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Solo mum's bill dilemma

Solo mum Krishna Boyd wraps her four sons in blankets and has them sleep in the front room of her Onerahi home - she cannot afford to run heaters in their bedrooms.  131Comments

'P' house horrifies mum

A solo mum and her children have been forced out of their rented home after tests for P residue revealed levels of the drug 25 times above safety limits.

Where are the Beckenridges?

It is 72 days since Swedish-born helicopter pilot John Beckenridge broke a court order and picked up his 11-year-old stepson Mike Zhao-Beckenridge from school.

Budget 2015

National denies misleading voters

National has denied it misled voters before last year's election, when it vowed not to introduce any new taxes, by announcing two new taxes in this week's Budget.




Missing Nazi sculptures found

A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis has helped German police recover…

Stagger out your children law in Myanmar

Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior US diplomat and…

Ireland votes on gay marriage

Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic…

Life & Style




Auckland: Fancy free Sundays

Music jams, history lessons, making new friends - the best things in life can be enjoyed for nix in Auckland, Diana Clement discovers.




Rugby: Lions thrash Cheetahs

The Lions spoiled the final Super Rugby home match of the Cheetahs under coach Naka Drotske with a bonus-point 40-17 South African derby triumph on Sunday morning in…

Savea, Retallick back in black

New Zealand Rugby is set to secure the services of two of the country's brightest young talents, with reports emerging that Julian Savea and Brodie Retallick are set…

Rugby: Highlanders sweep aside Force

The Highlanders have taken another step towards a playoff berth with a 23-3 victory over the Western Force in Perth on Saturday night. The Force played well in their…

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