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Ex-spy boss lashes out at Key's claims

Ex-spy boss lashes out at Key's claims

Former spy agency boss Sir Bruce Ferguson says Prime Minister John Key must be "smoking dope" for linking failings at the bureau to him and other former directors with a military or defence background.

NZ-shot horror movie hits No 1 in US

NZ-shot horror movie hits No 1 in US

A New Zealand-shot reboot of an 80s cult horror classic has rocketed to the top of the US box office, making it the malevolent baby that keeps on giving, according to its producer.

Translator says Danish MP's message was clear

Translator says Danish MP's message was clear

A Danish translator says she stands by her translation of a Danish far-right politician's column which described a powhiri as "grotesque".

Man jailed for 'frenzied and brutal' attack

Man jailed for 'frenzied and brutal' attack

A judge has slammed New Zealand's binge drinking culture as he sentenced a former rugby league starlet to nine years in jail for a "brutal" alcohol-fuelled attack that left a young man unable to remember his family's names.

League: Marshall in doubt for Anzac test

League: Marshall in doubt for Anzac test

Kiwis playmaker Benji Marshall is in doubt for next week's Anzac league test after leaving the field in the Wests Tigers' defeat to the Melbourne Storm last night.

Key pays tribute to Thatcher's 'courage'

Prime Minister John Key has added his tributes to Baroness Margaret Thatcher, who died yesterday of a stroke, aged 87.

EQC gets injunction to block records

The Earthquake Commission has taken out a court injunction against the insurance advocate it accidentally sent thousands of claimants; records to last month to block him from using the information.

Cricket: Ryder eyes return to cricket

Cricket: Ryder eyes return to cricket

Jesse Ryder is being targeted to make a return to cricket in the inaugural Caribbean Premier League (CPL) starting in July.

Golf: Mates score brace of aces on same hole

Golf: Mates score brace of aces on same hole

Two golfing partners have beaten odds of one in 17 million by both shooting a hole-in-one on the same hole with consecutive shots.

Hit and run suspect hands himself in

A man has today handed himself into police over the hit and run of a teenage boy crossing a road in Auckland at the weekend.

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