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Kiwi Peter Beckett stands accused of drowning his wife in a Canadian lake. Interviewed in jail, he claims he was set up and says theirs is 'a love story'.

Budgets for teaching go on food

Schools are digging into their teaching budgets - in some cases relying on donations from principals and teachers - to feed children who turn up hungry.



Surfer attacked after bodyboarder mauled

A surfer was knocked off his board by a shark on the New South Wales north coast yesterday, just kilometres from where a bodyboarder was mauled by a suspected great…

Palmyra treasures destroyed

Militants from Isis (Islamic State) are feared to have begun destruction of Syria's Roman city of Palmyra as the head of Unesco warned of "cultural cleansing" by the…


Recession lurks in shadows

New Zealand is enjoying 3.2 per cent economic growth and 0.1 per cent inflation, the statisticians tell us, but Bank of…

Farmers aim to force merger review

Disgruntled Alliance Group shareholders say they hope to have the support from the 5 per cent of their number required to force a special meeting to discuss the potential…


Pharmac TPP fears dismissed

Leading American trade economist Professor Peter Petri is optimistic that the Trans Pacific Partnership will turn out to be less damaging to Pharmac than people fear…

Life & Style







Finals fever hits the capital

Wellington is full to the brim with rugby fans as a rolling maul of southerners invades the capital ahead of tomorrow's Super Rugby final.

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