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DWTS big boys knocked out

The '80s is known as the decade of bad taste - and it's left a bad taste in the mouth of two couples who were eliminated from tonight's Dancing With the Stars.

Greece's Finance Minister resigns

In a shock announcement, Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says he's resigning, despite the Govt having secured a resounding victory for the 'No' vote.


Manawatu Gorge closed after crash

An oil spill from a truck caused a crash on the Manawatu Gorge road this evening, injuring the occupants of a vehicle and closing the road.


Pair of lion cubs kept as pets

Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp travelled to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary.



Top US military commander visits NZ

The United State's top Pacific military commander is in New Zealand on his first visit in the role and will hold talks with the Prime Minister and Chief of Defence Force…

Reforms to EQC outlined

Government has outlined the changes it wants to make to insurance cover after natural disasters, including a doubling of the cap on building cover to $200,000.

Runanga supports Sonny Tau

A hui held in Kaikohe saw almost 100 kaumatua and kuia support Sonny Tau continuing as chairman of the Ngapuhi Runanga after it was announced he would face charges of…

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Rugby: Highlander victory parade

Thousands of Highlanders fans lined streets for a victory parade in central Dunedin in honour of the Super Rugby champions. The team left the Dental School about noon…



Kia ora: Martinborough

The Wairarapa town isn't just for wine lovers and weekending Wellingtonians, writes Elisabeth Easther.




Photos: All Blacks land in Samoa

The All Blacks have arrived in Apia on the island of 'Upolu where they will play Manu Samoa on Wednesday. It's the first time the All Blacks have come to the Samoan…


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