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National denies misleading voters

National has denied it misled voters before last year's election, when it vowed not to introduce any new taxes, by announcing two new taxes in this week's Budget.

Budget 2015

Police examine protest footage

Police are going through video footage of protesters at Auckland's Convention Centre after peaceful chanting turned aggressive.

Budget draws battle lines for election

The Budget was a rock of certainty and continuity in a sea of almost surreal politics played out most visibly and vividly by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the…

Business

Generation debt can benefit from advice

A student loan is a loaded financial gun. Only just out of short pants, thousands of teenagers Pass Go by turning 18 and stepping straight into generation debt, Diana…

National

World

Life & Style

Video

Entertainment

Empire hits all the right notes

First things first: that conspicuous item in the Empire costume department that deserves its own Instagram account. Terrence Howard's character, Lucious Lyon, wore it…

Travel

Opinion

Sport

First take: Blues fortress busted

Sir John Kirwan's supporters on the Blues board will be cringing after the depleted Hurricanes smashed the Super Rugby basket case at their alleged fortress.

Rugby

Rugby: Blues could trip up Canes

It should be a walk in Eden Park. The Blues barely have enough troops to pick a match-day 23; they are down on loose forwards, experienced players and direction from…

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