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  • Former banker belatedly cops $15k fine for importing steroids

    A former banking high-flier who fled to Australia after being accused of — and strongly denying — a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud has returned to New Zealand and landed back in court.

  • Good news gets betterGood news has turned to fantastic news for one Auckland Lotto winner. A woman who initially thought she’d won $4000, found on closer inspection, it was actually $4 million. She says she had the shock of a lifetime when her niece confirmed the total. The woman is about to retire, and says she feels blessed.

  • Black Caps swept, drop down rankings

    Powered by centuries from openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, India beat New Zealand by 90 runs to win the third one-day international and sweep the series.

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  • Harris earns his stripes as captain

    New Warriors coach Andrew Webster was convinced Tohu Harris would be his captain in 2023 before he even arrived at the club late last year, but at the insistence of the veteran forward waited until this month to officially make the decision.

  • New PM gets thumbs up from most locals

    New Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has matured as a Labour MP over the past few years and has “really shined” during the pandemic as the Covid-19 Response Minister, one local says.

  • Heartbroken friends pack funeral

    Ateenage boy who drowned after falling down a cliff into a river has been farewelled at an overflowing church service “packed with people from all walks of life”.

  • Rule change will spur wetland revival

    Changes to freshwater regulations will help farmers continue to invest in wetland restoration, DairyNZ says.

  • Farewell to the beloved Titewhai

    Tributes have flowed for Titewhai Harawira after the Northland kuia died in Auckland yesterday at 90.

  • EDITORIAL Embrace building up, not out to fix woes

    It is hard to deny New Zealand has a housing problem.

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