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Blackout compo on hold

Vector says compensation from this month's power cuts - which affected 85,000 customers - won't be discussed until the cause of the fire that sparked them was known.

Book bus crash: One dead

One person is dead after a car and Tauranga's mobile library bus crashed in Welcome Bay, as emergency services try to free another man still trapped.

Boy, 12, taunted from stolen laptop

"Low-life" thieves stole a family's courtesy car then logged into a 12-year-old boy's Facebook page and taunted him, saying "Catch me if you can I'm the ginger bread…


Three men caught with 867 paua

Three alleged poachers have been caught with 867 paua - far over the recreational limit of 10 paua per person per day. Ministry for Primary Industries compliance officers…


Xero's Drury downplays US float talk

Xero chief executive Rod Drury has poured cold water on speculation about developments in the company's US listing plans, saying an Australian media report is "wildly…

$65k fine for breaching NZX rules

A company has been fined after associates of the firm traded shares of Z Energy and other companies during the holding period following IPO's.


Life & Style

Gallery: Oscar's best dresses

"I'm not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes," Oscar de la Renta said in 1963. Here are 20 of the designer's most iconic looks.

Your Money


Fund managers wary of Orion price

The ink is barely dry on the announcement of Orion Health's up to $150m sharemarket listing and fund managers are already talking down the offer's price - even though…


All Blacks 'must give Carter time'

Robbie Deans believes Dan Carter should be given all the time he needs to get fit in order to take the All Blacks to "another level" at the World Cup.

Deans backs Cheika as coach

Robbie Deans has backed Waratahs coach Michael Cheika to be the best option for the Wallabies' hotseat, saying today he has the singlemindedness required to bind a disparate…

Rugby: 11 new caps in Maori All Blacks

Eleven new caps have been named in the Maori All Blacks squad to take on Japan next month while the scheduled match in Singapore has been axed due to pitch issues. The…


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