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Portable cots put kids at risk

A survey of portable cots for sale in New Zealand has uncovered potentially fatal safety defects - including folding mechanisms that could trap a child's neck.

No tears at safest parks

The child injury prevention service of Starship Children's Health and Auckland Council rangers have come up with a list of the city's safest, child-friendliest, parks…

National

Manhunt for motel death

Police are hunting two men after a killing at a central Auckland motel yesterday morning. A 54-year-old man died in hospital after what police say was a violent incident…

Business

Putin scraps holidays

Russia's economy will shrink by around 4 per cent next year as a result of falling oil prices and ongoing financial turmoil…

Kiwis' $404m splurge

Shoppers spent a record-breaking amount on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, according to figures released by Paymark today.

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Politics

Meet our new columnist

A stint as a schoolyard human billboard urging teachers to vote for United Future sparked a political passion that has led…

Coups save face for Obama

Assumptions that President Barack Obama was a lame duck, counting down his last quarter after Republicans seized Congress, were confounded by several White House coups…

Life & Style

Five of the best: Coastal walks

Get outside and explore the New Zealand coastline we are so well known for. Fingers crossed, you will be blessed with a refreshing sea breeze as you tackle these top…

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