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Auckland's flu surge

An Auckland hospital has started putting off elective surgery after it was swamped with acutely unwell patients causing a shortage of beds.

Scammers use te reo Maori ploy

Scammers are renewing an old con by using te reo Maori in bogus emails, but tech and language experts say they're so bad it's unlikely anyone could fall for them.

National

Delay in police stats didn't matter

Police Minister Anne Tolley says it would not have made any difference if she had been told about problems with police statistics by her colleague Judith Collins.

Business

CBD feels the squeeze

Auckland's CBD has cranes on its horizon again, but not enough to resolve a critical office-space squeeze

Politics

Minister's Dotcom claims 'defy belief'

The minister who oversaw the granting of Kim Dotcom's residency is stretching credibility over explanations as to how the internet tycoon got into NZ, says Labour.

World

Nazi war crimes suspect granted bail

An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who was jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalised. Johann "Hans" Breyer can…

Life & Style

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Rugby

Rugby: Crusaders sharper for semi

Losing to the Sharks in pool play was so unlike the Crusaders, especially at home and with a man advantage after Jean Deysel was sent off early, they rarely got out…

Sport

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