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Woman on fire at station

"I saw a person burning from the waist up". Witnesses have described their horror at seeing a woman catch fire at a Dunedin petrol station yesterday.

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Massive scrub fire at Arthur's Pass

Winds fanning a fire raging in Arthur's Pass made fighting it yesterday "like chasing a rampaging bull", firefighters say, as it moved one direction, then another.

Opinion: Irradiated apple anyone?

"Irradiated food is anything but fresh," writes Sue Kedgley. So why is the govt bending over backwards to bring more of it in, and remove labels that identify it?

National

Business

Liquidators eye Ponzi investors

The liquidators of fraudster Jacqui Bradley's failed business are mulling whether to try to claw back $2 million from eight investors who were paid out before her Ponzi…

Vivid Technologies put into liquidation

Another part of the group that sold internet business Orcon to new owners last year has been put into liquidation by the High Court. Vivid Technologies, directed by…

World

Politics

Labour presidency nominees announced

An Auckland University lecturer Nigel Haworth and City Vision chair Robert Gallagher have put themselves forward to be the Labour Party's next President.

Life & Style

Video

Video

Massive blizzard aims for New York

A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared…

Entertainment

Weather gods lay it on for birthday

Live music, fireworks, nearly all the oysters in the country and chainsaw-juggling buskers with a backdrop of three days of spectacular weather: Auckland's 175th Anniversary…

Travel

Opinion

Sport

NRL: Thurston to miss Nines - report

One of the NRL's biggest names is expected to miss the Auckland NRL Nines this weekend. The Daily Telegraph reports that Cowboys playmaker Johnathan Thurston will skip…

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