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'There's nothing racist about it'

NZ First leader Winston Peters has defended embattled Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga - saying he is partly qualified for the job because he is Samoan.

Te Reo Maori

It's cool to korero

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St Peter's College are making it "cool" to korero with boys learning some of today's most common teenage expressions in Te reo Maori.

National

Police hunt armed robbery suspect

Police hunting a man responsible for three armed robberies on Auckland's North Shore want to speak to a Slovakian national who may have information they need.

World

Kiwi misses out on prison pardon

A New Zealander jailed for insulting religion in Myanmar is still behind bars despite nearly 7000 prisoners being pardoned by the country's president.

Biden considering presidential bid?

Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a possible 2016 presidential run after largely putting aside such deliberations during his son's…

Business

'We'll win the TPP war'

Trade Minister Tim Groser insists the government will win the political "war" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal once the facts and figures can be laid out.

Politics

Sexist lessons at Gloriavale

Politicians will demand answers from education bosses over what the extreme fundamentalist school is teaching girls - besides how to expertly wash men's clothes.

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Rugby

Rugby: Blake Gibson makes big impression

There is a logjam of talented loose forwards in Auckland's ITM Cup squad, but put the ring on the fact that Blake Gibson will start somewhere in the front-line mix. The…

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