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Staffer quits after scandal

Jason Ede, a former Beehive staffer in the PM's office who was widely quoted in the Dirty Politics book, has quit his position with the National Party.

So where does that leave Winston?

Winston Peters yesterday appeared dead-set on taking a leading role in opposition against John Key's new Government but some of his MPs won't shut the door on National…

Woman punched shark to escape

Shark attacks invoke intense fear for most people - but for activist Elissa Sursara, being bitten through her torso by one of the ocean killers made her feel privileged…

Thai beach murders remain a mystery

The investigation into the grisly double murder of two young British backpackers on a Thai beach has so far drawn a blank, as pressure piles on police to make an arrest…


Suit turns to activism

Green MP-in-waiting James Shaw admits he didn't appeal to the protester-activist core of the party when he showed up to meetings in a suit and a CV that included global…


Synalit profits up 70pc to $196m

Synlait Milk, which twice cut its earnings forecast, posted earnings growth that met revised guidance and said it plans to take a 25 per cent stake Sichuan New Hope…

Dollar rises after National election win

The dollar advanced after the incumbent National Party won an outright election victory at the weekend, reassuring investors that current economic policies would continue…

Election 2014

Rurawhe has big shoes to fill

Te Tai Hauauru MP Adrian Rurawhe says he's got big shoes to fill - even if they belong to an opposition MP, who happens to be a relative and his former boss.


Life & Style

History of Kiwi women in song

Rachel Dawick isn't a historian but her new album The Boundary Riders is an invaluable body of work that traverses genres and captures the untold stories of Kiwi pioneer…

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NRL: Halfbacks vital in semifinals

As it is throughout the 26 regular-season rounds, the hopes of the final four sides left in the NRL premiership race rest largely on the shoulders of their diminutive…

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