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'A safe and welcoming place'

Auckland has rated alongside San Francisco, Toronto, and London as one of the top gay-friendly cities in the world, with an unmissable pride festival.


Iwi disappointed over housing plans

Auckland iwi Ngati Whatua says it is "surprised and disappointed" that the Crown did not engage with its members about plans to develop surplus land for housing.


MH17 downed by Russian-made missile

The Russian maker of the Buk air defence missile system said that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile.

Roller coaster crash horror

One roller coaster car slammed into another on one of Britain's biggest amusement park rides, leaving four teenagers seriously injured.


Auctioning off the Olympics?

An obvious way around corruption would be to auction the host status for major sports events, writes Leonid Bershidsky.


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Barrett to return on Friday

Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett will return to Super Rugby against the Highlanders on Friday night but is unlikely to kick goals. Barrett has recovered from a…


Rugby: NZ U-20s thrash Scotland

New Zealand have opened their World Rugby Under 20 Championship campaign in style with a 68-10 thrashing of Scotland in Parma. Once they had worked out the often mysterious…

Barrett set for Super Rugby return

The Hurricanes should have the services of first-five Beauden Barrett for their pivotal Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders in Napier on Friday.

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