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Woman swept away

Emergency services are scrambling to search for a woman who has been swept from a tree near Haruru Falls in Northland.

Avon site for memorial

A $10 million memorial for the victims of Christchurch's February 22 earthquake will be built on the banks of the Avon River.

Quake shakes Japan

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Sibling rivalry reaches fever pitch

For brothers Liam, 10, and Ryan, 7, sibling rivalry has reached its peak ahead of Monday's World Cup final. Liam is backing Germany while Ryan is supporting Argentina…

So close, yet so far for adventurer

Scott Donaldson says he'll be 'irked for a long, long time' after he was rescued from high seas kilometres from completing a 3-month odyssey across the Tasman Sea in…

Chickenpox: The parties to avoid

Parents are being warned against "chickenpox parties" because the highly infectious disease can be fatal, or lead to severe complications and permanent disabilities. Medical…

Casino's rule bars cancer patient

A woman undergoing chemotherapy says she felt humiliated after being turned away from a Hamilton casino because she didn't have a doctor's note saying she needed to…


Shipping near-misses on our coast

Collisions, ill-timed power failures, near misses and fires are among more than 50 dodgy incidents involving ships around our coasts over the past year.


Banking boss helps migrants

BNZ's head of migrant banking, Frank Cui, reckons he has a pretty good grasp of the challenges immigrants face when building…

Guidance for young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs can tap the business secrets of experienced directors and mentors through a new fund kicked off by the University of Auckland Business School.

Urban focus puts regions in doldrums

Once-prosperous provinces are falling into the economic doldrums as politics and policies focus on the urban powerhouses of Auckland and Wellington, warns the NZ Institute…



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Rugby: Brumbies seal playoff spot

First-five Matt Toomua scored a hat-trick in a man-of-the-match performance to spark the Brumbies to a 47-25 win over the Force on Friday, sealing their place in the…


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