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Isis kills Kiwi in Iraq

"He was just a normal New Zealander. He was our father." A New Zealand citizen has been killed in an Isis (Islamic State) rocket attack.

'They died like rats in a cage'

Fishermen and coast guards who raced to the scene of the migrant disaster in the Mediterranean have described their dismay at what they found, as the Italian prosecutor…


Supporters rally over camp

Supporters of the threatened Takapuna Beach Holiday Camp rallied in support of the seaside North Shore facility at a public meeting last night.


GPG adversaries bury hatchet

Corporate warriors Sir Ron Brierley and Tony Gibbs have reconciled since their very public falling-out over the direction of Guinness Peat Group.


Gallipoli 100: Birth of the Anzacs

Life & Style

Euthanasia case heard in High Court

Allowing other parties to weigh in on a terminally ill woman Lecretia Seales' euthanasia bid would cause intolerable and unfair delays to an upcoming trial, her lawyer…



Ed's first NZ stadium show

He's only just finished touring the country, but Ed Sheeran is already keen to come back. The UK pop star has confirmed he'll return at the end of the year to perform…


Hanmer Springs: The old soak

A visit to the thermal hot pools at Hanmer Springs should be an essential stop on any South Island road trip, writes Winston Aldworth.


No pretty girls in provinces

As fast as they come off the production line, they sensibly up sticks for the big smoke, writes Bob Jones. "There's a reverse flow from city to country by plain, husband-seeking…



Versatility keeps Piutau in frame

One person who might have mixed feelings after Aaron Cruden's World Cup dream was almost certainly ended by a knee injury is Charles Piutau.


Carter v Barrett - Who has the edge?

There was a proverbial elephant in the room yesterday when Aaron Cruden revealed his dicky knee was likely to keep him out of the World Cup - goalkicking. Specifically…

Rugby: ARU posts $6.3m loss

The Australian Rugby Union has announced a $AU6.3 million loss for 2014. Releasing its annual report for last year on Monday the ARU said it had achieved an underlying…

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