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Glasgow shoppers killed

Six people were killed and at least seven others injured in Glasgow when a bin lorry ploughed into crowds of Christmas shoppers in what appeared to be a tragic accident…

Rates cash eyed for SkyCity

SkyCity chief executive Nigel Morrison yesterday also confirmed his company wants a taxpayer-funded top-up and was willing to walk away from the deal if it doesn't get…

New York gunman had jail history

Police investigating the "assassination" of two patrolmen are poring over the history and records of Ismaaiyl Brinsley - the 28-year-old man at ease with the use of…

National

How to stay safe in the water

As thousands of holidaymakers get set to hit the beach and boaties prepare to launch, warnings are being issued about staying safe.

Business

Watchdog's probe clears Fletcher

The Commerce Commission says it found no evidence that Fletcher Building's Winstone Wallboards unit engaged in anti-competitive behaviour to protect its dominance in…

Mighty River signs Lake Taupo water deal

Mighty River Power and the Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board have signed a deal over water in Lake Taupo, the terms of which the electricity generator says are confidential…

Delay halves Rex Bionics' share price

Rex Bionics, the New Zealand company listed on the London Stock Exchange's growth-oriented AIM market, almost halved in value last week as commercial sales take longer…

World

Politics

Cloud over National MP's future

The three-year political career of National Northland MP Mike Sabin is in the balance after a report that he is under investigation…

Poor water blights beaches

A world-class surfing spot and one of Northland's most picturesque strands of coastline are among more than 40 swimming beaches hit with a "caution" label for water…

Sony says Obama kept in the loop

US President Barack Obama has become embroiled in a dispute with the makers of the comedy The Interview over how much the White House knew about North Korea's threats…

Life & Style

Amputee's wish: To catch fish

Brant Tohu has quickly come to love his hook, fitted to one arm this month after he lost both legs and both hands within a year to an immune system disorder.

Video

Video

UK Christmas ad a viral hit

The John Lewis Christmas advert is a UK tradition, and the 2014 version is called #MontyThePenguin. It has clocked up over 16 million views in a couple of weeks. The…

Entertainment

New hero a modern Marvel

Disney's new superhero is different. He's fat. He's also gentle. And, if you have a medical ailment, with just a quick scan he'll detect it - and prescribe you treatment…

Travel

Opinion

Cheers! A toast to sobriety

Deborah Hill Cone writes: It is going to be one of those shame-hangover columns where I wake up in the night with the remorse terrors, but too late to do anything about…

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