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Doctor unaware of refusal

A surgeon who operated on a former Jehovah's Witness who later died in hospital from blood loss was unaware she had signed a declaration refusing blood products.

Can Gracinda save Labour?

Grant Robertson and Jacinda Ardern - now termed 'Gracinda' on social media - could well be the Labour Party's best bet, writes Bryce Edwards.

PM: First home? Buy an apartment

As the release of Auckland's new CVs confirms values have soared, PM John Key suggests first home buyers consider purchasing an apartment instead of a house.

Winners, losers in rates change

The latest Auckland property valuations have thrown the spotlight on a fixed charge that can ease the pain for homeowners of expensive properties, but hurt those in…


Help Our Kids

Thank you, New Zealand!

You've done it. Herald readers have cracked the $150,000 target of the Help Our Kids campaign to raise money for Starship children's hospital.



Aussie backdown on burqas

A controversial plan to separate women wearing the burqa at Australia's Parliament has been dropped following outcry.

Life & Style

How birth season affects personality

Babies born in summer are more likely to suffer mood swings when they grow up, while those born in winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim…

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Ratings: ABs v Wallabies

How the players rated in the All Blacks' dramatic one-point victory over the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday.

How Slade did a Beaver to seal win

A "basic schoolboy error" saw Colin Slade almost kick away the Bledisloe Cup match on Saturday before he stepped up to calmly slot the match winner in Brisbane.


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