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Furious parents are threatening principals with legal injunctions if their kids are overlooked for sports teams and school musicals.

Expectant TV show winners moving in

Jono and Karen Frankle will get to enjoy the labour of their renovation skills, spending their winnings from the popular reality TV show on a "do up" property in Bucklands…

Fired-up foes will battle it out

Sweltering heat of 29°C and 74 per cent humidity await the men in black when they kick off their Rugby World Cup campaign and play a historic first test in Samoa.


Hope for kakapo in ice

Kiwi scientists are confident of cracking one of conservation's biggest riddles - cryopreservation.


Festive Dalai Lama turning 80

Hundreds of well-wishers are expected at a three-day Global Compassion Summit to mark the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader's big day.

Greece stocks up just in case

Greece has stockpiled enough reserves of fuel and pharmaceutical supplies to withstand a long siege, and has set aside emergency funding to cover all the country's vitally…

King crowned in Tonga

Tupou VI has been formally crowned King of Tonga by an Australian citizen, in front of thousands of people, including heads of state and dignitaries from around the…



Life & Style

External beauty an inner boost

After being diagnosed with cancer, Tracy Judd understood how something that seems as minor as applying some makeup can mean so much.



The secret diary of The Bachelor

Shrouded and mysterious tarot reader Steve Braunias slowly overturns three cards from his pack - Art Green, Zane Lowe, and Sepp Blatter. Is this good or bad?





Rugby: Chasing his dream

Kahn Fotuali'i gave up on his All Black dream in 2010 when he left the Crusaders for the Ospreys club in Wales.

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