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Were NZ spies acting illegally?

The legal underpinning for the safety net GCSB uses to screen foreign spies wanting to use NZ-held surveillance databases was questionable for more than three years.

Spectacular one-handed catch

A disobedient, or perhaps determined, husband has a chance to win a share of $1 million after taking a spectacular one-handed catch at last night's World Cup game in…



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China sets growth target around 7pc

China has set an official economic growth target of about 7 per cent for this year, according to a work report to be delivered Thursday by the country's premier. The…

Housing crisis: Jump in house listings

An increase in Auckland housing stock for sale at the city's biggest real estate agency is being claimed as evidence of success in tackling Auckland's housing…

NZ's biggest apartment plan

A new $300 million 800-unit Albany project, promoted as New Zealand's largest residential apartment development, has just been announced. Martin Cooper of Harcourts…


Report condemns Ferguson's racial bias

The US Justice Department will not prosecute a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old whose death in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked…

Life & Style



Pharrell in court over Blurred Lines case

Pharrell Williams says he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye's music but did not copy the late singer's work when he crafted the 2013 hit Blurred Lines. Williams…




Cricket World Cup

Open letter to Martin Crowe

Herald reader and Pakistani cricket fan Danyal Rasool with an open letter to New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe. Dear Martin, I never watched you play. I wasn't…

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