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City boss facing jail term

After months of maintaining his innocence former Heart of the City boss Alex Swney phoned his parents to say he was going to plead guilty to nearly $1.8m worth of tax…

Inmate spike pushes cells to limit

Police stations have become "mini prisons" because of an unexpected overflow of inmates and a senior police officer fears frontline staff may be pulled from their duties…

John Banks back in the dock

Former Act Party leader John Banks will face a retrial for filing a false electoral return, Solicitor-General Mike Heron, QC, has confirmed.

Mayor joins house-hunting fray

First Mayor Len Brown left his town hall office for a new one in an Albert St high-rise tower - now he's sold his house and is hunting for another in the city's pressure-cooker…

Farmers fear rough ride coming up

Farmers are "battening down the hatches" as they prepare for a low dairy payout this year and as a full-scale drought approaches South Canterbury and North Otago.

National

Labour's big ideas on small business

Labour leader Andrew Little's pledge to make small business a priority in the next two years has lifted the responsibility and workload for small business spokeswoman…

Business

NZX, watchdog sign agreement

NZX chief executive Tim Bennett says a freshly inked agreement with the Financial Markets Authority will help the sharemarket…

Cisco NZ unit lifts sales 4.3%

Cisco Systems New Zealand, the local unit of the global internet network group, lifted annual sales 4.3 per cent last year, and expects to be well placed this year as…

Super Fund returns 'not the rule'

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has posted a 13.9 per cent return for 2014, finishing the year at $27.5 billion, but warns returns will be "more muted" over the…

Microsoft share price plunges

Microsoft shares plunged more than 9 per cent yesterday after the software giant reported quarterly revenue that beat expectations but warned that a weak PC market and…

World

FBI fooled bumbling Russian spies

Another tale of Russian spooks operating in the US has emerged, described by the former CIA analyst Mark Stout as a "classic case of espionage".

Politics

Sabin to keep chairing committee

A National Party MP at the centre of reports he is being investigated by police over an alleged assault will remain as chairman of the law and order select committee…

Life & Style

Dragon Tattoo sequel slated

Publishers say That Which Does Not Kill, completed by David Lagercrantz after his fellow Swede's death could rival global impact of Da Vinci Code.

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Trailer: Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and…

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