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'I'm just going to step up'

Two teenage girls remain humble today despite being labelled heroes after they helped rescue a man who almost drowned in Wellington Harbour last night.

Prison death: Revenge may 'snowball'

The suspected murder of a Christchurch prisoner in his jail cell is the eighth case in two decades, but one expert fears that gang revenge could "snowball" out of control…

Warriors back-rower out for season

Warriors back-rower Ben Henry has suffered a season-ending injury for the second time in less than two years after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left…

Council employee's tell-all video

A local authority has been granted an interim injunction against a former staff member who posted a tell-all video online and sent links to staff and elected officials…

$9.1m Lotto win to help others

'We can't wait to help make other people's lives a little easier.' The winners of Saturday's $9.1 million Powerball prize share how they will spend their money.



Black Caps arrive home

About 500 supporters, some who had been waiting hours for the delayed flight from Melbourne, surged towards the team as they came through the arrivals gate at Auckland…

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."


Air NZ axes Tokyo-Christchurch flights

Christchurch Airport and local authorities are disappointed Air New Zealand is ending services from the city to Japan, saying flights were crucial for tourism and getting…


Costa Concordia's final shame

The doomed Costa Concordia was carrying a huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine when it set off on its final voyage, investigators have said.

Life & Style

Pass wind: What to do?

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, one reader-submitted query at a time.





Red tape is tying us in knots

It would be impossible to gain design approval and build the Empire State building in under five years in Auckland today, despite modern technology, writes Bob Jones…



Cricket World Cup

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