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Brought back from dead

A North Shore policeman who suffered a massive heart attack while driving a patrol car and smashed into a wall was resuscitated by colleagues who worked on him for almost…

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Key hits back at spy-law claim

John Key has struck directly at a specific detail in the spying claims, saying new laws passed last year had nothing to do with the alleged mass surveillance project…

Big jump in house sales tipped

House sellers and estate agents will breathe a sigh of relief after Saturday's election, which is expected to end a property market lull caused by hesitant buyers sitting…

Charity fights for Red Nose name

An "extraordinary" campaign by a doctor with controversial views on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome forced a New Zealand children's charity to put Red Nose Day on hold…


Grandmother beat man unconscious

An Auckland grandmother who beat a 77-year-old man unconscious before setting him on fire will spend at least the next 15 years in prison.

Election 2014

$10m focus on engineers

The National Party wants to double the number of people studying engineering at university in a bid to get more graduates into jobs in the high-tech sector.


We're still hurting after big recall

Danone Nutricia, one of the infant formula companies caught in the Fonterra whey protein contamination scare, says it is still feeling the effects of the incident one…

Henry case cost $530,000

New Zealand's financial regulator spent $400,000 more investigating and chasing Brian Henry for market manipulation than it got back from him in penalties.

Decision on bank swaps next month

The Commerce Commission expects to finally reveal next month whether it will file court action against three banks involved in its interest rate swaps probe.


Life & Style

Five foods to always avoid

Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping trolley.

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