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PM's popularity takes a hit

Prime Minister John Key's popularity has taken a dive in a post-Budget poll, dipping below 40 per cent for the first time since early 2014.

DWTS voting leaves fans confused

Viewers have accused MediaWorks of running a scam after they spent money voting for their favourite DWTS contestants, only to discover no one would be eliminated.

'We could have been killed'

Surf shop staff were miraculously uninjured after a Whangamata man smashed through their building just centimetres from where they usually stand.



Gay marriage bill enters political limbo

It was "a moment bigger than politics", declared the Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, introducing his same-sex marriage bill to the federal Parliament yesterday…


Virtual reality takes off

Once seen as a tool for alien-blasting gamers, movie studios and television producers are now adopting virtual reality.


Life & Style






Cricket: Victory for the visitors

Brendon McCullum channelled chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov, Kane Williamson aped slip aficionado Mark Taylor and Tom Latham mimicked expert short leg David Boon.


Wanted: Name for Japan rugby franchise

The Japanese team to lay in the expanded Super Rugby competition is polling fans to find a name. The obvious choice, Samurai, has been ruled out because it is already…

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