Tony Robertson: Murderer, rapist and child sex offender

Dark past of Blessie killer

Tony Douglas Robertson was a convicted child sex offender and had just been released under the strictest possible conditions…

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Taunted player left field in tears

A Fijian player was left in tears and calling on his coach to remove him from the Canterbury club final after he was racially abused by a rugby fan on the sideline.

The boy saved by escalator mum

A toddler is lucky to be alive after his mother thrust him to safety before plunging to death in an escalator accident in a Chinese department store.

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Westpac 'rumour mill in overdrive'

A staff member who claims to be affected by a restructuring process at Westpac says 800 jobs have been disestablished at the bank. Westpac spokesman Chris Mirams yesterday…

2degrees moves into broadband

New Zealand's third biggest telco 2degrees has unveiled its broadband plans today - matching its big rivals Spark and Vodafone.


Overhaul of health funding welcomed

A major overhaul of how public health services are funded is being explored - with Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcoming the radical proposals as "good for debate"…

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Ed Sheeran to star in TV medieval epic

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, whose music career has been soaring, will play a recurring role in a television epic about a medieval warrior, a report said.



Regional bait shows sense

Providing migrants with an added incentive to settle in regional New Zealand, rather than Auckland, involves a degree of intervention that would not normally be contemplated…



Study shows benefit of playing sports

Rugby, cricket and hockey players are more likely to have better health, be in long term relationships and have higher incomes than people who have not played sports…


Barbarians Area Schools squad named

One of the lesser known national schools rugby sides gets its moment in the sun next month. The New Zealand Barbarians Area Schools squad has been named to face Waikato's…

No point to scrum mercy rule

When a great scrummaging side pulverizes their rivals, there is no mercy rule. It's up to the pack on roller skates to deal with the drama by improving or using their…


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