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Dead dad's pension stolen

The son of a World War II prisoner of war and hero of the Battle of Crete has admitted stealing nearly $90,000 from his dead father's veterans' pension.

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Football: Argentina win shootout

Argentina will play in their first World Cup final in 24 years after beating Netherlands in a penalty shootout after this morning's semifinal ended 0-0.

Allergy upset spoils holiday flight

An Auckland man flying from London to HK says he was told he'd have to go without an in-flight meal for his 11-hour trip as the airline could not cater to his peanut…

National

Neighbour leaps to save man's life

Everyone needs good neighbours - and Kevin Walker's got the best. He is alive only because Sam Woolford gave him CPR for 10 minutes after he went into cardiac arrest…

Business

Construction boosts Auckland economy

Construction helped to boost the Auckland economy by 2.6 per cent during the March year but unemployment is still high and wage growth remains stagnant.

Politics

Legal boost for new parents

Those on paid parental leave will be able to work occasionally on "keeping in touch days" without losing their entitlement under moves to increase the scheme's flexibility…

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Life & Style

Conchita vamps Gaultier show

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst closed Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture show at Paris fashion, resplendent in a black and red vampire-themed gown.

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NRL: Bennett to quit Knights - report

Wayne Bennett is to quit his job as Newcastle coach at the end of the NRL season. News Corp reports that Bennett told Knights staff and players of his decision on…

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