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Power deal keeps smelter alive

A revised contract between Meridian Energy and the owners of the Tiwai Pt aluminium smelter extends the smelter's operating life for at least another year from 2017.

Te Reo Maori

It's cool to korero


St Peter's College are making it "cool" to korero with boys learning some of today's most common teenage expressions in Te reo Maori.



'It was like seeing an army of ghosts'

It was a warm summer's morning and 5-year-old Yukiko Nakabushi was the first to arrive at nursery school. She waited for her friends to arrive. Except they never came…

'Jewish terrorism' targeted

Israeli leaders proposed harsh new measures to curb "Jewish terrorism" after a wave of extremist violence left Israeli and Palestinian children dead in knife and arson…


Trilogy tips rise in revenue

Trilogy International, the skincare products and scented candle maker, said first-half revenue is likely to exceed $23 million, a year-on-year increase of more than…


Peters defends view on Lotu-Iiga

Winston Peters has defended embattled Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, saying he is partly qualified for the job because he is Samoan.

Life & Style



Twelve Questions: Bianca Zander

Bianca Zander is a lecturer in creative writing at AUT and recently published her second novel, The Predictions. She talks about leaving her journalism career to write…


Auckland from the air

A chopper flight gives photographer Mark Meredith an inspiring new perspective of the City of Sails.



Bowling depth Black Caps' Achilles heel

New Zealand's defeat to Zimbabwe was "not a train wreck". Then again, on the back of a week-long camp in Potchefstroom, it wasn't flash either. David Leggat reports.


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