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Abbott meets with Key

Australia is going to give New Zealand greater advance warning of when it is about to release and deport convicted New Zealand criminals at the end of their sentences…

National Party donors stay secret

Analysis shows more than 80% of donations to National candidates were channelled through party headquarters in a loophole described as akin to legal "laundering".

Fake grass making a comeback

Fake grass, once considered a bit tacky, is making a kitschy comeback - popping up in backyards, apartment patios, commercial buildings, bars, schools and even inside…


Father dreads telling son he has HIV

The father who has lost his fight to keep his 9-year-old son from being treated for HIV says he dreads the moment he has to tell his son he has been diagnosed with the…

New state houses - minus the view

If you want a state house with a view, forget it. Beautiful views are banned in a draft new Government policy. Double garages and decks are out, too.


Why politicians get donations

Analysis of election candidate donations has shown a wide variety of businesses are willing to open their wallets for politicians…

Blue Chip creator on $310k paycheck

Bankrupt former Blue Chip creator Mark Bryers is drawing a salary of A$300,000 ($310,000) from a similar business in Australia. Bryers, who has filed an application…

Biopure plans fast growth in China

Like many infant formula exporters, the outlook darkened for Biopure Health after the Chinese Government introduced a raft of strict import requirements last year.


Blogger hacked to death

A prominent blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said.

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Chile: Desert revival

In Chile's beautiful landscape, inspired chefs are bringing the country's traditional recipes back to life, discovers Rocky Casale.



Heartbreaking loss for Blues

Cheetahs 25 Blues 24 The Blues have suffered a heartbreaking and controversial loss to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this morning. Leading by two points with three…

Cricket World Cup

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