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Bloodstained object found

A police officer says he found a "heavily bloodstained" car part hidden in the garage of the man accused of killing Blessie Gotingco.

Blessie trial in jeopardy?

The story about the Blessie Gotingco case, which ran in an overseas publication, contained several comments that could result in the trial being aborted.



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China pushing pigs off a bridge

Tourism official comes up with novel way of entertaining visitors, by creating show featuring "flying" pigs. But not everyone is entertained. Warning: Photos may be…

Picturesque fjords also regulate climate

Picture postcard fjords like those in the South Island have been found to likely play a significant part in regulation of the planet's climate, according to a newly…

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Bookies lose fortune on name

As Londoners remain jubilant over the arrival of royal baby Princess Charlotte, bookmakers are forced to hand over millions after losing baby naming bets.



A Kiwi recommends ... Cairns

Each week, expat Kiwis tell us what they most love about living by Queensland's beaches. Today we hear from Mary Low of the Cairns Chinese Association.


NZ's biggest housing project

Much fanfare accompanied the announcement of the Tamaki urban regeneration. But progress has not matched expectation and the Government has set about rectifying flaws…



Rugby: Barrett out for four weeks

Beauden Barrett will sit out four weeks of the Super Rugby due to a knee injury. Barrett's scans revealed a grade two tear of his medial collateral ligament (MCL) which…


Rugby: Carter comfortable at 12

If Dan Carter wants to be playing more at first five for the Crusaders, he's not showing it. The All Blacks first five's final Super Rugby season has seen him largely…

Loss of key players leaves big holes

The Blues will likely be without loose forward Jerome Kaino and utility back Charles Piutau for the rest of the season, so let's look at how damaging their absences…

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