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Victim meets killer at supermarket

A mental health patient charged with murder after a stabbing rampage was released from a psychiatric unit and was living back in the same community for two years before…

Herald scoops media awards

The NZ Herald has swept the annual Canon Media Awards, winning overall best newspaper, best website, reporter of the year, photographer of the year, columnist of the…

The secret diary of John Campbell

"It's been my habit these past 24 years at TV3 to sit down at my desk and work on news stories. But my desk went missing last week and this morning the chair was gone."…

What your appliances cost to run

If you worry about the power your mobile phone uses when you leave it charging all night, relax. A new Consumer survey has found that it costs less than a cent a week…

Mountain tragedy hits close to home

Mountaineer Peter Hillary, son of Everest conqueror Sir Ed, describes in vivid detail the impact of last month's Nepal earthquake and the pain of losing an old school…

Budget 2015

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.


Christopher, Robert now endangered names

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…


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



Michele Hewitson: Siobhan Marshall

On Tuesday, at lunch time, actor Siobhan Marshall had been dancing since 8am but she looked, to me, as fresh as a daisy. Or perhaps a dandelion, which is, she told me…



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.



First take: Chiefs give Bulls a lesson

A top-grade rugby match in Rotorua is usually a lively event. It was tonight as the Chiefs gave the Bulls a lesson in all-action footy. It also threw up a number of…

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