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Woman on fire at station

"I saw a person burning from the waist up". Witnesses have described their horror at seeing a woman catch fire at a Dunedin petrol station yesterday.

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Massive scrub fire at Arthur's Pass

Winds fanning a fire raging in Arthur's Pass made fighting it yesterday "like chasing a rampaging bull", firefighters say, as it moved one direction, then another.

Opinion: Irradiated apple anyone?

"Irradiated food is anything but fresh," writes Sue Kedgley. So why is the govt bending over backwards to bring more of it in, and remove labels that identify it?



Liquidators eye Ponzi investors

The liquidators of fraudster Jacqui Bradley's failed business are mulling whether to try to claw back $2 million from eight investors who were paid out before her Ponzi…



Labour presidency nominees announced

An Auckland University lecturer Nigel Haworth and City Vision chair Robert Gallagher have put themselves forward to be the Labour Party's next President.

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Massive blizzard aims for New York

A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared…


Stone gathers no moss on red carpet

The fate of this year's Oscar hopes may be all but set in stone but the red carpet continues to serve up surprises as Hollywood's award season marches on.




NRL: Thurston to miss Nines - report

One of the NRL's biggest names is expected to miss the Auckland NRL Nines this weekend. The Daily Telegraph reports that Cowboys playmaker Johnathan Thurston will skip…

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