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Navy tenant commands top digs

A naval officer approved an $80k renovation for a cliff-top $3.15m heritage villa owned by the taxpayer - then moved in once the work was completed.

Human skin grown in Kiwi labs

Kiwi scientists are investigating how human skin could be synthetically grown in a lab - something that could revolutionise treatment for burns victims.




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Shame game

The hunter has become the hunted. The predator is now the quarry. Cecil the lion, a once-mighty symbol of the natural world…

Debris 'very likely' to be from MH370

Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said yesterday they were increasingly confident that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated…

Cop pleads not guilty to murder

A white United States police officer who shot a black motorist after stopping him over a missing licence plate pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of murder and…



Life & Style

Packers with real scan-do attitude

Competitive checkout operating requires speed, accuracy, mental precision and an unshakeable smile. Steve Deane finds it's harder than it sounds.



Book review: Zero Zero Zero

Saviano made his name with Gomorrah, documenting the reach of the Neapolitan Camorra. It reaped awards, death threats and permanent police protection, an accolade shared…





Rugby: The return of the Originals

2015 marks the 110th anniversary of New Zealand's inaugural rugby tour of the UK, in which the team, affectionately known as the Originals, won 34 out 35 games on tour…

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