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Drunk guy steals mic off NZ comic

An aspiring comedian who rushed the stage at his local bar and stole the microphone off a star comedian says "too much vodka" was to blame for his actions.

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Do you have an endangered name?

Christopher and Robert are on the brink of extinction as children's names. But other old standards such as Brian, Kevin, Peter, Paul and Stephen are even rarer, having…

Budget 2015

Stability a plus for small firms

It was pleasing to see the Government didn't have any major surprises for small business in the Budget. We know small businesses hate surprises, Victoria Crone.

Alex Malley: English deserves applause

As a picture of New Zealand's forecast financial performance and the Government's fiscal plans, Finance Minister Bill English's seventh Budget impresses, Alex Malley…


Takeovers better than schemes

Oz study's analysis based on value for shareholders telling with activity picked to rise in NZ this year, Brian Gaynor writes.


Capital gains tax is here - no fanfare?

Economic historians must often be disappointed when they look back at contemporary reaction to a seminal event. If they dig up this week's news they will see little…


Police seize Nazis' black market art

A pair of horses which once stood outside Adolf Hitler's grandiose Reich Chancellery in Berlin has been recovered by police probing a Nazi black market art ring.

Life & Style

Dad bods: 'Don't do it!'

Yes, there has been an increasing pressure for men to be muscly for some time now. But never has it been so pervasive and so popular as among my generation.





Governance at Blues a dismal failure

According to the New Zealand Rugby Union, there were two major objectives when in September 2013 it opened up a share of the Blues to a private equity company.



Rugby: Blues could trip up Canes

It should be a walk in Eden Park. The Blues barely have enough troops to pick a match-day 23; they are down on loose forwards, experienced players and direction from…

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