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Man turns himself in

A man sought by police in relation to an attempted abduction outside a Hastings school yesterday has turned himself in.

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Assisted suicide under spotlight

Vulnerable people who may prematurely decide to end their lives have come under the spotlight during Lecretia Seales' bid for the right to choose when she dies.



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Six seconds of tornado carnage

Days of flash flooding, tornadoes and rain across central Texas and Oklahoma swept away hundreds of homes and left at least five people dead.


Media heads the best-paid CEOs

They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.


NZ paid for farm, but has no rights

New Zealand spent more than $11.5 million to help establish a demonstration farm in Saudi Arabia - but does not have any contractual rights to access it.

Houses on cemeteries 'nonsense'

Nick Smith has defended his plans to free up crown land in Auckland to build new homes despite claims people could end up living on top of cemeteries.

Kickstart axe 'won't deter savers'

Prime Minister John Key says axing the $1000 kickstart grant to new KiwiSaver members in the Budget "will not make a blind bit of difference to the number of people…

Life & Style

Can you check for Alzheimer's?

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking…







Relief as Tew keeps Retallick and Savea

After presiding over the departures of a growing number of talented young men from the game, NZ Rugby boss Steve Tew will today announce some good news - the signings…

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