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City boss facing jail term

After months of maintaining his innocence ex-Heart of the City boss Alex Swney phoned his parents to say he was going to plead guilty to nearly $1.8m in tax evasion.

Art deco building to be a facade

The historic former headquarters of lingerie company Berlei, standing in the way of the $500 million-plus SkyCity International Convention Centre, will be gutted and…

Inmate spike pushes cells to limit

Police stations have become "mini prisons" because of an unexpected overflow of inmates and a senior police officer fears frontline staff may be pulled from their duties…


Sam Judd: Carbon crop crisis

History has shown us time and again that the point of chaos arrives in society when people have nothing to eat or feed their families. While this may conjure images…


NZX, watchdog sign agreement

NZX chief executive Tim Bennett says a freshly inked agreement with the Financial Markets Authority will help the sharemarket operator deepen New Zealand's capital markets…

Cisco NZ unit lifts sales 4.3%

Cisco Systems New Zealand, the local unit of the global internet network group, lifted annual sales 4.3 per cent last year, and expects to be well placed this year as…

Super Fund returns 'not the rule'

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has posted a 13.9 per cent return for 2014, finishing the year at $27.5 billion, but warns returns will be "more muted" over the…



Key's lost opportunity

State of the Nation speeches, so called, are really about the state of the government or the party in opposition at the…

FBI fooled bumbling Russian spies

Another tale of Russian spooks operating in the US has emerged, described by the former CIA analyst Mark Stout as a "classic case of espionage".

Sabin to keep chairing committee

A National Party MP at the centre of reports he is being investigated by police over an alleged assault will remain as chairman of the law and order select committee…

Life & Style



Little's big speech focuses on jobs

Labour leader Andrew Little has begun broadening Labour's image as as the "jobs party," not just a party for working labour, but for wealth-creating business, especially…


Red carpet nerves for Jemaine Clement

Jemaine Clement is standing on the Sundance red carpet awaiting the premiere of his latest movie People, Places, Things, the first American movie in which he has a starring…




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