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Brownlee's 'stupid error'

Prime Minister John Key says he was "really disappointed" after Gerry Brownlee bypassed airport security this morning, but he has been quick to back him.

Dollar dives after rate hike

The Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler has raised the official cash rate as expected - leading the kiwi dollar to instantly take a tumble.

Fall in reading standards

The number of young school children achieving or bettering the national standard in reading has fallen or flat-lined in half of the country's regions.

Cops' rape case failure

Police failed to properly investigate information that implicated serial rapist Malcolm Rewa to a historic sex attack on a woman in 1987, the IPCA has found.

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Moa completes $500k placement

Moa Group, the unprofitable boutique beer maker, raised $500,000 from five institutional investors and plans to raise up to $5.25 million in a discounted rights issue…

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Kris Shannon: Let the Games begin

With a vigorous wave of the New Zealand flag, Valerie Adams kicked off the Kiwi presence at the 20th Commonwealth Games this morning (NZT). The Glasgow Games opened…

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