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Facebook fight club

A Facebook page has been set up for children to post videos of schoolyard fights and brag about their violence. Police have contacted the site to have the page taken…

12-year-old hero who won't give up

Today the Herald and World Vision begin a campaign to help the 5.6 million children left homeless by war in Syria. Broadcaster Rachel Smalley tells some of their stories…

Banks wants his retrial aborted

Exclusive: John Banks is seeking to have a second trial for filing a false electoral return thrown out after the discovery of evidence which the Crown failed to disclose…

Blues coach's head on the block

Open season has started on Sir John Kirwan and this week's rumours of his looming demise at the Blues will probably not be the last. The Blues, winless in their first…

Harrison Ford crash stuns doctor

The doctor who came to Harrison Ford's aid immediately after seeing his plane crash-land on a Los Angeles golf course was stunned to discover the actor at the controls…

Kiwis told eat less sugar

Kiwis need to carve about six teaspoons of sugar out of our daily diets if we're to meet new international suggestions for avoiding obesity and rotten teeth.



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Princes will visit Gallipoli

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that Prince Charles and Prince Harry will represent the royal family at the centenary Anzac dawn service in Gallipoli.

Climbers use Mt Everest as toilet

The climbers who each year attempt to follow in Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's footsteps to the summit of Mount Everest are threatening to bring environmental disaster…

Life & Style

Brunch: Basalt, Howick

Howick has a good number of eateries on the main strip but we liked the open space of Basalt, and the modern menu.






India see off West Indies

West Indies blaster Chris Gayle produced one of the scratchiest innings of his decorated career as India secured a four-wicket win in Friday's World Cup clash at the…

Cricket World Cup

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