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National

Business

Economy grows on service sector surge

The NZ economy grew just ahead of expectations in the second three months of the year, with the fastest growth in the services sector for seven-and-a-half years.

Facebook's drag queen identity face-off

Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of self-described drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account holders…

Election 2014

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World

Survivors' shipwreck horror

After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.

Life & Style

Study judges pollies by looks

If elections could be won on looks alone then Internet-Mana leader Laila Harre might just be our next PM - according to new research from Auckland University.

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Rugby

Sport

McCullum won't back away

Brendon McCullum's resolve to give evidence about alleged match-fixing approaches is "stronger than ever" after a legal row to keep confidential material out of the…

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