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'We weren't on a beach'

Frustrated passengers have slammed Air NZ for poor customer service, lack of communication and sympathy, as another plane is delayed overnight in Hong Kong.

Departing MPs' memorable moments

Some of Parliament's longest-serving MPs -including Tony Ryall and Shane Ardern - said their farewells today, and shared some of their most memorable moments.

Act comments 'grotesque' - Devoy

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has let rip at Act Leader Jamie Whyte, labelling his comments that Maori enjoy legal privilege "grotesque and inflammatory"…

National

Second man charged in relation to murder

A man charged with being an accessory to the murder of Gisborne man Douglas Deb-Den Witeri in April was given interim name suppression when he appeared in Gisborne District…

Election 2014

MP slams 'thuggish, ignorant' vandals

MP Michael Woodhouse slams the defacing of electoral billboards as "a thuggish and ignorant act of vandalism", as opponents boast online about other signs to tag.

Business

Building consents on the rise

New Zealand building consents increased at the fastest pace in three months in June, rising a seasonally adjusted 3.5 percent, led by a surge in Canterbury. The number…

World

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Rugby

Rugby: Crusaders dial up intensity

The Crusaders' forwards, who provided the platform for their semifinal victory over the Sharks with a dominant performance that at times embarrassed the big South Africans…

Sport

Five key moments: Kiwi 1-2 double

Teenagers Anton Cooper and Sam Gaze produced one of the most memorable moments of the Commonwealth Games this morning, sealing a one-two finish in the men's mountain…

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