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DIY lawyers derail trials

More people are choosing to represent themselves in court, possibly because of the digital self-help phenomenon, the secretary for justice says.

Air strikes make sense - Little

Labour leader Andrew Little told Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in their private meeting that Australia's air strikes against Isis in Iraq make sense.

Plea for calm over key-taking

Police are urging motorists not to take matters into their own hands, following the latest removal of car keys from drivers allegedly driving dangerously.

Students study culture over science

Students beginning university this week are most likely to take a degree focused on human society or culture, despite the ongoing push towards science and technology…

Special moment for Kiwi crewmen

Auckland - the home of some spectacular finishes in the Volvo Ocean Race - again delivered a memorable welcome for the fleet at the weekend, but for two Kiwis at the…

I don't back execution - governor

Jakarta's Governor has reportedly said President Joko Widodo is considering different views on the death penalty, including his own advice that it should be removed…


'Cut roads budget by $2b'

Youth lobby group Generation Zero says Auckland Council's planned spending on new roads in its 10-year budget should be…

Strangers in Paradise

The lakeside drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy lives up to its billing as one of New Zealand's most scenic roads - it just gets better at every bend as the north Wakatipu…


Sanitarium to reap financial returns

Food giant Sanitarium, the tax-exempt manufacturer of Weet-Bix and Marmite, is expected to reap significant financial returns from the sale of a United States-based…

MyFarm launches $5m kiwifruit orchard

New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm, which up until now has specialised in the pastoral sector, has weighed into kiwifruit with the launch of a $5 million orchard…


Jihadi John linked to UK bombing plot

"Jihadi John" was able to flee the scrutiny of the security services despite being a member of a terrorist cell known to have links to the failed 21/7 attacks on London…

Allies fear killers won't face justice

Moscow police were yesterday hunting for the killers of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition politician who was gunned down in the shadow of the Kremlin's towers yesterday…

Move on Mosul may cause mass flight

As many as one million people could flee Mosul in northern Iraq if the Iraqi Army, backed by US air strikes, seeks to recapture the city this year, aid agencies have…

Life & Style

Drinking tea may reduce risk of diabetes

Drinking three cups of tea a day can cut the risk of diabetes, says new research. Two studies show that black tea has a glucose-lowering effect that could help prevent…



Film was almost gorillas of the missed

It is the most famous sequence ever captured on a natural history film - the unforgettable moment when Sir David Attenborough becomes the plaything of a baby gorilla…


Oratia: Strange, wondrous things

It happens every Saturday and, rain or shine, it's always a great start to the weekend. The quaint Oratia Farmers' Market is well worth the drive. We park on the road…



Rugby: Blues' win over Lions vital

A victory over the Lions will open the release valve a little, but there will be little respite because the Blues' assignments to follow are extremely tough ones.

Cricket World Cup

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