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Created in 2001, Fonterra was heralded as an "icon of economic transformation", a "breakthrough idea", "helping NZ catch the knowledge wave".

'I was only out for 20 minutes'

Nathan Jacobs had been away from his Arrowtown home for only about 20 minutes last night, before returning to find three fire crews dousing it in water.



Aussies call for vote on monarchy

Australian campaigners are calling for a vote on breaking away from the British monarchy within five years as the country's federal Treasurer leads a renewed push for…

Asylum violence 'shameful'

Angela Merkel has promised there will be "no tolerance" for violent anti-migrant protests that have gripped Germany in recent weeks.

Probe begins into claim Isis info skewed

The Pentagon's inspector general is investigating an allegation that the military command overseeing the anti-Isis campaign distorted or altered intelligence assessments…


Tourism Holdings boosts profit

Campervan rental company Tourism Holdings has boosted annual profit 81 per cent after strengthening its balance sheet and improving margins.


Govt closer to funding for transport

The Government appears to be coming around to user-pays charges, such as a motorway toll, to tackle Auckland's chronic traffic congestion and population growth.

Life & Style

Pregnant mums still drinking

About 20 per cent of women continue to drink alcohol after finding out they are pregnant - with some reporting having four or more drinks a week.






Golf: Lee starts strong at The Barclays

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee has made a strong start to the opening FedEx Cup playoff tournament sitting one shot off the lead at The Barclays tournament. Lee fired a four-under…


No 21 - French v Kiwi ref

England had won a spiteful quarter-final clash, 19-10 against France in Paris and would move on to the 1991 World Cup semifinal against Scotland. Before the Parc des…

ITM Cup: Hickey puts cricket on hold

The 24-year-old batsman is contracted to the Northern Knights but he is enjoying another gig at the moment - playing halfback and kicking goals for the Auckland rugby…

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