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Live: Final leaders' debate

Click here for Claire Trevett's live blog from the leaders' debate between Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe.

PM 'comfortable' with NSA

John Key says he can't give an absolute assurance New Zealanders are not subject to mass surveillance by the NSA but he is "comfortable" that is not happening.

Cop brought back from dead

A North Shore policeman who suffered a massive heart attack while driving a patrol car and smashed into a wall was resuscitated by colleagues who worked on him for almost…

Beach murders: Workers ruled out

Thai police have ruled out three Myanmar workers in connection with the murder of two young British tourists, as Thailand's military ruler appeared to call into question…



Your (online) life after death

Here's a look at how some social media companies deal with deceased users' accounts and what you can do to control your information.

Election 2014

A delicious reason to vote

In the interest of ensuring a large proportion of the modern generation heads to the polls this Saturday, I'm going to do a little unsolicited work for the Electoral…


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Shrek shorn of record

Monster fleece shorn from an Australian sheep looks set to claim New Zealand sheep Shrek's decade-old 27kg world record.

Life & Style

Army takes over Miss Uganda contest

Miss Uganda organisers have unveiled a major rebranding of the annual beauty pageant, trading the glamour of the catwalk for an army-sponsored agricultural boot camp…

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Crotty to miss Pumas test

The 30-man squad for the All Blacks Rugby Championship test matches in Argentina and South Africa has been finalised.


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