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Oz, NZ ocean a "hotspot"

The ocean between New Zealand and Australia is one of the fastest-warming ocean regions on the planet, heating up at four…

Man with machete arrested near school

Police have arrested a man who was allegedly carrying a machete near Westbrook Primary School. Senior Sergeant Mike Membery of the Bay of Plenty Police District Command…


Would-be Church bomber's explosives fail

A would-be suicide bomber's explosives failed to detonate in a packed church in western Indonesia during Sunday Mass, and he injured a priest with an axe before being…



Life, kids and being Jacinda

She is hotly tipped as a future Prime Minister, but Auckland MP Jacinda Ardern thinks that having children and a life is more important.





Malborough: Sights and sounds

Anna Harrison finds a jawdroppingly beautiful view at Bay of Many Coves, a luxury lodge tucked away in the Marlborough Sounds.



Barrett sticks with Hurricanes

Beauden Barrett, the All Blacks first-five in the form of his life, has re-committed with New Zealand Rugby, the Hurricanes and Taranaki until the end of 2019. "I love…


Roundup: Kiwis in Europe

Former All Black Tom Taylor has popped up at Pau, but his appearance at fullback was not enough to prevent his new French…

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