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Royal DJs start from scratch

It's not the sort of day normally associated with royalty, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave it their best shot to show they could hang with the cool kids.

MPs clash over sick Fijian

Associate Immigration Minister Nikki Kaye says Labour is misleading the public about a seriously ill Fijian migrant - but she can't respond. She explains.

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The poaching of Shane Jones

National's audacious poaching of Shane Jones could be seen as a cynical ploy to undermine the electoral chances of the Opposition, writes Bryce Edwards.

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An animal rights group is disgusted to hear of the fatal pummelling of a pomeranian dog and a deadly attack on a pitbull in two separate cases before the court.

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NZ cyber-security firm Mako Networks says a deal it has struck with Australia's biggest telecommunications provider is potentially worth tens of millions of dollars…

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The founder of Russia's leading social media network has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of Vladimir Putin circle the company.

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PM egged in Napier

A rock and a ball were thrown at PM John Key's limousine in the Napier suburb of Maraenui yesterday. Police arrested a 22-year-old Napier man following the incident…

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One of the least reported developments of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China this month may also be one of the most significant: Australia's ambitions to work…

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100 Greatest All Blacks: Jerome Kaino

There may be more to come in the test rugby career of Jerome Kaino but his rise to distinction was crowned by his try-saving tackle in the 2011 World Cup semifinal. Muscular…

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Brotherly affection was so deep Pinetree thought his younger brother Stan was his best locking partner in his All Black years. That may have been true but it would…

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