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Furious parents are threatening principals with legal injunctions if their kids are overlooked for sports teams and school musicals.

'Why weren't we told?' say victims

Survivors of the Tunisian terror attack have questioned the absence of armed security after it emerged that a suicide bomber had blown himself up at the same resort.

Body on bullet train exposes faults

A fatal fire on Japan's bullet train, started by a man who self-immolated this week, has revealed blind spots in a system known for its speed, punctuality and safety…


Group pushes for safer driveways

Adding speed bumps and mirrors to long driveways are among measures a child safety group has included in submissions to the Auckland Council's Unitary Plan.


Migrants storm the Eurotunnel

Around 150 migrants tried to storm the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais on Friday night in an effort to climb onto the trains…

Festive Dalai Lama turning 80

Hundreds of well-wishers are expected at a three-day Global Compassion Summit to mark the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's big day.

Greece stocks up just in case

Greece has stockpiled enough reserves of fuel and pharmaceutical supplies to withstand a long siege, and has set aside emergency funding to cover all the country's vitally…


Rash spending a costly risk

What should be done with KiwiSaver pots once they're free to be dipped into at 65? This issue is rapidly creeping up on KiwiSavers and the Govt, writes Bernard Hickey…



Life & Style

Top 5 pizza places

Invented in Naples, the pizza has become one of the world's favourite fast foods. But for every good pizza there are many…



Books: Recent releases July 5

British author Sarah Winman specialises in strange. Her first novel, When God Was a Rabbit, was a wildly eccentric tragi-comedy that became a bestseller.





Rugby: Chasing his dream

Kahn Fotuali'i gave up on his All Black dream in 2010 when he left the Crusaders for the Ospreys club in Wales.

Fired-up foes will battle it out

Sweltering heat of 29°C and 74 per cent humidity await the men in black when they kick off their Rugby World Cup campaign and play a historic first test in Samoa.

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