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Kiwi's unexplained death

Australian police are trying to piece together the final hour of a Nelson man's life before he was found dead on the side of a Cairns street, just 100m from home.

National Party donors stay secret

Analysis shows more than 80% of donations to National candidates were channelled through party headquarters in a loophole described as akin to legal "laundering".

Fake grass making a comeback

Fake grass, once considered a bit tacky, is making a kitschy comeback - popping up in backyards, apartment patios, commercial buildings, bars, schools and even inside…

Killer's X Factor role 'limited'

X Factor contestant and convicted killer Shae Brider's appearance on the television talent show will be limited, the show's makers have told the "traumatised" family…


New state houses - minus the view

If you want a state house with a view, forget it. Beautiful views are banned in a draft new Government policy. Double garages and decks are out, too.

Kiwi design gets kids on their feet

A doctor at the Starship children's hospital and an engineer from Auckland University have invented a better, cheaper and faster-to-make foot orthotic splint.


Biopure plans fast growth in China

Like many infant formula exporters, the outlook darkened for Biopure Health after the Chinese Government introduced a raft of strict import requirements last year.


Blogger hacked to death

A prominent blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's…

Inside the mind of Jimmy Savile

The grotesque details in the latest Savile report confirm the star's pyschopathy, says the man who spent a decade getting to know him.

Life & Style




Chile: Desert revival

In Chile's beautiful landscape, inspired chefs are bringing the country's traditional recipes back to life, discovers Rocky Casale.



Rattue: Kirwan making no progress

John Kirwan's shaky tenure at the Blues is in serious trouble, and the latest loss to the Cheetahs might be the beginning of the end for the coach, writes Chris Rattue…

Cricket World Cup

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