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Mother hails birth hero cop

Giving birth on the side of a motorway during rush hour with a policeman playing midwife is not how Shanelle Curtis expected to welcome her first child.

Speaker resigns over scandal

The speaker of Australia's House of Representatives resigned Sunday following weeks of accusations that she used taxpayer money to pay for extravagant and unnecessary…

Te Reo Maori

It's cool to korero


St Peter's College are making it "cool" to korero with boys learning some of today's most common teenage expressions in Te reo Maori.



Going with the flow

Competitors dived into shallow waters during the international waterfall jumping competition in the old town of Jajce, 250km west of Sarajevo, Bosnia. Twenty-five…

Iran buckles at nearly 70C

Iran is buckling under the pressure of a huge heatwave passing across the Middle East, with temperatures soaring to nearly 70C.


Snapshots: Hall of Fame

Businesswoman and philanthropist Annette Presley braved a debilitating bout of the flu to attend her induction into the Company of Women Hall of Fame earlier this month…


Tourism drives economy higher

New Zealand's tourism sector is on track to overtake dairy as New Zealand's biggest export earner and the country will soon…

'There's nothing racist about it'

NZ First leader Winston Peters has defended embattled Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga - saying he is partly qualified for the job because he is Samoan.

'We'll win the TPP war'

Trade Minister Tim Groser insists the government will win the political "war" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal once the facts and figures can be laid out.

Life & Style



NZ authors slow to seduce locals

Kiwi readers have named international titles as their favourites over local works, to the dismay of a book buyer who says New Zealand has "terrific" fiction.





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