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Scully wins gold on track

New Zealand cyclist Tom Scully won gold in the men's 40km points race in Glasgow this morning, while fellow Kiwi Aaron Gate took bronze in the same event.

'I hope he's smiling'

The mother of Commonwealth Games judo silver medallist Adrian Leat has paid tribute to her son's bravery in performing so well just 5 months after his brother's death…

Red Nose Day photo a big hit

A stunning photo capturing the heart-warming bond between a heavily tattooed rocker and a sick little fairy-girl has gone viral - exactly as the unlikely looking pair…

Rockets fired despite truce

Hamas said it fired several rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip late Saturday, after a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the embattled Palestinian territory.

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Backlash over costly brochure

A brochure telling senior citizens they can walk or catch the bus when they're no longer able to drive has been slammed as patronising and a waste of public money.

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Banks woo first-home buyers

Banks are once again wooing first-home buyers to apply for a mortgage, even if they do not have a 20 per cent deposit.

Kiwi declines after warning

The New Zealand dollar has reached its tipping point and looks to be heading lower after the Reserve Bank fired a warning shot across the bows of the market this week…

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Grief fills gap in Gaza conflict

Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire yesterday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting.

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