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'Too fat' chef fights to stay

A chef deemed "too fat" for NZ has launched a fresh appeal to stay in the country, claiming that even the All Blacks would fail tough immigration obesity rules.

QV reveals speculator spike

An Auckland mortgage expert warns that speculators are driving up house prices, making it harder for first home buyers who are getting regularly outbid.

Google unveils new logo

Along with Google's corporate overhaul that will see the company renamed Alphabet, the internet behemoth is changing its logo.




Dollar helps lift terms of trade 1.3%

New Zealand's terms of trade unexpectedly rose in the second quarter as a slide of almost 10 per cent in the Kiwi dollar helped lift prices of exports such as dairy…


Phil Quin: Labour's pessimism ploy

Labour thrives when it approaches the future with gusto, not trepidation, writes Phil Quin. Merchants of doom might fill the airwaves, but they rarely win elections.

Life & Style



The spy who respected me

As the world's suavest spy, James Bond would appear to be an unlikely standard-bearer for feminism - until now.

Redford's walk on the wild side

If he could have chosen anyone to play him on the big screen, travel writer Bill Bryson would almost certainly have picked Robert Redford.





Rugby: Gatland fires shot at England

The first really explosive contest at the World Cup is more than three weeks away but Warren Gatland has already hit the detonator. The Welsh coach mocked England's…

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