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Second chance 'all I needed'

'A lot of kids make mistakes'

Peter Tuapawa

When Peter Tuapawa competes in the grand final of the Young Butcher of the Year it will mark a remarkable chapter in a story of redemption.

Schools blind to bright Maori

Jill Bevan-Brown

Gifted Maori children are being overlooked in the classroom as teachers fail to recognise their unique genius, researcher says.

Hospitals will get a shot in the arm

Needle injection.

Health boards are snapping up a British initiative to improve productivity in hospital wards and operating theatres.

Lion Man back with his pride

Lion Man

Craig "The Lion Man" Busch has told of his pride and joy in being back with his big cats, at the renamed Kingdom of Zion wildlife park.

He is this weekend celebrating the official reopening of the park, on the outskirts of Whangarei.

Debris litters coast

rena

More debris from the stricken Rena washed ashore on Coromandel beaches, with crews cleaning up along the Mercury Bay coastline.

Miners' memorial will rest in Coast lake

kokshoorn

A memorial of three miners to rest in middle of Greymouth lake to honour hundreds of men who have died in West Coast mining accidents.

Top surfer may make ringside splash

Paige Hareb

Fight for Life cult hero Paige Hareb is considering following Sonny Bill Williams' example and juggling a professional boxing career with her world-class surfing campaign.

Trickster to ramp up excitement

Jed Mildon

Thought a triple backflip was impressive? Nah, that was nothing - try a quadruple backflip.

Toopi on journey to win hearts and minds

Clinton Toopi

Of all the fields Clinton Toopi has made an impact on during his association with rugby league, one that doesn't involve a football has provided the biggest kicks.

NZ batsmen show a lack of class

Black Caps in action.

OPINION: Disappointing. That is the word that sprang to mind after watching the Black Caps crumble at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Jock Hobbs: A man for a crisis and a pizza

Jock Hobbs

OPINION: I've still got a mental picture of Jock Hobbs wandering around Apia in a lava-lava. It's a long way from enduring images of him in an All Blacks jersey.

Overseas interest in injured Kaino put on hold

Jerome Kaino

Jerome Kaino's contract negotiations for next year have been put on hold while he awaits medical advice following his shoulder operation.

Penrith rebel gets a break

Arana Taumata

Troubled young league star Arana Taumata has been given a 12-month lifeline by Penrith.

Computer failure disrupts papers

A computer fault has disrupted NI production of the Sunday Star-Times and Sunday News.

Tearful Bain tells of his pain

David Bain

David Bain has paid tribute to his father Robin for helping him become the man he is today.

Councils borrowing billions

Debt

Local councils have clocked up $1606 in debt for every man, woman and child in New Zealand.

Petition stalks Banks, Brash

John Banks

MPS will consider a petition questioning the lack of Huljich-related charges against John Banks and Don Brash.

Dads' bad habits aid obesity

Smiths

Dads' lazy eating habits are partly to blame for childhood obesity, a researcher says.

Crew aid foreign fishing boats probe

oYANG 77

A Korean fishing boat is under High Court arrest over claims its owners owe $2.335 million in unpaid wages over two years.

Ethnic rights advice stuns communities

Ethnic rights

MICHAEL FIELD - Sunday Star Times

Ethnic groups are pushing to have multicultural policy "entrenched" in any future constitution.

Dotcom accused van der Kolk 'flabbergasted'

Bram van der Kolk

NZ needs to keep its dignity and prove it has its own sovereign justice system, says Bram van der Kolk.

Prime Minister John Key wins hearts if not minds

John Key

He's still our sexiest politician, but the teapot tapes and the furore over a radio stunt have driven John Key's overall popularity to its lowest ebb.

Rugby joy short-lived, nation pessimistic

Rugby World Cup

The mood of the nation is at the lowest point since the global financial crisis of 2008 – and New Zealanders' hopes for this year are bleak.

Prison officers 'turned into mules'

Prison bars.

Imprisoned gang leaders with access to large sums of money are turning prison employees into contraband mules.

Some commuters shun instant trek

Teleport

Kiwis regularly moan about the daily commute to work, but one in five of us wouldn't swap it for a instant transport via a teleporter.

Treaty settlement will see name changes

Cape Reinga sign

Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga are a step closer to adopting their Maori names following the signing of a significant Treaty settlement.

Peter Jackson's movies will boost tourism

Bilbo Baggins

Peter Jackson's upcoming two-part blockbuster movies based on The Hobbit will bring precious windfalls for Kiwi tourism operators.

Quake-damaged roads create headaches

LATERAL DAMAGE: Lateral spreads along River Road in Richmond, Christchurch. The quake may have created a loaded area east of Sumner.

Christchurch's potholed and wonky roads are taking a toll on the city's vehicles.

Boys rescue friend from pool bottom

Luke Rathgen

A day at the pool almost ended in tragedy for nine-year-old Luke Rathgen but the quick thinking of two friends saved his life.

Incident involving ex-Kiwis coach sparks complaint

Frank Endacott

A complaint has been made to police after an incident involving former Kiwis and Warriors league coach Frank Endacott.
It is understood the incident occurred at a property in Endacott's north Canterbury town of Rangiora.

Child rapist's gang link

Taupo Youth Court

The teenager who raped a five-year-old girl in a Turangi holiday park has gang connections.

Labour Dept says staff not in gun

Kevin Hague

Labour Department officials have ruled out prosecuting their own staff over alleged failings in the lead-up to the Pike River mining tragedy.

Dotcom on line

Gin Wigmore

An alleged global internet pirate nabbed in an international sting has revealed a troubled past and love of a local songstress.

Knife jobs on rise to help boost careers

Botox

Middle-aged Kiwis are lining up for plastic surgery to compete with their younger colleagues in the workplace.

Kiwi puts pressure on euro tourists

Cristina and Ben Astin

A high kiwi dollar against the euro is hurting the tourism industry as the cost of visiting soars for Europeans.

Fatal balloon crash victims named

Peter Northcote.

Police have released the names of the 11 people killed in a balloon crash near Carterton.

Sergent seeks first NZ road title stripes

Jesse Sergent

FRED WOODCOCK - Sunday News

Newly crowned New Zealand male road cyclist of the year Jesse Sergent is hunting his first national road race title in Christchurch today.

Keep on swingin'

BEN STANLEY - Sunday News

June 7, 1999, and New York's Shea Stadium is packed for a Major League Baseball (MLB) game between the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays.

Flying to succeed

Byron Wells

PAIGE HAREB - Sunday News

Sausages sizzling on the barbecue, a couple of cold brews, a spot of beach cricket – at its best, a Kiwi summer is pretty hard to top.

Distilling essence of bowls

Alvin Gardiner

BEN STANLEY - Sunday News

Just as he has thousands of times before, Blake Signal lowers his right knee to the ground, while, in the exact same motion, lets his arm swing back and smoothly forward.

Dane craves quiet before the storm

Jesper Kristiansen

NEIL REID - Sunday News

Silence. It's the one thing Jesper Kristiansen craves the most as he prepares to line up against speedway rivals.

Oh to be top of the Pups

TODD MURRAY - Sunday News

OPINION: A funny thing happened on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Aussie sport won ... and lost.

Nice guys finish last, David

David Shearer

New Labour leader David Shearer's nice guy image could bury him, says one expert.

Golliwog paper a race issue

Golliwog paper

Golliwog wrapping paper has appeared on the shelves of a popular chain store.
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