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Anger at 111 response

A woman is appalled it took three emergency calls to get help for an Auckland student writhing in pain at her inner-city campus.

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Rio in lockdown ahead of Cup final

Police have launched tear gas and stun grenades to disperse 300 anti-World Cup protestors who tried to march toward the stadium hosting the Argentina-Germany final.

Car-free Quay St back on the agenda

A plan to change Quay St from a car-dominated road into a waterfront boulevard is back on the table with Auckland Council seeking expressions of interest from designers…



Litigation risk for tech IPOs

New Zealand technology companies could be unwittingly heading into a "perfect storm" of intellectual property litigation…

Dairy's $14.3b boost to the regions

New Zealand's regional economies earned about $14.3 billion from dairy farms in 2013-2014, taking the lion's share of national dairy earnings, industry group DairyNZ…

Meat, milk farming to eclipse grains

The United Nations food agency FAO has predicted that global farming will move increasingly towards meat and milk production and away from traditional rice and grain…


Act releases party list

Rodney Local Board member Beth Houlbrooke has leapfrogged her way to number four on the Act Party list - though she would not become an MP unless the party won 4 per…


Life & Style

L'Oreal cuts ties with fan

French cosmetics giant L'Oréal has cut its ties with a Belgian football fan after pictures of her on a big game hunting trip sparked outrage online.

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Pure gold World Cup moments

Marcelo looked wide-eyed, stunned when he scored the first goal of the World Cup ... against his own team. Hardly the most auspicious of starts for Brazil.

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