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Councillors unaware of IT blowout

Auckland Council officers were aware of big problems with an IT project for months before they informed Mayor Len Brown and councillors, official documents show.

NZ set to lead over drone rules

Allowing drones to operate beyond the operator's line of sight could provide economic gains of up to $190m a year to New Zealand's farming, forestry and energy sectors…



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Store gets around fruit fly restrictions

A boutique supermarket in Auckland's fruit fly zone is using plastic packaging to ensure its fresh produce can be taken out of the area. Grey Lynn's Farro Fresh, whose…

Air checks lagging - report

New Zealand's monitoring of air pollution is lagging behind the rest of the developed world and needs to start picking up the tiniest, most harmful particles, Government's…

Safety push for South Island roads

Arange of safety improvements is on the cards for South Island roads after a spate of crashes involving tourist drivers. Yesterday, Associate Transport Minister Craig…


ASB signs up to sponsor ABs

ASB's re-branding of some branches to announce its sponsorship of the All Blacks had some customers scratching their heads…

Investment homes under scrutiny

The Reserve Bank has taken a step closer to treating residential investment properties differently from owner-occupied ones for prudential purposes, a policy with potential…

The Insider: Who's bigger? Who cares?

The schoolyard spat between Spark and Vodafone about who has the biggest 4G mobile network is rather amusing. Late last year Spark told Vodafone that the speed at which…


On a budget: The cost of executions

Indonesia is tightening its 'execution budget' to kill Australian Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran as part of a larger cost-cutting exercise.

Search for MH370 may be scaled back

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott expressed hope missing Flight MH370 will be found, but suggested the search may be scaled back as he marked one year since it vanished…

Life & Style



Gasps and awe for circus cabaret

A rambunctious circus cabaret has kick-started the festival with a wildly exuberant show that brought plenty of sizzle to a sultry Auckland night. The multi-talented…




Cricket World Cup

Bangladesh beat Scotland

Tamim Iqbal scored 95 to steer Bangladesh's largest successful run chase in one-day international cricket as it beat Scotland by six wickets to keep alive its quarterfinal…

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