Leading Headlines

'Forced to dig their own graves'

Young people sent to a state-run boot camp on Great Barrier Island were made to dig what they were told would be their own graves and concerned staff blowing the whistle…


Secret Diary of the Flags

"I like all of the new designs. I think the thing I like most about them is their shape. They're all shaped exactly like flags."



More than China option in SF play

Will a Kiwi white knight emerge to fully recapitalise Silver Fern Farms, or will Chinese interests emerge as 50-50 partners with a New Zealand consortium to take the…


Tragic photo rallies protesters

The picture of a toddler lying dead on a Turkish beach was front of mind for many of about 100 protesters who gathered at Parliament today. DISTRESSING IMAGES INSIDE…

Life & Style

'Put Barbie back in her box'

A Professor of Experimental Physics believes the wrong toys are holding back girls who might otherwise go on to develop an interest in science and engineering.




India: Sight-doing beats sightseeing

Andrew Laxon found the best way to convert his teenage children to the delights of travelling in India was to do things, not look at them. Here are some of his highlights…


Nice try, Wales, but let's make it seven

A strong whiff of deja vu accompanies Welsh rugby's plan to test what happens when tries are worth six points and penalties and drop-goals only two in its Principality…



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