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Accused seen high-fiving

A teenager accused of murdering a homeless man in central Auckland was seen on CCTV footage high-fiving his friends moments after it is alleged the attack took place…

MH17: Major developments today

Today's developments in the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 tragedy in Ukraine, including black boxes handed over, 'death train' released by rebels, and Malaysia diverts…

Basin Reserve flyover plan axed

Those opposed to the proposed Basin Reserve flyover in Wellington were thrilled today after learning of an independent Board of Inquiry's decision to decline consent…

National

Car chase couple remain behind bars

An Auckland pair charged with being involved in a police chase from Papamoa to Maungatapu in a stolen Subaru Legacy yesterday remain behind bars this afternoon. Shane…

Business

Big squeeze on Akl CBD property

Auckland businesses are squeezed for office space, and the central city is experiencing its most critical shortages of commercial real estate on record. So rents could…

Westpac trials new phone payments tech

Westpac says it has become the first bank in New Zealand - and one of only a handful around the world - to begin trialling a Host Card Emulation mobile payment system…

Politics

Labour earmarks $200m for the regions

Labour Leader David Cunliffe says a Govt he led would invest up to $200 million over four years in development projects aimed at resuscitating flagging regional economies…

World

Life & Style

Your Money

IPOs - deal or dud?

The number of companies wanting to list on the share market are coming through thick and fast at the moment but how do you know if they're going to be a good deal or…

Rugby

Hard-man Skinner dies at 86

Boxer, grocer and farmer Kevin Skinner, around whom fact and legend swirled during his All Black heyday, has died in Auckland aged 86.

Sport

Comm Games: Judo team to test rankings

If the judo programme at the Commonwealth Games were fought on paper, the sport could emerge as one of New Zealand's most successful. But coach Robert Levy has bad…

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