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    Crusaders coach names All Black involved in alleged 'homophobic' incident

    Crusaders coach names All Black involved in alleged 'homophobic' incident


    All Black George Bridge has been confirmed as one of the players at the centre of an alleged homophobic incident in South Africa. Customers at a McDonald's restaurant on Long Street in the Cape Town...

    All Black George Bridge has been confirmed as one of the players at the centre of an alleged homophobic incident in South Africa. Customers at a McDonald's restaurant on Long Street in the Cape Town ...
    Families of those killed in the mine wait to witness opening

    Families of those killed in the mine wait to witness opening


    Today, families of the men who were killed underground the Pike River coal mine will witness the "symbolic" re-entry after more than eight years of waiting. The official re-entry is due to take place...

    Today, families of the men who were killed underground the Pike River coal mine will witness the "symbolic" re-entry after more than eight years of waiting. The official re-entry is due to take place ...
    Govt to spend $40m on ambulance services

    Govt to spend $40m on ambulance services


    The Government will provide almost $40 million in funding for ambulance services in a bid to relieve the pressure some of the providers are under. But speaking to media this morning, Deputy Prime Minister...

    The Government will provide almost $40 million in funding for ambulance services in a bid to relieve the pressure some of the providers are under. But speaking to media this morning, Deputy Prime Minister ...
    Hosking: It's time to face facts. This government is not transformative

    Hosking: It's time to face facts. This government is not transformative


    OPINION You can almost feel the angst emanating from Ganesh Nana. Ganesh is a fairly well known economist of a left-leaning persuasion. He tells us the government has one last chance next week to...

    OPINION You can almost feel the angst emanating from Ganesh Nana. Ganesh is a fairly well known economist of a left-leaning persuasion. He tells us the government has one last chance next week to ...

    Jeremy Kyle scandal: Claims two other 'guests' died after show


    Warning: This article discusses a suspected suicide and could be distressing to some readers. Television host Jeremy Kyle is facing further scandal as a past guest and another participant's family claim...

    Warning: This article discusses a suspected suicide and could be distressing to some readers. Television host Jeremy Kyle is facing further scandal as a past guest and another participant's family claim ...

    One change that would've fixed that GoT finale


    SPOILER ALERT. We're discussing the Game of Thrones series finale here. If you haven't seen the episode yet, this is your one and only chance to back out. Still here? OK then, let's get stuck in. The...

    SPOILER ALERT. We're discussing the Game of Thrones series finale here. If you haven't seen the episode yet, this is your one and only chance to back out. Still here? OK then, let's get stuck in. The ...

    'The worst signing': Former All Blacks star slammed


    Lima Sopoaga's premature departure from New Zealand exposed holes in the All Blacks' first five-eighth plans. But it has hardly done Sopoaga much good either, reputation wise, with The Times labelling...

    Lima Sopoaga's premature departure from New Zealand exposed holes in the All Blacks' first five-eighth plans. But it has hardly done Sopoaga much good either, reputation wise, with The Times labelling ...

    Police chase: Two teens in hospital after horrific crash


    Two teenagers are in hospital following a horrific crash where a car ended up wrapped around a traffic light near Te Atatu Rd in West Auckland at around 11.45pm last night. The crash followed a high...

    Two teenagers are in hospital following a horrific crash where a car ended up wrapped around a traffic light near Te Atatu Rd in West Auckland at around 11.45pm last night. The crash followed a high ...

    Game of Thrones finale: Nine things we still want to know


    This article contains spoilers of for the series finale of Game of Thrones. We couldn't expect every question to be answered, every subplot to be resolved, every character to get a proper goodbye. But...

    This article contains spoilers of for the series finale of Game of Thrones. We couldn't expect every question to be answered, every subplot to be resolved, every character to get a proper goodbye. But ...

    CGT call leaves tax strategy 'in tatters'


    Rejecting the Tax Working Group's proposals has left the Government's revenue strategy "in tatters", says EY Tax Policy leader David Snell. Snell says the Government needs use the Budget on May 30 to...

    Rejecting the Tax Working Group's proposals has left the Government's revenue strategy "in tatters", says EY Tax Policy leader David Snell. Snell says the Government needs use the Budget on May 30 to ...

    Party boat death: Judge slams prosecution case


    A judge has acquitted a party boat company over the death of a man who fell into Waitematā Harbour, saying he cannot conclusively rule who is to blame for the tragedy. But the judge has slated "unacceptable"...

    A judge has acquitted a party boat company over the death of a man who fell into Waitematā Harbour, saying he cannot conclusively rule who is to blame for the tragedy. But the judge has slated "unacceptable" ...

    Social media 'deep fakes' a risk - but 'lawmakers should leave it alone'


    A new study funded by the Law Foundation highlights the risk of "deep fakes" on social media - which co-author Tom Barraclough says "make it look or sound like something happened when it didn't". Examples...

    A new study funded by the Law Foundation highlights the risk of "deep fakes" on social media - which co-author Tom Barraclough says "make it look or sound like something happened when it didn't". Examples ...

    Pet Refuge: Why domestic violence victims don't 'just leave'


    New research from Women's Refuge reveals a huge number of people delay leaving abusive relationships because they fear what will happen to their pets. This week we announced the launch of the first Pet...

    New research from Women's Refuge reveals a huge number of people delay leaving abusive relationships because they fear what will happen to their pets. This week we announced the launch of the first Pet ...

    Want to do business in China? Four surprising things you need to know


    Earlier this month, Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon told a room full of China business experts and wannabes his airline had lost $100 million in the 13 years it had been flying to the People's...

    Earlier this month, Air NZ chief executive Christopher Luxon told a room full of China business experts and wannabes his airline had lost $100 million in the 13 years it had been flying to the People's ...

    Investors' dim view of auditing profession


    Auditors are being urged to lift their game when it comes to engaging with the investing public after a survey identified serious gaps in what investors expect and what auditors actually deliver. The...

    Auditors are being urged to lift their game when it comes to engaging with the investing public after a survey identified serious gaps in what investors expect and what auditors actually deliver. The ...

    Rod Drury selling $120m block of Xero shares


    The Dury family is selling 2 million shares in the ASX-listed Xero, which will bring in close to $120 million based on Monday's closing price. The Wellington-based company's recent annual report showed...

    The Dury family is selling 2 million shares in the ASX-listed Xero, which will bring in close to $120 million based on Monday's closing price. The Wellington-based company's recent annual report showed ...

    'We will not be silenced': Crusaders accuser's video threat of alleged incident


    The man who alleged at least three Crusaders players intimidated him in a fast food restaurant in Cape Town is threatening to release video of the incident. Alexandros Paterimos took to Instagram yesterday...

    The man who alleged at least three Crusaders players intimidated him in a fast food restaurant in Cape Town is threatening to release video of the incident. Alexandros Paterimos took to Instagram yesterday ...

    Andrew Little: No room for haze in vote on cannabis


    COMMENT: A referendum is the right thing to do where hugely significant change is contemplated. Changing the legal status of cannabis from being strictly prohibited to being legal for recreational use...

    COMMENT: A referendum is the right thing to do where hugely significant change is contemplated. Changing the legal status of cannabis from being strictly prohibited to being legal for recreational use ...

    Derelict villa back on market - for $3.25m


    A century-old waterfront Auckland property is back on the market, 12 months after being sold. However, in the interim, the new owners of the derelict villa on St Marys Rd have managed to gain resource...

    A century-old waterfront Auckland property is back on the market, 12 months after being sold. However, in the interim, the new owners of the derelict villa on St Marys Rd have managed to gain resource ...

    Jo Cribb: Gender pay equity? The cheque's still in the male


    COMMENT: If you believe the press release earlier this month, the public service gender pay gap has decreased for the third year in the row. If you look into the fine print, you will see this isn't...

    COMMENT: If you believe the press release earlier this month, the public service gender pay gap has decreased for the third year in the row. If you look into the fine print, you will see this isn't ...