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Cliff Richard and a dead issue

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Liz Read
TAKING SHAPE: Lion Nathan corporate affairs director Liz Read in the packaging building.

Brewing pride

By MATT BOWEN - Eastern Courier

Amid the doldrums of New Zealand’s recession a major industrial development has been a reassuring sight.

Council backtracks on liquor licensing policy

By JOCELYN REIN - Auckland City Harbour News

An about-turn by the Auckland City Council on proposed liquor licensing policy has delighted bar and restaurant owners.

Tiri among top 25 in global contest

By DELWYN DICKEY - North Harbour News

Any visitor to Tiritiri Matangi Island could tell you it is special with its regenerating bush and rare native bird community.

New life for Assisi

By RHIANNON HORRELL - East And Bays Courier

A Chinese moon-bear once caged and subjected to agony is now living a free and happy life – thanks to a brother and sister who travelled halfway around the world to help.

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Death at infamous address

Police are investigating a suspicious death at what locals say is a notorious crime house.

‘We can do better’

Rodney Civil Defence will review its tsunami warning system and other emergency aspects next Friday morning in the wake of Wednesday’s tidal wave alert.

Landmark bridge reopens Monday

Help in wake of tsunami

The ‘Hammer’ nails it

Professional and amateur muscle waded into Northcote during the weekend.

Stage is set for a real test

The Counties Manukau netball team heads into the final round of the national provincial championships in Invercargill knowing what winning feels like.

Three on the trot?

Last-minute winner

Max Peterson

Golden moment for karate kid

Max Peterson is a self-described karate kid – and a world champion.

Cliff Richard and a dead issue

Great day to be alive. Particularly when you’ve seen your name in an obituary. Rather like Mark Twain after an 1897 newspaper report screamed: "Mark Twain is dead."

We don’t know our place

John Tamihere and I come across some strange characters while running our Radio Live talkback show.

Missing pieces, rumbling and heat

Good at spotting a phony

More than just a singer

Fi fi fo fum, there’s no horis in that scrum.

MP wants to make a difference – no really

Cheerful Maungakiekie MP and Auckland city councillor Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has spent just over eight months in Parliament and talks to RHIANNON HORRELL about the highs and lows of his busy role.

Maia's story

Maia Friedlander suffered oxygen deprivation at birth. Last year she became just the 51st child worldwide to have a reinfusion of her umbilical cord blood, which revolutionised her family’s world. Karen Kotze reports.

Paper-thin skin makes life a battle for EB sufferers

A little battler and her helpers

DK strap

Science proves Morton’s no mutt

Editor-in-chief David Kemeys is a proud dog owner, even if he had no idea until recently what sort of dog his beloved Morton is. The uncertain parentage of his "labrador" meant there was only one thing for it – DNA testing.

Tsunami warning cancelled, caution still advised

Civil Defence officials say Northlanders should continue to be wary of possible issues from higher than usual waves generated by yesterday's large Samoan earthquake.

Communications fiasco

Northland is being treated as second class cousins and guinea pigs in Telecom’s restructuring says Labour MP Shane Jones.

Council buys local when it can

Wines win medals

Locals entries in show

Wellington city is abuzz with the Montana World of WearableArts.

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