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Missing boy: Are they still in NZ?

Detectives working on the mysterious disappearance of John Beckenridge and his step-son have received tip-offs that the pair have been seen 'across New Zealand'.

Hooters is a poor man's sexy

Would we be so disgusted if Hooters was a swanky new Viaduct bar that hired waitresses dressed in silk pencil skirts and stockings? I don't think so, says Verity Johnson…

Grammar quits education project

One of the country's leading schools has pulled out of a controversial new education reform, leaving its partner schools in the lurch and displeasing Hekia Parata.



Sydney siege cafe vandalised

The cafe at the centre of the Sydney siege has been vandalised. A number of windows were smashed at the Lindt Cafe in…

Ruling backs Muslim job seeker

The US Supreme Court has fortified a law requiring accommodations for employees and job-seekers because of their religious beliefs.


Bid for Caltex sparks concerns

The massive rally in Z Energy shares, sparked by the firm's plans to acquire a rival, should raise competition concerns for the Commerce Commission, says a market source…


Key warning on boat people

A boat of asylum seekers had a credible chance of reaching NZ - but the Government will not say what options were being…

Peters yet to act on promises

More than two months after the Northland byelection the electorate's new MP Winston Peters is yet to make any approaches on the promise he made to introduce SuperGold…

Govt hopes for tailwind

Businesses as well as the Government are hoping for a spinoff from a high profile at the World Transport Forum in Germany.

Ideas-sharing plan hits the classroom

When the Government first announced it was planning to pay some teachers thousands more a year to help raise student achievement, the policy was promptly shouted down…

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Appeal of social bonds marred

In Britain, much is expected of social impact bonds. Advocates claim they could revolutionise public finances and be a catalyst for innovation, all while delivering…



'It's a good day for football'

Reaction to Sepp Blatter's resignation has been strong, with New Zealand Football chief Andy Martin urging him to stay away from the U-20 tournament.


Barrett set for Super Rugby return

The Hurricanes should have the services of first-five Beauden Barrett for their pivotal Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Napier on Friday.

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