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Toddler hit on busy road

A grandmother and her two-year-old grandson have been struck by a car after he ran out onto an Auckland road late this morning.

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Tooth puller claims there was consent

The man who tore women's teeth out with pliers while he was having sex with them believed there was consent and thought he was helping them, a court has heard.

Sick-note doctor waits to hear fate

A doctor convicted of 37 charges of forging sick notes is waiting to hear what penalty will be handed down from the Health Practitioner's Disciplinary Tribunal. Daniel…

Snowden GCSB docs not 'fabricated'

The "fabrication" claim has been part of the Prime Minister's standard response to revelations of activities carried out by New Zealand's electronic eavesdropping agency…




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…

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Thrones: A golden handshake

Six Game of Thrones fanatics - Russell Baillie, Karl Puschmann, Sophie Ryan, Cameron McMillan, Chris Schulz and Robert Smith - share their thoughts on season five's…


Japan: Snowblind in Niseko

If perfect ski snow is your passion this is the Japanese destination for you, but don't count on admiring the scenery, writes David Lewis.


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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