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Brought back from dead

A North Shore policeman who suffered a massive heart attack while driving a patrol car and smashed into a wall was resuscitated by colleagues who worked on him for almost…

Key hits back at spy-law claim

John Key has struck directly at a specific detail in the spying claims, saying new laws passed last year had nothing to do with the alleged mass surveillance project…

Big jump in house sales tipped

House sellers and estate agents will breathe a sigh of relief after Saturday's election, which is expected to end a property market lull caused by hesitant buyers sitting…

UN: Nearly $1b needed to stop Ebola

The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organisation…

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Status of event under question

Legal experts are uncertain whether Kim Dotcom's "Moment of Truth" event should be declared by the Internet Party as an election expense.

Charity fights for Red Nose name

An "extraordinary" campaign by a doctor with controversial views on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome forced a New Zealand children's charity to put Red Nose Day on hold…


Grandmother beat man unconscious

An Auckland grandmother who beat a 77-year-old man unconscious before setting him on fire will spend at least the next 15 years in prison.

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All Blacks play retirement game

Dan Carter, Richie McCaw and Kieran Reid could benefit from a proposed mega-merger of 19 privately-owned New Zealand retirement villages into a single, publicly-listed…

Henry case cost $530,000

New Zealand's financial regulator spent $400,000 more investigating and chasing Brian Henry for market manipulation than it got back from him in penalties.


Life & Style

Five foods to always avoid

Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping trolley.

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Crotty to miss Pumas test

The 30-man squad for the All Blacks Rugby Championship test matches in Argentina and South Africa has been finalised.


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