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Abbott: Isis a 'death cult'

Australian PM Tony Abbott says he is certain NZ forces 'will give a fine account of themselves' in the joint fight against the 'death cult' of Isis.



Farmers face major cashflow issues

Dairy farm bank balances will be heading into the red this winter and spring, producing some short-term but significant cashflow management challenges.

Apple execs deserve millions

Five Apple workers who were paid US$281 million ($366 million) last year are among the 100 highest-paid executives in the United States.


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Hundreds feared dead

A shipwreck in which hundreds of people are feared dead may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

Anzac services on high alert

Security will be stepped up at Anzac Day services around Australia on Saturday after security forces foiled an alleged terror plot to attack police and the public with…

Gallipoli 100: Birth of the Anzacs

Medal search after mix-up

As Mackenzie Glover looks forward to wearing her grandfather's medals on Anzac Day, her family is racing to find heirs to even earlier military decorations.

Life & Style

Is PMS icecream offensive or funny?

Is the packaging for a range of "ice-cream that understands PMS" created by a 21-year-old American graphic designer funny, offensive, or something else entirely?




Norfolk Island rides

Dionne Christian discovers that horseback is just one way to see Norfolk Island's spectacular scenery.




Kaino likely to sit out Crusaders clash

Blues coach John Kirwan believes his team are still in with a slim chance of making the play-offs but is considering resting his captain Jerome Kaino from the must-win…

Failing Blues must plan ahead

In sporting circles and rugby conversation, failure has become the accepted outcome for the Blues and they stayed true to that course against the Highlanders, writes…


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