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Hero mum's brain surgery

A teenager who attacked and badly injured a good Samaritan who intervened as he tried to snatch a bag off another woman may not have acted alone.

John Key tops tourism's wishlist

Tourist industry leaders have a short wishlist for the next John Key Government and topping it is having the Prime Minister continue in the tourism portfolio.

National

Deals with National on the fast track

The Maori Party expects to have a confidence and supply deal to put to its party members next week, co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell said last night after talks with the…

Business

Fonterra deal boosts Beingmate

Shares in Chinese baby-milk maker Beingmate Baby & Child have rallied sharply since Fonterra entered an alliance with the firm, which includes the Kiwi dairy giant buying…

Execs suspended over inflated profit

Tesco, the world's second-largest supermarket chain after Walmart, has suspended four executives and begun an inquiry after admitting its half-year profit was overstated…

Election 2014

Labour's absolute mayhem

An extraordinary morning in the Labour Party's wing of Parliament Buildings and John Armstrong says there are only two words to describe it - absolute mayhem.

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World

Arab support as US bombers hit IS bases

The United States and five Arab countries launched a new offensive against the fighters of Isis, striking targets in Syria for the first time using cruise missiles…

Life & Style

Uncovering animal smuggling

Stories about lizards hidden in underpants and monkeys strapped to midriffs may cause some amusement, but is a much more serious issue.

Your Money

Technology

SpaceX breaks ground on new spaceport

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence…

Rugby

Sport

NRL: Webster joins the Warriors

Former Wests Tigers NYC coach Andrew Webster was yesterday named as the second new assistant coach to Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden.

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