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Woman left alone to die

A woman's partner left her alone on a grassy bank to die and the full circumstances surrounding her death remain a mystery, a coroner has said.

School hires McCullum's lawyer

Christchurch school St Bede's says it has hired Brendon McCullum's lawyer and will support students and staff in the wake of the airport carousel ride fiasco.

Delays on motorway after crash

Auckland's Southern Motorway has been partially closed at Manukau after a truck crashed into a number of lamp poles on the edge of the road, police say.


The Forgotten Millions

This image sums it up

It is an image that challenges me emotionally every time I look at it, and the more I look, the more it challenges me.

Films give refugees a voice

Ralph Baydoun is a 23-year-old Lebanese videographer based in World Vision's Beirut office and last month we travelled together to some of the more challenging areas…

The pain of a life left behind

"As I write to you, I feel so much sadness because you stayed behind in Syria on your own. You are far away and the war in Syria has grown distance between us."

Grandmother takes on huge role

Sometimes Fatma's granddaughters want to talk about their old life in Syria. They lived in a nice house in Aleppo and went to school every day.


Synlait shares drop on first half-result

Synlait Milk's share price dropped by 8.6 per cent after the South Island dairy company said said unrealised foreign exchange losses drove the company to a $6.4 million…


Remains of killer co-pilot found

Forensic teams working on the site of the Germanwings crash may already have recovered the remains of suspected killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.

'Abhorrent lesson to teach a child'

A priest has been slammed for telling primary school children that a woman who was raped and murdered would still be alive if she had been more "faith filled".

Life & Style



Hugh Jackman's last round as Wolverine

Fans of Wolverine should get the tissues ready. Actor Hugh Jackman has hinted that he will be bowing out of the Marvel comic book franchise after the third Wolverine…




Retirement talk highlights gulf in mindset

One of the World Cup final's intriguing sub-plots, which highlighted a gulf in mindset between the Australian and New Zealand cricket teams, was the retirement question. Extraordinarily…

Cricket World Cup

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