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NZTA selling 31 state houses

31 former state houses bought for the Waterview motorway project are being sold on the open market because Housing New Zealand no longer wants them.

Queensland take Origin I

Queensland have taken a 1-0 lead in the State of Origin series following a tight win over New South Wales in Sydney last night.

The new China syndrome

A policy document by the state council, or Cabinet, said China faced a "grave and complex array of security threats", justifying the change.

Will we see more Uber drivers?

More Uber drivers could soon be on the road after lobbying efforts that included a dinner with the Transport Minister hosted by a top United States diplomat.

Mainfreight cracks $2 billion

Mainfreight's multinational competitors, including European giants DHL and Kuehne + Nagel, are increasingly giving up market share to the New Zealand firm as its global…

National

Accusations fly over Saudi farm

A threat of legal action being used to partly justify nearly $12 million spent on a Saudi businessman's farm was clearly hollow, Labour says.

World

Sister puts Aussie PM under pressure

Australian MP Tony Abbott faces increasing pressure on the issue of a same-sex marriage referendum, with criticism now from his lesbian sister Christine Forster.

Business

NZIER predicts official cash rate to hold

The Reserve Bank will disappoint the financial markets and leave the official cash rate on hold for another two years, for fear of fuelling the fire raging in Auckland's…

Offshore growth boosts SkyCity revenue

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the listed casino company, says group revenue is up 17.9 per cent to $415.6 million for the second half of the 2015 year-to-date, accelerating…

Metro Glass lower than expected revenue

Metro Performance Glass, which has more than half of New Zealand's glass processing market, reported profit ahead of its prospectus forecast, but lower than expected…

Politics

Politics: Who killed Campbell Live?

Who's responsible for the demise of Campbell Live? There are a variety of views being offered in the lead up to the final programme, writes Bryce Edwards.

Life & Style

How to befriend your parents

Once you get past parental frustration, it's possible for a friendship of sorts to emerge, writes Lee Suckling. However, it takes effort on your part as the adult child…

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Rugby: Smith can rest easy

Conrad Smith can board a plane to France at the end of the year knowing the future of the Hurricanes is in safe hands.

Rugby: Savea weighing sevens options

All Black wing Julian Savea has committed his playing future to New Zealand and needs to decide shortly if that includes making himself available for next year's Olympic…

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