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Hero mum's brain surgery

A teenager who attacked and badly injured a good Samaritan who intervened as he tried to snatch a bag off another woman may not have acted alone.


Deals with National on the fast track

The Maori Party expects to have a confidence and supply deal to put to its party members next week, co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell said last night after talks with the…


John Key tops tourism's wishlist

Tourist industry leaders have a short wishlist for the next John Key Government and topping it is having the Prime Minister continue in the tourism portfolio.

Execs suspended over inflated profit

Tesco, the world's second-largest supermarket chain after Walmart, has suspended four executives and begun an inquiry after admitting its half-year profit was overstated…

Fonterra deal boosts Beingmate

Shares in Chinese baby-milk maker Beingmate Baby & Child have rallied sharply since Fonterra entered an alliance with the firm, which includes the Kiwi dairy giant buying…

Election 2014

Labour's absolute mayhem

An extraordinary morning in the Labour Party's wing of Parliament Buildings and John Armstrong says there are only two words to describe it - absolute mayhem.



Ebola numbers could hit 21,000

New estimates from the World Health Organisation warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up.

Life & Style

Uncovering animal smuggling

Stories about lizards hidden in underpants and monkeys strapped to midriffs may cause some amusement, but is a much more serious issue.

Your Money


SpaceX breaks ground on new spaceport

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence…



NRL: Webster joins the Warriors

Former Wests Tigers NYC coach Andrew Webster was yesterday named as the second new assistant coach to Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden.

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