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The last race of Amanda McCardle

Ski racers know this to be true: every run is an act of courage. There is you, the mountain, two thin planks of wood and gravity. The goal is terrifyingly simple.

Crash pilot veers from swimmers

Beachgoers watched in horror as a small plane carrying three people spluttered and crashed into Raglan harbour yesterday, narrowly avoiding hundreds of holidaymakers…

National

Business

A share of the action

You can not only find someone online willing to rent you a room in their house, but someone who will share their car, their desk, their power tools or their child's…

World

Father begs son's Isis captors for mercy

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Isis after his plane crashed pleaded for his son's release, as reports emerged that the jihadists were preparing to publicly…

Politics

Coups save face for Obama

Assumptions that President Barack Obama was a lame duck, counting down his last quarter after Republicans seized Congress…

National, Labour both on the rise

Labour's popularity has jumped three percentage points in the first political poll since Andrew Little took over the leadership and the first major poll since the election…

GCSB saga: Reporter receives apology

In a last minute year-end coda to the serpentine illegal GCSB spying saga, a political reporter has received an apology from Parliamentary Service over a breach of her…

Life & Style

Video

Video

Kiwi story of Christmas

We enjoyed this video so much previous years that we decided to share it with you again. The Christmas Story - as told by the children of St Paul's Church. Courtesy…

Entertainment

Movies: War hero steps into spotlight

In an ideal world, the story of Alan Turing would have made it into the multiplexes in 2012, the centenary year of his birth. But Hollywood has shown a marked disinclination…

Travel

Opinion

Sport

Cricket: Smith steadies Aussies

Captain Steve Smith personified leadership as Australia reached 259-5 at stumps on day one of the Boxing Day test in Melbourne against India.

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