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'Why I chose to end it all'

A NZ great-grandmother suffering from dementia took her own life with her husband at her side just hours after publishing a moving letter explaining her decision.

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Girl accidentally kills gun instructor

A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, igniting debate about youngsters and guns.

Big cuts to services revealed today

Big cuts to transport, parks and community services will be outlined later this morning when Auckland Mayor Len Brown unveils the first draft of a new 10-year budget…

Hospitals struggle with flu surge

A hospital struggling with an upsurge of influenza and similar illnesses is appealing to patients to see their GP early rather than waiting and going to the emergency…

National

Support for NZ First, Conservatives rises

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative Party has surged since the release of Dirty Politics, while both National and Labour have stumbled in the latest political…

Election 2014

Business

Clear blue skies seen for Air NZ

Air New Zealand celebrated its third consecutive year of strong earnings yesterday by declaring a special 10c per share dividend and painting a positive outlook for…

Investment project to create landlords

A specialist apartment real estate agency boss is starting up a new business to encourage people to become landlords by finding, buying and managing Auckland residential…

Tech zeal keeps TIN man on task

Greg Shanahan knows a lot about the New Zealand technology sector. For the past 15 years, he has been following the progress of almost 300 of the nation's top technology…

World

Mum pleads for release of US journalist

The mother of an American journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants is pleading for his release in a video aimed directly at his captors…

Life & Style

Seven ways to stop a tantrum

While toddler tantrums are to be expected, they can still be distressing for the child and the parent. Here are some ideas to curb the meltdown.

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Rugby

Rugby: Taranaki finally wakes up

Everyone was waiting for Taranaki to finally wake up. After starting the ITM Cup with a dire draw with Counties Manukau and a loss to Hawke's Bay, Colin Cooper's men…

Sport

Podium results lift hopes for Edmonton

As a collective pep up, New Zealand's double podium finish in Stockholm early on Sunday served an ideal purpose for this weekend's world series grand final in Edmonton…

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