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Greens up, National falls

National has taken a hit in the first poll since Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics was released but the Greens, not Labour, are the big winners so far.

New questions over Key claims

New evidence appears to contradict John Key's claim he was never told about an SIS document release to Cameron Slater - this time from the PM himself.

Look forward to seven days of sun

Auckland and the top of the North Island are in for a week of fine weather in the first prolonged sunny period since the start of June, according to MetService. Meteorologist…

NZ rugby heroes honoured

New Zealand Rugby's annual reunion dinner will have added meaning tonight as some of the sport's biggest names are inducted to the revamped IRB Hall of Fame.

Funds offer hope for burnt boy

Jack Dragicevich was almost 3 when he pulled a bowl of boiling water over himself, scalding his chest so badly he needs skin grafts every two years.

Politicians in the Hot Seat

National

Labour's free GP scheme a flop

Labour's support among the elderly has slumped despite making free GP visits for pensioners the centrepiece of its election campaign launch recentl

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Key: 'I was on holiday'

John Key has emphatically restated he was not told of the SIS's intention to release sensitive documents to Cameron Slater, despite two letters suggesting he was.

Business

NZ wine pops its export cork

New Zealand wine has established itself as a major commodity after exports increased by 10 per cent in volume and value…

Bank of America to pay $17b settlement

The US government has reached a $US16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial…

Assignee drops bankruptcy bid

Authorities are giving up the fight to put former property developer Jamie Peters back into bankruptcy and will withdraw their case against him from the Court of Appeal…

Wall Street touches record overnight

Wall Street rose overnight, lifting the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to a record, as a flurry of economic data underpinned the view that growth in the world's…

World

Social media backlash to terror

Many social media users have been urging each other not to post the video American journalist James Foley being beheaded as a form of protest.

Life & Style

Bizarre celebrity baby names

Christina Aguilera and fiancé Matt Rutler welcomed baby Summer Rain Rutler into the world recently. As far as celebrity baby names go, it's quite normal. Celebrities…

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Rugby

Sport

Swimming: Boyle breaks medal drought

Lauren Boyle has broken New Zealand's medal drought at the Pan Pacific Swimming Champs on the Gold Coast. Boyle has claimed silver in the 800 metres freestyle final…

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