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Good samaritan bashed

An Auckland woman been seriously injured after she was struck on the back of the head when she stepped in to stop a bag snatcher.

Ten months for cop's apology

It took more than 10 months for a taxi driver to receive an apology from a police officer who subjected him to a tirade of racial abuse, the driver says.

Syrian airstrikes launched

The US and partner nations have begun their first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles.

National

Authors hit back at airline

The New Zealand authors of a book on doomed flight MH370 have hit back at Malaysia Airlines after the company accused them of seeking to profit from tragedy. Waikato-based…

Business

Terry Serepisos to stay bankrupt

Terry Serepisos won't be automatically discharged from bankruptcy next month because authorities have formally opposed his release. Serepisos, a property developer…

Election 2014

'We must stop the leaks'

Labour leader pushes for early leadership contest but indicates he will not leave Parliament if he is ousted.

World

Life & Style

Stop feeling guilty about food

If it's part of a balanced diet, and a generally healthy existence, then shouldn't we enjoy it? Food is so much more than just fuelling our bodies, writes Delaney Mes…

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Technology

SpaceX breaks ground on new spaceport

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence…

Rugby

Cruden axed and 'deeply embarrassed'

Shamed All Black Aaron Cruden could face further punishment after a boozy night out in Auckland saw him miss an airport check-in and the tour to Argentina and South…

Sport

Opinion: Cruden will bounce back

Going on a drinking session before a long-haul flight to Argentina was an extremely poor decision by Aaron Cruden, one that seems totally out of character, writes Patrick…

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