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Swney's $3m ticket

Tax cheat Alex Swney arranged for the council-funded Heart of the City to pay him nearly $300k annually - despite his role as CEO of the business lobby group being only…

Desperate renters queue for houses

Auckland's booming property market is running out of student accommodation. At one inner-city property this week, up to 150 desperate renters queued up at an open home…

Great whites set up in Kaipara

Eleven great white sharks have been spotted at a single site in the Kaipara Harbour - the largest concentration of the species yet seen in the upper North Island.

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Oil slips below US$44 briefly

Oil prices closed higher after a volatile session that saw the New York price drop below US$44 a barrel for the first time…

NZ dollar slumps to 4-year low

The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 2.1 per cent weekly decline against the US dollar, having hit a four-year low after the Reserve Bank on Thursday removed its bias…

Second day of falls for NZ shares

New Zealand shares fell for a second day as the kiwi dollar's slide to a four-year low sapped overseas investor appetite for high-yielding stocks.

Share dip 'iPhone 6 effect'

Orion Health has blamed disappointing third quarter revenue, which sent the software developer's shares tumbling to a record low, on its own version of the "iPhone 6…

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Salem - tune in for the TV fantasy

Just as you were about to give up on witches, in come some scheming, dark, violent types to restore their good name, writes Rebecca Barry Hill.

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