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'Coconut' slur against Warriors

Accusations of racism after former league great Billy Moore takes swipe at NZ team: "They play that coconut style, Polynesian sort of football...throwing it around."




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Cop faces murder charge

A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on a charge of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop this month.

Death of lion fans call to ban trophies

People angered by the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe are being urged to donate to efforts to save Africa's dwindling population of the big cats, and some animal-rights…

Taliban death threat to peace

Confirmation of the death of Mullah Muhammad Omar, the reclusive cleric who founded the Afghan Taliban, is likely to complicate the pursuit for peace in the country.


Dairy's decline here to last?

As milk prices fall, farmers keep waiting for the cycle to turn. But what if Fonterra's problems are longer term, asks Jamie…

Moa brews up staff share offer

Craft beer maker Moa Group will give workers another chance to get shares in the company, with a long-term employee option scheme issuing up to 1.2 million share options…

Turners turns to the south

Turners, formerly known as Dorchester Pacific, has bought Southern Finance for $5 million, giving the finance company greater exposure in the South Island as it continues…


Opinion: Is Trump joking?

If Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States, what the heck would a Trump presidency be like?

Williamson to Labour: Blame me

Maurice Williamson says he's happy to take the label of "evil demon beast" from Labour, as he was opposed to overly stringent health and safety requirements.

Life & Style




India: True colours

From rainbow-coloured saris to terrifying traffic jams, Paul Rush finds all of his senses assailed in India.




Zinedine Zidane tries rugby, scores try

Christian Karembeu popped a three-yard pass off to Zinedine Zidane on halfway and the mercurial Frenchman looked up and saw a miniscule gap in which to drive towards. He…

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