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Do you have an endangered name?

Christopher and Robert are on the brink of extinction as children's names. But other old standards such as Brian, Kevin, Peter, Paul and Stephen are even rarer, having…

Budget 2015

Police examine protest footage

Police are going through video footage of protesters at Auckland's Convention Centre after peaceful chanting turned aggressive…

Budget draws battle lines for election

The Budget was a rock of certainty and continuity in a sea of almost surreal politics played out most visibly and vividly by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the…

Stability a plus for small firms

It was pleasing to see the Government didn't have any major surprises for small business in the Budget. We know small businesses hate surprises, Victoria Crone.

Alex Malley: English deserves applause

As a picture of New Zealand's forecast financial performance and the Government's fiscal plans, Finance Minister Bill English's seventh Budget impresses, Alex Malley…


Takeovers better than schemes

Oz study's analysis based on value for shareholders telling with activity picked to rise in NZ this year, Brian Gaynor writes.


Capital gains tax is here - no fanfare?

Economic historians must often be disappointed when they look back at contemporary reaction to a seminal event. If they dig up this week's news they will see little…


Police seize Nazis' black market art

A pair of horses which once stood outside Adolf Hitler's grandiose Reich Chancellery in Berlin has been recovered by police probing a Nazi black market art ring.

Life & Style





Governance at Blues a dismal failure

According to the New Zealand Rugby Union, there were two major objectives when in September 2013 it opened up a share of the Blues to a private equity company.


Three key moments from Lord's

Herald cricket writer Andrew Alderson provides three observations from the second day of the first test between New Zealand and England.


Rugby: Blues could trip up Canes

It should be a walk in Eden Park. The Blues barely have enough troops to pick a match-day 23; they are down on loose forwards, experienced players and direction from…

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