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Maxwell's choker taunt

Glenn Maxwell may regret this taunt. The Australian made the choker sign to the crowd at Eden Park as New Zealand looked ready to throw it all away.

Live: England v Sri Lanka

Follow all the live stats and ball-by-ball commentary from the Cricket World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

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…

National

Liner offers help to boatie

One of the world's most famous cruise liners offered to join a rescue mission after five fishermen ran aground in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

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".

Forget top marks, just toughen up

Teachers showering Kiwi kids with praise - and never allowing them to fail - are threatening to do more harm than good, a leading educationist says.

Business

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.

World

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.

Yet more misery for Abbott

For an hour or two yesterday, Australian PM Tony Abbott left the curse of his leadership troubles behind, only to have to endure the curse of the cricket at Eden Park…

Life & Style

Gardening: Hardy blooms flourish

On a baking hot afternoon in December, our 18-year-old nephew Mark drove us around remote roads in the high country above Kaikoura, doing a great job of showing us the…

Video

Entertainment

All Time Low gear up for Westfest

All Time Low may be making movies alongside Meg Ryan, debuting albums in the Billboard Top 10, getting engaged and touring with the Smashing Pumpkins, but Kiwi social…

Travel

Opinion

Sport

Team NZ billionaire backs Dalton

Matteo de Nora, the Swiss-Italian who has poured millions into Team NZ, has given his full backing to Dalton and the troubled America's Cup syndicate's board.

Cricket World Cup

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