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MPs' one last spend-up

Departing and defeated MPs went out with a splurge on the taxpayer tab, with Mana leader Hone Harawira the biggest-spending MP, new expense details show.

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McCann suspect's NZ charges

New information has emerged about a paedophile wanted for questioning in relation to the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann.

Hostel rape accused granted bail

A Kaitaia backpack lodge owner facing multiple charges of offending against male guests was granted bail when he appeared in the Kaitaia District Court today.

Triple meat Double Down unleashed

Restaurant Brands cited the success of KFC's Double Down as a factor in their latest profit forecast, and an even bigger version of the bunless burger could be coming…

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Richie McCaw's close shave

Julian Maloney and his crew recently had a close shave with one of the most important NZers. The barber tells us his secrets.

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Inside the new booze bus

Police have begun deploying advanced roadside technology including gathering biometric data to better identify drink-drivers, including those who give false names. Police…

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Rugby: Highlanders add trio

The Highlanders have signed Tasman duo Alex Ainley and Marty Banks and Taranaki wing Waisake Naholo. Ainley has had a strong season at lock with the Makos after returning…

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League: Beale out to repay Kearney's faith

New Kiwis winger Gerard Beale admits he needs to repay the faith shown by Stephen Kearney, after his surprise call up for the opening Four Nations match against Australia. After…

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