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Protestors cut Key's trip

John Key's day got off to a tense start at Rotorua's Central Mall as his walkabout was hijacked by angry Mana protestors.

Conservatives pinged for pamphlet

The Conservative Party's been dealt another blow, this time over an advertising ruling that says a letter comparing it to NZ First was inaccurate and an ethics breach…

Meet the man who sold his soul

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a man who sold his soul on Trade Me and a Hastings woman who was offered an 'unsafe' state house.

Mystery object death: Family's hope

As an inquest begins into the death of Rutger Hale from a mystery object that smashed through his car windscreen, his family say they believe someone knows what happened…



Belgrave receivers win $8.6m payout

The receivers of a failed finance company have won an $8.6 million judgment against a former director of the company and a terminally ill property developer but the…

John Drinnan: Power shift at Maori TV

Scrapping the roles of senior Maori TV executives Julian Wilcox and Carol Hirschfeld is linked to a makeover of the channel, to provide more te reo content.

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Stolen Jag back, 46 years on

At age 82, Ivan Schneider had given up on finding his luxury Jaguar stolen 46 years ago, until it was recovered on a cargo ship destined for Holland on Thursday.

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ABs: Diminutive Smith casts big shadow

With just under 12 months to go until the World Cup, Aaron Smith is casting such a big shadow over the other halfbacks in the country it's hard to see how they will…


Wells named in Silver Ferns

The inclusion of Australian-born shooter Ameliaranne Wells is the big talking point of today's Silver Ferns team naming for next month's Constellation Cup series against…

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