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Borrowers will struggle, but savers will love it

Younger borrowers may have to tighten their belts, but those with money in the bank will celebrate OCR rises.
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Honouring the fallen

Large numbers of young people going to Anzac Day services show youth are "taking a leading role" in commemorations.

Man critically hurt in crash

A 25-year-old man was critically injured when he crashed his motorbike near Waipukurau last night.

Rise in drunk teen crashes

Lowering of the alcohol age linked to rise in 18 and 19-year-old drivers in serious crashes while over the drink-drive limit.

Third Hobbit movie renamed

Peter Jackson has announced a new name for the third and final Hobbit movie.

We're in for long haul - St Kilda

St Kilda vow to return to Wellington to honour their AFL commitments despite this year's Anzac Day clash not being hot property.

Axe falls on EECA staff

Mike Underhill The state agency responsible for boosting energy savings is shedding 20 per cent of its staff.

Gallipoli trip in father's footsteps

When Peter Osborne attends the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in Turkey next year he will take with him a fake copy of Kaiser Wilhelm II's last will and testament.

'Honour' to return to brutal war site

Anzac twist for cheerful banner

Sharon McNabb

OCR rises mixed news

Younger borrowers may have to tighten their belts, but those with money in the bank will celebrate OCR rises.

Telecom deal 'vague and expensive'

It is disappointing Telecom has not provided more information about how its new uncapped broadband plans will be managed, the Telecommunications Users Association (Tuanz) says.

Anzac Day items sell fast

Trelise Cooper's Anzac-themed range of clothing and accessories has been so popular it may become a permanent fixture

Why Colombo is wrong, but right

Migration nears record levels

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Analysts expected rate rise

The Reserve Bank may take an extended winter break from raising interest rates after another move up in June, some economists say.

Labour promises pensions for all vets

soldier Labour has pledged to adopt a Law Commission recommendation to make all war veterans eligible for a veteran's pension.

How the ACC dream was derailed

ACC has become a byword for ministerial and departmental incompetence, petty mindedness and spite towards claimants.

He was not Labour's messiah

Today in politics: Thursday, April 24

Shane Jones

Show goes on - Cunliffe

David Cunliffe says the Shane Jone's departure is not a disaster, and won't scupper Labour's election chances.

Using gas will offset our footprint

natural gas New Zealand owes it to itself and the world to make the most of its hydrocarbon resources, writes Frank Duffield.

Why did our soldiers die?

Age may not weary those dear, best boys, but while we continue to tell ourselves lies about why they died – they will never rest.

Jones a mixed blessing

Report shows pedestrian errors


To remember, not celebrate

Every Anzac Day is unique, and every Anzac Day is like all the others. What does not change is our memory of the slaughter of war.

Close shave in comedy

comedy Let's face it, UKTV's been pretty lacklustre for many a moon, so what joy to bump into the quite extraordinary Hunderby (Thursday, 10pm).

Capital wooing La De Da

The La De Da music festival, known for muddy mosh pits and a trail of unpaid creditors, could be coming to Wellington.

Fight to the finish

Festival offers bellyful of laughs

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Music is body and soul

Composing is hard work, says Jack Body, so he crammed his life with creative diversions. He talks to Diana Dekker.

Steep street steeped in history

Watt St The history of Watt St can be traced back to Wadestown's earliest days.

The basics: boiling an egg

A how-to, with a heaping side of geekery.

Anzac Day services around the region

Anzac Dawn Service: Live Stream

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War researcher digs deep

Leslie Gower, a 21-year-old with blue eyes and flaxen hair, set off from his family home in Mt Victoria in 1914 to go to war. Within a year he was dead.

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Veterans take centre stage

Jed Adcock Ageless forwards hold key in capital's AFL sequel between St Kilda and Birsbane.

Smith to wear poppy with pride

Small as the embroidered red poppy on his jersey may be, Conrad Smith says the significance of it will not be lost on his team.

Special guernsey for Saints

'One of the greatest sports'

Ben Franks

Don't ease up, Franks urges

Ben Franks is urging his Hurricanes team-mates to be mentally tough or risk returning to the doldrums.

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