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Royal DJs start from scratch

It's not the sort of day normally associated with royalty, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave it their best shot to show they could hang with the cool kids.

MPs clash over sick Fijian

Associate Immigration Minister Nikki Kaye says Labour is misleading the public about a seriously ill Fijian migrant - but she can't respond. She explains.


The poaching of Shane Jones

National's audacious poaching of Shane Jones could be seen as a cynical ploy to undermine the electoral chances of the Opposition, writes Bryce Edwards.



Davis says he's suited for the job

Kelvin Davis has bought a new suit and quit his job for a return to Parliament following the resignation of Shane Jones, but says people needn't expect him to take over…


Bankruptcy notice to stand

A businessman who co-founded Auckland's Rainbow's End theme park and was involved in a string of back-door NZX-listings…

Kiwi firm strikes Telstra deal

NZ cyber-security firm Mako Networks says a deal it has struck with Australia's biggest telecommunications provider is potentially worth tens of millions of dollars…

Bosses average 6.4 years

Research suggests there is no "magic number" for chief executive tenure in this country, with the most poorly performing companies having a mix of short and long-serving…

Chinese shoe factory strike runs on

Workers on strike at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic shoes have rejected management's latest offer in an ongoing labour dispute that…


Violent uproar rocks Rio after killing

One person was shot and killed as violent protests erupted in Rio's famed Copacabana Beach district following the death of a dancer allegedly at the hands of police…


Tech Universe: Wednesday 23 April

GIVE BACK THE LIGHT: There's a 500 metre stretch of highway near Oss in the Netherlands that has no streetlights. Instead it has road markings that absorb light then…

Cat app top priority for Abbott officials

The Australian government used up more than 130 pages of correspondence talking about a viral web plug-in that replaces pictures of their Prime Minister with 'cute kittens'…


PM egged in Napier

A rock and a ball were thrown at PM John Key's limousine in the Napier suburb of Maraenui yesterday. Police arrested a 22-year-old…

Punching above military weight

One of the least reported developments of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China this month may also be one of the most significant: Australia's ambitions to work…


100 Greatest All Blacks: Jerome Kaino

There may be more to come in the test rugby career of Jerome Kaino but his rise to distinction was crowned by his try-saving tackle in the 2011 World Cup semifinal. Muscular…

100 Greatest All Blacks: Stan Meads

Brotherly affection was so deep Pinetree thought his younger brother Stan was his best locking partner in his All Black years. That may have been true but it would…


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