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Fugitives on the run

A fugitive couple wanted on fraud and sex charges are believed to have fled the country using false passports.

The fall of Kim Dotcom

It's one of the biggest houses in the country, but the walls are closing in on Kim Dotcom as he rattles around his mansion.

Retallick: Player of the Year

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has been crowned World Rugby Player of the Year for 2014. Retallick, who played in New Zealand's 34-16 victory over Wales this morning…

Mass killer working as art tutor

The boss of an art school that hired Raurimu massacre killer Stephen Anderson as a tutor is "seriously shocked" the school did so without knowing his history.

We've all gone chocolate milk mad

Every day we're bombarded by marketing campaigns. Every now and then one becomes a runaway success. We go behind the scenes of the Lewis Road Creamery campaign.

Strong quake hits central Japan

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, causing houses to collapse and injuring at least 20 people, three…




UK temperatures set to plunge

Double-check the heating and brace yourselves for a sudden soggy cold snap tomorrow as temperatures are expected to drop below zero with some parts seeing torrential…


Press scruffs hacked off at royal rules

As William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, prepare to visit America in a fortnight, controversy is swirling around how reporters covering the couple's visit…

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Rugby: NZRU to monitor Apia Park

The NZRU are monitoring the condition of Apia Park. The trip to Samoa next July will present a unique set of challenges for the All Blacks, with manager Darren Shand…

All Blacks win all about character

In a year of winning ugly, it was fitting the All Blacks had to graft and grind yet another victory that owed everything to their character and resilience.

Rugby: Ireland beat Wallabies

Ireland beat Australia 26-23 at Lansdowne Road this morning despite being outscored three tries to two. The Six Nations champions' second win over a southern hemisphere…


Cricket: Hesson does his homework

Many consider themselves well versed in the game but the New Zealand cricket coach can leave those same people thinking about nuances of knowledge they had never considered…

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