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No kids and in your 40s?

Most New Zealanders getting divorced are in their mid-40s and don't have kids, and the "seven-year itch" is a myth. In fact, Statistics New Zealand figures show, couples…



Alarm spreads with Zika virus

Health officials have warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries…


Kiwisaver: Opting in and opting out

Q: If new staff members do not wish to join KiwiSaver, do I simply pay their PAYE on the IRD form or must I fill in forms advising they don't want to join?


PM: Sex-toy toss a bad look

His right-hand man was the target of a hurled dildo at Waitangi but Prime Minister John Key says he will consider making…

Nothing beats an honest bribe

If I was a greedy, grasping, socialist, I would be totally underwhelmed by Labour leader Andrew Little promising free "post-school" education.

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Alex Casey: Paper's shining lights

Of all the films creating buzz during awards season, none I have seen so far pack as much punch as the true story depicted in Spotlight. It provides more heart-stopping…


Whakatane: Souvenir trap

I've bought some pretty quirky stuff while travelling. Lately there have been a lot of carved wooden weapons; I blame the 10-year-old for those.


Bums on seats not good enough

This time last week, Labour leader Andrew Little announced in his state of the nation speech that come the glorious day when Labour is elected Government, tertiary education…



Nines: Thousands flock to meet stars

Shaun Johnson was mobbed like a rock star as thousands of league supporters descended on central Auckland yesterday to party with their sporting heroes.

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