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'No more hiding in shadows'

The woman who put Gloriavale Christian Community guru Hopeful Christian in prison for indecent assault has had her name suppression lifted so she can tell her story.

A surprise for the Greens

James who? That'd be the likely response from many if the Green Party go for the bold option of electing a relatively unknown candidate as their new male co-leader.

Pregnant rocker thrown off flight

Pregnant Canadian rocker Sarah Blackwood has accused United Airlines of discriminating against mothers after she was kicked off a flight because her son was crying.

Ex-PM facing legal action

Ex-Prime Minister Jenny Shipley says she will "vigorously defend" legal action she is facing from the liquidators of collapsed property group Mainzeal.


Act Party referred to police

The Electoral Commission has referred the Act Party to the police for a tardy disclosure of donations from its biggest backers Alan Gibbs and Dame Jenny Gibbs.


The woman who took on Fifa

It was this woman's decision to give the final go-ahead for the prosecutions and to request that Swiss police begin rounding up the most important men in football.

Archbishops knew of sex abuse priest

Two Sydney archbishops knew of paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale's "sexual problems" and that he should be kept away from children, an inquiry has heard.


Accountant war breaks out

CPA Australia is taking defamation action against The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, alleging its rival…


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