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Housing developer in liquidation

A house investment company that failed to build nearly $10 million worth of new homes for dozens of investors has finally succumbed to creditors' pressure and entered…

Give flag vote a chance

Former All Black great Sir Brian Lochore has urged New Zealanders to be open-minded about the flag, saying it was the first time in New Zealand's history they were able…

National

Brown's rates rise hits 9.5%

Auckland households are facing a steep rates rise of about 9.5 per cent to pay for Mayor Len Brown's latest budget plan.

Business

Farmers in 'better shape' for low payout

ANZ New Zealand boss David Hisco says the country's biggest bank is working closely with rural customers as falling dairy prices begin to bite, but farmers are better…

Building flags $650m to $690m earnings

The Canterbury rebuild's imminent conclusion and business sales will push New Zealand's biggest listed business to make operating earnings of between $650 million to…

Chinese bank on recruitment drive

China Construction Bank New Zealand is on a recruiting drive as it pushes for a slice of the growing market facilitating trade between this country and the world's second-biggest…

World

Life & Style

A star is born - mostly in January

If your own international rugby dreams have been thwarted but you want your son to one day pull on the All Black jersey, plan ahead and try for a January baby.

Video

Video

Toddler hit on busy Auckland road

A grandmother and her two-year-old grandson have been struck by a car after he ran out onto an Auckland road this morning. Police said the incident happened at 11.30am…

Entertainment

Swift's cute chat with Sheeran

Our social media scout Cam Mansel gives you the run down of things you might have missed in the weird and wonderful world of celebrity social media.

Travel

Opinion

Sport

Luatua urges Blues to win

Steven Luatua will replace Jerome Kaino as skipper of the Blues and has challenged his team to finish their final five games of the season undefeated.

Rugby

Rugby: Carter comfortable at 12

If Dan Carter wants to be playing more at first five for the Crusaders, he's not showing it. The All Blacks first five's final Super Rugby season has seen him largely…

Loss of key players leaves big holes

The Blues will likely be without loose forward Jerome Kaino and utility back Charles Piutau for the rest of the season, so let's look at how damaging their absences…

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