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Woman swept away

Emergency services are scrambling to search for a woman who has been swept from a tree near Haruru Falls in Northland.

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…

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…

Avon site for memorial

A $10 million memorial for the victims of Christchurch's February 22 earthquake will be built on the banks of the Avon River.

Over 100 killed in Gaza

Asserting it has broad international support for a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, Israel is showing no signs of ending the operation.


Shipping near-misses on our coast

Collisions, ill-timed power failures, near misses and fires are among more than 50 dodgy incidents involving ships around our coasts over the past year.


Fonterra's deal targets China

Fonterra's alliance with the American healthcare giant, Abbott, will allow the cooperative to accelerate its expansion in…

Banking boss helps migrants

BNZ's head of migrant banking, Frank Cui, reckons he has a pretty good grasp of the challenges immigrants face when building a new life in NZ.

Guidance for young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs can tap the business secrets of experienced directors and mentors through a new fund kicked off by the University of Auckland Business School.



Israel hits Gaza but rockets continue

Israeli warplanes have kept up deadly raids on Gaza but failed to stop Palestinian militants firing rockets across the border, as the United States offered to help negotiate…

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Rugby: Brumbies seal playoff spot

First-five Matt Toomua scored a hat-trick in a man-of-the-match performance to spark the Brumbies to a 47-25 win over the Force on Friday, sealing their place in the…


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