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Sister scares off abductor

A 10-year-old girl helped scare off a man who attempted to abduct her 5-year-old brother from outside a Hastings school this morning.


Man who died in diving accident named

A man who died in a diving incident at Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough yesterday has been named. He was Michael John Brown, aged 64. Mr Brown lived aboard his…


Watch diver's near-terrifying stunt

A U.S. diver came centimeters from terrifying injury when he smashes his head onto a diving board in front of 75,000 people during a complicated stunt.

Murder suspect found dead

A 21-year-old British man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner was found dead on Monday after a huge manhunt, police said.



Key rejects hard line on Kiwi jihadis

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could not follow suit if Australia moves to strip a New Zealand-Australian woman of citizenship to prevent her returning from…

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What made the Pope swear off telly?

Pope Francis hasn't watched TV since 1990. He says it was after he made a promise to the Virgin Mary, but Paul Casserly is convinced there was an earthly reason too…





Much to decide as the playoffs loom

There are three weeks to go in Super Rugby's regular season and few things about the playoff picture are clear given 10 teams are still in the hunt to claim six spots…

Rugby: Cheika defends Skelton's tackling

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has defended giant lock Will Skelton's tackling technique, saying his 203cm height generally rules out going around the legs. Skelton…

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