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Budget will tackle poverty - English

Budget will tackle poverty - English

Finance Minister Bill English says there will be practical measures in Thursday's Budget to tackle poverty.

Rugby: Blues winger charged with assault

Rugby: Blues winger charged with assault

Blues winger George Moala will face a disciplinary tribunal once his assault charge is dealt with, rugby officials say.

Rugby: Six Highlanders named for ABs camp

Rugby: Six Highlanders named for ABs camp

The All Black selectors have named a 38-man squad to attend two camps ahead of next month's three-test series against France.

Pedestrian killed in Auckland named

Police have released the name of an elderly woman who was hit and killed by a vehicle in Auckland at the weekend.

TrustPower profits, customer numbers down

Tauranga-based electricity company TrustPower has reported a fall in customer numbers and profits but says its performance was satisfactory given the operating environment.

Divers try to free Rena debris

Six containers of pollutants remain to be emptied by divers working on the fast-disappearing hulk of the Rena.

X Factor judge hits back at critics

X Factor judge hits back at critics

To all the well-spoken people in Aotearoa, u will all need to learn a new english. Its called Hori lol. Cos thats basically all i speak haha.X Factor judge Stan Walker.

Boxing: Promoters aim to avoid Botha controversies

Boxing: Promoters aim to avoid Botha controversies

Duco Events are determined to avoid the fiasco that surrounded Francois Botha's last heavyweight fight with Sonny Bill Williams when the South African takes on Joseph Parker in Las Vegas next month.

It was alleged Botha tested positive for a banned stimulant prior to the fight, which was controversially trimmed to 10 rounds from 12.

Shock jock backtracks after 'Uncle Bully' tweet

Shock jock backtracks after 'Uncle Bully' tweet

Shock-jock Dominic Harvey has apologised for posting a tweet that connected child rape with a New Zealand X Factor contestant being dropped from the competition.

House under guard after two hurt in fire

House under guard after two hurt in fire

A Hamilton house was under police guard this morning after a fire that injured two people, one seriously.

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