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Machete held to throat

Police have arrested a man who allegedly held a woman hostage with a machete at her throat in a Four Square store in Paihia this morning.  2Comments

Black Caps closing in on win

The Black Caps are closing in on a win on the fourth day of the first test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Tim Southee picked up the wickets of Sri Lankan nightwatchmen…

Flight attendant's haunting tweet

Flight attendant onboard missing AirAsia flight had tweeted a message of support to families of those lost in MH17 disaster just months before his own plane disappeared…

Missing plane caps year of woe

This year began with the aviation industry celebrating a century of passenger flights - it ends with a jet with 162 aboard missing while flying from Indonesia to Singapore…

Tracking bugs at the beach

Auckland Council is putting final touches to a beach forecast model to let people find out online the level of harmful bacteria in the water for three days ahead.


Man sought over mystery death

A person of interest has been named by police investigating the murder of a man found lying unconscious on a Wellington street.


'Humdinger' rally but analysts wary

United States markets head into the last week of the year with a "Santa Claus rally" having lifted them to record highs, picking up momentum from outstanding GDP numbers…



West can't rely on a White Knight

There is a scene in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass in which Alice meets the White Knight who is wearing full armour and riding a horse which he keeps falling…

Life & Style

Four steps to quit smoking

The harmful effects of smoking are well-known, yet many people find it hard to give up. A doctor and expert in addiction…

Idyllic Rural Korean dining experience

When Korean migrant Paul Lee, 65, and his wife Rosa, 62, bought an apple orchard in South Auckland two decades ago they realised it wasn't large enough to be commercially…



Thunderbirds are go

"Thunderbirds are go" will once again be heard on the small screen next year as the 1960s cult-classic is due for a remake…




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