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School hits beach for live class

Children at a Far North primary school had a nature lesson they'll never forget when a whale called in for a visit. Normal lessons were abandoned at Matauri Bay School…



NZ fighting Indonesia trade curbs

New Zealand is prepared to fight for "the principles of trade" in its beef battle with Indonesia, says our ambassador to the Southeast Asian nation.


Life & Style



Simon Cowell's advice to Zayn Malik

Simon Cowell thinks Zayn Malik needs to take time out from Twitter after the former boy band member got into a series of vicious social media spats.




Naholo X-factor tips scales

The decision to take the 24-year-old Fijian-born wing Waisake Naholo says everything about the regard in which he is held. Gregor Paul reports.


What next for the All Blacks?

With yesterday's naming of the 31-man All Blacks squad, the players and staff now begin their final few weeks of preparation…

No.18 - Jones comes of age

As we continue to pick over the 2015 World Cup squad, we can see how much the game, methods and selections have changed since the 1987 tournament. Four new players…

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