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Young tramper washed off track

US student Allison Willen was making her way, alone, through flood water covering a section of the Young Valley walking track when she was swept to her death.

Does Aunty Pippa know the name?

Relatives have flocked to Kensington Palace to meet the new princess as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge settle in to their new life as a family of four.

New drug makes users strip

Known as flakka, effects include hallucinations, rage, delirium, paranoia and a sharp rise in body temperature which leads users to take off their clothes.




Hung parliament on the cards

Despite claims that another Tory-led Administration offers security over chaos, senior party sources have suggested the governing of the country will in effect be on…

Nepal: Food, shelter the priorities

A Kiwi anaesthetist volunteering in quake-ravaged Nepal says the most heart-wrenching sights are the things he can't help with - providing food and shelter.

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NZ number 1 in league

Chris Rattue writes: There is no argument now. New Zealand is No1 in league after the Kiwis crushed Australia 26-12 in Brisbane last night.


Rugby: Sharks subject for Hurricanes

Publicly, the Hurricanes don't want to discuss the playoffs but as their bumper season continues to roll along, it's the burning topic of conversation outside the team…

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