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Punched driver defended

Police have defended a tourist driver who was punched in the face yesterday after being pulled over by another motorist, one of three tourist-driver incidents on the…

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Ko breaks course record

Lydia Ko has broken the course record at Clearwater today scoring an extraordinary 61 in the middle round of the NZ Open.

National Party donors stay secret

Analysis shows more than 80% of donations to National candidates were channelled through party headquarters in a loophole described as akin to legal "laundering".

Fake grass making a comeback

Fake grass, once considered a bit tacky, is making a kitschy comeback - popping up in backyards, apartment patios, commercial buildings, bars, schools and even inside…

Killer's X Factor role 'limited'

X Factor contestant and convicted killer Shae Brider's appearance on the television talent show will be limited, the show's makers have told the "traumatised" family…


Key and Abbott cheer on cricketers

A relaxed Tony Abbott and John Key, jackets off, watched the start of the highly anticipated one-day cricket game at Eden Park in Auckland today.


Why politicians get donations

Analysis of election candidate donations has shown a wide variety of businesses are willing to open their wallets for politicians…

Blue Chip creator on $310k paycheck

Bankrupt former Blue Chip creator Mark Bryers is drawing a salary of A$300,000 ($310,000) from a similar business in Australia. Bryers, who has filed an application…

Biopure plans fast growth in China

Like many infant formula exporters, the outlook darkened for Biopure Health after the Chinese Government introduced a raft of strict import requirements last year.


Blogger hacked to death

A prominent blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said.

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Chile: Desert revival

In Chile's beautiful landscape, inspired chefs are bringing the country's traditional recipes back to life, discovers Rocky Casale.



Cricket World Cup

Cricket: The art of witty sledging

Cricket sledging is copping plenty of abuse these days. People don't see the funny side any more because from what we can gather, there isn't one. But it doesn't have…

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