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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"…

Missing boy: Car in water

The vehicle resting at the bottom of a Southland bay has been confirmed as belonging to the stepfather of a boy who has been missing for more than two weeks.

Best tweets about the BlackCaps

Yesterday, our BlackCaps took to the field at the MCG in the Cricket World Cup final and we took to our couches. We were proud. Here's how it all unfolded online ...

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…

National

The Forgotten Millions

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…

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

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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Entertainment

David Dallas marries Leilani Momoisea

Things have fallen into place for Kiwi rapper David Dallas, who married his long term partner, Radio New Zealand journalist Leilani Momoisea, over the weekend. Momoisea…

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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