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Auckland's Santa saved

Santa has been saved, with a family-owned company pledging money to keep him on Auckland's main street.

MPs' one last spend-up

Departing and defeated MPs went out with a splurge on the taxpayer tab, with Mana leader Hone Harawira the biggest-spending MP, new expense details show.

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PM should've answered Slater question

John Key was wrong when he refused to answer a Parliamentary question about his discussion with Cameron Slater about a car crash victim's mother, the Speaker has ruled…

Updated 8 min ago

Ryder smashes 100 off 39 balls

Jesse Ryder has sent the New Zealand selectors a timely reminder of his abilities, smoking a 39-ball century for Otago against Ireland today.

Gunman's motive unclear

Terror arrived at the doors of the Canadian government today, as at least two gunmen mounted what appeared to be a co-ordinated attack in the heart of the capital.

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Follow Brits, say techies

Moves by the UK Government to include programming as a core subject for children aged 5 and over is what New Zealand needs to be doing, according to tech leaders such…

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Rugby: Highlanders add trio

The Highlanders have signed Tasman duo Alex Ainley and Marty Banks and Taranaki wing Waisake Naholo. Ainley has had a strong season at lock with the Makos after returning…

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League: Beale out to repay Kearney's faith

New Kiwis winger Gerard Beale admits he needs to repay the faith shown by Stephen Kearney, after his surprise call up for the opening Four Nations match against Australia. After…

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