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'Disgraceful' lawyer to pay

A former barrister labelled "disgraceful and dishonourable" by a legal watchdog has now been ordered to pay more than $30,000 in costs and compensation.

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Cyclist, driver could hold clue to fire

Winds fanning a fire raging in Arthur's Pass made fighting it yesterday "like chasing a rampaging bull", firefighters say, as it moved one direction, then another.



Wool price hits 3-year high

New Zealand lamb wool prices rose to a three-year high last week on increased demand for the fibre from clothing manufacturers in China. The price for lamb wool jumped…

Sky TV shares downgraded

Morningstar financial analysts have downgraded Sky TV shares from accumulate to hold as competition heats up for internet TV. Sky has indicated it will launch its subscription-video-on-demand…

Veteran Spark executive to leave company

Spark New Zealand head of home, mobile and business Chris Quin, a 20-year veteran of the company and one-time contender for the top job, will leave the telecommunications…



Len wants to run again - but can he?

The Herald understands Len Brown has the backing of his wife and has told his inner circle he wants to run again for the mayoralty, but may not have enough support.

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Plane makes dramatic splash landing

Video from a US Coast Guard aircraft has captured the drama of a single-engine airplane and its pilot splashing safely into the Pacific Ocean thanks to a parachute built…





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