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Sydney beheading plot

Alleged terrorist cell plot revealed as 800 Australian police officers detain 15 suspects following dawn raids in Sydney and Brisbane.

Peters endorses Labour candidate

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing Labour's Kelvin Davis in the race for Te Tai Tokerau -- the first time he has endorsed a candidate from a different…

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Colin Craig confronts critics in Q+A

Conservative leader surprised by news of press secretary's resignation just two days out from election. She reportedly described him as a "manipulative man".


NZ@Noon: Jail time for tail crime

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a man jailed for fastening a band around his dog's tail, a wandering cow shot in Whangarei, and a senior who…


Facebook's drag queen identity face-off

Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of self-described drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account holders…

Dollar plunges to 7-month low

The Kiwi dollar dropped to a seven-month low after the US Fed raised its expectation for the level of interest rates by the end of next year.

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Survivors tell of shipwreck horror

After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.

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Opinion: I hate bucket lists

The problem with most bucket lists is that the items on them tend to be irredeemably shallow and pointless - such as streaking during a rugby game, writes Shelley Bridgeman…


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