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AT accused of bullying couple

Council property agents have been warned off "bullying" an elderly couple into a rush sale of their home for a new highway parallel to the Southern Motorway.

'As good as it gets' for borrowers

The home loan environment could be "as good as it gets" for borrowers, although the potential remains for mortgage rates to track even lower, says Westpac NZ CEO David…

Wine boss accused of kickbacks

The trial of former New Zealand Wine Company chief executive Peter Scutts over allegations of kickbacks continues today in the High Court at Auckland.


PM footing own legal bill

The Prime Minister says he is paying out of his own pocket for legal advice about his tugging of a waitress' ponytail.


Dairy prices push index down

Tumbling dairy prices dragged ANZ's commodity price index 7.4 per cent lower last month and a stronger New Zealand dollar…

Sheep meat price drops 10%

Sheep meat prices have fallen by about 10 per cent over the past two months, driven by a drop in demand in China and difficult conditions in another important export…

Leaky payout shows failings

New Zealand's biggest leaky building payout points to serious flaws in our system, according to an industry expert.

We're next in line for Gulf FTA, Key

New Zealand should be the next cab off the rank in securing a free-trade deal with the Gulf Co-operation Council, with Prime Minister John Key "much more positive" about…


Isis claims link to shooting

Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities said.

Life & Style



Crash on South Western Motorway

An earlier minor injury crash involving a heavy truck and trailer on the south-bound western motorway on ramp in Onehunga is causing considerable delays for motorists…



Maine: Catch a fresh dining scene

After a last day of hiking at Maine's Acadia National Park, creeping up the steep face of Precipice, the hand-over-hand ascent on the east side of Mount Desert Island…


Kiwis' win was simply the best

I write this column with a heart that is nearly bursting with pride because I watched a dream becoming true last night. Like many of my vintage, I've had a belief all…




All Blacks injury toll

The All Blacks are suffering their fair share of injuries in this World Cup year. As No. 1 hooker Dane Coles returned to action for the Hurricanes, three other test…

Rugby: Hurricanes re-sign dynamic duo

Outside backs Matt Proctor and Nehe Milner-Skudder have re-signed with the Hurricanes until the end of 2017. Both Milner-Skudder, 24, and Proctor, 22, have proven themselves…

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