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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…

Dirty wave could swamp election

It often comes in like a wave, the release of a book from Nicky Hager, breaking on the shores of public awareness awash with assertions that are too much to take in…

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.

Robber's scooter getaway

A 31-year-old woman who used a child's scooter as a get-away vehicle has been arrested in connection with two robberies in Dunedin overnight, police say.

Bledisloe Cup

All Blacks: Cruden needs to deliver

Pressure is the constant the All Blacks must live with. That pressure will be especially intense today, as it always is when they are trying to make amends for a poor…

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…


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Brunch: Clear Water Peak Cafe, Ponsonby

The menu is an all-day assortment of substantial sounding meals. Beyond the handful of lighter breakfast picks was a rich list featuring things like Dedwood fry (oysters…

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