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Bush fire contained

21 fire engines, 70 firefighters and three helicopters have contained a fierce bush fire in West Auckland but will stay in place overnight.

Boxing Day sales kick off

The promise of a Boxing Day bargain has pulled New Zealanders out to the shopping malls in their thousands. Westfield Albany was packed with shoppers getting deals…

Video: First Holiday Fatal

A man has died and two others seriously injured in the first fatal crash of New Zealand's Christmas and New Year road toll season.The man was driving a Nissan rental…

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National

Collision leaves one dead in BOP

A man driving a hired car south towards Tauranga has died in a crash near Te Puna, Western Bay highway patrol Sergeant Nigel Ramsden says. Two cars had a head-on crash…

Business

Brokers back Diligent for growth spurt

Brokers are picking Diligent Board Member Services to be a top performing stock in 2015, with expectations the software developer has moved beyond the challenges of…

Big brand stores may head to Auckland

Mayor Len Brown has named big-brand international retailers Apple and Tiffany & Co as potential candidates to open their first New Zealand stores in Auckland.

Meridian pick propels Craigs to top spot

Selecting Meridian Energy was the key to Craig Investment Partners taking the top spot in the 2014 Broker Picks competition. The power generator and retailer's instalment…

World

Firefighters rescue 62 hikers in Hawaii

Firefighters in Hawaii rescued more than 60 hikers, including some who were stranded for days, after heavy rain made streams too swollen to cross on the island of Kauai…

Politics

GCSB saga: Reporter receives apology

In a last minute year-end coda to the serpentine illegal GCSB spying saga, a political reporter has received an apology from Parliamentary Service over a breach of her…

Plan for 14 units upsets quiet street

Residents of a quiet no-exit Meadowbank street where homes are worth up to $1.9 million are angry Housing New Zealand plans to "slap down" 14 units in their midst.

Life & Style

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Kiwi story of Christmas

We enjoyed this video so much previous years that we decided to share it with you again. The Christmas Story - as told by the children of St Paul's Church. Courtesy…

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Travel

2015's fitness-centred holidays

If living a more active life is on your resolutions list for next year, here are five adventurous ideas that will help you stay on track even while vacationing.

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