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Why Wayne Smith should helm Blues

As the Blues board consider who will coach the team next year - and with half this season gone, they must be - Wayne Smith has to be close to the top of their list.


Call for free chicken pox jabs

Vaccinations for chicken pox, meningococcal C and HPV for boys must be added to NZ's free immunisation register, a health expert says.


Segway gets a second chance in China

Segways are a revolutionary mode of transportation embraced by mall cops and helmeted tourists, but seemingly very few others. Some American cities have banned them…

Wildlife trafficking: five myths

Poaching has a long history in the United States and abroad, with armed conflicts dating back to the Oyster Wars of the 1800s. But the illegal wildlife trade has skyrocketed…


US police admit fault in death

Baltimore police said a black man who later died should have got medical attention where he was arrested - before being put inside a police van.

Gallipoli 100: Birth of the Anzacs

Anzac mateship as strong as ever

The special relationship is the bond encapsulated in the word "Anzac", the union of the soldiers of this country with those of Australia during the ill-fated Turkish…

Life & Style






Carter still waits for form worm to turn

Sometimes it's not your day, the game does not run for you or play seems to be on the other side of the field. Go looking for action and it shifts to another area. That…


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