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NZ number 1 in league

Chris Rattue writes: There is no argument now. New Zealand is No1 in league after the Kiwis crushed Australia 26-12 in Brisbane last night.

New drug makes users strip

Known as flakka, effects include hallucinations, rage, delirium, paranoia and a sharp rise in body temperature which leads users to take off their clothes.

Taupau's match-turning display

Back-rower Martin Taupau reprised his role as the Kiwis' go-to-guy with another match-turning display off the bench in their comprehensive 26-12 Anzac test win.

National

Images of lost loved ones recreated

Artistic and computer wizardry has given insights into what children might have looked like today had they not been cruelly snatched in road crashes.

Business

Fresh food firm turns to crowdfunding

Fresh food company Mad Group has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to raise $1.5 million for expansion of its Habitual Fix and Mad Mex brands locally and overseas…

Mary Holm: Time to thank mum for savings

Dear 20-somethings: You're quite right that nobody can make any promises about KiwiSaver in the future - or at least any promises that we can be confident a future government…

World

Cop critical after shooting in NY

A New York City police officer was shot and critically injured on duty yesterday and a search was underway for possible suspects, police said.

Hung parliament on the cards

Despite claims that another Tory-led Administration offers security over chaos, senior party sources have suggested the governing of the country will in effect be on…

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Pro dreams not just a school of thought

Auckland's 1A schoolboy championship kicked off yesterday, and on the minds of the 250-plus boys involved was the thought they were taking their first steps towards…

Umaga perfect fit if Blues job comes up

I have been following what might be happening at the Blues next year and think Tana Umaga would make a pretty good go of the coaching job if he was to have a crack…

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