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Intimate data kept on file

New privacy research reveals the alarming reach of our digital footprint, with some companies' client files extending to records of casual chats with staff and deleted…

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Glasgow: Gold for Kiwi sprint team

The New Zealand men's sprint team have won a gold medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after beating England in the gold medal ride.

Councillors keep travel perk

Agroup of Auckland councillors have managed to retain a business-class-travel perk, but a bid to give them free parking has been voted down.

The Queen photobombs selfie

As they posed for a celebratory selfie to mark their first win in the Commonwealth Games, these two Australian hockey players probably didn't think their day could get…

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Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee is giving up the aviation security share of his portfolio while the Civil Aviation Authority investigates his deliberate bypassing…

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Wall St edges to new record

Wall Street continued its ascent overnight, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to another intraday record high…

Success: Two brands better than one

First there was the blind date. Then things progressed to clandestine meetings between adman Ben Goodale and his suitor. All along, his wife knew what was happening.

Murdoch's blockbuster bid

Murdoch had been organising the biggest deal of his career: a US$80 billion ($92.2 billion) bid for Time Warner by 21st Century Fox, his entertainment company.

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Sharples: 'We made a lot of noise'

Pita Sharples has defended the Maori Party's decision to go into government with National, as he joined other politicians in making a farewell speech as an MP today.

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Wreckage of teen's plane found

The US Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by a teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight, a Coast Guard spokesman…

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