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Cooper: Hot-head or flawed genius?

Porirua, with its state houses and Jerry Collins Stadium, is a place familiar with hard knocks, and it's here, two days before one of the biggest tests of his career…


Christchurch dog owners love Labradors

Sherlock and Berlin are four and eight year-old chocolate labradors. They are two of more than 4600 labradors in the city, the most popular dog breed this year.


Cops rescue baby, give him a bath

A baby discovered covered in vomit in the backseat of an alleged DUI driver's vehicle found a safe haven at a West Virginia Police station.


Kiwibank won't replace Westpac branches

Kiwibank says it won't be stepping in to fill the void left by Westpac's proposed branch closures. First Union says Westpac is planning to close up to 19 branches across…


Political Roundup: Democracy in NZ

Issues of corruption, transparency, public service integrity, dodgy deals, and breaches of the constitution all help or hinder how well democracy works.

Cannabis doc sparked Treasury debate

Treasury officials debated the merits of releasing internal documents after media coverage about work that suggested $150 million could be made from taxing legalised…





Room check: Sofitel Wellington

Victoria Clark stays at Sofitel Wellington, the capital city's first brand new hotel in 15 years, where the surrounds are luxuriously, romantically French.


Sideswipe: Puppy Tree

Emotive words to add to your lexicon A list of words that explain the things we feel, but can't explain • Sonder - The realisation that each passerby has a life…



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