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City boss facing jail term

After months of maintaining his innocence ex-Heart of the City boss Alex Swney phoned his parents to say he was going to plead guilty to nearly $1.8m in tax evasion.

Michelle Obama's Saudi controversy

Saudi officials deny they blurred out US First Lady Michelle Obama, but her decision not to wear a headscarf, and don blue, not black at the late King's funeral, is…

Art deco building to be a facade

The historic former headquarters of lingerie company Berlei, standing in the way of the $500 million-plus SkyCity International Convention Centre, will be gutted and…



Farmers fear rough ride coming up

Farmers are "battening down the hatches" as they prepare for a low dairy payout this year and as a full-scale drought approaches South Canterbury and North Otago.

NZX, watchdog sign agreement

NZX chief executive Tim Bennett says a freshly inked agreement with the Financial Markets Authority will help the sharemarket operator deepen New Zealand's capital markets…

Cisco NZ unit lifts sales 4.3%

Cisco Systems New Zealand, the local unit of the global internet network group, lifted annual sales 4.3 per cent last year, and expects to be well placed this year as…



Labour's big ideas on small business

Labour leader Andrew Little's pledge to make small business a priority in the next two years has lifted the responsibility and workload for small business spokeswoman…

Life & Style



Meet the new Kriss Kross

Remember Kriss Kross? Those two-hit wonders who wore all their clothes backwards and wanted to "warm it up" and "make you jump, jump" in 1992? Get ready to meet 2015's…




How Pirates killed Johnny Depp's career

In his latest comedy caper Mortdecai, Johnny Depp has delivered yet another ham that only forgiving fans could love. What has brought him to this, asks Stephine Merry…


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