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Science of the quake

The latest big quake comes after more than 15,000 others, most of them too weak to be felt, in an aftershock sequence triggered by the 2010 Darfield earthquake.

'For me the NZ story ends'

An award-winning university professor will leave the country after his residency application was rejected because of his stepson's autism.



Big Gay Out Festival

Prime Minister John Key has been booed off stage at today's Big Gay Out festival by a group of vocal anti-Trans Pacific Partnership protesters.


50-vehicle pileup on highway

There have been multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries after a weather-related pileup involving more than 50 vehicles in the US.


Beach owner pleased with interest

The owner of the beach in Abel Tasman National Park which has been the focus of a crowd funding campaign is pleased with all the local interest.


Life & Style




Stop over: Guangzhou

Qingping Medicine Market At this sprawling, traditional medicine market, you'll find an ancient remedy for every malady you might be suffering from - and you can buy…


Why is everyone raving about turmeric?

Hi Sandra, everyone seems to be raving about turmeric, why? What are the benefits and what's the best way to consume it? I'm told Mike Hosking puts it in his coffee…


Russell Packer begins NRL return

A reformed Russell Packer has been hailed as St George Illawarra's missing link after a promising showing in Saturday's 18-14 Charity Shield loss to South Sydney. After…


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