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Watch: Kiwi Hueys' final flight

After nearly 50 years of service, the famous, versatile aircrafts - which have served in war zones around the world, and carried out search and rescues - will be phased…

Prosecution over Easter trading

Two retailers face prosecution for breaching trading laws that require them to close their doors over Easter weekend. Shops must close on Good Friday and Easter Sunday…

Victim 'a renowned steroid dealer'

A man who drove an alleged kidnapping victim to the Burger King from which he was abducted and then phoned police to alert them to the incident has described his former…

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7.2 earthquake strikes near PNG

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck 130 kilometres off the coast of Papua New Guinea - the second major shake in the region this week. Today's eathquake was centred…


Union: drug tests discriminatory

A union has criticised plans to drug test workers for kava as discriminatory - but the company involved has categorically denied the claim.


Saving China's economy

China has had 35 years of hypergrowth, but now it's over. It's going to have to settle for really, really good growth instead.


Tornado slams into US zoo

Tornadoes have raked the southern Plains region in the United States, hitting a local zoo, overturning cars on an Oklahoma…

Video of devastated Germany

On 70th anniversary of the end of the Nazi regime, new colour footage shows what Germany looked like in the aftermath of World War II.

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Rugby: Vito to return this week

Hurricanes loose forward Victor Vito will return to action on Saturday night when his side hosts the Sharks at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. The All Black has been…

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