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'Self-pitying' lawyer struck off

A "self-pitying" Hawkes Bay lawyer has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors after being found to have breached his duties to a client who subsequently…

Herald Hot Seat



Facebook's drag queen identity face-off

Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of self-described drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account holders…

Dollar plunges to 7-month low

The Kiwi dollar dropped to a seven-month low after the US Fed raised its expectation for the level of interest rates by the end of next year.

Election 2014

The Herald Hot Seat


Survivors' shipwreck horror

After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.

Life & Style

Study judges pollies by looks

If elections could be won on looks alone then Internet-Mana leader Laila Harre might just be our next PM - according to new research from Auckland University.

Your Money


A defeat might help All Blacks - Henry

The All Blacks' weak pool at next year's Rugby World Cup and, paradoxically, their stunning success rate of late are giving former coach Sir Graham Henry cause for concern…


McCullum won't back away

Brendon McCullum's resolve to give evidence about alleged match-fixing approaches is "stronger than ever" after a legal row to keep confidential material out of the…

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