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The man who would be PM

It was at the old Portland Hotel restaurant in Wellington in 1998 that David Cunliffe was told his time had come to stand for Parliament.

Sibling rivalry reaches fever pitch

For brothers Liam, 10, and Ryan, 7, sibling rivalry has reached its peak ahead of Monday's World Cup final. Liam is backing Germany while Ryan is supporting Argentina…

So close, yet so far for adventurer

Scott Donaldson says he'll be 'irked for a long, long time' after he was rescued from high seas kilometres from completing a 3-month odyssey across the Tasman Sea in…

Chickenpox: The parties to avoid

Parents are being warned against "chickenpox parties" because the highly infectious disease can be fatal, or lead to severe complications and permanent disabilities. Medical…

Casino's rule bars cancer patient

A woman undergoing chemotherapy says she felt humiliated after being turned away from a Hamilton casino because she didn't have a doctor's note saying she needed to…

New plane for dream destinations

The arrival of Air NZ's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner does not herald the start of lower airfares - but travellers will get access to new international destinations.

App prevents selfie-destruction

A filter that blocks sports stars from sending dodgy messages or photos on social media, saving them from potential scandals, has been welcomed by NZ player agents.

The Block ready to move in soon

Contractors have started laying the foundations at a central Auckland site for the four homes which will feature on the new series of the The Block NZ. Builders and…

Schumacher improving, says his wife

The wife of Michael Schumacher believes the former Formula One champion is getting better after emerging from his coma and being moved to a Swiss hospital last month…

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