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'We're playing for you, NZ'

Brendon McCullum writes: Our team has received incredible support and it's this sense of belonging that we take into the final today. Our motivation is to play for you…

Hemp smoothie campaign canned

A popular salad and sandwich chain has been ordered to pull advertising for its top-selling hemp smoothie because it made it sound like the drink could get you high.

Pot of Goldie at end of rainbow

When Tim and Charlotte Vickers bought a stunning Edwardian villa, they secretly hoped to find a long-forgotten painting by Charles F Goldie tucked away in the attic. The…

Wish comes true for cricket couple

Aucklander Paddy Singe and his wife, Anne, will be among the 100,000-strong crowd at the MCG for today's Cup final - a last-minute present for the couple's 34th wedding…


Spies, selfies ... and plonkers

The first rule of spying is: don't get caught. Do so and there's a high risk you'll end up in a windowless underground concrete cell wondering when the goons clock on…

The Forgotten Millions

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.


Two books, one Steve Jobs

Exactly how big a jerk was Steve Jobs, and what does this teach us about management? These are major questions of the moment, with a new book about Jobs coming out…


Deadly floods strike in Chile

Communities in Chile's northern desert region dug houses and cars out of the mud and worked to re-open roads yesterday after floods pummelled several cities and left…

Scientists create night vision eye drops

It might sound like something straight out of Q's laboratory or the latest Marvel film but a group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that…

Life & Style





Kerre McIvor: Parents do sons no favours

As a parent, you want your child to know you've got their back, especially when they become teenagers. They need to know they can always rely on their parents to guide…


Rugby: Determined Blues fall again

WARATAHS 23 BLUES 11 Another game, another night of giving it all they have and another defeat for the Blues. Again they didn't have enough dominance or flow to be…

Cricket World Cup

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