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Lapping it up lakeside

It's being marketed as the ultimate waterfront property - but its open plan, "minimalist" design comes with a catch.

Rugby World Cup


No conviction over hunting death

A judge's decision not to convict a hunter who mistook his son for a deer and fatally shot him has been described by his counsel as "bold and courageous".


Attacks put Israel under the gun

The phones have been ringing nonstop at the Gun Hill shooting range, following a week of daily knife attacks by Palestinians and a clarion call by Israeli politicians…

Hoverboard barred from UK streets

They have exploded in popularity and have been used by sports stars and celebrities, but "hoverboard" scooters are illegal to use in public in Britain.


CBL shares soar on debut

Shares in CBL Corporation debuted at a solid premium after the company went public yesterday in New Zealand's second public…


Labour set to breach TPP: Little

Leader Andrew Little says the Labour Party will breach the Trans-Pacific Partnership if in government because it is the only way it can fight the deal.

Life & Style

Stoptober - Diary of a Quitter: Day 14

Two weeks. A fortnight. Fourteen days. And not a single smoke. It's hard to believe I've made it this far. But I have. And I'd like to say, again, that you've all helped…







Rugby royalty meet the Queen

It appears Richie McCaw is in royal favour - now that England are no longer around for the All Blacks to knock out of the Rugby World Cup.

French prop: We need to make ABs doubt

Getting inside the minds of the All Blacks, just like four years ago, will be the key for France in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal on Sunday. That's the message veteran…

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