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Facebook fight club

A Facebook page has been set up for children to post videos of schoolyard fights and brag about their violence. Police have contacted the site to have the page taken…

Banks wants his retrial aborted

Exclusive: John Banks is seeking to have a second trial for filing a false electoral return thrown out after the discovery of evidence which the Crown failed to disclose…

Blues coach's head on the block

Open season has started on Sir John Kirwan and this week's rumours of his looming demise at the Blues will probably not be the last. The Blues, winless in their first…

Kiwis told eat less sugar

Kiwis need to carve about six teaspoons of sugar out of our daily diets if we're to meet new international suggestions for avoiding obesity and rotten teeth.



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Cop throws the book at them all

Former country cop Gavin Benney talks to Andrew Laxon about policing in shorts and Jandals, getting ambushed by colleagues and how the job isn't fun any more.



Mums know what's up

Britain's spy chiefs should recruit from the website Mumsnet to break through the "permafrost" of middle-aged men hampering the work of the intelligence services, a…

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Blog: The Department of Everyday Evil

I have this version of hell, in my head, where it is like this giant faceless corporation, where the souls of the damned serve out eternity in mindless bureaucratic…






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