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Camera sting nabs carer

Details Camera sting nabs carerCamera sting nabs carer A retirement village set up an elaborate hidden-camera sting to catch one of its workers, after residents complained that they had lost thousands of dollars. The undercover trap caught out care worker ......

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How we raised a killer

Details Arun Kumar.How we raised a killer One piece of evidence seems to sum up the disturbing childhood of the boy who killed Arun Kumar. The 13-year-old stabbed the West Auckland dairy owner with a knife - once, twice, the third time fatally ......

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Hire goes from 'hi darling' to 'bye job'

Details Hire goes from 'hi darling' to 'bye job'Hire goes from 'hi darling' to 'bye job' An Italian forklift driver has lost his job after greeting his female manager with the words "hi darling". Luca Cicioni was on his first day working for an Auckland branch of roofing company Gerard Roofs ......

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Real homes, make-believe furniture

Details Real homes, make-believe furnitureReal homes, make-believe furniture Virtual furniture is being superimposed into empty rooms for real estate adverts to attract potential buyers. It's a cheaper alternative - and much quicker - than moving real furniture into homes which ......

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Audrey Young: Report paves way for CYF redesign

Details Russell Wills. Photo / NZME. Children's Commissioner Russell Wills has done the Government a huge favour with his State of Care report this week, whether he intended to or not. And being independently-minded as well as an independent ......

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$Million views for beachfront links

Details $Million views for beachfront links New Zealand's newest beachside golf course is to open on October 1 with membership by invitation only and fees in the tens of thousands. Tara Iti Golf Club, north of Auckland between Pakiri and Mangawhai ......

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Brian Gaynor: What is going on in China?

Details Brian Gaynor: What is going on in China? What is going on in China and why is it having such a profound impact on world financial markets? The first point to note is that information about the Chinese economy is sparse and somewhat unreliable. For ......

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Options show All Blacks in good place

Details Lima Sopoaga. Photo / Getty Images Everyone is sweating the detail around tomorrow's All Black World Cup squad announcement and perhaps losing sight of the bigger picture. Whatever the final make up - whether Cory Jane sneaks in ahead ......

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High-flyer happy to be out of the closet

Details High-flyer happy to be out of the closet For years Harold Hillman lived a lie to get ahead. He gained status, a good income but felt like a fake. As a closeted gay, he shone in the air force to the point he was appointed to President Bill Clinton's ......

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5 big things at Fashion Week

Details 5 big things at Fashion Week 1 Opening Fashion Week on Tuesday morning, Twenty-seven Names surprised everyone (and shocked those who'd just had a fresh blow wave especially for the occasion) by asking the audience to head to the ......

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Sweet result as honey ointment hits spot

Details Sweet result as honey ointment hits spot Our natural honey products could be used against the bane of teenagers everywhere - acne - in major findings which open up a market potentially worth tens of millions of dollars to New Zealand. In new ......

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Squeeze on in internet parking start-ups

Details Squeeze on in internet parking start-ups Auckland's parking space has become even more crowded with at least three internet start-ups competing to become the "Uber for parking" in New Zealand's most congested city. The ventures offer services ......

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Foreign buyers: voters want evidence

Details Foreign buyers: voters want evidence Only one in five voters do not support a ban on foreigners buying houses - but most of the others want to see evidence of a problem first. The question of how much offshore buyers are fueling Auckland's ......

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Half a stamp stirs a whole lot of interest

Details Half a stamp stirs a whole lot of interest It may be only half a stamp, but it's worth the price of a new Toyota Corolla. Organisers of a major auction next weekend expect its star exhibit, half of a New Zealand one-shilling stamp of Queen Victoria ......

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Diana Clement: Rich learning starts at school

Details Diana Clement: Rich learning starts at school If you think education is "going to the dogs" then you really ought to get down to a local school and take a look at how they're teaching. Out is "chalk and talk" and in is rich learning. Some of the ......

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Mystics reach for sky after Tall Fern coup

Details Mystics reach for sky after Tall Fern coup The ANZ Championship is set for its first two-metre-plus player after the Northern Mystics pulled off the shock recruitment of Tall Ferns' basketball international Megan Craig. Standing at a towering ......

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David Leggat: Goodbye, Africa ... hello Australia

Details Kane Williamson. Photo / AP With New Zealand now out of Africa, and the home international cricket season revealed, thoughts turn to Brisbane. To suggest the opening test of five against Australia this summer is eagerly awaited ......

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Mighty River investors to enjoy payout boost

Details Mighty River investors to enjoy payout boost Mighty River Power has become the latest electricity generator-retailer to announce a special dividend in the current earnings season, at the same time as announcing a 22 per cent fall in underlying earnings ......

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Chicken nuggets just 37% real deal

Details Chicken nuggets just 37% real deal I've looked at chicken nuggets before but never have I seen a packet which contains so little chicken. When I fried some of these up they tasted more of salt, fat and spices than anything resembling ......

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Lisbeth Salander lives again - post Larsson

Details Lisbeth Salander lives again - post Larsson Eva Gabrielsson, the partner of the late Stieg Larsson, has described David Lagercrantz as an "idiotic choice" for the job of writing a sequel to Larsson's Millennium trilogy. Without putting it in ......

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Washing machine saves man's life

Details Washing machine saves man's life If ever a publican needed a drink to steady his nerves it was Richard Boyce, after almost falling to his death down a 60ft (18.2 metre) well. Mr Boyce, owner of Ormondville's Settlers Arms, reckons he ......

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Which TV actor earns the most?

Details Which TV actor earns the most? Jim Parsons has been named the highest-earning TV star of 2015. The Big Bang Theory star topped the Forbes list with earnings of US$29 million (NZ$45m) for his role as Sheldon Cooper whilst his co-star ......

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Why are we obsessed with the super-rich?

Details Why are we obsessed with the super-rich? Fifty Shades Of Grey reminded the world of two things. One, the phrase "my inner goddess" kills the mood faster than announcing you're a member of a satanic cult. Two, we still love the super rich. You'd ......

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All Blacks: '41 doesn't fit into 31'

Details All Blacks: '41 doesn't fit into 31' All Blacks coach Steve Hansen names his squad for the Rugby World Cup at 6.30pm on Sunday, after having made some big calls to reduce his initial squad of 41 to 31. At the beginning of the season Hansen ......

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Vector dividend up: Consumers get $345

Details Vector dividend up: Consumers get $345 Hundreds of thousands of Auckland households can expect an increased dividend payment of $345 in late September from the community trust that owns most of Vector. The Auckland Energy Consumer Trust has ......

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Bunnings to start $42.5m Arch Hill store

Details Bunnings to start $42.5m Arch Hill store Over barbecued bacon and eggs in buns, Bunnings staff, suppliers, contractors and consultants this morning celebrated the imminent start of construction of a new $42.5-million Arch Hill store. They were ......

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Gallen denies swearing at young fan

Details Gallen denies swearing at young fan NSW and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has angrily denied swearing at a 10-year-old autograph seeker after an NRL game three weeks ago and has welcomed his club's promise to review of the matter. The ......

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Four dead in less than 12 hours

Details Four dead in less than 12 hours Three people have died in crashes on the nation's roads since late last night and a fourth has been killed in a quadbike incident. A male driver died and two other people were injured after a two-car ......

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Serco failed to report assault

Details Serco failed to report assaultSerco failed to report assault A serious assault at Mt Eden prison saw an inmate's arm broken at the elbow and spun like a windmill - a case which Serco failed to report to the Department of Corrections even though its contract says ......

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All Blacks: 10 World Cup questions

Details All Blacks: 10 World Cup questionsAll Blacks: 10 World Cup questions 1. Is Waisake Naholo a genuine possibility? Naholo has been the best sports story of the year. Another Blues reject who washed up at the Highlanders and then made the All Blacks. His plot was thickened ......

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