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Blessie trial in jeopardy?

The story about the Blessie Gotingco case, which ran in an overseas publication, contained several comments that could result in the trial being aborted.

AT accused of bullying couple

Council property agents have been warned off "bullying" an elderly couple into a rush sale of their home for a new highway parallel to the Southern Motorway.



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'As good as it gets' for borrowers

The home loan environment could be "as good as it gets" for borrowers, although the potential remains for mortgage rates to track even lower, says Westpac NZ CEO David…


Picturesque fjords also regulate climate

Picture postcard fjords like those in the South Island have been found to likely play a significant part in regulation of the planet's climate, according to a newly…

Life & Style

Ellen McCarthy: What I learnt about love

It's always seemed to me that being in a relationship is, in large part, about bearing witness. You take a front-row seat to your partner's daily trials and triumphs…






Could Carter play 15?

Selecting a fullback this week is taking on the sort of difficulty the selectors had picking a five-eighths during the last World Cup, writes Wynne Gray.



Rugby: Carter comfortable at 12

If Dan Carter wants to be playing more at first five for the Crusaders, he's not showing it. The All Blacks first five's final Super Rugby season has seen him largely…

Loss of key players leaves big holes

The Blues will likely be without loose forward Jerome Kaino and utility back Charles Piutau for the rest of the season, so let's look at how damaging their absences…

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