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James Shaw Greens new co-leader

The Wellington-based MP, who has only been in Parliament for seven months, was confirmed as the successor to Russel Norman at the party's AGM this afternoon.

Victim speaks out

Brian Ross cannot find words to describe the pain he felt when his genitals were ripped with a metal hook.

One dead after Te Puke crash

A 32-year-old woman was attempting to do a U-turn when her vehicle was struck by a logging truck outside of Te Puke this morning, police say.

Campbell trumps Henry

Campbell Live's final broadcast last night received the show's highest ratings ever, with more than half a million viewers tuning in.

All eyes on NZ's U-20s

New Zealand will kick off Fifa's under-20 tournament against Ukraine today in front of a potential global audience of 200 million.

Steve Braunias and the $1.4b walk

The Big Read: The Waterview Connection is the biggest and most complex roading scheme in NZ. Steve Braunias puts on sensible shoes to see history in the making.

'Our dad was an honest cop'

In the family's first ever interview, the daughters of a police officer involved in the Crewe murder case say their father would never have planted evidence.



A 'handful of senators' to blame

Without action by midnight Sunday, a number of tools that permit law enforcement to pursue and investigate suspected terrorists will expire.

Watch: Volcano erupts in southern Japan

A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into…


Employee incentive to quit?

The income gap between smokers and nonsmokers has grown. And it's something companies may need to address directly.


Auckland's projects revealed

Surplus Crown land at Manukau, Avondale, Massey East and Hobsonville are set to be offered up to private development companies.

Life & Style







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