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'The definition of a hero'

Quick thinking, adrenaline and a childhood spent swimming swollen rivers proved useful for Deane O'Connor when he jumped into icy water to save a man.

Blackout compensation on hold

Vector says compensation from this month's power cuts - which affected 85,000 customers - won't be discussed until the cause of the fire that sparked them was known.

Book bus crash: One dead

One person is dead after a car and Tauranga's mobile library bus crashed in Welcome Bay, as emergency services try to free another man still trapped.

Boy, 12, taunted from stolen laptop

"Low-life" thieves stole a family's courtesy car then logged into a 12-year-old boy's Facebook page and taunted him, saying "Catch me if you can I'm the ginger bread…

National

Three men caught with 867 paua

Three alleged poachers have been caught with 867 paua - far over the recreational limit of 10 paua per person per day. Ministry for Primary Industries compliance officers…

Business

Xero's Drury downplays US float talk

Xero chief executive Rod Drury has poured cold water on speculation about developments in the company's US listing plans, saying an Australian media report is "wildly…

$65k fine for breaching NZX rules

A company has been fined after associates of the firm traded shares of Z Energy and other companies during the holding period following IPO's.

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Life & Style

Coming of age too late?

If what might've happened at seventeen 50 years ago is now happening in our mid-twenties, are we a generation of late bloomers, or even non-bloomers?

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Rugby

Rugby: Highlanders add trio

The Highlanders have signed Tasman duo Alex Ainley and Marty Banks and Taranaki wing Waisake Naholo. Ainley has had a strong…

Rugby: Slade called up to Barbarians

The Barbarians have called up last weekend's Bledisloe Cup match winner Colin Slade to take on Australia at Twickenham on November 1. The New Zealand first-five converted…

All Blacks 'must give Carter time'

Robbie Deans believes Dan Carter should be given all the time he needs to get fit in order to take the All Blacks to "another level" at the World Cup.

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