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The last race of Amanda McCardle

Ski racers know this to be true: every run is an act of courage. There is you, the mountain, two thin planks of wood and gravity. The goal is terrifyingly simple.

Crash pilot veers from swimmers

Beachgoers watched in horror as a small plane carrying three people spluttered and crashed into Raglan harbour yesterday, narrowly avoiding hundreds of holidaymakers…

Vain fight to save surfer

A dozen surf lifesavers, paramedics and a doctor battled in vain for more than an hour to save a surfer's life after he was dragged from waves by a swimmer at a beach…

Parents 'wanted suicide bombing'

A 13-year-old Nigerian girl who was arrested with explosives strapped to her body told journalists that her parents volunteered her to take part in a suicide attack.



A share of the action

You can not only find someone online willing to rent you a room in their house, but someone who will share their car, their desk, their power tools or their child's…


Battle won, but the war goes on

1976, young microbiologist Peter Piot was sent to investigate an outbreak of a mysterious virus in a remote part of Congo, he could never have predicted how it would…


GCSB saga: Reporter receives apology

In a last minute year-end coda to the serpentine illegal GCSB spying saga, a political reporter has received an apology from Parliamentary Service over a breach of her…

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Kiwi story of Christmas

We enjoyed this video so much previous years that we decided to share it with you again. The Christmas Story - as told by the children of St Paul's Church. Courtesy…





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