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Isis kills Kiwi in Iraq

Kadhem Abbas, who died in a rocket attack, leaves behind 24 children - 12 in Iraq, 12 in New Zealand - including a five-month-old daughter he has never met.

'They died like rats in a cage'

Fishermen and coast guards who raced to the scene of the migrant disaster in the Mediterranean have described their dismay at what they found, as the Italian prosecutor…


Plunket set to can car seat service

A decline in the number of parents hiring car seats from Plunket for their newborns has prompted the child welfare charity to start phasing out the service.


Lesson in iron ore boom

New Zealand should take a leaf out of Australia's book in terms of what not to do in the face of a commodities boom, says…

GPG adversaries bury hatchet

Corporate warriors Sir Ron Brierley and Tony Gibbs have reconciled since their very public falling-out over the direction of Guinness Peat Group.


Teens' alleged plot to disrupt Anzac Day

A third Melbourne teenager has been charged in relation to the alleged plot to attack Anzac Day events, which reportedly envisaged running over a police officer, knifing…

Gallipoli 100: Birth of the Anzacs

Life & Style



Concerns raised over 'anorexic' actress

Emily Blunt is best known for playing an under-nourished fashion magazine assistant in Vogue satire The Devil Wears Prada, chastising Anne Hathaway's character in one…


Cruising: Sail to South America

New Zealanders will be able to travel to South America by cruise ship for the first time following the news that Princess Cruises will offer a circumnavigation of the…



Versatility keeps Piutau in frame

One person who might have mixed feelings after Aaron Cruden's World Cup dream was almost certainly ended by a knee injury is Charles Piutau.


Rugby: Crusaders say sorry for poor form

The Crusaders are apologising to their supporters for their lacklustre form in Super Rugby. Fans streamed out of AMI Stadium before the final whistle in their heavy…

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