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McCullum won't back away

Brendon McCullum's resolve to give evidence about alleged match-fixing approaches is "stronger than ever" after a legal row to keep confidential material out of the…

Has journalist spiked NZ's UN bid?

The PM has accused Glenn Greenwald of acting against NZ's interest after the US journalist said he'd release details of NZ's spying activities on its allies ahead of…

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Thai beach killings: No DNA matches

Police say DNA samples taken from the bodies of two British tourists bludgeoned to death on a Thai beach don't match any collected from 12 people in the area at the…

National

Big demand for travel to Samoa test

Flights to Samoa around the date of next year's All Blacks match are almost three times as expensive as those the week before. Are they now out of reach?

Business

Fed signals plan to keep US rates low

The Federal Reserve signaled overnight that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of US economic measures…

Tait expands in South America

Christchurch-based Tait Communications has bought Brazilian company SGM Telecomunicacoes, in a bid to expand its presence in Latin America. SGM Telecomunicacoes, with…

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World

Sam Judd: Dirty development dollars?

In the third of a series of four articles about Small Island Developing States, Sam Judd discusses the aid funding provided to developing nations. With such a raft…

Life & Style

Take the bus - you'll be happier

Taking public transport instead of driving to work appears to make people happier and helps them to sleep better, according to a new study.

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Rugby

Cowan brings experience to the Blues

Former All Blacks halfback Jimmy Cowan has signed with the Blues for next season, a move coach John Kirwan says will help make up for Piri Weepu's departure.

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