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Kiwi link to Putin's banker

New Zealand trusts associated with a former Russian billionaire once known as "Putin's banker" are now subject to a worldwide freezing order by a London court.



A tale of two parades

As 12,000 troops and hundreds of tanks & missiles rolled through Tiananmen Square in front of guests and foreign leaders, ordinary Beijing residents were barred.



Refugee crisis: Pressure on Key

Millions of refugees have fled Syria since 2011 but the number New Zealand has taken in would almost fit in one of Auckland's new double-decker buses.

Backlash builds as MP offers apologies

Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson, who was once lauded for his "big gay rainbow" speech in support of same-sex marriage, has now come under fire from gay and women's advocates…

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List of shoddy schools kept secret

A list of the country's most leaky and mouldy schools is being kept secret by the Government so Crown ministers don't feel pressured to make decisions.

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Korea: Shame of two halves

Donna McIntyre is by turns saddened, unnerved, educated and fascinated on a visit to South Korea's side of the demilitarised zone.




Fans get chance to live like captain

A former England rugby captain is opening his own home for visitors to stay in during the World Cup - but you've got no chance of a bed if you're an All Blacks fan.

No.14 - Johannesburg erupts

Getting to sleep in Johannesburg on the night of June 24, 1995, was impossible. The city was celebrating and as much as the All Blacks and their supporters were downcast…

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