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26 October 2017 4:36 AM Across the generational divide in politics

For most of the current political class whose ideas were formed in the last decades of the 20th century, the superiority of markets over governments is an assumption so deeply ingrained that it is not even recognised as an assumption. Rather, it is part of the “common sense” that “everyone knows”. Whatever the problem, their answer is the same: lower 439

25 October 2017 7:29 AM Nissan executive bows in apology for inspections scandal

Nissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci bowed deeply for several seconds in a Japanese-style apology Wednesday, expressing his remorse for widespread illegal inspections at the automaker. "I would like to take this opportunity to express a sincere apology for our recent issues," he said at the Nissan Motor Co. booth at the Tokyo Motor Show. "We sincerely 130

25 October 2017 4:38 AM Nelson Asofa-Solomona: The 118kg weapon NZ is banking on

MELBOURNE Storm big man Nelson Asofa-Solomona could be the Kiwis not-so-secret weapon when he debuts for NZ against Samoa in their world cup opener. Although there has been a lot of uncertainty around the Kiwis’ prospects at this Rugby League World Cup, the giant frame of Asofa-Solomona provides some hope. He could be the Kiwis not-so-secret weapon 147

23 October 2017 7:56 PM Kea named New Zealand's Bird of the Year

The kea has overcome vote-rigging and online trolling to be named New Zealand's Bird of the Year after two weeks of heated campaigning. While last month's New Zealand election means Jacinda Arden is set to become prime minister, the country's citizens have been involved in this other hotly-contested vote with - admittedly - not quite such far-reaching 121

23 October 2017 7:56 PM New Zealand's bird of the year is a highly cheeky parrot known for messing with humans

What other country, teeming with magnificent, yet sadly endangered wildlife, would have an annual bird of the year competition? Perpetual natural paradise New Zealand has announced the winner for the country's 13th bird of the year, awarded to the world's only alpine parrot, the kea. What's a kea? It's an unusual olive-green parrot found in the country's 77

23 October 2017 7:56 PM Kea crowned NZ's Bird of the Year

It was one of the scandalous competitions in New Zealand for some time, but the kea prevailed and has been voted the country's Bird of the Year. The alpine parrot (7311 votes) had its beak well in front of its nearest rivals, the kereru (4572 votes) and kakapo (2554 votes) when results were announced on Tuesday. The least popular of the 55 birds was the scaup 96

23 October 2017 7:56 PM Kea named Bird of the Year after heated competition

After weeks of heated campaigning, New Zealand's Bird of the Year has been announced as the kea. It marks the first victory for the endangered mountain parrot, known for its intelligence and curiosity. Bird of the Year coordinator Kimberley Collins says the competition raises awareness of New Zealand's native birds, many of which are endangered 128

20 October 2017 7:19 AM Cheryl: I hated being pregnant

The star has spoken out about her experience of pregnancy and motherhood. The former Girls Aloud star, 34, and her partner Liam Payne, 24, welcomed their first child together, son Bear, in March. Cheryl told The Sun newspaper: “I hated being pregnant. A lot of stuff went on and I just didn’t enjoy it.” Cheryl has returned to the spotlight following her recent 170

19 October 2017 9:50 PM NZ's tastiest sausage announced

Winston Peters deciding who to form a coalition Government with wasn't the only big decision made on Thursday night - New Zealand's tastiest sausage was also revealed. The Boudin Noir black pudding sausage came out on top, winning the 2017 Supreme Winner of the Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition. The entry from Akaroa Butchery & Deli out-sizzled 47

19 October 2017 9:05 PM Black pudding snarler voted best

It’s a sausage judges say some “won’t touch with a bargepole”, but a black pudding snarler has won out as New Zealand’s tastiest. The Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition wrapped up last night after more than 500 entries were sampled by a panel of 48 judges. The winning saussie was the “Boudin Noir” from Akaroa Butchery & Deli. Head judge Kathy 45