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A nation in ruins

Despite aftershocks and lack of power and water, rescuers have turned their attention to saving those who remain buried and caring for the thousands left homeless.

Kiwi's Sam Smith pic goes viral

A portrait of Sam Smith by a Kiwi artist has gone viral on social media after the music superstar shared it with his 3.6 million followers on Instagram.

Trial of 'Dark Knight' killer opens

Though James Holmes' victims' families want to see justice done, many also fear the spotlight of a lengthy, painful trial will serve only to sensationalise the killer…

Council vetoes living wage plan

Auckland Council staff have told a local board that it cannot pay the "living wage" to its swimming pool attendants because it would set a precedent for other council…



Can US shale oil swing it?

With OPEC ceding control for the first time since the 1980s, U.S. shale oil has been anointed the world's new "swing producer" by everyone from ConocoPhillips and Goldman…


Gallipoli 100: Birth of the Anzacs

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In today's Bite: Wizards of Oz

Find all your favourite bits from today's Bite magazine online. Follow the hyperlinks in Jo Elwin's editor's letter and lose yourself in bite.co.nz.




Wellington: Trenchant tales

Te Papa never does anything by halves. The new exhibit, 'Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War', to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, is an extraordinary event.




Rugby: Waratahs keep Rebels at bay

The Waratahs have held out the Melbourne Rebels 18-16 to set the stage for a potentially decisive Super Rugby Australian conference derby with the Brumbies in Canberra. In…

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