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League champ killed

New Zealand Rugby League is mourning the loss of 17-year-old rising star Luke Tipene who was killed during a brawl in an upmarket Auckland suburb.

King's students suspended

Private school King's College says students implicated in a bullying incident will be suspended for the rest of the school year.

Fundraising dinners criticised

One of the Maori Party's electorate chairs has criticised the party's use of Prime Minister John Key and former Prime Minister, Dame Jenny Shipley for fundraising dinners…

SBW 'among the best ever'

The All Blacks aren't quite sure what they will get from Sonny Bill Williams in Chicago. They hope he will blow their socks off, but don't particularly care if he doesn't…

National

Business

80% of tech high-flyer sells to Japan

One of New Zealand's fastest-growing tech companies, baggage handling and logistics systems firm BCS Group, is selling an 80 per cent stake to Japanese rival Daifuku. The…

Singapore's super jumbo

The line of passengers taking pictures of the plane they'd just stepped off at Auckland Airport this week was proof that big aircraft make a big impression.

Brand merger helps ANZ's profits soar

ANZ New Zealand boosted annual earnings 17 per cent as the local unit of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group benefited from home loan lending growth and bedded down…

World

Politics

Maori Party focussed on rebuild

The Maori Party kicked off its AGM at a dinner last night by celebrating the few good points in the election but will today have to buckle down to the business of trying…

Life & Style

The lens doctor (+photos)

For nearly two years Northland doctor Chris Reid photographed his patients. Greg Dixon talks to him on the eve of an Auckland exhibition of the result.

Your Money

Technology

Global smartphone sales get boost

Global smartphone sales grew at a healthy pace in the third quarter, boosted by low-cost handsets in emerging markets, industry research has shown.

Rugby

The value of a sponsor

Nobody expects a second-string All Black team to be extended by the United States when they meet in Chicago this weekend. The reigning World Cup champions are, after…

Sport

Team NZ cash request kept quiet

The Government will not say how much taxpayer cash Team New Zealand have requested to help bankroll their next tilt at the America's Cup.

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