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French farmers kidnap Alps park chiefs

Group of 50 farmers are holding hostage the president and director of a national park in the Alps, demanding they take urgent action to stop wolves attacking livestock…



NZ puts Nauru aid money on hold

The New Zealand government has put aid money for Nauru's justice sector on hold for what Foreign Minister Murray McCully said was Nauru's failure to address concerns…

Life & Style

Bar review: Merchant Bar & Kitchen

First drinks were two randomly picked cocktail jars from the menu. The bartender gave us a number and instructed us to sit down because she had to "learn the recipes"…



Two die in Palmerston North fire

Two people have died in a house fire in Palmerston North this morning. Police said they believed a child and adult had died in the fire, however they said it was still…


Compton's rocky road to the big screen

The hit movie Straight Outta Compton takes us back to the days of provocative influential gangster rappers N.W.A. Here, cast and creators talk about their involvement…





Haka will go all the way to 11

The All Blacks' traditional war dance, the Haka, will be given its full voice at Twickenham even if England reach the World Cup final.

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