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Cash dries up for schools

Financially strapped secondary schools are cutting back on classroom activities, dropping field trips, and ditching science experiments.

Angry fans give stadium red card

Angry football fans have shown QBE Stadium the red card on the first day of the under-20 World Cup, with complaints of "chaos" inside and outside the venue.

Rape kits the key to justice?

A dramatic shift is now taking hold across the US as police and prosecutors scramble to process these kits, and use DNA matches to track down predators.

Meet SpongeBob SwearPants

Children are stumbling across foul language, violence and sexual content on YouTube, but keeping them safe online is increasingly falling to parents.

Dust off your dancing shoes

TV3's revival of Dancing with the Stars , which hits screens this weekend, hasn't quite achieved the starpower among its 10 amateur contenders that TVNZ's version managed…


Injured toddler turns three

A toddler critically injured when he ran into the path of a car on Auckland's Mt Eden Rd had his third birthday this week in a rehab centre.


Powerful quake strikes off Japan

A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but occurred well beneath the earth's surface.



Meet the new Greens co-leader

The Wellington-based MP, who has only been in Parliament for seven months, was confirmed as the successor to Russel Norman at the party's AGM this afternoon.

Life & Style



Demi Lovato: 'I have an addiction'

Demi Lovato who sought treatment for an eating and self-harming disorders in 2010 and recently revealed she is bipolar, still has to remind herself that she has an addiction…




Black Caps v England: Three key moments

Herald cricket writer Andrew Alderson provides three observations from the second day of the second test between New Zealand and England. 1. New Zealand review to…


Rugby: World eye on concussion

The World Cup will present coaching teams with the ultimate test of their repeated assertions they are committed to protecting and supporting players with concussion…

First Take: Naholo makes it look so easy

Highlanders 36 Chiefs 9 It wasn't as misty as the fog final in 2006 but there was a special southern tinge about conditions as Super rugby went on the road to Invercargill. All…

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