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Hiker dies on Milford Track

A 65-year-old Auckland man has died after falling at least 100m near Mackinnon Pass during a hike with a group in a national park.

Lorde and Kanye cause a stir

Kanye West swapped the newly-blonde Kim Kardashian for Lorde at Paris Fashion Week, confusing some photographers into thinking momentarily that his wife had dyed her…

Cop attacked by prisoner

EXCLUSIVE: A cop was assaulted by an aggressive remand prisoner being housed at a police station because of a spike in inmate numbers.

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…

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…

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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…

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