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Kiwi's Everest escape

Terrified Kiwi Everest trekker Elizabeth Farrington clung to a large rock for dear life as Saturday's avalanche roared over her.

Isis doctor failed at Otago

An Australian doctor branded the "new face" of Isis tried to get into medical school in New Zealand, but failed after a year and left the country.

GPs: Why we charge for under 6s

Ten of the 11 medical practices which do not provide free GP visits to under 6-year-olds are in Auckland with one GP saying the subsidies were too low given the high…

Dad on lifesaving mission for son

Robbie Martin is used to helping youths in his local community. Now the community is giving back - helping to raise $10,000 so he can fly to England to donate a kidney…

Elderly abused as families move in

Elderly people are having their children move back in and are being threatened with a lack of contact with grandchildren if the "takeover" is challenged, Senior Citizens…

Australia steps up pressure

Indonesia ignored Australian Government requests to delay execution notices for Bali Nine drug smugglers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan until after Anzac Day.

PM to urge Saudis on trade

John Key will arrive in Saudi Arabia today with the hope of getting high-level commitment from the new King to a free trade agreement with the Gulf states.

Rare gold Islamic holy book on show

A 200-year-old "golden Koran", which contains pages layered in gold, will be displayed at Auckland's central library next month after some Arabic manuscripts that came…


Kiwi families waiting for news

Three days after the deadly earthquake that claimed more than 3700 lives, several New Zealand families continue to wait for news of their loved ones.


US dry could support dairy prices

Drought conditions are biting into California's dairy production, which could end up being supportive for international dairy prices, say analysts.

Cornwall Park Trust proposal rejected

A group representing 110 lessees with houses on Cornwall Park Trust Board land through Greenlane and One Tree Hill has rejected a proposal to change their lease terms…


Newlyweds tell of frantic dash

A newlywed British couple ran for their lives and clung desperately to ice axes rammed into the ground to survive a terrifying wall of snow on Everest after the Nepal…

Boy makes stand on behalf of friend

Tyrone Sevilla had grown up in Australia, but bureaucrats declared he was a burden on society and told his mother they would both be deported back to the Philippines…

Gallipoli 100: Birth of the Anzacs

Hearing dog Olive reports for dawn duty

A gorgeous little hearing dog was a special guest at the Tauranga RSA's Anzac Day Gallipoli centenary dawn service. Olive accompanied Jason Irvine to the service, a…

Life & Style




Bali: Simple pleasures

At a beautiful Bali hideaway, a lack of TV and wifi allows Katie Furze to focus on the sunsets, surf and good food.




Rugby: Relaxed rules to help Wallabies

Test five-eighth Bernard Foley says the recent contract concessions by the Australian Rugby Union have put the Wallabies in good stead to regain former glories. Foley…

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