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    Hosking: Jami-Lee Ross a 'duplicitous, dishonest, conniving, scumbag'


    COMMENT: So Simon Bridges won yesterday and won it well. I think the audio recording released by Jami-Lee Ross shows that he is a duplicitous, dishonest, conniving, feral little scumbag - who has been...

    COMMENT: So Simon Bridges won yesterday and won it well. I think the audio recording released by Jami-Lee Ross shows that he is a duplicitous, dishonest, conniving, feral little scumbag - who has been ...

    Simon Bridges gutted about sex claims, calls Jami-Lee Ross 'deceitful'


    Simon Bridges says Jami-Lee Ross would have been kicked out of the National Party much sooner if he had known about claims of sexual relationships and harassment that emerged today. National's leader...

    Simon Bridges says Jami-Lee Ross would have been kicked out of the National Party much sooner if he had known about claims of sexual relationships and harassment that emerged today. National's leader ...

    Government changes tack on online shopping GST to avoid price hikes


    The Government has tweaked its plans to collect GST on online shopping to avoid Kiwi paying more for products, accounting firm EY says. From October next year, under the revised approach, imports between...

    The Government has tweaked its plans to collect GST on online shopping to avoid Kiwi paying more for products, accounting firm EY says. From October next year, under the revised approach, imports between ...

    Accused robber jumps out of Auckland court dock, flees in getaway car


    A "dangerous" man facing aggravated robbery charges made a dramatic escape from an Auckland courtroom yesterday, leaping over the dock and bolting outside to a waiting car. The Herald has learned Reilly...

    A "dangerous" man facing aggravated robbery charges made a dramatic escape from an Auckland courtroom yesterday, leaping over the dock and bolting outside to a waiting car. The Herald has learned Reilly ...

    Inside story: 'Botany Bagman' Jami-Lee Ross and what's next


    Jami-Lee Ross was the Botany Bagman. He was a constant figure at events which saw the National Party suck up big money from the Chinese immigrant community. It was that same money the Botany MP is attempting...

    Jami-Lee Ross was the Botany Bagman. He was a constant figure at events which saw the National Party suck up big money from the Chinese immigrant community. It was that same money the Botany MP is attempting ...

    Father wrestles with intruder who had knife to toddler


    A Hamilton father suffered minor cuts after wrestling with an intruder found holding a knife to his 3-year-old's throat. Waikato police Senior Sergeant Matt Cranshaw said the family were woken to a sound...

    A Hamilton father suffered minor cuts after wrestling with an intruder found holding a knife to his 3-year-old's throat. Waikato police Senior Sergeant Matt Cranshaw said the family were woken to a sound ...

    Restaurant Brands share price spikes after Mexico's Finaccess maks bid for control


    Restaurant Brands' share price spiked by 14.5 per cent after Mexico's Finaccess Capital made an offer for 75 per cent of its stock. By mid-afternoon, Restaurant Brands shares were up by $1.10 at $8.70...

    Restaurant Brands' share price spiked by 14.5 per cent after Mexico's Finaccess Capital made an offer for 75 per cent of its stock. By mid-afternoon, Restaurant Brands shares were up by $1.10 at $8.70 ...

    Second arrest for murder of King Cobras gang member


    A second man has been charged with the murder of King Cobras gang member Luke Riddell, who was killed at a rural Canterbury property on Saturday. The body of 28-year-old Riddell was found on the side...

    A second man has been charged with the murder of King Cobras gang member Luke Riddell, who was killed at a rural Canterbury property on Saturday. The body of 28-year-old Riddell was found on the side ...

    Sex, lies and audio tapes: Four women speak out on Ross


    Ousted MP Jami-Lee Ross reportedly had relationships with four women, with some claiming they were groomed and used for access to information and power. One of the women, who worked in the same political...

    Ousted MP Jami-Lee Ross reportedly had relationships with four women, with some claiming they were groomed and used for access to information and power. One of the women, who worked in the same political ...

    Turangi man jailed for murdering his baby daughter


    A Turangi father has been jailed for life, with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years, after inflicting a violent death on his 9-month-old daughter. Maija Puhi Duff was killed by her father, Donovan...

    A Turangi father has been jailed for life, with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years, after inflicting a violent death on his 9-month-old daughter. Maija Puhi Duff was killed by her father, Donovan ...

    Family's moving obituary for mum goes viral


    There were 12 unforgettable days. Twelve days at home with her loved ones. Twelve days watching children's movies and chatting around the dinner table. Twelve days that Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir remained...

    There were 12 unforgettable days. Twelve days at home with her loved ones. Twelve days watching children's movies and chatting around the dinner table. Twelve days that Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir remained ...

    'Serious consequences': Warning over new Mongrel Mob knock-off merchandise


    Members of the public are being warned not to buy knock-off Mongrel Mob clothing that is currently sold on an overseas website. Chinese online retail service AliExpress is selling iron-on embroidered...

    Members of the public are being warned not to buy knock-off Mongrel Mob clothing that is currently sold on an overseas website. Chinese online retail service AliExpress is selling iron-on embroidered ...

    Buckingham Palace red-faced over Princess mix-up


    As if news of the royal baby wasn't enough to steal her thunder, Princess Eugenie has suffered a further insult — Buckingham Palace has mistaken her for sister while spruiking wedding souvenirs. In a...

    As if news of the royal baby wasn't enough to steal her thunder, Princess Eugenie has suffered a further insult — Buckingham Palace has mistaken her for sister while spruiking wedding souvenirs. In a ...

    Comment: Trump has given every despot on the planet a licence to kill


    The late, great historian David Fromkin wrote a book called In the Time of the Americans , about the leaders - he focused on Roosevelt, Truman, Marshall and MacArthur - who created the American-led world...

    The late, great historian David Fromkin wrote a book called In the Time of the Americans , about the leaders - he focused on Roosevelt, Truman, Marshall and MacArthur - who created the American-led world ...
    Chopper crash: Second tragedy for Wallis family

    Chopper crash: Second tragedy for Wallis family


    Wanaka's Wallis family has been struck by a second helicopter tragedy in less than three months. The Herald understands pilot Nick Wallis was one of three people killed in a helicopter crash near Wanaka...

    Wanaka's Wallis family has been struck by a second helicopter tragedy in less than three months. The Herald understands pilot Nick Wallis was one of three people killed in a helicopter crash near Wanaka ...
    'Never seen a meltdown like this': Winston Peters says NZ politics has hit a new low

    'Never seen a meltdown like this': Winston Peters says NZ politics has hit a new low


    Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand politics has hit a new low in the wake of the Jami-Lee Ross tape saga and his public feud with National Leader Simon Bridges. Peters – who has been...

    Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says New Zealand politics has hit a new low in the wake of the Jami-Lee Ross tape saga and his public feud with National Leader Simon Bridges. Peters – who has been ...
    Murder trial abandoned after police fail to disclose evidence to defence

    Murder trial abandoned after police fail to disclose evidence to defence


    A police slip-up has forced the abandonment of a murder trial in Palmerston North today. Halcombe man David Owen Lyttle, 53, was on trial for allegedly murdering his friend of 20 years, Brett Hall, seven...

    A police slip-up has forced the abandonment of a murder trial in Palmerston North today. Halcombe man David Owen Lyttle, 53, was on trial for allegedly murdering his friend of 20 years, Brett Hall, seven ...