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Alarm over cut on nutrition

Nutrition experts have warned a government cost-cutting team that patients could suffer malnutrition or even death under plans for cheaper hospital food.

Webster wins gold

Sam Webster has won gold in the individual men's sprint race on day two of the Commonwealth Games this morning. It was New Zealand's third medal of the day on the…

Life on the not-so-fast internet

Some users paying for Ultra Fast Broadband may be getting the swift internet at less than half the promised speed, data from an independent testing company has revealed…

Service at station 'humiliating'

A uniformed Corrections employee says he was unlawfully detained for 45 minutes at an Avondale service station when staff refused to believe he had pre-paid for $30…

Bob Harvey's incredible life

From mooning a ratepayer to meeting his birth parents at middle age, former Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey has always lived a life less ordinary, as a new biography reveals…

Big names in Franklin Rd fight

A rich lister, a high profile QC, a prominent media couple and an arts doyen are locking horns over the future of Franklin Rd, which attracts hordes of visitors to its…

What now for Malaysia Airlines?

Malaysia Airlines' website has gone dark. In keeping with airline practice after a crash, its special "dark site" is free of logos and the imagery of its standard home…

Memo: Think before tweeting

Every New Zealand athlete in Glasgow has received a 14-page document telling them how to behave on social media. The move comes after controversy at the Winter Olympics…



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Something special about low-fat snacks

The problem with many crisps/crackers which are low in fat is that they taste terrible unless they are dipped in strongly flavoured powders, writes Wendyl Nissen.

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