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Pay and display parking axed for smartphone app

Pay and display parking axed for smartphone app JOSH FAGAN Last updated 12:00, August 12 2016 Fairfax NZ High parking costs…

Study finds Winz jobs don’t last

Work and Income told a pregnant woman to start work as a beekeeper two weeks before she was due to…

Brakes on the property market

Could the property market finally be slowing? It all depends on your perspective. Prices would indicate that the market is…

House prices might be flattening: Trade Me

House prices might be flattening: Trade Me CATHERINE HARRIS Last updated 09:49, August 11 2016 PETER MEECHAM/FAIRFAX NZ. Trade Me is…

Being on the benefit an unhappy time for almost 60pc, survey shows

Being on the benefit an unhappy time for almost 60pc, survey shows SUSAN EDMUNDS Last updated 10:53, August 11 2016 DEREK…

Opinion: Sevens – who cares?

My level of outrage at the men’s sevens team missing a medal is similar to its standing in New Zealand…

Overcrowding a growing issue in New Zealand’s national parks

Overcrowding a growing issue in New Zealand’s national parks CHARLIE MITCHELL Last updated 09:55, August 11 2016 TOM PULLAR-STRECKER/FAIRFAX NZ Tourists…

Plastic gun from 3-D printer seized at Nevada airport in the US

Plastic gun from 3-D printer seized at Nevada airport in the US SCOTT SONNER AND KEN RITTER Last updated 11:23, August…

Wellington couple who spent all elderly father’s estate money inheritance appeal dismissed

Wellington couple who spent all elderly father’s estate money inheritance appeal dismissed TALIA SHADWELL Last updated 11:05, August 11 2016 SUPPLIED…

Saving lives with Kiwi defibrillator locater

Saving lives with Kiwi defibrillator locater AMY BAKER Last updated 11:17, August 11 2016 Amy Baker Albany Mega Mitre 10 manager…

Quick retreat of New Zealand’s glaciers an issue for tourism

Quick retreat of New Zealand’s glaciers an issue for tourism CHARLIE MITCHELL Last updated 19:42, August 9 2016 ALDEN WILLIAMS/FAIRFAX NZ…

US couple dies minutes apart after 63 years of marriage

A couple in the US who were married for more than 63 years have died just minutes apart. Henry and…

Lizzie Marvelly: If in doubt, check the dictionary

When a woman says no, that’s what she means. No further argument. The definition of “consent” is not, and has…

Greens call for North Shore rail crossing

The Green Party believes a rail link between Auckland’s North Shore and the CBD is the next step in developing…

National parks feeling ‘ill-effects’ from tourism boom, government report admits

National parks feeling ‘ill-effects’ from tourism boom, government report admits TOM PULLAR-STRECKER Last updated 12:05, August 6 2016 TOM PULLAR-STRECKER/FAIRFAX NZ…

Jack Tame pepper sprayed in Rio

One News reported that Jack Tame was caught up amid thousands of protesters on Copacabana Beach who were…

Protesters want The Block turned into state housing

People were queuing as early as 5am on Saturday morning to get a glimpse inside the freshly renovated properties from…

What’s in a name? It’s just the beginning

What’s in a name? It’s just the beginning JUDGE ANDREW BECROFT, CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER Last updated 17:46, August 6 2016 Fairfax NZ…

Men don’t fancy smart women – unless they’re really attractive

Men don’t fancy smart women – unless they’re really attractive Last updated 16:06, August 6 2016 MARIO ANZUONI British actress Kate…

Jury considers manslaughter case of emaciated woman

The case is being considered in the High Court in Auckland. Photo / File A jury has retired to consider…

Kirk Hope: Labour opening the pipeline

Kirk Hope: Labour opening the pipeline KIRK HOPE Last updated 05:00, August 5 2016 DIEGO OPATOWSKI/FAIRFAX NZ There are not enough…

Don Stock: Unitary Plan short-changes those of us expecting a liveable city

A street in Glenfield. Photo / Doug Sherring The Unitary Plan is a disappointment. This was an opportunity to create…

Push for smoke-free CBD

In Australia, several states and territories already have smokefree laws for outdoor dining areas. Photo / Gerard Johnston A smoking…

Canterbury Uni students divided over women-only gym hours

Canterbury Uni students divided over women-only gym hours EMILY MURPHY Last updated 11:29, August 5 2016 STOCKPHOTO Better when it’s just…

Severe picky eating linked to psychiatric problems, finds study

Severe picky eating linked to psychiatric problems, finds study CAT RODIE Last updated 08:57, August 5 2016 GETTY IMAGES There is…

French halal supermarket told to sell alcohol and pork, or face closure

French halal supermarket told to sell alcohol and pork, or face closure Last updated 08:59, August 5 2016 ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS Halal…

Housing New Zealand tenant lit fire after bad day

Wikitoria Munro lit a fire in this Housing NZ house in Raumanga after a night out drinking. Photo / Michael…

Government urged to take pay equity action

There’s a call for government action following the release of data showing the gender pay gap has widened. The Pay…

Let’s hear it for child geniuses and pushy parents

Let’s hear it for child geniuses and pushy parents ANNA MAXTED Last updated 10:14, August 5 2016 123RF “You should treat…

Rio Olympics 2016: Russian diplomat tackles, kills robber near Olympic Park

Last updated 10:31, August 5 2016 First published August 5, 2016 at 03:40AM. Originally syndicated from: http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/82849884/Rio-Olympics-2016-Russian-diplomat-tackles-kills-robber-near-Olympic-Park

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