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How Coca-Cola tricked you

Think you like soft drinks all on your own? That desire is the product of decades worth of focused efforts on behalf of industry.

Auction u-turn: Owner blames agent

A woman who is being sued after she backed out of the sale of her house has told a court she believes her real estate agent "conspired" with the eventual purchasers.

Rugby World Cup

How Cheika saved Australian rugby

When all is said and done at this World Cup, the impact of a decision made in April may come to be fully realised. Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is having a profound…


Kiwi gives rare address to UN assembly

Kiwi Mark Wilson, who heads up British insurance giant Aviva, addressed the UN General Assembly on behalf of the global business community last week, an experience he…


Mega-tsunami hurled huge boulders

Study suggests the occurrence of a stupendously powerful mega-tsunami in the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa some 73,000 years ago.



Life & Style

Why does asparagus make wee smell?

Heading into asparagus season, we consider the theories put forward explaining why some people notice a smell in their urine after eating asparagus.







England's loss not a financial disaster

Predictions that England's exit would prove a financial catastrophe equivalent to the Great Depression appear to have been about as accurate as the doomsday effect of…

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