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Moment of Truth lifted Key

Final Herald Digipoll before the election shows Kim Dotcom's high-profile attack on the Prime Minister ended up giving the National Party boost.

Mystery object death: Family's hope

As an inquest begins into the death of Rutger Hale from a mystery object that smashed through his car windscreen, his family say they believe someone knows what happened…

Updated 2 min ago

Hone issues last minute call to arms

The race for Te Tai Tokerau has intensified on the eve of the election, with New Zealand First leader Winston Peters and Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia both taking…

Waiheke ferry commuters stranded

About 40 Waiheke commuters were left to wait on the island yesterday after being unable to cram on a stand-in vessel for large ferries knocked out by storm damage and…

Updated 16 min ago

Australian leaders in new terror plot

Security at Australia's Parliament is being ramped up amid reports of a planned terrorist attack, just a day after a beheading plot was thwarted by police raids.

Sister's cancer fight inspires

Seeing his little sister lose her hair and tubes being plugged into her tiny body ultimately pushed one Auckland student to go on to help other youngsters fighting the…

National

Hall damaged in massive Chch blaze

A large hall has been seriously damaged by a fire in Christchurch overnight. The fire service was called to the building on Kearneys Road in Linwood just before 2am…

Business

John Drinnan: Power shift at Maori TV

Scrapping the roles of senior Maori TV executives Julian Wilcox and Carol Hirschfeld is linked to a makeover of the channel, to provide more te reo content.

Datacom ventures into health field

Business technology company Datacom has ventured into a new field, setting up Datacom Healthcare Solutions as well as buying a 20 per cent stake in health informatics…

Election 2014

Key and Cunliffe cagey on Peters

A day out from the election, the tug of war over NZ First leader Winston Peters has ramped up - both both main leaders are keeping their offerings to themselves.

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ABs: Diminutive Smith casts big shadow

With just under 12 months to go until the World Cup, Aaron Smith is casting such a big shadow over the other halfbacks in the country it's hard to see how they will…

Sport

Sailing: Kiwi crews in line for gold

Two New Zealand crews are in pole position to defend their titles at the world sailing championships in Santander, Spain. Top performances from Peter Burling and Blair…

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