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Queensland take Origin I

Queensland have taken a 1-0 lead in the State of Origin series following a tight win over New South Wales in Sydney last night.

National

Health and safety law overhaul delayed

A bill overhauling the health and safety laws in New Zealand in the wake of the Pike River disaster has been delayed because of concerns within the National Party caucus…

World

Sister puts Aussie PM under pressure

Australian MP Tony Abbott faces increasing pressure on the issue of a same-sex marriage referendum, with criticism now from his lesbian sister Christine Forster.

Helen Clark makes power list, again

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has been named alongside Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton in Forbes' list of the world's 100 most powerful women.

Business

Bob Jones ejected from flight

Captain ordered aviation security to remove Jones after the property magnate refused to follow crew instructions on a plane.

Politics

Warning on new blackmarket drug

The use of a black-market drug in the Auckland area that has caused deaths overseas has sparked a warning from Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.

Life & Style

Can you check for Alzheimer's?

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking…

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The State of Origin stats to know

Game One of the State of Origin 2015 series starts tonight, and nzherald.co.nz have compiled all the stats you need to know before New South Wales and Queensland clash…

Rugby

Rugby: Smith can rest easy

Conrad Smith can board a plane to France at the end of the year knowing the future of the Hurricanes is in safe hands.

Rugby: Black starts again at No 10

Otere Black will wear the No 10 jersey for the league-leading Hurricanes when they meet the Crusaders in Nelson on Friday night. The 20-year-old made his first Super…

Relief as Tew keeps Retallick and Savea

After presiding over the departures of a growing number of talented young men from the game, NZ Rugby boss Steve Tew will today announce some good news - the signings…

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