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The Prime Minister has just visited the NZ troops at Taji Military Camp - a dramatic two days in a place he has described as a "god-damn awful place."

Homes burning in Dunedin fire

Fire crews are battling serious blazes in Dunedin and Dunback. Two homes in Saddle Hill are burning and a third is threatened. Some residents have been evacuated.

Auckland taxi driver bashed

Youths who tried to destroy a CCTV camera while allegedly bashing and robbing an Auckland taxi driver still had their images handed to police.

Rugby World Cup




Kiwi's Libor rigging trial begins

A New Zealand resident known as "Big Nose" was one of six brokers that helped convicted trader Tom Hayes manipulate bank rates by acting as middlemen.


Life & Style




Australia: Train of thought

Elisabeth Easther rides the iconic train between Darwin and Adelaide, and finds a wealth of delights, both above and below ground.




Top five rugby comebacks

Romania's effort to fight back from a 15-point deficit and beat Canada 17-15 today was a World Cup comeback record. It…

Rugby: Wallabies eye up test in Tokyo

The Wallabies are considering playing a test in Tokyo against Japan in a bid to provide further momentum for rugby's staggering growth spurt in the country. The move…

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