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Four Nations: Narrow escape for Kiwis

Details Four Nations: Narrow escape for KiwisFour Nations: Narrow escape for Kiwis Kiwis 14 Samoa 12 The Kiwis have got out of jail against Samoa, scoring a late try to win 14-12 and avoid what would have been a shock loss. The home side trailed for almost the entire match, and only ......

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Live blog: Kiwis v Samoa

Details Live blog: Kiwis v SamoaLive blog: Kiwis v Samoa Join us for today's live blog of the rugby league international between the Kiwis and Samoa from Toll Stadium in Whangarei. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js ......

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State houses on the chopping block

Details Paula Bennett.State houses on the chopping block Thousands of state houses could be put on the market despite the Government earlier ruling out selling off more state assets after this year's general election. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett ......

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Fox elected as new co-leader

Details Marama FoxFox elected as new co-leader The Maori Party's new MP Marama Fox has been elected as the party's new female co-leader - marking the end of an era for the party. Mrs Fox was confirmed as co-leader at the party's AGM in Whanganui ......

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Rolf Harris refused appeal

Details Rolf Harris refused appeal Jailed paedophile Rolf Harris has been refused permission to appeal his convictions for sexually assaulting four girls in England, although the former children's entertainer can still ask the court to ......

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League champ killed

Details League champ killedLeague champ killed New Zealand Rugby League is mourning the loss of 17-year-old rising star Luke Tipene who was killed during a brawl in an upmarket Auckland suburb. As many as 40 people were involved in the fight which ......

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Spaceship explodes over desert

Details Spaceship explodes over desert A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space ......

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Body recovered near Kawau Island

Details Body recovered near Kawau Island A body has been found near an area where police were searching for missing fisherman Nick Stubbs. Police recovered the body in the water near Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf this afternoon, police spokeswoman ......

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Pensioner's IRD battle

Details Pensioner's IRD battlePensioner's IRD battle So John Russell, where are you hiding the Maserati? Russell, 80, a tall man who walks with the aid of a stick, laughs heartily. "Unfortunately we don't have any of them." In courtrooms and on business ......

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Soap star splits from Aussie league star

Details Soap star splits from Aussie league starSoap star splits from Aussie league star Rumours of a romance between a New Zealand TV princess and Australian rugby union star have been doing the rounds for weeks, but the ingenue of Kiwi soap Shortland Street suggests the flame is no longer ......

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Dope trial offers hope for sick girl

Details Dope trial offers hope for sick girl For the first time in seven years, Jessika Guest feels like she is getting to know her daughter Jade. Since trialling medical marijuana in Colorado, seven-year-old Jade's seizures have dropped from 30 ......

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Warriors pay tribute to talented teen

Details Warriors pay tribute to talented teen Warriors rugby league stars have paid tribute to Luke Tipene after the talented teenager died in the early hours of this morning. A homicide investigation has been launched after Mr Tipene was killed ......

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Cut deals to ensure survival

Details Cut deals to ensure survival Shane Taurima, who left TVNZ in controversy because of links with Labour, has spoken at the Maori Party conference telling them they needed to consider cutting deals to have any hope of beating Labour ......

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King's students suspended

Details King's students suspended Private school King's College says students implicated in a bullying incident will be suspended for the rest of the school year. The school said it had completed an investigation after the bullying allegations ......

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Fundraising dinners criticised

Details Fundraising dinners criticised One of the Maori Party's electorate chairs has criticised the party's use of Prime Minister John Key and former Prime Minister, Dame Jenny Shipley for fundraising dinners. Speaking at the party's annual ......

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Kiwis v Samoa: Three predictions

Details Kiwis v Samoa: Three predictions Three predictions for today's Four Nations test between the Kiwis and Samoa at Toll Stadium in Whangarei. 1. The Kiwis will have a battle on their hands for 80 minutes Despite their underdog status ......

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As it happened: Kiwis v Samoa

Details As it happened: Kiwis v Samoa Join us for today's live blog of the rugby league international between the Kiwis and Samoa from Toll Stadium in Whangarei. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js ......

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Artist Adam Tan still missing

Details Artist Adam Tan still missing Adam Tan is still missing this morning, five days after he was last seen. The Auckland illustrator disappeared early on Monday morning. Police, his family and his friends have serious concerns for his ......

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Pilot dies in Virgin spaceship crash

Details Pilot dies in Virgin spaceship crashPilot dies in Virgin spaceship crash Californian authorities have confirmed one pilot has died following Virgin Galactic's spaceship crash. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo craft crashed after getting into difficulties during a test flight ......

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Pilot dies after seizure

Details Pilot dies after seizurePilot dies after seizure She had a smile that lit up the room, was a perfect mother and a trailblazer in her field, say the family of an Air New Zealand pilot who died after suffering a suspected brain aneurysm at the controls ......

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Teen feared paralysed after horror fall

Details Teen feared paralysed after horror fallTeen feared paralysed after horror fall A teenager faces life as a quadriplegic after a horror accident at a gymnasium. Corey Sands is in Middlemore Hospital's intensive care unit after dislodging neck vertebrae and damaging his spinal cord. The ......

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Smile - it'll soon be the big day

Details Smile - it'll soon be the big daySmile - it'll soon be the big day An engagement photo shoot is now among the list of must-haves by couples tying the knot - an emerging trend fuelled by social media and what's hot in the United States. More engagement photographs are ......

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Team NZ cash request kept quiet

Details Team NZ cash request kept quiet The Government will not say how much taxpayer cash Team New Zealand have requested to help bankroll their next tilt at the America's Cup. Documents about public funding of the yachting syndicate sought ......

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Waitangi wrangle burns $1m legal fees

Details Waitangi wrangle burns $1m legal fees Treaty Settlements Minister Chris Finlayson has launched a stinging attack on former High Court judge and Waitangi Tribunal chairman Sir Eddie Taihukurei Durie, saying he is disappointed in the way "someone ......

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Generous banks lure in clients

Details Generous banks lure in clients Banks are offering cash, TVs and furniture vouchers to entice customers into taking out home loans - but experts warn consumers not to be taken in, or it could cost them tens of thousands of dollars. ASB ......

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SBW 'among the best ever'

Details SBW 'among the best ever' The All Blacks aren't quite sure what they will get from Sonny Bill Williams in Chicago. They hope he will blow their socks off, but don't particularly care if he doesn't. Williams is not a player they ......

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'The purpose is not to spy' - SIS chief

Details 'The purpose is not to spy' - SIS chief If there's one thing that irks Rebecca Kitteridge, it is being referred to as the new head of the SIS spy agency. Yes, she became director of the Security Intelligence Service six months ago but it's ......

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Pora's case reaches top court

Details Pora's case reaches top court Five years of work come to a head next week for the team seeking to have Teina Pora's convictions for a 1993 rape and murder quashed by the Privy Council. Pora, who was released on life parole this year ......

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Magazine can't get enough of Lorde

Details Magazine can't get enough of Lorde Kiwi pop sensation Lorde has graced her second Billboard magazine cover in less than two years. The release of the latest issue of the top United States music magazine will coincide with her hometown ......

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Dangerous forests everyone's fault

Details Photo / Natalie Slade A union has attacked "antipathy" against forestry workers and their representatives, as a safety review pins the blame for the industry's high fatality rate on everyone involved. The final report of ......

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