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Solo mum's bill dilemma

Solo mum Krishna Boyd wraps her four sons in blankets and has them sleep in the front room of her Onerahi home - she cannot afford to run heaters in their bedrooms.  104Comments

'P' house horrifies mum

A solo mum and her children have been forced out of their rented home after tests for P residue revealed levels of the drug 25 times above safety limits.

Where are the Beckenridges?

It is 72 days since Swedish-born helicopter pilot John Beckenridge broke a court order and picked up his 11-year-old stepson Mike Zhao-Beckenridge from school.

Budget 2015

National denies misleading voters

National has denied it misled voters before last year's election, when it vowed not to introduce any new taxes, by announcing two new taxes in this week's Budget.



Government not so 'clean and green'

The Government is spending millions on increasing greenhouse emissions, making a mockery of attempts to fight climate change, the Green Party says.


Ireland votes on gay marriage

Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic…

Saudi suicide bombers identified

Saudi Arabia has identified the suicide bomber who killed 21 worshippers at a mosque for the minority Shiite community and confirmed his link to the Islamic State group…

Life & Style



Actor flatties form boyband

There's a new boyband in town. Step Dave's Jono Kenyon 25, Shortland Street's Richard Osborne and James Tito of the Modern Maori Quartet have formed a band called The…


Auckland: Fancy free Sundays

Music jams, history lessons, making new friends - the best things in life can be enjoyed for nix in Auckland, Diana Clement discovers.




Rugby: Lions thrash Cheetahs

The Lions spoiled the final Super Rugby home match of the Cheetahs under coach Naka Drotske with a bonus-point 40-17 South African derby triumph on Sunday morning in…

Savea, Retallick back in black

New Zealand Rugby is set to secure the services of two of the country's brightest young talents, with reports emerging that Julian Savea and Brodie Retallick are set…

Rugby: Highlanders sweep aside Force

The Highlanders have taken another step towards a playoff berth with a 23-3 victory over the Western Force in Perth on Saturday night. The Force played well in their…

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