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'Humiliating' service

A uniformed Corrections employee says he was unlawfully detained for 45 minutes at an Avondale service station when staff refused to believe he had pre-paid for $30…

Big names in Franklin Rd fight

A rich lister, a high profile QC, a prominent media couple and an arts doyen are locking horns over the future of Franklin Rd, which attracts hordes of visitors to its…

Menke family releases statement

The family of Mary Menke, an ex-pat New Zealander killed in the MH17 disaster, have released a statement about her life with her Dutch husband Gerry in Australia.

Life on the not-so-fast internet

Some users paying for Ultra Fast Broadband may be getting the swift internet at less than half the promised speed, data from an independent testing company has revealed…

Alarm over cut on nutrition

Nutrition experts have warned a government cost-cutting team that patients could suffer malnutrition or even death under plans for cheaper hospital food.

Webster wins gold

''Absolute joy." That was Sam Webster's immediate thought crossing the line for his second Commonwealth Games gold in 24 hours today.



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Rugby: Sink the Bismarck

Corey Flynn's journey to tonight's semifinal, his 150th match for the Crusaders and a clash against Bismarck du Plessis, considered the best hooker in the world, has…

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