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Huge slip closes mine

A massive slip at the open pit of the Macraes Gold Mine in Otago cut off access to underground workers, mining company Oceana Gold says.

Nigella allowed into NZ

Celebrity cook Nigella Lawson has been given a waiver to work in NZ next month, required because she was barred from the US after admitting cocaine use.

Couple's success secret

It was the most fleeting of moments, but it said everything about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's relationship and the reason their tour Downunder has been such…

Kiwis lose Everest expedition mates

Four Kiwis were among a climbing group on Mt Everest when a deadly avalanche struck on Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese advance party guides and leaving four others…




NZ milk push in the Middle East

Alan Fitzsimmons still gets a buzz out of opening up new markets for Fonterra after more than two decades selling New Zealand dairy products to the world.


Ferry sinking: Death toll rises to 46

Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers…


Meet Honda's latest humanoid


It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's…

Fired exec gets $58m for 15 months work

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months…


Bonus blow to minister

State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is not happy about a cash bonus for unionised parliamentary staff, but can do nothing about it.

Backtrack on Epsom boundary

Snobbery and a false rumour that a boundary change would take some homes out of the Auckland Grammar zone and affect property values are believed to be factors in the…


Rugby: Bundee jump is causing ire

When he was coach of Wales, Graham Henry caused outrage across the valleys when he proposed importing South African schoolboys as a genuine development strategy for…

Weepu fires salvo at squad

Recovering Blues halfback Piri Weepu has warned his underperforming teammates they need to work out whether they want to be at the franchise or not.


Basketball: Raptors GM sorry for F-bomb

Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has apologised for a foul-mouthed, fan-baiting speech at a rally prior to his team's NBA playoff opener against the Brooklyn…

Soccer: EPL clash nailed

The Wellington Phoenix will face a Premier League team in July - and there is a possibility of a second English team also visiting these shores.

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