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Sky the limit for city luxury

It costs 10 times the average weekly rent and a one-year tenancy will set you back more than $230,000. But the kind of tenants destined for these high-end digs aren't…

Queen first to be told name

As the world waited anxiously for the name of the new Princess last night, William and Kate were introducing their baby daughter to her great-grandmother, the Queen.

Dreamliner glitch tackled

Air New Zealand and other airlines will shut down Dreamliners completely every three months after tests by Boeing exposed a problem that could cause the plane to lose…

Death put surgeon under spotlight

The death of Jim Nicholls on the operating table was the fifth gallbladder case in two years that drew attention to surgeon Michael Parry who risks going before the…

Groups urge poverty focus

Child advocacy groups have started an online petition calling for action on child poverty in this month's Budget, as latest figures show food parcel numbers rising again…

Wine boss accused of kickbacks

The trial of former New Zealand Wine Company chief executive Peter Scutts over allegations of kickbacks continues today in the High Court at Auckland.

AT accused of bullying couple

Council property agents have been warned off "bullying" an elderly couple into a rush sale of their home for a new highway parallel to the Southern Motorway.

National

PM footing own legal bill

The Prime Minister says he is paying out of his own pocket for legal advice about his tugging of a waitress' ponytail.

Business

Dairy prices push index down

Tumbling dairy prices dragged ANZ's commodity price index 7.4 per cent lower last month and a stronger New Zealand dollar amplified the decline.

Sheep meat price drops 10%

Sheep meat prices have fallen by about 10 per cent over the past two months, driven by a drop in demand in China and difficult conditions in another important export…

We're next in line for Gulf FTA, Key

New Zealand should be the next cab off the rank in securing a free-trade deal with the Gulf Co-operation Council, with Prime Minister John Key "much more positive" about…

World

Isis claims link to shooting

Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities said.

Life & Style

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Crash on South Western Motorway

An earlier minor injury crash involving a heavy truck and trailer on the south-bound western motorway on ramp in Onehunga is causing considerable delays for motorists…

Entertainment

Travel

Maine: Catch a fresh dining scene

After a last day of hiking at Maine's Acadia National Park, creeping up the steep face of Precipice, the hand-over-hand ascent on the east side of Mount Desert Island…

Opinion

Cash will kick start urban project

Much fanfare accompanied the announcement of the Tamaki urban regeneration. But progress has not matched expectation and the Government has set about rectifying flaws…

Sport

Rugby

All Blacks injury toll

The All Blacks are suffering their fair share of injuries in this World Cup year. As No. 1 hooker Dane Coles returned to action for the Hurricanes, three other test…

Rugby: Hurricanes re-sign dynamic duo

Outside backs Matt Proctor and Nehe Milner-Skudder have re-signed with the Hurricanes until the end of 2017. Both Milner-Skudder, 24, and Proctor, 22, have proven themselves…

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