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The truth behind Luke kicking

Former Blues hooker Ben Elias has touted Kiwi Issac Luke as the best No. 9 in league and suggested that is why he copped a kicking from Cameron Smith.

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World

Leg amputated with old saw

A Scottish health board is investigating claims that surgeons used a saw found in a hospital cupboard to amputate a man's leg.

US attacks Iraq's lack of 'will'

US Defence Secretary Carter warned that Iraqi troops would not be able to defeat Isis until they developed a "will to fight", reflecting surprise after the collapse…

Business

Gallery revamped for modern age

Auckland's Mitchell & Stout Architects was only initially asked to upgrade Titirangi's historic ex-hotel Lopdell House, expanding its existing art gallery and redesigning…

Politics

Key rejects hard line on Kiwi jihadis

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could not follow suit if Australia moves to strip a New Zealand-Australian woman of citizenship to prevent her returning from…

Life & Style

Iconic winter film fashion

As the temperature drops and wardrobe fatigue sets in, look for inspiration from some of film's most iconic heroines, writes Emma Gleason.

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Sport

NZ couldn't handle the pressure

When put under pressure at Lord's, England made a fight of it and got back in the game. New Zealand failed to do so, writes Andrew Alderson.

Rugby

Much to decide as the playoffs loom

There are three weeks to go in Super Rugby's regular season and few things about the playoff picture are clear given 10 teams are still in the hunt to claim six spots…

Rugby: Cheika defends Skelton's tackling

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has defended giant lock Will Skelton's tackling technique, saying his 203cm height generally rules out going around the legs. Skelton…

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