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Fine weather fades away

The fine weather which graced the country for most of January has gone, with widespread showers expected to put a cloud over Waitangi Day, forecasters say.

Remuera driveway battle

A Bank of New Zealand director and Treasury board member has lost a High Court driveway spat with her neighbours in the upmarket Auckland suburb of Remuera.

Warriors dumped out of Nines

The Warriors' wait to lift the Auckland Nines trophy will go on for another year after losing to the Sharks in this afternoon's quarter-finals.

What will you watch?

The arrival of global entertainment giant Net­flix in New Zealand next month is sparking an unprecedented battle for TV eyeballs.

Bank mortgage war brewing

Banks are tipped to drop interest rates to new lows as competition to attract house hunters and homeowners escalates into an all-out mortgage war.

Impaled man's close call

A man is making a remarkable recovery after undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments from his brain - but only a centimetre or so could have made the injury much…

National

Business

The housing market in 2015

Buy or sell? Fix or float? Financial and property experts make their predictions and give advice on surviving in the sizzling…

Islamic KiwiSaver ready to go

New Zealand's first Islamic KiwiSaver fund has been launched with a promise not to invest in alcohol, Western entertainment or pornography. The Amanah KiwiSaver Plan…

Oil slips below US$44 briefly

Oil prices closed higher after a volatile session that saw the New York price drop below US$44 a barrel for the first time since March 2009.

World

Politics

Has Key met his match?

A poll has revealed 55% of voters think Little is potentially a better match for PM John Key than his Labour Party leader…

Little captures our attention

The best way to find out what politicians are about is to listen to what they say. That's why this week's State of the Nation speeches were so wonderful. We learned…

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Catton funding money well spent

If Eleanor Catton was a politician she might be in some difficulty today. For it turns out that while she vented her feelings about New Zealand's "very shallow, very…

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Life & Style

Video

Entertainment

Tattletale Saints go marchin' in

When CY Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan packed their belongings and left Auckland last year to chase a dream in Nashville, they had no way of knowing what lay ahead.

Travel

Opinion

Only the lonely take selfies?

My best friends gave me a selfie stick for Christmas, and a fair bit of cheek. "It's cos we noticed pretty much every photo you take is a selfie," said Matt. "

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Sport

UFC: Hunt wins at World MMA awards

Mark Hunt's perfectly-placed right uppercut that knocked out Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan in September has won the 'knockout of the year' gong at the World…

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