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Poll shows big shake-up

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative Party has surged since the release of Dirty Politics , while both National and Labour have stumbled in the latest…

Seven ways to stop a tantrum

While toddler tantrums are to be expected, they can still be distressing for the child and the parent. Here are some ideas to curb the meltdown.

Ex-boyfriend named as likely killer

A year after Auckland couple Glenys Stanton and Trevor Waite were gunned down in bed together police have revealed the findings of the investigation into the murders…

National

Big payout for sacked council worker

A former Whangarei District Council employee sacked by her chief executive for signing the nomination form of a mayoral candidate has been awarded more than $37,000…

Election 2014

Migrants told voting crucial

You cannot consider New Zealand to be your adopted home if you don't vote, Chinese voters have been told. Four Chinese political candidates yesterday fronted a lunchtime…

Business

Fonterra's $555m expansion deal

Fonterra said today it plans to take a 20 per cent stake in Chinese infant food manufacturer Beingmate and will spend $555 million on expanding its milk powder making…

World

Hiroshima landslide toll reaches 70

A week after huge landslides swamped the Japanese city of Hiroshima, the confirmed death toll from the tragedy hit 70 today, with 18 people still missing. Few hopes…

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Making them run faster, jump higher

If athletes were race cars, Professor Michael McGuigan of AUT University's Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) might be one of our best mechanics…

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