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Phil Taylor

Senior writer, Weekend Herald and New Zealand Herald

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  • 19 Nov, 2016 5:00am
  • 10 minutes to read
MP Louisa Wall championed the right of everyone to marry. She has now tabled a Bill that sets out a process for terminally ill person to legally end life.
  • 22 Oct, 2016 5:00am
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Dame Lowell Goddard has returned home to Wellington, two months after resigning from her role as head of a major inquiry into child abuse in Britain.
  • 13 Sep, 2016 5:00am
  • 4 minutes to read
NZ's decision to monitor fishing practices with a watchdog owned by the industry would not be acceptable in US, Canada or Australia, Govt has been told.
  • 9 Jul, 2016 5:00am
  • 10 minutes to read
The 30th anniversary of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill is being celebrated around the country today. Prominent Kiwis talk about what it means to them.
  • 21 Jun, 2016 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
An Auckland man who spent more than four years in hospital has started a petition calling on the Govt to increase the compensation payment to Teina Pora.
  • 1 Jun, 2016 8:45pm
Jeremy Kerr's blackmail cost the nation $37m and put at risk our biggest export market. Phil Taylor reveals the blackmailer has a history of trying to profit from crime.

Rich lister's land in protected-tree row

  • 7 May, 2016 5:00am
  • 4 minutes to read
A strip of coastal pohutukawa forest has been "devastated" along a Takapuna beach clifftop, on and adjacent to land belonging to a Rich List developer.
  • 28 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 8 minutes to read
A probation officer is suing his bosses for secretly removing safety warnings from a report after the inmate then attacked a man just months after being released.
  • 25 Apr, 2016 5:00am
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One year after a devastating earthquake, Nepal is piecing itself back together and hoping tourists, trekkers and climbers will return.
  • 29 Feb, 2016 5:00am
  • 7 minutes to read
A failed challenge to the credibility of a journalist by the Defence Force has blown up in its face, cost taxpayers more than $1 million
  • 20 Feb, 2016 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
They live in a modest "as-is-where-is" place bought with an EQC payment and borrowings but it is not the family home Annette Thomson imagined.
  • 30 Jan, 2016 5:00am
  • 9 minutes to read
Businesswoman Victoria Crone has been headhunted for the job by top National Party figures. She talks to Phil Taylor.
  • 23 Jan, 2016 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
The head of Skycity that forked out nearly $100,000 for a New Year's Eve fireworks display says it is "embarrassing" that no one else came to the party.

Sky high: 20th anniversary of SkyCity

  • 23 Jan, 2016 5:00am
  • 10 minutes to read
The Sky Tower has overcome early scepticism to become an iconic image of the Super City.
  • 5 Dec, 2015 5:00am
  • 8 minutes to read
Australia has its eye on champion Kiwi jockey Opie Bosson after he scooped one of its glittering racing prizes. But, as he tells Phil Taylor, Bosson nearly ate his way right out of the saddle.

Racing industry losing ground

  • 5 Dec, 2015 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
The time when a Kiwi-owned-and-trained horse wins the Melbourne Cup is likely gone.
  • 21 Nov, 2015 5:30am
  • 8 minutes to read
There was Lomu, next there was rugby. That was the order for many around the world. That's why his passing made the homepage of the NY Times, writes Phil Taylor.

Racing: Mongolian Khan on the mend

  • 4 Nov, 2015 4:17pm
  • 2 minutes to read
Mongolian Khan is out of danger and expected home in Cambridge in a fortnight.
  • 12 Sep, 2015 5:00am
  • 9 minutes to read
Lisa Carrington is once again an Olympic champion. In this profile from last year, she admits that talking about her impressive build is not her favourite pastime.