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Dotcom claims deal offered

Did the United States try to cut a deal with Kim Dotcom? He claims it did - and New Zealand's Attorney General Chris Finlayson has not ruled it out.

'Partygoers got aggressive'

The first day of the trial of the man accused of murdering Connor Morris has finished with evidence about the one of the parties on Don Buck Rd the night he died.

Te Reo Maori

It's cool to korero


St Peter's College are making it "cool" to korero with boys learning some of today's most common teenage expressions in Te reo Maori.


'I let the patient and myself down'

A doctor who wrongly advised a pregnant woman to continue taking medication that could harm a fetus has been found in breach of the patients' code.


Another man accused of killing lion

Now there are two: Zimbabwe has accused a second American of illegally killing a lion, following the outcry over the death of well-known lion Cecil.

Cecil's brother is alive

Jericho, the brother of Cecil the lion, is in all likelihood alive and well, according to conservation workers in Zimbabwe.


Fonterra fined $362k over pollution

Fonterra says it sets itself high environmental standards despite being fined $362,000 in two separate prosecutions for Resource Management Act breaches.


Peters defends view on Lotu-Iiga

Winston Peters has defended embattled Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, saying he is partly qualified for the job because he is Samoan.

Life & Style



Watch: Benji scores stunning try

Benji Marshall proved he still has that that magic touch as he created and finished off a wonderful team try yesterday. The Dragons ended their seven-match losing streak…






Anton Oliver's failed test

Anton Oliver abhorred drug cheats. But here he was, facing a three months ban when he failed a drugs test after the team landed in the UK for the start of the 1999…

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