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Cash dries up for schools

Financially strapped secondary schools are cutting back on classroom activities, dropping field trips, and ditching science experiments.

NZ vote rocks the boat

New Zealand Football's decision to vote against Sepp Blatter in the Fifa presidential election has created a divide within the Oceania Football Confederation.

'Gaypower an issue' - Destiny

It's just after six on a Friday night and I'm outside the City of God. Polarising religious leader, the self-styled Bishop Brian Tamaki, is launching the annual conference…

Rodeo horror caught on film

Brent Gallagher thought he was a goner as he lay on the ground with serious injuries and a raging bull called Pistol Whip bearing down on him.



Italian coastguard rescues 4200 migrants

The Italian coastguard says it has co-ordinated the rescue of about 4200 migrants sailing across the Mediterranean Sea but also found 17 corpses on several of the rickety…



Meet the new Greens co-leader

The Wellington-based MP, who has only been in Parliament for seven months, was confirmed as the successor to Russel Norman at the party's AGM this afternoon.

Life & Style






ABs paying their dues no more

External market forces have forced a major rethink in New Zealand Rugby's payment hierarchy and catapulted Brodie Retallick and Julian Savea into the two best-paid players…


Rugby: World eye on concussion

The World Cup will present coaching teams with the ultimate test of their repeated assertions they are committed to protecting and supporting players with concussion…

First Take: Naholo makes it look so easy

Highlanders 36 Chiefs 9 It wasn't as misty as the fog final in 2006 but there was a special southern tinge about conditions as Super rugby went on the road to Invercargill. All…

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