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Minister's staffer took part in blog

The press secretary of Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee has admitted posting anonymously to the Whale Oil blog as the impact of Dirty Politics continues to hit the election…

United, the world in a suburb

When Cecil Lochan settled in Mt Roskill in the mid-1970s, the Fijian-Indian was the first non-European in the street. His neighbour wasn't happy.

Sky's grip on viewers a challenge

Spark boss Simon Moutter was talking up growth prospects for new digital TV service Lightbox as the company formerly known as Telecom delivered its annual result yesterday…

Leaders unplugged: John Key

A terrible feeling of deja vu appears to have come over Prime Minister John Key. Here we sit, over a cuppa in a cafe in the centre of the Epsom electorate.

Russia retaliates against McDonalds

Russia widened investigations into McDonald's restaurants in what looks like a tit-for-tat retaliation against American interests after the West imposed sanctions over…

All Blacks: The X-Men

The All Blacks' test winning streak wasn't the only run which came to an end last weekend - so did Julian Savea's try-scoring exploits which date back to October last…

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Sky's internet TV move not defensive

Sky Television faces challenges to its dominance of pay television, but chief executive John Fellet says it is moving into internet TV as a positive step, not a defensive…


Life & Style

Preying on our emotions

As author Helen Macdonald notes, animal books rarely end happily: the otter in Gavin Maxwell's Ring Of Bright Water is beaten to death by a man with a mallet; the deer…

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