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Brownlee's 'stupid error'

Prime Minister John Key says he was "really disappointed" after Gerry Brownlee bypassed airport security this morning, but he has been quick to back him.

Updated 25 min ago

NZ dollar slides to six-week low

The New Zealand dollar dropped to a six-week low today after Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler called the kiwi's strength "unjustified."

Updated 4 min ago

West Ham loss 'not a big concern'

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says he always expected a spirited challenge from the Wellington Phoenix during their trip to New Zealand.

Fall in reading standards

The number of young school children achieving or bettering the national standard in reading has fallen or flat-lined in half of the country's regions.

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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…

Dollar dives after rate hike

The Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has raised the official cash rate as expected - leading the kiwi dollar to instantly take a tumble.

Facebook earnings soar

The world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow and more people used it, more often.

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Kris Shannon: Let the Games begin

With a vigorous wave of the New Zealand flag, Valerie Adams kicked off the Kiwi presence at the 20th Commonwealth Games this morning (NZT). The Glasgow Games opened…

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