Tycoon pays $11m for penthouse but complains about NZ taxes

By Anne Gibson  Deck view pic of Sentinal apartment in Takapuna, Auckland. An Indian businessman has paid a record price for an apartment, parting with $11 million for a new Auckland penthouse. But high taxes mean he may spend little time there. Mike Panjwani – who has business interestsin New Zealand, India, Singapore, Europe and […]

Kevin Rudd and the ALP extend big lead over Coalition

September 04, 2007 02:00am Drunken night in strip club not a problem Poll support for Coalition ‘unlikely to recover’ About a dozen ministers ‘would lose their seats’ LABOR and Kevin Rudd have jumped to an overwhelming lead over the Coalition and John Howard after flagging plans to take over public hospitals and revamp industrial relations. […]

Tensions high ahead of summit protests

By Greg Ansley  An Australian FA-18 fighter aircraft circles over Sydney as part of security for the Apec summit. SYDNEY – Tensions continued to mount in Sydney as senior politicians and police warned protesters to shun violence in demonstrations planned for the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation forum leaders’ summit in the city. Concern grew yesterday […]


By David Podvin Another Labor Day has arrived, making it the perfect time to examine how American workers are victimized by those who pledge friendship. Conservatives never betray laborers, if only because it is impossible to betray people you openly despise. It is progressives who seduce the working class with false promises of fidelity. In […]