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Avalanche victim a 'remarkable' woman

A New Zealander who died in an avalanche in the French Alps was a "remarkable" woman who was an accomplished alpinist and skier and had a close relationship with her teenage daughter, colleagues say.

Father pays tribute to drowned sons

Father pays tribute to drowned sons

Two young men who drowned at a popular surf beach north of Gisborne on Saturday were "really neat kids", their father says.

Body found in Waikato River

A body has been recovered from the Waikato River this morning.

Brown wants to seek re-election

Brown wants to seek re-election

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has told an inner circle of friends and advisers he plans to seek re-election next year.

Maori skulls in macabre collection to be brought home

A number of Maori skulls in a macabre collection of almost 800 human skulls in Sweden are expected to be returned to Te Papa Museum in Wellington this year.

Little cash for Labour leader

Little cash for Labour leader

The union backing of Labour leader Andrew Little in last year's leadership contest did not translate into hard cash - he got no donations of more than $500 and raised a total of just $5000 to $6000 compared with the $18,000 raised by Grant Robertson and $23,000 by David Parker.

Young violence victim needs cash for US surgery

Six-year-old Destiny can't walk without a frame because of domestic violence meted out to her birth mother and now she needs a costly spinal operation in the United States.

League: Big Ben on edge over Nines

League: Big Ben on edge over Nines

It's not often you hear a 1.93m, 107kg front-rower admit to being scared, but that's how Ben Matulino is feeling ahead of this weekend's NRL Auckland Nines.

Cricket: Run-outs a blot for Black Caps

Cricket: Run-outs a blot for Black Caps

The New Zealand cricket team has seldom been in better form heading into a World Cup, but veteran Daniel Vettori has highlighted run-outs as an area where they must exercise better judgment.

Rugby: Mixed fortunes for Kiwis in Europe

Rugby: Mixed fortunes for Kiwis in Europe

Some well-performed New Zealanders will not be featuring in the playoffs of the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions as European club rugby enters the knock-out stages.

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