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'I was about to be shot'

A dying teenager fatally shot during a 14-shot police volley yelled "f..k the police" while lying in a pool of blood as he was cuffed and arrested, an inquest has heard…

Farewell to the royals

The sun finally shone on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for the last public appearance of their 10-day visit to New Zealand.

Genesis shares scaled back to $5000

The Genesis Energy public share offer has been heavily scaled back, with a cap of $5000 worth of shares set on general applications, the Government said. Due to demand…

70 stitches needed after stomping

A Gisborne player is to appear in front of a rugby union judiciary on a charge of stamping after an incident which left an opponent needing 70 stitches to a head wound…

Meet the man leading the MH370 hunt

The task has been described as impossible and only a week ago the world's media were mournfully saying the wreckage of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 "may…




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Team NZ site flagged for hotel

A Beijing developer has won the right to build a $200 million five-star hotel on the Auckland waterfront site currently occupied by the Team NZ headquarters.



It's time to stop hating Google Glass

In the nearly two years since Google began testing its augmented-reality eyewear, public reaction has progressed from "that's amazing" to "if you wear them, you deserve…



Rugby: Mealamu back for Blues

Blues hooker Keven Mealamu is set to make a long overdue return for the Blues this weekend in their crunch match with the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium. Mealamu will…


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