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Abuse: Learning from Sophie

Physical abuse is easily defined. But not emotional abuse. Schools should teach how to recognise and deal with such behaviour in a relationship.

Rust hits new Eden Park stand

Rust is already affecting Eden Park's redeveloped South Stand just four years after it was built - but stadium bosses have described the problem as "minor".

Brent Scott 'had nothing left'

The man accused of killing his estranged wife Heidi Welman-Scott had previously booked a plane ticket home to South Africa and according to his best mate had "nothing…

Fears over bowler's mental state

As family, friends and cricket legends gathered at a Sydney hospital to say goodbye to Phillip Hughes, the 25-year-old's sister, Megan, sat with devastated cricketer…

Miracle escape as house crushed

A young Auckland man rose uninjured from rubble after a 55-tonne crane smashed "like a guillotine" through his upstairs bedroom. "It's something I'll never forget -…

National

250,000 expected for 'best free show'

There have been near-disasters with Christmas floats crashing into buildings, rain wrecking the displays and a cat giving birth mid-parade - but the Farmers Santa Parade…

Business

Landlords' top suburbs

Landlords with properties in Otara, Mangere, Glen Innes and Mangere Bridge are reaping Auckland's highest returns.

Opec still pumping despite drop

Reflecting its lessening oil clout, Opec has decided to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result…

Auckland place to find work

New Zealand's economy remains patchy and continues to give off mixed signals, says Shamubeel Eaqub, NZIER principal economist.

World

The danger of growing up black

Black America has again been reminded that its children are not seen as worthy of being alive - in part because they are not seen as children at all, but as threats…

Politics

Life & Style

Fashion: Shades of cool

Tranquil colours influenced by nature provide a fresh source of inspiration for eyewear this season, with eyewear designers veering away from classic black and gaudy…

Your Money

Technology

NZ mobile industry tracking well - NZIER

New Zealand's mobile phone sector is performing well on an international basis, with competitive pricing and good mobile coverage, according to a report released this…

Rugby

All Blacks trio on China mission

A trio of All Blacks have been on a three-pronged mission to China this week. The players, Aaron Cruden, TJ Perenara and Patrick Tuipulotu, have been in Beijing for…

Sport

NRL: League's waterfront wish

The Warriors will fight to keep their home at Mt Smart, but new chief executive Jim Doyle believes a waterfront venue remains the best long-term solution to Auckland's…

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