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Crusaders edge Chiefs

Crusaders 18 Chiefs 17 The Crusaders have won a tense Super Rugby encounter over the Chiefs 18-17 in Hamilton tonight. Gareth Anscombe missed a 52 metre penalty after…

The big clean-up

People around Christchurch are being advised to watch out for potholes, debris and surface water following yesterday's extreme weather.

The 50 coolest Kiwis ever

America has Elvis and Marilyn. Britain has Kate and baby George. Australia has... mainly people they stole from us. So who are the coolest New Zealanders of this and…

Uni cheats: hundreds punished

Students buying assignments, forging signatures, and using phones in exams were among more than 540 cases of cheating dealt with by universities last year.

Countdown toilet trip a $50 shock

A Countdown customer who briefly ducked away to find a toilet was fined $50 for not being a "bona fide shopper" for the time her car was parked in a free inner-city…

Marshall ditches fern logo

Former All Black Justin Marshall has backed down on using a silver fern in the logo of his new business venture after "discussions" with the New Zealand Rugby Union.


Powerful show of character

Jessica Lange is so far more comical than disturbing. Witches are as terrifying as carrots. Only one screen incarnation was truly freaky but you didn't even get to…




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How we remember them

They stare aimlessly into the distance, ignored, slightly sad, timeless, peculiarly inactive - Laurence Aberhart's Anzac diggers seem a long way from the energetic "mates"…




Meet Honda's latest humanoid


It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's…

Fired exec gets $58m for 15 months work

Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months…


Backtrack on Epsom boundary

Snobbery and a false rumour that a boundary change would take some homes out of the Auckland Grammar zone and affect property…

Collins: I do recall ambassador talks

Justice Minister Judith Collins has recovered her memory after telling Parliament she could not recall whether she had briefed New Zealand's ambassador to Beijing about…



Curious case of Benji Marshall

When the Blues look back on their Benji Marshall experiment, regardless of how it turns out, they might want to take note of the lessons learned, because there will…

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