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20 September 2017 4:33 AM Election 2017 Live: National’s poll puts it at 43 to Labour’s 39

With three days to go, the election debate focused on infrastructure stresses in the midst of a jet fuel crisis, although officials said this afternoon the crisis was easing. Jacinda Ardern campaigned on homelessness and low wages in South Auckland and warned Bill English against using "fake news" in tonight's debate. Bill English spoke to lawyers in Auckland

15 September 2017 3:48 AM Maia tops baby name poll

Maia was the most popular Maori baby name for girls in 2016 both in Aotearoa and overseas, according to the Department of Internal Affairs. Nikau topped the list of boys’ names in Aotearoa, but Kai was most popular for Maori boys born overseas. It’s the first time Maori names for babies born overseas have been collected. The second most popular girls’ 3

14 September 2017 10:25 AM The Daily 202: Bipartisan initiative to thwart election hacking gains steam

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during a meeting yesterday in Sochi. (Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP/Getty Images) THE BIG IDEA: West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s son was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and suffered traumatic brain injury. When he finally made it home, the Republican 3

11 September 2017 2:27 AM Election 2017 Live: National raises inheritance tax spectre

With 12 days to go to Election Day, voting is officially open for those wanting to get in early. Suicide featured prominently in the weekend's political diary and continues today. Shane Cowlishaw reports. Politicians from across the spectrum have sat and listened to the harrowing tales of families affected by suicide. The Yes We Care campaign saw family 3

10 September 2017 5:36 AM Five Questions To Consider Following The All Blacks’ Patchy Win Over Argentina

The spluttering All Black machine exploded into gear at about the 50-minute mark against Argentina thanks to its newest freak of nature, Vaea Fifita. From that point on, the All Blacks swept aside the brave Argentinians who had actually led by seven points just after half-time. 5. Will Anyone Stop All Blacks’ Terrifying Looking Bench At The Next World 4

8 September 2017 7:40 PM Key's $20m mansion sale great timing for him, not so much for English

The Key family mansion, featured in so many bling-bling Instagram posts by Max Key, has reportedly been sold for $20 million. The Parnell home (763 sq m house,1650 sq m land) had a 2014 CV of $13 million. Since that date, Parnell valuations have risen 34.1%, the NZ Herald. That would give the house a more current valuation of around $17.5 million, not including 6

31 August 2017 3:03 AM Election 2017 Live: Labour overtakes National

Voter support for Labour has overtaken National in an explosive Colmar Brunton poll on the eve of the first election debate. Bernard Hickey, Tim Murphy and Shane Cowlishaw report from the campaign trail. Labour's poll rating under Jacinda Ardern has risen six percentage points to 43 percent, while support for National had fallen three points to 41 percent 5

30 August 2017 8:56 AM High Court 'could overturn' marriage survey

The Turnbull government could be forced to come up with a Plan C on same-sex marriage within weeks, as controversy reins over a new 'no' case advertisement. The High Court will next week hear a challenge to the government's plan for a postal survey on changing marriage laws. The voluntary survey was Plan B after the Senate blocked the compulsory plebiscite 2

29 August 2017 11:21 AM Greatest missions of The Reaper, one of America’s deadliest snipers

How an army sniper became 'The Reaper'0:57 Nick Irving vividly recalls the first time he killed in Iraq. Little did he know at the time, that he would go on to become a famous sniper known as 'The Reaper'. A CONCUSSION wave knocked Nicholas Irving’s head from side to side as a plume of smoke from the IED (improvised explosive device) engulfed the tank in front 17

28 August 2017 7:22 PM Photo of mother and baby’s rescue becomes symbol of storm

In the photo, little Aiden Pham — 13 months old and swaddled in a blanket — nestles asleep in his mother’s arms, even as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey surge around them. Someday, no doubt, Aiden’s mother will tell him about the day Houston police rescued them from their flooded home by boat, and about how one officer lifted them to safety. But thanks 2