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Why are so many Kiwis obese?

Our understanding of what causes obesity in Kiwis could change dramatically with a new million-dollar study drawing on the latest DNA technology.


Heavy rain warnings in place

Wet weather that battered the North Island overnight is set to continue to bring rain to most of the country throughout today.


PM resists demands to quit

Malaysia's Prime Minister vowed he would not quit over a US$700 million ($1.08 million) financial scandal, and accused protesters of showing "poor national spirit" by…

Nazi train find could lead to more

The apparent discovery in Poland of a Nazi train thought to be packed with looted treasures could be the first of many, experts have said, suggesting just a fraction…


Foley Family Wines earnings rise

Foley Family Wines said full-year operating earnings more than doubled on increased sales of bottled wine in Australia and New Zealand.


Many undecided over TPP

More than half of New Zealanders appear to have made up their minds already about whether the Trans Pacific Partnership…

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New NZ flag announced tomorrow

The final four alternative flag designs are to be released tomorrow morning - with Prime Minister John Key saying he could vote for three of them over the current flag…





New kid on block brings x-factor

There's a string of colleges around the country known for churning out rugby talent: Auckland Grammar, Hamilton Boys High, Christchurch Boys High, the list goes on.


Miracle cure? I doubt it

Former All Blacks doctor sceptical of the so-called Fijian "miracle cure" used to treat star winger Waisake Naholo's broken leg.

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