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MP's mum admits fraud

The mother of Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni and her partner have admitted 23 benefit fraud charges totalling nearly $100,000.

Customs to beef up powers

Customs is seeking new powers including requiring a person to provide a password or access to their electronic devices and make them empty their pockets.



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Cabbie allegedly hits elderly woman

An on-duty taxi driver accused of hitting an Alzheimer's sufferer who had wandered off from her rest home has been charged nearly five months after her death.


US McDonald's dropping antibiotics

McDonald's in the US says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in humans, and milk from cows that are not treated with an artificial…


Villarica's night-time fireworks

The Villarica volcano in Chile has erupted after weeks of rumbling, shooting a column of lava 900m into the sky. The eruption happened about 3am on Tuesday (7pm in…

Life & Style

These are twins... believe it?

With such opposing looks it's hard to believe this striking pair are sisters. But they are much more than that - they are twins.



Jessie J: 'I'm very proud of myself'

Three years after she was forced to cancel her first New Zealand show, British pop star Jessie J is heading to Auckland to play a free show at Vector Arena. Rachel Bache…




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