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What will you watch?

The arrival of global entertainment giant Net­flix in New Zealand next month is sparking an unprecedented battle for TV eyeballs.

Bank mortgage war brewing

Banks are tipped to drop interest rates to new lows as competition to attract house hunters and homeowners escalates into an all-out mortgage war.

Live updates: Auckland Nines

Herald league writers David Skipwith and Kris Shannon will bring you live updates of all the atmosphere and match action from the Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

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Isis claims beheading

An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

Impaled man's close call

A man is making a remarkable recovery after undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments from his brain - but only a centimetre or so could have made the injury much…

Has Key met his match?

A poll has revealed 55% of voters think Little is potentially a better match for PM John Key than his Labour Party leader predecessors.

Islamic KiwiSaver ready to go

New Zealand's first Islamic KiwiSaver fund has been launched with a promise not to invest in alcohol, Western entertainment or pornography. The Amanah KiwiSaver Plan…

National

Business

The housing market in 2015

Buy or sell? Fix or float? Financial and property experts make their predictions and give advice on surviving in the sizzling…

Oil slips below US$44 briefly

Oil prices closed higher after a volatile session that saw the New York price drop below US$44 a barrel for the first time since March 2009.

NZ dollar slumps to 4-year low

The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 2.1 per cent weekly decline against the US dollar, having hit a four-year low after the Reserve Bank on Thursday removed its bias…

World

Politics

Catton funding money well spent

If Eleanor Catton was a politician she might be in some difficulty today. For it turns out that while she vented her feelings about New Zealand's "very shallow, very…

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Nines: Warriors on a knife edge

The Warriors don't like to do things the easy way. With a star-studded team full of flair and a huge home crowd behind them, the cards were in their favour on day one…

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