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Taupau's match-turning display

Back-rower Martin Taupau reprised his role as the Kiwis' go-to-guy with another match-turning display off the bench in their comprehensive 26-12 Anzac test win.

Key determined to stick around

"I am just as committed today to leading National to victory at the next election as I was when first taking up the role as your leader in November 2006," Key said.

New drug makes users strip

Known as flakka, effects include hallucinations, rage, delirium, paranoia and a sharp rise in body temperature which leads users to take off their clothes.



Fresh food firm turns to crowdfunding

Fresh food company Mad Group has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to raise $1.5 million for expansion of its Habitual Fix and Mad Mex brands locally and overseas…

Electricity retailer after NZX listing

King Country Energy, the biggest electricity retailer in the region, is pushing ahead with plans to move its listing to the NZX from the Unlisted platform, saying new…


Hung parliament on the cards

Despite claims that another Tory-led Administration offers security over chaos, senior party sources have suggested the governing of the country will in effect be on…

Life & Style



Theatre review: A Doll's House

Emily Perkins' A Doll's House is to Henrik Ibsen's original what Clueless is to Jane Austen's Emma: it's a wonderfully assured adaptation, writes Janet McAllister.





Pro dreams not just a school of thought

Auckland's 1A schoolboy championship kicked off yesterday, and on the minds of the 250-plus boys involved was the thought they were taking their first steps towards…

Umaga perfect fit if Blues job comes up

I have been following what might be happening at the Blues next year and think Tana Umaga would make a pretty good go of the coaching job if he was to have a crack…

Foster future coach of All Blacks

With Steve Hansen locked into the top All Black job until 2017, there isn't any angst or pressure building about who might be his successor.

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