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Kidnapper had miscarried

Tequila Caroline Matekohi-Samuels tragically lost her baby during pregnancy. So instead, the 18-year-old kidnapped someone else's baby.

Map pins volcano risk spots

New models have laid bare the threat explosive volcanic activity poses to our largest city, with Three Kings and Mangere among the Auckland suburbs most vulnerable to…

Two-tier justice issue raised

A leading law professor is concerned over the number of sports people being discharged without conviction saying a two-tier system is being set up.



Skim milk powder prices drop

Whole milk powder prices, which are central to Fonterra's farmgate forecasts, showed signs of levelling off at the latest…

Wages data boosts chance of rate cut

Employment grew strongly in the first three months of the year but labour force growth was stronger still, keeping wage inflation subdued and raising the odds of an…


Turning back boats 'not feasible'

Italy has renewed its appeal to the EU for help in managing a relentless wave of migrant arrivals, after about 40 died when their inflatable boat sank off the coast.

Life & Style

Tour will keep Prince Harry busy

Prince Harry has plenty of travel, action and entertainment to look forward to when he touches down for the first time in New Zealand in two days.



Hozier plans to take NZ to church

Hozier, the Irish singer-songwriter who has taken America and much of the pop world by storm with his hit Take Me To Church is heading to Auckland.





Super Rugby sides scouting schools

Now that traditional, heavyweight institutions are regularly accused of enticing boys as young as 14 to their rugby 'programmes', it's increasingly difficult to say…

Moala to slot back in for Blues

George Moala will slot straight into the Blues team to play the Rebels in Melbourne following his discharge without conviction today. Moala discharged without conviction…

Rugby: McCaw back on the bench

Richie McCaw has recovered from concussion and returned to the bench for the Crusaders' encounter with the Reds in Christchurch on Friday night. The All Blacks captain…

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