How NZ spies on Pacific friends

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Teina quietly celebrates

On his first day as "Mr Pora", the 39-year-old formerly known as "Teina Pora convicted murderer and rapist" popped out for a morning run.

Bullet-riddled ute for parts

A New Zealand car auction company has "accidentally" listed a ute with bullet holes and blood stains from a Rotorua shooting on its website.

Maths: Huge learning gap

Students are not being taught enough "space and shape" mathematics and the "huge" learning gap is hurting achievement, the Ministry of Education says.

In-home care irks ECE sector

A home-based childcare company that uses Education Ministry funding to entice people to work for it took seven weeks before it started paying a new home-based educator…

Crisis persists despite building rise

Building activity has reached its strongest growth rate in almost 15 years and is up sharply in the latest quarter, but critics say it is still not helping relieve Auckland's…

Pike travels to beat of same drum

When Tony Pike began training, one of his greatest incentives to succeed was memories of his parents, Vicky and Wayne Pike, winning the 1981 Auckland Cup with Drum.

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Rising costs hit bionics firm

Rex Bionics say higher costs to commercialise its robotic exoskeletons have widened its full-year loss to £3.56 million ($7.24 million) from £480,000 a year earlier.

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Kordia Group, the broadcasting and telecommunications network operator, returned to a profit in the first half on an improved performance at its Australian business.

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