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Zero-hours at Parliament

Nine staff are employed in the Parliamentary Precinct on zero-hour contracts, it has been revealed today.

China pushing pigs off a bridge

Tourism official comes up with novel way of entertaining visitors, by creating show featuring "flying" pigs. But not everyone is entertained. Warning: Photos may be…

Blessie trial in jeopardy?

The story about the Blessie Gotingco case, which ran in an overseas publication, contained several comments that could result in the trial being aborted.

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Isis claims link to shooting

Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities said.

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Bookies lose fortune on name

As Londoners remain jubilant over the arrival of royal baby Princess Charlotte, bookmakers are forced to hand over millions after losing baby naming bets.

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A Kiwi recommends ... Cairns

Each week, expat Kiwis tell us what they most love about living by Queensland's beaches. Today we hear from Mary Low of the Cairns Chinese Association.

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NZ's biggest housing project

Much fanfare accompanied the announcement of the Tamaki urban regeneration. But progress has not matched expectation and the Government has set about rectifying flaws…

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Why Kiwis will keep winning

Three reasons why the Kiwis will keep hammering the Kangaroos. 1) The Kiwis have a Dream Team running the show - Issac Luke, Thomas Leuluai, Shaun Johnson, Kieran Foran…

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Rugby: Carter comfortable at 12

If Dan Carter wants to be playing more at first five for the Crusaders, he's not showing it. The All Blacks first five's final Super Rugby season has seen him largely…

Loss of key players leaves big holes

The Blues will likely be without loose forward Jerome Kaino and utility back Charles Piutau for the rest of the season, so let's look at how damaging their absences…

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