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English media praise Black Caps

Cricket's TV front man Mark Nicholas, a former first class cricketer, said in an effusive piece: "No team in the world plays with such a sense of possibility and joy."…


School sick of 'worst classrooms in NZ'

The principal of a Kaikohe school where kids are learning in dilapidated buildings is hoping the huge media attention on the college won't jeopardise new classrooms.


Gay marriage bill enters political limbo

It was "a moment bigger than politics", declared the Australian Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, introducing his same-sex marriage bill to the federal Parliament yesterday…

Camps centres of cruelty

The survivor of a camp recounts her 25 terrifying days late last year near the southern Thai town of Padang Besar, where she saw people die every two or three days.



Life & Style







Wanted: Name for Japan rugby franchise

The Japanese team to lay in the expanded Super Rugby competition is polling fans to find a name. The obvious choice, Samurai, has been ruled out because it is already…

Super Rugby's best at breaking defences

Highlanders wings Waisake Naholo and Patrick Osborne showed their class as they scored tries during their team's 36-9 win over the Chiefs during the weekend, but where…

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