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Cops hunt masked duo

Two masked people who appear to be carrying firearms are being sought by police after frightening people around Auckland this week.



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Kiwi touches a four-year low

The New Zealand dollar dropped, touching a four-year low, after the Reserve Bank abandoned its bias for raising interest rates and said a rate cut was a possibility. The…

Xero names new CFO

Xero, the cloud-based accounting software firm, named US-based Douglas Jeffries as its new chief financial officer, replacing Ross Jenkins who will take on the new role…



Life & Style

Bar review: The Botanist, Auckland CBD

First drinks: Were inspired by the beautiful blooms at The Botanist - a blushing bottle of Moncellier Central Otago Rosé. Delightfully fruity and not too sweet, the…



Pakistani teachers get gun training

Teachers in northwest Pakistan are being given firearms training and will be allowed to take guns into the classroom in a bid to strengthen security following a Taliban…


Spacey skipped SAGs to help Arab actors

Kevin Spacey skipped the Screen Actors Guild awards, which handed him a win for his wildly popular role on House of Cards, to watch 34 young actors from across the Arab…



Key's lost opportunity

State of the Nation speeches, so called, are really about the state of the government or the party in opposition at the opening of a new political year. Politicians…



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