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Smile - it'll soon be the big day

An engagement photo shoot is now among the list of must-haves by couples tying the knot - an emerging trend fuelled by social media and what's hot in the United States…

SBW 'among the best ever'

The All Blacks aren't quite sure what they will get from Sonny Bill Williams in Chicago. They hope he will blow their socks off, but don't particularly care if he doesn't…

Pora's case reaches top court

Five years of work come to a head next week for the team seeking to have Teina Pora's convictions for a 1993 rape and murder quashed by the Privy Council.

Dangerous forests everyone's fault

A union has attacked "antipathy" against forestry workers and their representatives, as a safety review pins the blame for the industry's high fatality rate on everyone…

Movember: Hair, there, everywhere

Steve Avery, 42, eighth Movember This will be Aucklander Steve Avery's eighth Movember with the Vodafone Movember team. About 40 men from Mr Avery's workplace registered…



Brand merger helps ANZ's profits soar

ANZ New Zealand boosted annual earnings 17 per cent as the local unit of Australia & New Zealand Banking Group benefited from home loan lending growth and bedded down…

Dairy co-op unveils share plan

Westland Milk Products, New Zealand's second biggest dairy co-operative, is proposing a new capital structure that would see its shareholder farmers issued with investment…



Polanski questioned in Poland

Film director Roman Polanski was questioned by prosecutors in Poland and later released after the United States requested his arrest over his conviction of a child sex…

Life & Style

Books: What happens when the PM dies

"The whole story is too ridiculous for words," says Lord Brisket, the eminent Oxford historian charged with writing the official history of the 2017 referendum on British…

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Global smartphone sales get boost

Global smartphone sales grew at a healthy pace in the third quarter, boosted by low-cost handsets in emerging markets, industry research has shown.



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