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'A complete horror story'

'A complete horror story'

A computer gamer who bashed and critically injured his baby boy has been sentenced to jail for the act described as "a complete horror story".

'Cat whisperer' saves kitten trapped in car

'Cat whisperer' saves kitten trapped in car

A kitten stuck inside a car's dashboard has been saved and returned to its grateful owners, thanks to the efforts of Tauranga firefighters.

Quote of 2014 goes to... Slater

Quote of 2014 goes to... Slater

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater uttered the most memorable quote this year when he compared his role in politics to the Fijian rugby team.

"I play politics like Fijians play rugby. My role is smashing your face into the ground," Slater said following the release of Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book.

Inside billionaire's $50 million retreat

Inside billionaire's $50 million retreat

It's the size and scale, as much as the detail, which is breathtaking at Helena Bay -- estimated to have cost more than $50 million to build.

Air NZ's 75th anniversary takes off

Air New Zealand's 75th anniversary of international flight is being marked by an exhibition, opening at Te Papa in Wellington tomorrow, which celebrates "hero moments" but also notes challenges and commemorates tragedies.

Worst killers of Kiwis changing

More New Zealanders died from Alzheimer's disease and chronic kidney disease last year than in 1990, a study has found.

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