies misleading voters

National has denied it misled voters before last year's election, when it vowed not to introduce any new taxes, by announcing two new taxes in this week's Budget.

Cold and wet weekend ahead

Keep the raincoats, scarves and umbrellas at the ready as heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to lash the top of the North Island this weekend.

Budget 2015

Police examine protest footage

Police are going through video footage of protesters at Auckland's Convention Centre after peaceful chanting turned aggressive.

Budget draws battle lines for election

The Budget was a rock of certainty and continuity in a sea of almost surreal politics played out most visibly and vividly by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the…


Generation debt can benefit from advice

A student loan is a loaded financial gun. Only just out of short pants, thousands of teenagers Pass Go by turning 18 and stepping straight into generation debt, Diana…



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Getting back to Basie basics

Although the great jazz composer and band leader Count Basie died in April 1984, his band plays on. The Count Basie Orchestra, an 18-piece recording and touring ensemble…




League: Rapira signs with Huddersfield

New Zealand Warriors prop Sam Rapira will be joining the Huddersfield Giants on a two-year deal from 2016. The Giants announced the signing this afternoon, with Rapira…


Rugby: Blues could trip up Canes

It should be a walk in Eden Park. The Blues barely have enough troops to pick a match-day 23; they are down on loose forwards, experienced players and direction from…

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