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Kidnapper had miscarried

Tequila Caroline Matekohi-Samuels tragically lost her baby during pregnancy. So instead, the 18-year-old kidnapped someone else's baby.

Two-tier justice issue raised

A leading law professor is concerned over the number of sports people being discharged without conviction saying a two-tier system is being set up.

Map pins volcano risk spots

New models have laid bare the threat explosive volcanic activity poses to our largest city, with Three Kings and Mangere among the Auckland suburbs most vulnerable to…

Schools plan on-site hostels

Three of Auckland's biggest public high schools are seeking to build international student hostels on site so they can boost numbers and reap the financial rewards.

40% want Campbell Live to stay

Just over 40 per cent of Kiwis think Campbell Live should be preserved even though it doesn't make much money, according to a Herald-DigiPoll survey.


Venice Biennale: Creepy take on power

The Terminator stands guard over New Zealand artist Simon Denny's visually complex, creepy and witty Venice Biennale installation Secret Power, which opened this week…


Skim milk powder prices drop

Whole milk powder prices, which are central to Fonterra's farmgate forecasts, showed signs of levelling off at the latest…

Wages data boosts chance of rate cut

Employment grew strongly in the first three months of the year but labour force growth was stronger still, keeping wage inflation subdued and raising the odds of an…


Turning back boats 'not feasible'

Italy has renewed its appeal to the EU for help in managing a relentless wave of migrant arrivals, after about 40 died when their inflatable boat sank off the coast.

Life & Style

Beyonce rules at Met Gala

Beyonce arrived during the last moments of the Met Gala red carpet ceremony and she sent social media and the assembled photographers into a frenzy.







Super Rugby sides scouting schools

Now that traditional, heavyweight institutions are regularly accused of enticing boys as young as 14 to their rugby 'programmes', it's increasingly difficult to say…

Moala to slot back in for Blues

George Moala will slot straight into the Blues team to play the Rebels in Melbourne following his discharge without conviction today. Moala discharged without conviction…

Rugby: McCaw back on the bench

Richie McCaw has recovered from concussion and returned to the bench for the Crusaders' encounter with the Reds in Christchurch on Friday night. The All Blacks captain…

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