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People-smuggling boat headed for NZ

John Key says New Zealand was alerted to a people-smuggling boat with 65 people on board. The boat put out a distress call in relation to all the sick people on board…

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."…

Porn stars may have to wear goggles

A handsome delivery man arrives offering more than just a pizza. A pretty young woman opens the door. Flirtation ensues. Clothes are cast off. Then out come the goggles…

Hooters NZ 'a backwards step'

If Hooters opens in NZ it will be a backward step which encourages the objectification of women, says a leading advocate against sexual violence.

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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.

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Politics

No cherry-picking in mental health bonds

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says private investors in the mental health sector will not be able to cherry-pick clients or "fudge results" in order to get a return…

MP upset by traffic speed controls

Plans for traffic-slowing platforms on Northcote Point's main street have irked Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, although most parking spaces previously threatened…

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Great quarter-final tennis match-ups

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are about to meet in one of tennis' most eagerly awaited Grand Slam quarter-finals. Here are four other memorable quarter-final contests. 2001…

Rugby

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…

Herald readers pick Barrett over Carter

Super Rugby defenders aren't the only ones struggling to keep up with Beauden Barrett. The Hurricanes star is pipping the legendary Dan Carter in a Herald readers'…

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