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Rates: What's in it for you?

About 116,000 Auckland households face a rates increase of more than 10 per cent under a rating formula released by Mayor Len Brown yesterday.

Trippers win in long-haul bus wars

Budget travellers will soon have three major long-distance bus operators to choose from, offering fares from as little as $1 each way between Auckland and Wellington…

National

Positive change from sex scandal

A positive change could emerge from the Roast Busters scandal, a victim advocate says, as the Ministry of Education plans new sex education guidelines for schools.

Business

Hanover delay on the cards

Financial Markets Authority action against six former men linked to Hanover could be delayed if Mark Hotchin wins a case against the failed finance group's trustees…

World

Truck driver jailed for 700 shootings

A German court jailed a truck driver for 10 and a half years for attempted murder for shooting more than 700 times at other motorists from behind the wheel.

Politics

Deputy thrust into limelight

He has been called "a scaly old dude" by former US President George W Bush and derided as a "sick old man" by Zambia's opposition…

Govt passes 'tea-break' bill

A law which takes away the legal right to a tea break and weakens collective bargaining has taken line honours as the first law change passed in National's third term…

Life & Style

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Rugby

Tales from the Windy City

In popular culture, Chicago is home to Al Capone and the Valentine's Day Massacre, to John Dillinger and bank robbery, to…

Eagles soared in last encounter

Halloween and family commitments will anchor Kevin Swords around home this weekend but the former USA lock was at the epicentre of his team's last All Blacks encounter…

All Blacks: SBW, Cruden to start

Sonny Bill Williams has been named at second five-eighth for the All Blacks against the USA on Sunday, with Aaron Cruden returning to play inside his Chiefs' teammate…

Sport

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