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Toxic alert over fake make-up

The world's most counterfeited cosmetics brand is warning customers to beware of buying potentially dangerous products, some found to contain arsenic and urine.

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De Malmanche to appeal decision

The lawyers of a NZ man who escaped the death penalty for trafficking crystal meth in Bali says there are a "number of grounds" on which to appeal his prison sentence…





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.

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Zane Lowe kicks off Apple Music

Zane Lowe's new worldwide radio station Beats 1 has gone live, with the Kiwi DJ telling listeners: "We're Beats 1, we're worldwide, and from now on, we're always on."…





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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