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Beer-based fuel for Gull

Kiwis can now use a beer byproduct to fill their cars, with a new biofuel being unveiled at an Auckland service station today.

Select five named royal godparents

Five relatives and close friends of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were named late last night as godparents of Princess Charlotte, who was to be christened overnight…

Obama's daughter lands summer job

Barack Obama's elder daughter Malia has found herself a summer job, working as an intern on the set of one of America's hottest and raunchiest television shows.

Stretched parents plead for help

Desperate parents with special needs children have resorted to paying their own teacher aides, as government resources fail to keep up with increasing disability demand…

Runanga supports Sonny Tau

A hui held in Kaikohe saw almost 100 kaumatua and kuia support Sonny Tau continuing as chairman of the Ngapuhi Runanga after it was announced he would face charges of…

China's richest lose $50b

The worst monthly slump in Chinese stocks in two years wiped away more than US$34 billion ($50.8 billion) in combined net worth of the richest people in June.



Stonie shocks competitive eating world

Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island.

'Why weren't we told?' say victims

Survivors of the Tunisian terror attack have questioned the absence of armed security after it emerged that a suicide bomber had blown himself up at the same resort.

Migrants storm the Eurotunnel

Around 150 migrants tried to storm the Eurotunnel terminal in Calais on Friday night in an effort to climb onto the trains heading to the UK.


'Huge move' after Greek vote unlikely

Today's referendum result in Greece is set to dominate market trading this week, although economists predict that it will not lead to huge impacts locally.

Financial skills poor, says expert

Most people are good at looking after their money on a day to day basis but make poorer decisions when it comes to future planning and choosing financial products, an…

Aussie spending fails to increase

Australia's May interest-rate cut and federal budget measures to loosen small business purse strings failed to provide a significant boost to retail spending in the…


Life & Style



Review: Turandot, Auckland Town Hall

On Friday, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra delivered another fine Opera in Concert with Puccini's Turandot , justly rewarded by a full house and standing ovations.





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