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Dollar rises to record high

The NZ dollar has risen to a new post-float high against the Australian dollar - the closest it has come to parity since being allowed to trade freely in 1984.

Heavy Easter traffic flows

Traffic heading both north and south out of Auckland has slowed to a crawl in places, as holiday-makers head for their favourite Easter spots.

PM song shouldn't have been banned

A satirical song that poked fun at Prime Minister John Key was not an election advertisement or programme and it was wrong of the Electoral Commission to ban it, a High…


The Forgotten Millions

This image sums it up

It is an image that challenges me emotionally every time I look at it, and the more I look, the more it challenges me.

Films give refugees a voice

Ralph Baydoun is a 23-year-old Lebanese videographer based in World Vision's Beirut office and last month we travelled together to some of the more challenging areas…

The pain of a life left behind

"As I write to you, I feel so much sadness because you stayed behind in Syria on your own. You are far away and the war in Syria has grown distance between us."


World dairy prices slide 10.8pc

Dairy product prices declined in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in prices for butter milk powder and whole milk powder.

Spark sells international voice business

My Net Fone, an ASX-listed provider of hosted voice and data communications services, has agreed to buy Spark New Zealand's international voice business for $22.4 million. The…


Life & Style

Cool cat earns $4.2million

Chanel fashion designer Karl Lagerfield's cat earned a cool US$4.2 million last year. That's a whole lot of sardines.






Cricket World Cup

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