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The 50 coolest Kiwis ever

America has Elvis and Marilyn. Britain has Kate and baby George. Australia has... mainly people they stole from us. So who are the coolest New Zealanders of this and…

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Storm wreaks havoc through south

The worst of the miserable weather that caused havoc through parts of the country is over but some will be spending the long weekend cleaning up the mess.

Uni cheats: hundreds punished

Students buying assignments, forging signatures, and using phones in exams were among more than 540 cases of cheating dealt with by universities last year.

Marshall ditches fern logo

Former All Black Justin Marshall has backed down on using a silver fern in the logo of his new business venture after "discussions" with the New Zealand Rugby Union.


Oravida affair rocks MP's confidence

The reluctance of her fellow National MPs to come to her aid no doubt in part reflects their annoyance that she was so silly, so unwise, writes John Armstrong.

Traffic will jam if zippers brake

John Roughan asks; "Why is that so many car drivers haven't figured out how to use a merging lane? You see them every morning now that onramps are light controlled."



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James Griffin: Tax-free children

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NRL: Relieved Henry chuffed to be back

As Ben Henry lay on the ground, with the medicos assessing his injured knee, the lectures he listened to when in the under-20s about the average length of an NRL career…

Canes blow away Blues

Winning on the road continues to be a problem for the Blues following a 39-20 defeat to the Hurricanes in Wellington tonight.

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