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Councils cling to illegal millions

The Government is considering retrospective legislation to save councils having to repay up to $100 million in unlawfully collected rates. The move would deprive about 12,000 people in multiple units like blocks of flats, apartments and shopping malls of refunds worth several thousand dollars. But it could also save ratepayers from an average 2.5 per cent rate increase across the country, with councils in the worst-affected cities of Manukau and North Shore predicting increases of 4 per cent if...

Garage living a squalid trend

Parts of Auckland are at risk of becoming "garage cities" as desperate families increasingly rent illegal accommodation to make ends meet, say...

Eczema creams in peanut allergy link

Health experts are warning against treating eczema with skin creams containing peanut oil because of a possible link to peanut allergy...

New Zealand News

Work? We're taking it easy

Series of threats to Prime Minister

'Wedding night rape' trial starts

Coal merchants, growers on hop after temperatures drop

Second escape stuns captors

Bashed pensioner was also stabbed

Musical master Douglas Lilburn dies at age 85

World News

Leeds streets erupt with race hate

Britian's Tories lurching into history

Power change spikes Bush guns

Mad-cow feared in abattoirs

Archer's picnic box of blank cheques

Hostage shot in back during clash with Muslim rebels

US Colonel gave away pile of secrets, jurors told

Business News

Air NZ's foreign ownership cap to go

Montana jury meets to sentence offender

Telemedia joins the tech-wreck

Fisher and Paykel to split off healthcare by end of year

Advantage sheds web unit

Dialogue: Electricity: the untold story

Sydney view: Distressed Rich gives One.Tel victims a laugh

IT News

Telemedia joins the tech-wreck

Sir Gil scouts for investor to help Jade's float

Pressure works on NZ pirates

Computer licensing hurts school scheme

Police to have keener listening powers in cyberspace

Compaq shows off new models

Big firms seek share of server market

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