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'Forced to dig their own graves'

Young people sent to a state-run boot camp on Great Barrier Island were made to dig what they were told would be their own graves and concerned staff blowing the whistle…

How sound is your 'gaydar'?

The idea of 'gaydar' got a scientific boost from a 2008 study that concluded people could accurately guess someone's sexual orientation.


Secret Diary of the Flags

"I like all of the new designs. I think the thing I like most about them is their shape. They're all shaped exactly like flags."



More than China option in SF play

Will a Kiwi white knight emerge to fully recapitalise Silver Fern Farms, or will Chinese interests emerge as 50-50 partners with a New Zealand consortium to take the…


Tragic photo rallies protesters

The picture of a toddler lying dead on a Turkish beach was front of mind for many of about 100 protesters who gathered at Parliament today. DISTRESSING IMAGES INSIDE…

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Backstage with the stars of Cats

Walking through the cavernous Ministry of Dance building in North Melbourne, large rehearsal rooms to the left and right are filled with dancers of all different levels…


India: Sight-doing beats sightseeing

Andrew Laxon found the best way to convert his teenage children to the delights of travelling in India was to do things, not look at them. Here are some of his highlights…




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