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Another win for John Key: The HisTORY boy

Election's moment of truth

Forget dirty politics, high-profile scalps and accusations of lies and spies - John Key swept all aside last night to win…

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Dotcom: I poisoned party

Kim Dotcom apologised to Hone Harawira and the Maori people for losing Internet-Mana support - before storming out of the party's function last night.

The best worst election moments

We take a look at some of the best worst moments of the campaign. From Cunliffe gaffes and Dirty Politics, to the Moment of Truth that wasn't and Conservatives' PR disaster…

Opinion: Why I'll never be a cougar

As a general rule, if you're with a man and your age difference is such that you could have once babysat him or given birth to him, you're a cougar, writes Kerre McIvor…

Menopause eliminated in 20 years?

A pioneering scientist says the menopause could be gone within 20 years as progress in stem cell therapies blast current limits on when women are able to conceive.

Helping those who slip through net

A former first-class cricketer dressed in an old suit and tie and armed with a note knocked on the office doors of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association in Mt…

Too much of a good thing?

If you're buying lunch from a fast-food outlet, don't assume that everything that claims to be "healthy", actually is. So what pitfalls should you look out for?



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