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Teeth pulled out with pliers

Philip Hansen has plead not guilty to 11 charges, including assault and sex charges, some of which involved using pliers to pull out teeth from three separate victims…

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Lucy Knight 'paid a huge price'

Police have awarded Lucy Knight for her bravery when she intervened in a violent attack and suffered a serious brain injury.

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Ex-AT staff charged over $1m bribery

Three people including former employees of Auckland Transport and Rodney District Council have been charged over bribery allegations worth more than $1 million.

Young boy's death investigated

Police have launched a full inquiry into the death of a 15-month-old Cobden boy after he was taken to Grey Base Hospital not breathing and suffering cardiac arrest.

Nepal: USAR stood down

A New Zealand search and rescue team that was due to leave for earthquake-devastated Nepal last night has been stood down.



Xero shares extend decline

Shares of Xero have dropped to the lowest level since the cloud-based accounting software firm announced its $147.2 million…


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Rugby: Hard work paying off for Karpik

Mitch Karpik needed patience in 2014 but he is starting to reap the rewards of some hard physical training to complement his clear talent as an opensider. The New Zealand…

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