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How to train a unicorn

Dropout. Military man. Richlister. Marijuana investor. Walker. This is Guy Haddleton.

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Software entrepreneur Guy Haddleton at his home in Takapuna, Auckland. Photo / Jason Oxenham
Software entrepreneur Guy Haddleton at his home in Takapuna, Auckland. Photo / Jason Oxenham

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Why are doctors missing cancer in Kiwis?

Karyn Robson with her daughter Danika and partner Kris. Karyn is dying of lung cancer. Kris died from bowel cancer in 2011. Photo / Supplied
Karyn Robson with her daughter Danika and partner Kris. Karyn is dying of lung cancer. Kris died from bowel cancer in 2011. Photo / Supplied

Every day cancer patients are being failed by our health system as signs of the deadly disease are ignored or misdiagnosed. As a result lives are being lost. In a new series, health reporter Emma Russell looks at what's going wrong and what needs to change to ensure patients are diagnosed early enough to give them a fighting chance of survival.

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The NZ town fighting its reputation?

The physical and dirty job of mining forged the settlement's reputation as a rugged town, according to local councillor. Photo / File
The physical and dirty job of mining forged the settlement's reputation as a rugged town, according to local councillor. Photo / File

Best-known for its towering smoke stacks and a dilapidated sign for a department store, Huntly is a place where locals say things are actually looking up - it's a town on the move. The riverside settlement has a not-so-proud history of being a lazy punchline, but Waikato News reporter Tom Rowland and editor Peter Tiffany find a town determined to have the last laugh.
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Cabinet's troublemaker: How much strife is he in?

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Shane Jones is one of Parliament's characters. He throws one of the biggest parties on the political calendar each year around Waitangi and people from across the House scramble for an invitation. But just how much more of his antics can the coalition take?
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Her father was executed for murder. She still wants to know if he did it

Sedley Alley with his daughter April before he was arrested for the murder of Suzanne Collins in 1985. Photo / Handout via The New York Times
Sedley Alley with his daughter April before he was arrested for the murder of Suzanne Collins in 1985. Photo / Handout via The New York Times

Sedley Alley went to his death based on scant physical evidence and a confession he said had been coerced. His daughter hopes DNA testing will provide answers.
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Liam Dann: Big Wednesday looms

If the definition of news is something rare and unusual, tomorrow is shaping up as one of the biggest days the finance pages have seen for years. The Reserve Bank may actually cut interest rates.
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'Once were brothers': The rise and fall of Josh Masters and the Killer Beez

Even the judge who sentenced Josh Masters to 10 years in prison recognised the genuine leadership and business acumen. The rapper tapped into US hip hop culture to grow an army - the Killer Beez. Now, less than 12 months after being released from prison, Masters is lying in a hospital. One of his closest friends is alleged to have put him there.

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Joshua Masters was the founder of street gang, the Killer Beez. Photo / File
Joshua Masters was the founder of street gang, the Killer Beez. Photo / File

AT told to change its 'arrogant behaviour'

Auckland Transport is in big strife over a proposal for 12 new pedestrian crossings and loss of 40 carparks in St Heliers, raising wider issues over how it consults and claims of an arrogant culture.
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Proposed road safety improvements including more raised pedestrian crossings on Tamaki Drive in St Heliers have some locals worried about the affect on business. Photo / Greg Bowker
Proposed road safety improvements including more raised pedestrian crossings on Tamaki Drive in St Heliers have some locals worried about the affect on business. Photo / Greg Bowker

The girl who disappeared

Fifty-eight years since the budding model went missing, there is a new theory in the Wendy Mayes case.
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A famous case in the 1960s was the sudden disappearance of a Wellington girl Wendy Mayes. Photo / Archive
A famous case in the 1960s was the sudden disappearance of a Wellington girl Wendy Mayes. Photo / Archive

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