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The big clean-up

People around Christchurch are being advised to watch out for potholes, debris and surface water following yesterday's extreme weather.

The 50 coolest Kiwis ever

America has Elvis and Marilyn. Britain has Kate and baby George. Australia has... mainly people they stole from us. So who are the coolest New Zealanders of this and…

Uni cheats: hundreds punished

Students buying assignments, forging signatures, and using phones in exams were among more than 540 cases of cheating dealt with by universities last year.

Marshall ditches fern logo

Former All Black Justin Marshall has backed down on using a silver fern in the logo of his new business venture after "discussions" with the New Zealand Rugby Union.


Powerful show of character

Jessica Lange is so far more comical than disturbing. Witches are as terrifying as carrots. Only one screen incarnation was truly freaky but you didn't even get to…

Oravida affair rocks MP's confidence

The reluctance of her fellow National MPs to come to her aid no doubt in part reflects their annoyance that she was so silly, so unwise, writes John Armstrong.



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Backtrack on Epsom boundary

Snobbery and a false rumour that a boundary change would take some homes out of the Auckland Grammar zone and affect property values are believed to be factors in the…




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It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's…

Fired exec gets $58m for 15 months work

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months…


Collins: I do recall ambassador talks

Justice Minister Judith Collins has recovered her memory after telling Parliament she could not recall whether she had briefed New Zealand's ambassador to Beijing about…

James Griffin: Tax-free children

Okay, as a change from being the guy who sits back and lobs grenades of cynicism at the easy targets, here's an actual idea for an election year policy that will be…



NRL: Relieved Henry chuffed to be back

As Ben Henry lay on the ground, with the medicos assessing his injured knee, the lectures he listened to when in the under-20s about the average length of an NRL career…

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Canes blow away Blues

Winning on the road continues to be a problem for the Blues following a 39-20 defeat to the Hurricanes in Wellington tonight.

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