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Another win for John Key: The HisTORY boy

Election's moment of truth

Forget dirty politics, high-profile scalps and accusations of lies and spies - John Key swept all aside last night to win…

Leading Headlines

Leeches save thumb after accident

A girl whose thumb was left dangling from her hand after a freak washing machine accident has a crack surgical team - and leeches - to thank for saving the digit.

Helping those who slip through net

A former first-class cricketer dressed in an old suit and tie and armed with a note knocked on the office doors of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association in Mt…

MKR beats reno rivals

TVNZ's My Kitchen Rules New Zealand is giving The Block a roasting in the battle for locally produced reality TV supremacy.

Election 2014


FMA fields more gripes

Complaints to the nation's financial watchdog have increased as companies offer get-rich-quick schemes to prospective property investors.


Bach owners offer daily discount

The owners of a bach in the fishing village of Kaiaua in Franklin reckon they have the right bait for prospective buyers - dropping their price by $100 a day.

Towering vision for Auckland cityscape

A block of Auckland CBD land with plans for the construction of what would be the city's tallest skyscraper is for sale. Purchase of the…


Fiji election complaints

Fiji authorities have rejected claims of a corrupt election as the Fiji First Party of coup leader Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama closed in on a landslide victory.

Life & Style


Design & build: Episode four

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share their proud moments and pitfalls every week. Read more here .

Your Money



Trumpeting the quiet achiever

A couple of things became clear about Ben Smith last week. The first is that he's probably the most natural and best-equipped footballer New Zealand has produced in…


Cricket: Kane's champion knock

If you're married to test cricket, Kane Williamson's unbeaten century against the Cape Cobras in the Champions League was enough to generate adulterous Twenty20 thoughts…

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