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Sledging: NZ 'too nice'

Australian cricketer Brad Haddin has come under fire for giving verbal sprays to NZ's batsmen in the World Cup final, but he says they deserved it for being "too nice"…

Delays on motorway after crash

Auckland's Southern Motorway has been partially closed at Manukau after a truck crashed into a number of lamp poles on the edge of the road, police say.

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Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes off PNG

Officials are warning that hazardous tsunami waves could hit some coastlines in the Pacific after a powerful earthquake struck near Papua New Guinea.

National

The Forgotten Millions

This image sums it up

It is an image that challenges me emotionally every time I look at it, and the more I look, the more it challenges me.

Films give refugees a voice

Ralph Baydoun is a 23-year-old Lebanese videographer based in World Vision's Beirut office and last month we travelled together to some of the more challenging areas…

The pain of a life left behind

"As I write to you, I feel so much sadness because you stayed behind in Syria on your own. You are far away and the war in Syria has grown distance between us."

Grandmother takes on huge role

Sometimes Fatma's granddaughters want to talk about their old life in Syria. They lived in a nice house in Aleppo and went to school every day.

Business

Minister - oil protestors have point

Energy Minister Simon Bridges agrees with some of the messages of protestors outside a petroleum summit being held in Auckland today. Environmental activists want the…

Synlait shares drop on first half-result

Synlait Milk's share price dropped by 8.6 per cent after the South Island dairy company said said unrealised foreign exchange losses drove the company to a $6.4 million…

NZ-owned banks provide more satisfaction

Locally-owned banks provide higher levels of satisfaction for their customers, a new Consumer NZ survey has found. The organisation's latest banking survey involved…

World

'Abhorrent lesson to teach a child'

A priest has been slammed for telling primary school children that a woman who was raped and murdered would still be alive if she had been more "faith filled".

Life & Style

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Raw: Man dead after two-car crash

One person has died in a two car crash on State Highway 33 at Paengaroa this morning. The drivers of both cars were trapped in their vehicles when emergency services…

Entertainment

Hugh Jackman's last round as Wolverine

Fans of Wolverine should get the tissues ready. Actor Hugh Jackman has hinted that he will be bowing out of the Marvel comic book franchise after the third Wolverine…

Travel

Japan: Tale of two cities

Twentieth-century tragedy provides a moving lesson in post-war recovery during a visit to Japan's Hiroshima, writes Josh Martin.

Opinion

Aus, NZ need to work together

When the Black Caps played Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last night it was a perfect example of the aggressive transtasman competitiveness which can spur…

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Sport

Is McCullum retiring from ODIs?

The future of captain Brendon McCullum will be a hot button topic as NZ reassess their one-day planning in the wake of last night's World Cup final loss to Australia…

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