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70 reasons why we love NZ

Waitangi weekend includes so much protesting that it's easy to forget that this little country at the bottom of the world is one of the greatest places.

Dummies guide to Super Bowl

The Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos will battle it out on Monday to be crowned champions of Super Bowl 50. The NFL's best offence (the Panthers) go up against…



North Korea vows more launches

North Korea declared that it had successfully put an "earth observation satellite" into orbit and said it planned to launch "many more".

Trump backs terror torture

Several Republican candidates called for a return to the criticised anti-terrorism tactics used under the George W Bush Administration.



Life & Style

Dogs take pride of place

It was the humans doing the sitting yesterday while their dogs strutted the catwalk at the Auckland Pride Dog Show.




Whakatane: Souvenir trap

I've bought some pretty quirky stuff while travelling. Lately there have been a lot of carved wooden weapons; I blame the 10-year-old for those.


Sideswipe: Beach towel drama

A reader writes:"We would like to apologise to the poor swimmer, who would have been extremely annoyed to find their towel…



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