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Proctor bong backlash

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12:26 PM  Thousands pledged for  private prosecution against bong-taking Otago Uni proctor.

Woman's rape story a 'waste of time'

A car pulled up as she was walking home, a man pulled her into the back seat. Or so she said.

Planned robbery behind killing

11:14 AM  Teenager high on synthetic cannabis kicked and punched 65-year-old victim, dumped his body then burgled his home.

PM: I didn't mislead Parliament

11:36 AM  Jacinda Ardern admits messaging Derek Handley but not specifically about the CTO role.

Sky: 300,000 on illegal streams

Sky had a feeling pirates were costing it serious money. Now it knows it's the case.


Man keeps partner in 'kennel'

David Little was sentenced to jail for assaulting two domestic partners. (File photo)

11:38 AM  Judge says man's beaten and abused partner was 'treated like a chattel'.

Dead climber's Everest aim video

Man killed in Ruapehu crater lake put off love in anticipation of one day reaching world's highest peak.

Minister for children Tracey Martin.

Social workers to get 30% raise

"Undervalued"' staff will get $114.6m over the next five years, as part of a Government pay equity settlement.

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    The Big Scam

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    A Stuff investigation uncovers major immigration fraud with migrants buying visas and jobs to stay in New Zealand.

    The country no-one wants

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    Facebook moderator's PTSD video

    A former content moderator is suing the company claiming repeated viewing of disturbing material caused her harm.

    In a defiant letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett Kavanaugh said he would "not be intimidated into ...

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    NZ strawberries head to shops

    Growers like Phil Greig are mindful of security.

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    CEO falsely accused of sex assault: JD.com

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    A former content moderator is suing the company claiming repeated viewing of disturbing material caused her harm.

    App wipes out 1.5m police forms

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    Good compost should smell rich and earthy.

    12:15 PM  How to compost without triggering an emergency decontamination response team.

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    A dog and a tidy garden? gallery

    They dig, scratch, chew and poo, but there are some tricks to stop your dog wrecking the backyard.

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    If your COPD is mild and in the early stages, singing is a good way to exercise your lungs. In Wellington, the choir ...

    It's the 4th highest cause of death in NZ, but COPD seems to be a condition that many people aren't aware of.

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    Handbag maker Michael Kors Holdings is nearing an agreement to buy fashion house Gianni Versace.

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    Marie Kondo - a Japanese tidying-up expert and author of 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying'.

    You should feel joyful when you receive a gift. After you express gratitude for it, it's OK to get rid of it.

    Is 'vegan depression' a thing?

    Psychologist argues many vegans are dealing with a unique condition - and it deserves recognition.

    Bhangra fit is great for losing weight, building stamina, developing strength and improving flexibility.

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    Bhangra fit is great for losing weight, building stamina, developing strength and improving flexibility. But how tough is it?

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    Five of the best spots for seafood

    Pescatore delivers high end seafood, degustation or a la carte.

    Indulge in some seriously good seafood at any one of these Christchurch institutions.

    A feast for date night

    Put all your love and affection into these luxurious dishes and treat your beloved to a feast.

    Beef pho & beef carpaccio

    The right way to open OXO cubes

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    Dairy farmers target nitrate loss

    Milking cow numbers have been cut from 1510 to 1400 on the Early's foothills Mid Canterbury farm.

    Cutting cow numbers only part of the answer, say dairy farmers.

    Farmers own Fonterra? Yeah right

    OPINION: We might have shares but we don't feel in control.

    NZ cops probe strawberry needle

    $450m wiped off A2 Milk


    Grey's Anatomy without Grey? video

    The doctor may no longer be in - Ellen Pompeo's Dr Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy may be hanging up her stethoscope.

    "I'm feeling like we have told the majority of the stories that we can tell," says Ellen Pompeo.

    Radio personality dies

    The former broadcaster was one of New Zealand's first big radio personalities.

    Bill Cosby arrives at the sentencing hearing.

    Cosby: 5-10 yrs asks prosecutor

    Bill Cosby faces up to 30 years in jail. Prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years. 


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    Nature's infinity pool.

    12:19 PM  Need to get away from it all? This new eco-luxury retreat on Christmas Island is just for you.

    Amalfi Coast: 3-minute guide video

    Steep medieval towns, shimmering emerald bays and sunset over Italian islands.

    San Marino - the fastest growing European destination.

    Europe's hottest destinations video

    11:47 AM  Forget France, Spain, Italy, and the UK - Moldova, Georgia and a tiny microstate are where it's at.


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    Legendary sports car manufacturer Lotus wants car enthusiasts worldwide to help find the first car founder Colin Chapman built.

    No more diesel for Porsche video

    It follows parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

    The Mitsubishi Outlander LS may be an entry level car, but it is a remarkably comfortable and refined one.

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    The Mitsubishi Outlander is a remarkably comfortable and refined seven-seat SUV for the price of a Corolla.

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    What tips can you share for all those parents-to-be out there?

    I was told that nothing could be done, but I knew something could. And I wasn't giving up. (File photo)

    Fight for your diagnosis stuff nation

    Vomiting and fainting from pain, and having blood drip on the floor is not normal.


    'I'm an awkward Kiwi guy' video

    Steven Adams: 'Some stuff you guys laugh at, New Zealanders won't laugh at. It's just different cultures.'

    11:22 AM  OKC Thunder centre Steven Adams provides his usual unique insight on the annual NBA media day.

    RWC under threat by new comp

    OPINION: Rugby lacks depth to sustain an annual comp that's basically the RWC quarter-finals in disguise.

    John Mitchell, pictured at England training, believes his new team can supplant the All Blacks as world No 1 within a year.

    One year to overtake ABs video

    14 min ago  After taking on England role, John Mitchell believes they can usurp the ABs ahead of the World Cup.


    Mission creep beneath the radar

    Defence Minister Ron Mark tells us he has been told by the Iraq government that our troops have made a huge difference there.

    OPINION: Labour used to oppose having troops in Iraq. Now they'll be there longer.

    RWC under threat by new comp

    The proposed World League of rugby is looking at bringing the heavyweights of the north and south together on an annual ...

    OPINION: Rugby lacks depth to sustain an annual comp that is basically the RWC quarter-finals in disguise.

    Capital gain pains

    One of the concerns with a broader capital gains tax is that it would make property investment less profitable and so ...

    OPINION: What can seem great in ideology, is often a quagmire on closer inspection.

    In US, Ardern's voice is 'hope'

    Jacinda Ardern in New York.

    OPINION: The PM delivered a domestic speech and had an international audience was in raptures.

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    Kazakhstan's Astana has some of the world's most impressive modern architecture.

    Welcome to a place that could seem like hell and yet its residents treat it as heaven.

    Who is Christine Blasey Ford? video

    Christine Blasey Ford has accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

    Brett Kavanaugh's accuser didn't want to live in the same country as him and she considered moving to New Zealand with her family.

    Miss NZ among royalty

    Mary went overseas - pictured with 'Father of the Royal Air Force' Viscount Trenchard, Bill Parsons and Air Marshall Sir ...

    Former Miss NZ Mary Woodward brush with royalty preceded the death of two of her children.

    Women in a man's world video

    Ange Dickinson was the first female Royal New Zealand Air Force pilot. She now flies commercial aircraft for Cathay Pacific

    The pioneers who broke into male-dominated jobs tell how far we've come, and far we still have to go.

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    Endless stress, staggering expense, and a monumental imbalance of power.

    MacGregor v Craig reveals glitch

    Alison Mau says there is a clear imbalance of power and wealth between Colin Craig and Rachel MacGregor.

    OPINION: Colin Craig legal battle is not just about Rachel MacGregor – it's about every Kiwi who might find themselves in her position.

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    She went to the police. They believed her. That wasn't enough.

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    Equal employment opportunities commissioner Jackie Blue wants a national inquiry into harassment in the workplace.

    Growing momentum behind a national inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace as complaints numbers double.


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    Residents say the extensive spider webs have another benefit: keeping down mosquitoes.

    Arachnophobes, move along. This story from Greece isn't for you.

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    The winner gets US$300, two 2019 Gold Season Passes, a Fright Fest prize package ... and the coffin.

    US theme park is issuing the challenge. The prize? Well, you can take home the coffin.

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    Harry Potter seems to be an obsession with Wellingtonians.

    A series of sell-out Harry Potter pub quizzes proves that some (especially Wellingtonians, for some reason) just can't shake their obsession.

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    If you give the California two-spot octopus, Octopus bimaculoides MDMA, it will get touchy and want to mingle.

    Scientists bathed octopuses in the psychedelic drug ecstasy.


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    Health Minister Dr David Clark says he has listened to midwives concerns, and maternity care is a "real priority."

    ANALYSIS: Mothers struggle to find midwives and neonatal death rates have stagnated - so what is being done?

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    OPINION: Trying to have a baby and being unable to is a silent hell - and it's an experience that leaves scars.

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    As most teenagers now watch the news alone, poring over their device, it increases the amount of post-disaster ...

    ADVICE: When responding to your daughter's anxiety about death and disaster, keep your replies pragmatic but hopeful.

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    While it's good for mums-to-be to know what to expect in childbirth, some of the horror stories shared online may not be ...

    UK expert warns "horror stories" about labour may be contributing to the rise of tocophobia: a fear of childbirth.

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    Hamurana Springs is one of the deepest springs in the North Island.

    There's pristine and then there's this - where to go for crystal clear water in New Zealand.

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    With my partner Kirsten (right) at a Scottish rugby game - many happy Scots after beating England!

     Stella Johnston says it was much easier to buy a house in the Scottish capital than it would have been in Auckland.

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    Just hanging out in the Bolivian Desert! This photo was taken in the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia during a 3 month ...

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    Emma Pederson (right) said one of the biggest misconceptions about London is that the weather's terrible. "The summers ...

    It's become a rite of passage but, for many, the struggle is real.

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