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5:00 AM  Queenstown beggar says he makes up to $100 a day since he moved from Auckland.

Govt lawyers vilified victim video

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Crusaders beat Canes

Reigning champion Crusaders continue record run by hammering Hurricanes.

Child hunger is crap, NZ video

5:00 AM  OPINION: 1/5 of Kiwi kids go to school without food. Be a good bugger and help them.

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An American man used an Ancestry DNA test, and found out he was African royalty.


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'Man Up' course 'dangerous'

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    Alosio Taimo was convicted of 95 charges of sexual abuse against young boys. His offending spanned 30 years.

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    The inconvenient maternity study

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    The quake children

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    Rachel Crawford didn't know she was pregnant on February 22, 2011. The stress of the day lives on in her daughter.

    Tax proposals and you

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    A capital gains tax, a tax cut... would you be better off?


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    5:00 AM  Photo essay: A team of NIWA scientists have just returned from a voyage spanning nearly 12,000 kilometres.

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    Policemen stand guard during a concert at Tienditas International Bridge, in Venezuela, on February 22.

    Chaos at Venezuela border video

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    Late dismissal claim quashed

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    When Michael Cullen was finance minister, he knew CGT was a CDW – certain death wish, writes Duncan Garner.

    Hands off our free money

    OPINION: There's a really simple reason why a conga line of former finance ministers didn't introduce a capital gains tax.


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    Oliver Bowman hopes to prevent pains caused by phone use.

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    Nipple and breast play were a big part of sex for me. Now there's no feeling in that area.

    Sex after a double mastectomy

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    "I wasn't sure I'd be doing music again."

    food & wine

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    A new cafe on top of a Nelson hill recognises dying mum's dream.

    Food to eat with your fingers

    Somehow, food that you can pick up and eat with your hands always tastes the best.

    Banh mi, plus do chua (pickled vegetables)

    The 8 steps to perfect octopus

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    Sir Michael Cullen presents the findings of the Tax Working Group.

    OPINION: Other countries with a productive agricultural sector don't have these taxes so why should we?

    Does China love us?

    A China-NZ business forum has been held in Christchurch. Were there be fireworks?

    Gore farm machinery company fined

    Big property big tax bill?


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    Anna Paquin made her screen-acting debut opposite Holly Hunter in The Piano.

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    Netflix now does podcasts

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    Zeit-bites: The best sci-fi TV

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    Sculpture on the Gulf

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    Lonely Planet's top city

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    Gorilla trekking in the Congo.

    The country tourists avoid

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    Teddy Bears picnic on the menu at Hamilton Gardens.

    Nightmare on the red carpet

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    Coffey slams 'bizarre' baby dig

    Retailer backtracks on $2 'baby' charge


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    Business in the front, party in the back hairdo celebrated in style at Australian country pub.

    The junior park ranger aged 103 video

    Rose Torphy becomes the oldest ranger at the Grand Canyon, in fact she is older than the National Park Service itself.

    Dressing for Americarna success

    Emojis on personal plates video


    Sunday drive: Toyota Corolla ZR video

    Toyota will still nail those big fleet sales, but it wants more private buyers for the new Corolla.

    5:00 AM  Can Toyota break the Corolla's reliance on fleet sales and get more into private hands? This one probably has the best chance yet.

    Diesel does nicely for luxury Benz video

    Last refresh for current S-class brings a smooth new straight-six diesel engine.

    Task ahead for SUVs like Equinox is to ramp up to one-third of Holden sales.

    SUVs key to saving Holden brand video

    Aussie brand intends to play dirty to win back customers.

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    OPINION: By denying people the right to end their suffering, are we abusing them in the worst possible way?

    Hairstyle bans suppress kids stuff nation

    OPINION: Stopping kids styling their hair is asking them to abandon their natural characteristics.

    It's important drivers remember that no-one is racing you to your personal destination, so what's the hurry? (File photo)

    Kiwi drivers' bad attitudes stuff nation

    OPINION: New Zealand drivers are selfish and ignorant, but speeding isn't the only problem.


    Live: Wales v England

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    5 min ago  The two unbeaten Six Nation sides clash in a potential title decider at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.

    All to play for in Premiership

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    Once more it's set to be a season-long battle between Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen.

    Kiwis Supercars battle on

    5:00 AM  The rivalry between Scott McLaughlin and Shane van Gisbergen is set to commence this week.

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    Scotland's record warm winter's day

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    No golden tickets will be required when Peanut Butter World opens to the public in Nelson on Saturday.

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    New chef tutor Paul Sullivan cooks up a few old favourites at Witt.

    Witt chef tutor Paul "Sully" Sullivan has preserved memories of summer.


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    OPINION: Home owners are depending on untaxed capital gains for retirement security. That's a problem, writes Bernard Hickey.

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    ​The wellbeing framework that puts the "value of a statistical life" at $4.7 million is coming under fire.


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    New Zealand Cricket has put up a barricade around Scott Kuggeleijn, missing an opportunity to influence others.

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