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Wife clears Banks' name

Amanda Banks' "obsessive" detective work saw her husband John Banks' electoral fraud conviction quashed yesterday and answered a High Court judge's doubts over her honesty…

Fears over bowler's mental state

As family, friends and cricket legends gathered at a Sydney hospital to say goodbye to Phillip Hughes, the 25-year-old's sister, Megan, sat with devastated cricketer…

Miracle escape as house crushed

A young Auckland man rose uninjured from rubble after a 55-tonne crane smashed "like a guillotine" through his upstairs bedroom. "It's something I'll never forget -…

Murder accused 'had nothing left'

The man accused of killing his estranged wife Heidi Welman-Scott had previously booked a plane ticket home to South Africa and according to his best mate had "nothing…

Revealed: 'Wildly out' valuations

Real estate industry experts have labelled the latest residential property revaluations dangerous, with calls for the mass appraisal system to be overhauled or scrapped…

The secret diary of ... John Key

It's not Monday. I've looked into it, and fully examined the situation, and I think the majority of New Zealanders will agree with me that today's not Monday.

National

Business

Opec still pumping despite drop

Reflecting its lessening oil clout, Opec has decided to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result…

Auckland place to find work

New Zealand's economy remains patchy and continues to give off mixed signals, says Shamubeel Eaqub, NZIER principal economist.

Log exports to china tipped to rise

China's demand for wood products is forecast to continue growing faster than its own domestic production, says New Zealand market data provider AgriHQ.

World

Politics

Banks' wife's obsessive detective work

Amanda Banks has emerged as an extremely good wife to John Banks with her "obsessive" detective work turning up crucial evidence which led to the former Act Leader's…

Life & Style

Interactive: Christmas books special

Books editor Linda Herrick and her team of reviewers round up their choices of best books for Christmas gifts, leading with the French Cafe's new triumph.

Your Money

Technology

NZ mobile industry tracking well - NZIER

New Zealand's mobile phone sector is performing well on an international basis, with competitive pricing and good mobile coverage, according to a report released this…

Rugby

All Blacks trio on China mission

A trio of All Blacks have been on a three-pronged mission to China this week. The players, Aaron Cruden, TJ Perenara and Patrick Tuipulotu, have been in Beijing for…

Sport

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