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Refugees like our forebears

Former PM Helen Clark drew parallels between NZ settlers from humble beginnings in Britain and the thousands of boat people from Africa landing in Europe.

Green men come to life

A life-size version of the Green Man in the pedestrian "cross now" lights brought laughter to Auckland's CBD, holding hands with shoppers and workers to publicise a…

NZTA explores harbour crossing

Money has been allocated for a business case for another Waitemata Harbour traffic crossing for Auckland, within a $13.9 billion national land transport budget for the…

Customer angry at derision

A transgender shopper claims she was ridiculed by an assistant while trying on shorts at a department store in Auckland. Mary Haddock-Staniland was at the Botany branch…

Rare ice axe sells for $5000

An ice axe signed by Sir Edmund Hillary (inset) was auctioned last night at a fundraiser for the Minds for Minds Trust which supports research into autism spectrum disorder…




NZ dollar falls as Greek impasse weighs

The New Zealand dollar fell as downbeat business confidence and soft building intentions stoked expectations for deeper interest rate cuts than previously thought.


Cyberbullying law passes

The controversial law is designed to crack-down on cyber-bullying, but opponents have warned it is too vague and could be used as a weapon against free speech.

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Vanuatu: Mountain high

Diana Balham comes face to face with a very angry - but very pretty - volcano on the Vanuatu island of Tanna.



Record-breaker sets sights high

The national Under-19 women's cycling individual pursuit record once rested with the great Sarah Ulmer. Now it is held by 16-year-old Madeleine Park of St Kentigern…


Canes win their fans back

The provinces had become disenchanted with the Hurricanes in recent years but their first pre-season match of 2015 in Eketahuna on January 31 changed all that.

Mass rugby brawl: Hearing date set

A hearing for a mass brawl at a schoolboy rugby match that hospitalised one 15-year-old player will be held next month. Auckland Rugby Union's independent disciplinary…

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