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Road toll holds at three

Police hope to keep this year's Easter road toll at three as they crack down on speeding, distracted and alcohol-fuelled drivers as holiday makers head home.

Turia hits out at Labour

Retiring Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has hit out Labour, saying it doesn't deserve the Maori vote, but MP Shane Jones says her comments are 'cheap shots'.

Huge slip closes mine

A massive slip at the open pit of the Macraes Gold Mine in Otago cut off access to underground workers, mining company Oceana Gold says.

Hot water starts flowing again

Auckland residents who went without hot water for four days can finally take warm showers again, but some remain upset at how the issue has been handled.

Nigella allowed into NZ

Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson has been given a waiver to work in NZ next month, required because she was barred from the US after admitting cocaine use.

Couple's success secret

It was the most fleeting of moments, but it said everything about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's relationship and the reason their tour Downunder has been such…

Opinion

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Business

NZ milk push in the Middle East

Alan Fitzsimmons still gets a buzz out of opening up new markets for Fonterra after more than two decades selling New Zealand dairy products to the world.

World

Technology

Meet Honda's latest humanoid

 Video

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's…

Fired exec gets $58m for 15 months work

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months…

Politics

Bonus blow to minister

State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is not happy about a cash bonus for unionised parliamentary staff, but can do nothing about it.

MP to the rescue

Wild weather couldn't dampen the spirit of Kiwi kindness over Easter weekend.

Rugby

'Harden up' fringe players

All Black coach Steve Hansen has accused players who give up their All Black dream to play for other countries of lacking…

Rugby: Bundee jump is causing ire

When he was coach of Wales, Graham Henry caused outrage across the valleys when he proposed importing South African schoolboys as a genuine development strategy for…

Sport

NRL: Raiders steal win over Storm

The rugby league gods have delivered the Melbourne Storm a dose of karma with a last-gasp 24-22 loss to the Raiders a week after an officiating blunder gifted them a…

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