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CYF custody for obese kids

Doctors are developing protocols to refer obese children to child protection services if their parents ignore medical advice to help their children lose weight.

Beaten but what a performance

The All Whites have been beaten but far from disgraced against Korea Republic, going down 1-0 in Seoul in the early hours of Wednesday morning (NZT).

11-year-old crashes parents' car

An 11-year-old boy took two friends on a joyride through rural Auckland suburbs in his parents' car for up to an hour before crashing into a truck yesterday.

Auckland's mortgage mountain

Mortgage payments for Auckland's most affordable homes are costing first-time buyers nearly half their take-home pay each week, a new report shows.



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The Forgotten Millions

This image sums it up

It is an image that challenges me emotionally every time I look at it, and the more I look, the more it challenges me.

Films give refugees a voice

Ralph Baydoun is a 23-year-old Lebanese videographer based in World Vision's Beirut office and last month we travelled together to some of the more challenging areas…

The pain of a life left behind

"As I write to you, I feel so much sadness because you stayed behind in Syria on your own. You are far away and the war in Syria has grown distance between us."


PAYE tax plan for business

The Government is floating the idea of businesses paying their tax on a pay-as-you-earn basis, in the biggest proposed shakeup of the income tax system.


G20 leaders' personal details leaked

The White House is investigating reports that President Barack Obama's passport details, with those of other world leaders, were leaked before last November's G20 meeting…

Ye olde medieval superbug remedy ...

A thousand-year-old medieval remedy for eye infections which was discovered in a manuscript in the British Library has been found to kill the superbug MRSA.

Life & Style

Sexual link to throat cancer

Rates of throat cancer have increased sharply in New Zealand since the 1980s and part of the rise may result from a widespread sexually transmitted infection.



Foreign take on funny side of life

The acerbic quiver of Jon Stewart is to be handed to someone with an entirely outside perspective on the United States - a stand-up comic from South Africa.



Red tape is tying us in knots

It would be impossible to gain design approval and build the Empire State building in under five years in Auckland today, despite modern technology, writes Bob Jones…



Cricket World Cup

Cricket: Boycott threat over quota

South Africa cricket captain AB de Villiers reportedly threatened to boycott last week's World Cup semifinal against NZ over the team's racial quota.

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