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Windfall for schools

Principals say it's "party time" in many Auckland schools because the city's housing shortage has bumped about half the region's schools down the decile ratings - winning…

Ferguson cops' latest video shock

Video footage appears to shows police firing tear gas and rubber bullets into crowd carrying unconscious woman crying: "She's having a heart attack! She needs help!"

Allen's exit opens up ministry job

The State Services Commission is about to embark on a search for one of the most prestigious jobs in the public service - head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and…

Error exposes carparkers' details

Auckland Transport is working with the Privacy Commissioner after "human error" resulted in hundreds of council carpark holders being emailed the private details of…

Orion's value tops $1b

Orion Health has made an impressive sharemarket debut, but analysts say the software developer has a big job ahead in pulling off its ambitious growth targets.

National

Rants & Raves: Remove the flying fox

Rant As someone who lived on the border of a lovely eastern suburb reserve where the council installed a flying fox, "within their guidelines", I say to those affected…

Business

Foreign trusts in IRD sights

The Inland Revenue Department is taking aim at the use of New Zealand trusts by foreigners to shield their income and assets…

Home loans hit $4.9b

New residential mortgage lending hit $4.9 billion last month, its highest level since last March and a 7.2 per cent increase on October last year, according to the Reserve…

Compliance cost big for small firms

Tax compliance costs have increased for New Zealand small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the sector shoulders a disproportionately higher compliance burden…

Office space provider eyes Australia

Ryan Wilson Office space provider Generator is aiming to raise $2 million from private investors this month as the Auckland company looks to expand into Australia and…

World

Slain boy's parents to sue police

The parents of a 14-year-old British boy murdered by a teenager he met on the internet are suing two police forces for failing to prevent his death.

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Rugby: All Blacks sweep nominations

After a strong season in which they retained their No 1 world ranking, the All Blacks unsurprisingly dominate the 2014 Steinlager Rugby Awards nominations.

Sport

Black Caps v Pakistan: Day one highlights

Andrew Alderson breaks down the best bits from the first day of the third test between the Black Caps and Pakistan in Sharjah. Important moment: At 175 for three Mohammad…

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