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Kind gestures stun family

Richmond Villeran put his stomach pains down to his workouts at the gym. But after a week and with his stomach growing, he knew something was wrong.

Free but $266 million in debt

The only person convicted of the Megaupload copyright charges over which Kim Dotcom is facing extradition has walked free from prison in the US.

Men sign up to feminist cause

A journalist and the national police chief are among 21 Kiwi men who are championing a campaign to end inequality between men and women by 2030.

Expats say let's keep monarchy

Expatriate Kiwis are more likely to favour changing the flag than people still living in NZ - but they are much less keen on abandoning the monarchy.



17 years old and 16 shots

Video of black teenager being shot by white police officer puts America's race record back in the frame. WARNING: this article contains graphic footage.


R&D grant terms 'ambiguous'

A secret report into taxpayer subsidies found the rules governing the scheme were "ambiguous" and "contradict the purpose"…


Life & Style



Enya returns with ethereal style

The Irish singer known to the world as Enya has essentially created her own style of music and sold some 80 million CDs in three decades.





Heyneke Meyer on the way out - reports

Steve Hansen will be concerned. His great mate Heyneke Meyer is under threat after four years as Springbok coach with strong suggestions former Stormers boss Allister…

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