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Bullet-riddled ute for parts

A New Zealand car auction company has "accidentally" listed a ute with bullet holes and blood stains from a Rotorua shooting on its website.

In-home care irks ECE sector

A home-based childcare company that uses Education Ministry funding to entice people to work for it took seven weeks before it started paying a new home-based educator…

Crisis persists despite building rise

Building activity has reached its strongest growth rate in almost 15 years and is up sharply in the latest quarter, but critics say it is still not helping relieve Auckland's…

Basics-plus plan for city top pick

Many Aucklanders may be willing to spend more than the "basic" budget the Auckland Council proposes for the next 10 years - but it is hard to find anyone willing to…



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From Russia with thanks to brave Stan

When Napier man Stan Douglas went to get the mail from his letterbox a few days ago he was slightly stunned - because it's not every day you get a note on behalf of…


Rising costs hit bionics firm

Rex Bionics say higher costs to commercialise its robotic exoskeletons have widened its full-year loss to £3.56 million ($7.24 million) from £480,000 a year earlier.


Villarica's night-time fireworks

The Villarica volcano in Chile has erupted after weeks of rumbling, shooting a column of lava 900m into the sky. The eruption happened about 3am on Tuesday (7pm in…

Life & Style

Twelve Questions: Jas McPhee

Facebook sensation Jas McPhee, author of the recipe book Feed a Family of 6 for Under $20 , talks with Emily Simpson about success, poverty and her famous father.



Heartland rugby in film festival

A film about rugby in heartland New Zealand and a headline-making documentary about sugar are to feature in the Autumn Events mini-film festival in Auckland next month…




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