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Explosive start for honoured scientist

Peter Schwerdtfeger's love of chemistry first caused the evacuation of his family's apartment block. Last night, it won him New Zealand's highest science honour.

Allen's exit opens up ministry job

The State Services Commission is about to embark on a search for one of the most prestigious jobs in the public service - head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and…

Ferguson cops' latest video shock

Video footage appears to shows police firing tear gas and rubber bullets into crowd carrying unconscious woman crying: "She's having a heart attack! She needs help!"


Adams: I have no bias on Bain case

Justice Minister Amy Adams says she is "one of the few people in New Zealand" who does not have a personal view on David Bain's guilt or innocence, and she will bring…


Orion's value tops $1 billion

Orion Health has made an impressive sharemarket debut, but analysts say the software developer has a big job ahead in pulling…

Foreign trusts in IRD sights

The Inland Revenue Department is taking aim at the use of New Zealand trusts by foreigners to shield their income and assets from tax in their own countries following…

Home loans hit $4.9b

New residential mortgage lending hit $4.9 billion last month, its highest level since last March and a 7.2 per cent increase on October last year, according to the Reserve…

Inside Money: KiwiSaver condemned

The only problem with this technically-excellent, thoroughly-executed, thankfully-brief statistical analysis of KiwiSaver is its uselessness.



Editorial: Lack of judgment

Judith Collins talked of being "let down" after being cleared of allegations that she was involved in a smear campaign against Adam Feeley, the former chief executive…

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Rugby: All Blacks sweep nominations

After a strong season in which they retained their No 1 world ranking, the All Blacks unsurprisingly dominate the 2014 Steinlager Rugby Awards nominations.


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