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Average Auckland house price $764K

Average asking prices for houses for country smash through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time but in Auckland the rampant market is surprising even the…

What Black Caps win means for NZ

The unbeaten Black Caps are now favourites to win the World Cup, but there is still a very long way to go. So what's next and who could NZ face in the quarterfinals?

Ko cruises to victory

Lydia Ko survived a mid-round stutter to add a second NZ Open title to her growing collection of world golfing crowns.


Mountain biker dies after fall

A mountain biker has died following a fall from his bike earlier today. At about 9:50am this morning Queenstown emergency services were dispatched after a 58-year-old…

Stockcar ace fights for life

One of NZ's best stockcar drivers is fighting for his life after being seriously injured in a crash with a logging truck while travelling to the national teams championship…



Why politicians get donations

Analysis of election candidate donations has shown a wide variety of businesses are willing to open their wallets for politicians.

Blue Chip creator on $310k paycheck

Bankrupt former Blue Chip creator Mark Bryers is drawing a salary of A$300,000 ($310,000) from a similar business in Australia. Bryers, who has filed an application…

Biopure plans fast growth in China

Like many infant formula exporters, the outlook darkened for Biopure Health after the Chinese Government introduced a raft of strict import requirements last year.


NZ troops can opt out of Iraq

Soldiers may be excused from going to train Iraqi forces in fight against Isis, for personal reasons. The Defence Force says it is part of being a "good employer".

Double coffin for couple

A devoted husband and wife married for 60 years who died within days of each other will be buried together in a double coffin - holding hands.

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The genius of Sinead

A couple of topics are off bounds when interviewing Sinead O'Connor - Miley Cyrus to name just one. And fair call. Why anyone would want to waste precious moments…




Cricket World Cup

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