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Cousins Kelly McKay, 15, left, and Payge Olds, 16, right, helped to rescue a man who almost drowned in Wellington Harbour last night. Photo / Supplied

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'I'm just going to step up'

Two teenage girls remain humble today despite being labelled heroes after they helped rescue a man who almost drowned in…

Blackcap and fast bowler Trent Boult walks the red carpet at the welcome at the Cloud tonight. Photo / Nick Reed

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'A thank you to the fans'

The Black Caps have arrived to meet the thousands of fans that have lined the red carpet to welcome the team to The Cloud…

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Prison death: Revenge may 'snowball'

The suspected murder of a Christchurch prisoner in his jail cell is the eighth case in two decades, but one expert fears that gang revenge could "snowball" out of control…

$9.1m Lotto win to help others

'We can't wait to help make other people's lives a little easier.' The winners of Saturday's $9.1 million Powerball prize share how they will spend their money.

MP's mum has sentence reduced

The amount of media attention given to a benefit fraud case involving the mother of MP Carmel Sepuloni has resulted in a district court judge reducing the sentence.

Teacher: 'U shw me first'

A teacher has denied sending photos of his penis to a 16-year-old student, but admitted sending inappropriate messages, including: "U shw me first".

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The Forgotten Millions

This image sums it up

It is an image that challenges me emotionally every time I look at it, and the more I look, the more it challenges me.

Films give refugees a voice

Ralph Baydoun is a 23-year-old Lebanese videographer based in World Vision's Beirut office and last month we travelled together to some of the more challenging areas…

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."

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Red tape is tying us in knots

It would be impossible to gain design approval and build the Empire State building in under five years in Auckland today, despite modern technology, writes Bob Jones…

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