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Man's death shocks whanau

The family of a man who died in hospital after suffering injuries at an Auckland motel say they are shocked and are gathering to support each other.

MPs making every post a winner

The changing fortunes of Judith Collins and departure from Parliament of prolific Twitter users Tau Henare and Asenati Lole-Taylor have left Parliament's top tweeters…

Tracking bugs at the beach

Auckland Council is putting final touches to a beach forecast model to let people find out online the level of harmful bacteria in the water for three days ahead.


Kidnap terror haunts family

As Elsje and Coenraad Pretorius gaze into their baby daughter Nadine's eyes there is not a hint of the drama that almost separated them forever in September.



Monkey slur in bitter war of words

Even by the outrageous standards of North Korean propaganda chiefs, it was an unusually vulgar slur, a dramatic escalation in the two-week-long war of words between…


West can't rely on a White Knight

There is a scene in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass in which Alice meets the White Knight who is wearing full armour and riding a horse which he keeps falling…

Life & Style

Idyllic Rural Korean dining experience

When Korean migrant Paul Lee, 65, and his wife Rosa, 62, bought an apple orchard in South Auckland two decades ago they realised it wasn't large enough to be commercially…



The Big Read: Brooke Fraser

With a new album on the way and her first homecoming tour in years hitting the country's arenas in the New Year, Brooke Fraser talks to Lydia Jenkin about reinventing…


Horses for courses in Cambridge

You can't visit Cambridge without noticing that the town is a thriving hub of horsiness. Clues are its slogan "Home of Champions" and that the properties surrounding…



World Champions of 2014: Coxless four

Fast water on Amsterdam's Bosbaan helped the women's four beat the eight-year-old world-best time by more than 10 seconds in 6:14.36 at the world championships.

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