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17 years old and 16 shots

Video of black teenager being shot by white police officer puts America's race record back in the frame. WARNING: this article contains graphic footage.

The moment the machete hit

A young Hamilton couple are too scared to return home after strangers randomly and brutally attacked them with a machete in their driveway.


Female officer achieves dream

Constable Elyse Lewis has a new crimefighting partner with some bite. Ms Lewis, a front-line officer for nine years in Northland, spent the past nine months training…




Maori girls school to close

A secondary school for Maori girls will be closed after 110 years because of concerns about its debt and governance.

Police 'withholding information'

Police and other government departments are reluctant to hand over public information because of potential embarrassment to politicians, says Greg O'Connor.

Life & Style

Abused for not wanting kids

A woman who wants to be sterilised has faced vitriolic abuse after speaking out about her desire not to have children.



Lance Armstrong actor's faux pas

Hollywood was like a wonderland to sports writer David Walsh whose book about Lance Armstrong has been made into a feature film, 'The Program', which opens today.





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