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Taupau's throat-slit downplayed

Speaking at the post-match media conference, Mannering downplayed Taupau's violent challenge while crediting his performance for lifting the Kiwis' spirits.



Westpac's NZ profits up a notch

Westpac Bank's New Zealand unit lifted first-half profit 2 per cent as gains in residential and business lending were offset by increased impairment charges. Cash…


Dachau liberation a "beautiful day"

Survivors and liberators alike recalled on Sunday the horror of the Dachau concentration camp and the overwhelming relief of its liberation 70 years ago.

Man, 101, pulled from rubble

Rescuers have pulled a 101-year-old man alive from his ruined home a week after Nepal's earthquake claimed at least 7200 lives.

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Listen: Foxx murders anthem

Jamie Foxx received a less than rousing response to his rendition of the National Anthem ahead of the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Manny Pacquiao championship bout in Las…



Deborah Hill Cone: How loss set me free

I can't believe it. I'm a finalist in the Canon media awards for my columns - in the 'humour' category, writes Deborah Hill Cone. The irony strikes "with the force of…



Rugby: Hurricanes re-sign dynamic duo

Outside backs Matt Proctor and Nehe Milner-Skudder have re-signed with the Hurricanes until the end of 2017. Both Milner-Skudder, 24, and Proctor, 22, have proven themselves…

Rugby: Sharks subject for Hurricanes

Publicly, the Hurricanes don't want to discuss the playoffs but as their bumper season continues to roll along, it's the burning topic of conversation outside the team…

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