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Windfall for schools

Principals say it's "party time" in many Auckland schools because the city's housing shortage has bumped about half the region's schools down the decile ratings - winning…

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…

Error exposes carparkers' details

Auckland Transport is working with the Privacy Commissioner after "human error" resulted in hundreds of council carpark holders being emailed the private details of…

Vermin add to estate's woes

First, it was the flying fox and a kids' park full of sand, now a burgeoning population of rabbits and mice is causing problems at Auckland housing development Stonefields…

Orion's value tops $1b

Orion Health has made an impressive sharemarket debut, but analysts say the software developer has a big job ahead in pulling off its ambitious growth targets.

New builds beat targets

A plan aimed at tackling Auckland's housing supply shortage has surpassed expectations in its first year, the Government and Auckland Mayor Len Brown say.

Sideswipe: Choose me, I'm single

Great yarn from the letters to the editor in the UK Times newspaper: Anita Menzies was reminded of an event in the late 70s, "when an infant fell into a neighbour's…


Rants & Raves: Remove the flying fox

Rant As someone who lived on the border of a lovely eastern suburb reserve where the council installed a flying fox, "within their guidelines", I say to those affected…


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…

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…

Compliance cost big for small firms

Tax compliance costs have increased for New Zealand small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the sector shoulders a disproportionately higher compliance burden…

Office space provider eyes Aussie

Ryan Wilson Office space provider Generator is aiming to raise $2 million from private investors this month as the Auckland company looks to expand into Australia and…


Killers on agencies' radars

Michael Adebowale made no attempt to hide his rage or his thirst for revenge in his online conversation with a jihadi leader in Yemen.


Life & Style

Anemia could be good for you

Anemia can be a crippling condition, but a growing pile of clinical evidence shows that low iron stores and mild anemia may be beneficial in some cases.

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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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