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How Coca-Cola tricked you

Think you like soft drinks all on your own? That desire is the product of decades worth of focused efforts on behalf of industry.

Auction u-turn: Owner blames agent

A woman who is being sued after she backed out of the sale of her house has told a court she believes her real estate agent "conspired" with the eventual purchasers.

Rugby World Cup

How Cheika saved Australian rugby

When all is said and done at this World Cup, the impact of a decision made in April may come to be fully realised. Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is having a profound…



Mega-tsunami hurled huge boulders

Study suggests the occurrence of a stupendously powerful mega-tsunami in the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa some 73,000 years ago.


Kiwi's Libor trial to begin in UK

The trial of a New Zealand resident accused of trying to manipulate international banking rates is due to begin in London today. Wellington resident and money broker…


Life & Style

Why does asparagus make wee smell?

Heading into asparagus season, we consider the theories put forward explaining why some people notice a smell in their urine after eating asparagus.







Rugby: What are Sunwolves?

The name of Japan's first Super Rugby team was announced yesterday. We've gathered up everything you need to know about the Sunwolves, the newest team on the block.

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