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Boy wakes from coma

An 11-year-old stabbed in the head with a pair of classroom scissors has woken from a coma - and his survival means the boy believed responsible will not be charged.

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Dramatic rescues from floods

At least a dozen families were in a welfare centre last night after one of the longest and most damaging storms in years lashed the country.

Miserable end for Brazil

Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Sunday. Van…

Kids shun rugby for football

In the aftermath of the tragic death of Jordan Kemp, we examine the way parents are increasingly turning their back on rugby to keep their children safe.

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Fonterra's deal targets China

Fonterra's alliance with the American healthcare giant, Abbott, will allow the cooperative to accelerate its expansion in China.

Banking boss helps migrants

BNZ's head of migrant banking, Frank Cui, reckons he has a pretty good grasp of the challenges immigrants face when building a new life in NZ.

Guidance for young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs can tap the business secrets of experienced directors and mentors through a new fund kicked off by the University of Auckland Business School.

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Gaza casualties rise to 121

Sixteen Palestinians have been killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, bringing the toll on the fifth day of violence to 121, medics say.

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