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How to win an auction

Auctions are a daunting prospect, even for seasoned professionals, and most potential purchasers believe the process comes down to who has the deepest pockets.

Ponsonby history up for sale

A 105-year-old Ponsonby landmark linked to an infamous murder is for sale - one of several high profile historic buildings to hit the market.

Govt greenhouse gas cutback slammed

The Government has set what is says is an achievable, fair target for cutting atmosphere-warming emissions, but critics say the new target is "100 per cent pure spin"…



Cheating probe takes deadly turn

Nobody knows exactly when or why the witnesses and small-time crooks caught up in one of India's biggest-ever corruption scandals began dying under mysterious circumstances…


Emissions cuts deeper: Groser

The Government will take a highly conditional pledge to cut New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to 11 per cent…

Oz central bank keeps rate at record low

The Reserve Bank of Australia kept its cash rate unchanged at a record low 2 per cent for a second month, saying accommodative monetary policy is needed in an economy…


'I'm not a perfect man'

Colin Craig has sent a personal letter to Conservative Party members to apologise about his behaviour.

Life & Style



Women rockers sell tickets, too

When Florence and the Machine were elevated last week to the top of the bill at the Glastonbury festival, a pressing concern in the music industry seemed to have been…



Have we underestimated ISIS?

We see ISIS as thuggish martyrdom-seeking zealots, but brutal and disgusting though they be, its actions as a fighting force belie any belief they are oafish bandits…




Gregor Paul: Samoa need to front

There's been a parade, literally hundreds of tonnes of flesh pressed, school visits and endless talk about what it all means but, as kickoff looms, the question of whether…

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