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Skim milk powder prices drop

Whole milk powder prices, which are central to Fonterra's farmgate forecasts, showed signs of levelling off at the latest…

Receivers stymied by lack of records

The director of a failed Auckland building contractor that owes creditors almost $5 million has allegedly refused to co-operate with receivers. The receivers also say…

Wages data boosts chance of rate cut

Employment grew strongly in the first three months of the year but labour force growth was stronger still, keeping wage inflation subdued and raising the odds of an…


Result will endanger UK's global role

Britain will struggle to throw off its growing reputation as a bit player in foreign affairs and defence after tonight's elections, which are likely to result in a weak…

Turning back boats 'not feasible'

Italy has renewed its appeal to the EU for help in managing a relentless wave of migrant arrivals, after about 40 died when their inflatable boat sank off the coast.

Life & Style

Princess Charlotte is on the move

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are settling into life in the country after sneaking into their royal residence away from the eyes of world.



The Bachelor red rose awards

The end of The Bachelor NZ has arrived, and the Michael Hill journey for love is over. To celebrate, Alex Casey presents a rose ceremony of her own.





Super Rugby sides scouting schools

Now that traditional, heavyweight institutions are regularly accused of enticing boys as young as 14 to their rugby 'programmes', it's increasingly difficult to say…

Moala to slot back in for Blues

George Moala will slot straight into the Blues team to play the Rebels in Melbourne following his discharge without conviction today. Moala discharged without conviction…

Rugby: McCaw back on the bench

Richie McCaw has recovered from concussion and returned to the bench for the Crusaders' encounter with the Reds in Christchurch on Friday night. The All Blacks captain…

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