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Kiwi Peter Beckett stands accused of drowning his wife in a Canadian lake. Interviewed in jail, he claims he was set up and says theirs is 'a love story'.

There can only be one ...

One team will win a Super Rugby title for the first time tonight. Wynne Gray remembers the last time the Highlanders and Hurricanes made the final.



Surfer attacked after bodyboarder mauled

A surfer was knocked off his board by a shark on the New South Wales north coast yesterday, just kilometres from where a bodyboarder was mauled by a suspected great…

Obama finally sounds Presidential

Barack Obama's Charleston speech could come to rank with Martin Luther King's at the Lincoln Memorial as an inspiring moment of modern times, writes John Roughan.


Recession lurks in shadows

New Zealand is enjoying 3.2 per cent economic growth and 0.1 per cent inflation, the statisticians tell us, but Bank of…

Farmers aim to force merger review

Disgruntled Alliance Group shareholders say they hope to have the support from the 5 per cent of their number required to force a special meeting to discuss the potential…


Pharmac TPP fears dismissed

Leading American trade economist Professor Peter Petri is optimistic that the Trans Pacific Partnership will turn out to be less damaging to Pharmac than people fear…

Life & Style







Finals fever hits the capital

Wellington is full to the brim with rugby fans as a rolling maul of southerners invades the capital ahead of tomorrow's Super Rugby final.

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