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Farmer banned from owning animals after 36 deer were found starved to death on his property in Canterbury.
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Second man charged over brutal weekend assault that left man in critical condition.
Auckland mayor Len Brown to provide feedback on report on whether he misused council resources during affair.
Shocking fan violence mars the end of a Brazil championship football match between Atletico Paranaense and relegation-threatened Vasco da Gama.
Palestinians are remembering Nelson Mandela as their most loyal champion, honouring him with prayers and vigils.
Telecom got a pretty good price for its Australian business unit, AAPT, all things considered, analysts say.
NZ Bankers' Association offers tips on avoiding fraud and scams which could put a damper on the holiday season.
2degrees offering new range of plans letting customers make unlimited calls and texts in New Zealand and Australia.
The unspoken dangers of procedures aimed at 'Westernising' non-Caucasian features.
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Three Lamborghinis burn to the ground as a charity drive turns disastrous.
Dannii and Kylie Minogue may invite unhappy comparisons in competing talent shows.
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I was too ashamed to tell anyone and I was scared of the repercussions.
Meat exporter ANZCO Foods has turned around its last-season loss to record a post-tax profit of $12.2 million for the year to September
Pair believed clear of HIV after stem cell transplants have their hopes dashed as AIDS causing pathogen returns.
One year out from hosting the World Cup, Brazil football fans stage savage riot.
Ever been prescribed antibiotics for the flu? Then you, my friend, have been prescribed a placebo.
At least 40 firm are registered with the South African government that use the Mandela name.
The first rule of the wine industry: don't talk about the wine industry. Much less its overpriced fakes.
A 72-hour stopover in China's third biggest city may be short but it's certainly sweet.
Should the NZ delegation to Nelson Mandela's funeral include 1981 tour protesters?Related story: Kiwi Mandela delegation without tour protesters
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