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Kiwis gracious in defeat

Black Caps Brendon McCullum and Trent Boult hold their heads high after Australia beat New Zealand to lift the Cricket World Cup trophy.

Anti-Islam bias target of summit

Challenges faced by Muslim workers in New Zealand and the reluctance of employers to hire them are among the issues that will be up for discussion at a summit.

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Oil summit meets in Auckland

Oil and gas sector leaders meet in Auckland today as the industry confronts depressed global prices and conference delegates face protests from environmental activists…


The Forgotten Millions

The pain of a life left behind

"As I write to you, I feel so much sadness because you stayed behind in Syria on your own. You are far away and the war in Syria has grown distance between us."

Grandmother takes on huge role

Sometimes Fatma's granddaughters want to talk about their old life in Syria. They lived in a nice house in Aleppo and went to school every day.


Zespri bounces back after Psa

The first shipment of New Zealand kiwifruit set off from the Port of Tauranga yesterday, marking the start of a season that…

NZ dollar falls against British pound

The New Zealand dollar fell to a one-week low against the British pound after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said the next move in interest rates would be an increase…

Greece prepares for 'rupture'

Greece's Government is prepared for a "rupture" with creditors in its bailout talks and is being deliberately vague about its intentions as a negotiating tactic, says…


Clues to pilot under pressure

One year before he made the cut for Lufthansa's elite flying school, Andreas Lubitz worked at a Burger King behind a car wash, flipping Whoppers and frying fries and…

Voters defy militants

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for democracy in Africa yesterday as Nigerians resolutely cast their votes amid shootings by Islamist militants and…

Life & Style

Review: Woodpecker Hill, Parnell

The newest restaurant in Parnell achieved something special before even opening for business. Supplanting a pub charmingly called The Bog, it reduced by one the number…






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