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Translators who helped SAS now live in fear

Six translators who helped elite New Zealand troops in Afghanistan and who fear for their lives are demanding to know why they haven't been granted asylum like other interpreters.

Luck and faith saved family

A woman whose family lost everything when their house went up in flames at the weekend is warning people to discuss an escape plan in advance, "just in case of fire", make sure smoke alarms are in the right place, and get household insurance.

One killed in Tokoroa crash

One person has been killed in a crash between a truck and car on State Highway 1 near Tokoroa this morning.

Williamson misses out on date with Ellen

Williamson misses out on date with Ellen

National MP Maurice Williamson has lost out on the chance to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres Show because of creative differences and time.

Cricket: Broad says swing will be vital

Cricket: Broad says swing will be vital

England all-rounder Stuart Broad believes the start of New Zealand's first innings at Lord's will offer the key insight into whether March's three-test stalemate between the two teams can be broken.

Artist says World Cup cost him $100,000

Artist says World Cup cost him $100,000

Artist Dick Frizzell believes he lost more than $100,000 as the official artist of the Rugby World Cup but says he's not bitter.

Breast removal easy decision for mother of two

Nicola Coom says if she had to make the decision again, she would still "happily" have a double mastectomy.

Diners will think twice before eating insects: chefs

Top New Zealand chefs say it will be a long time before diners here will be able to stomach ordering insects for dinner.

Rugby: Question marks over back three but Piutau a positive

Rugby: Question marks over back three but Piutau a positive

The All Blacks' outside backs, rather than the midfield, are Steve Hansen's biggest concerns heading into the June tests against France.

League: Big jump in player payments for Kiwis

The prospect of playing international rugby league just got more appealing for New Zealand's top talent, with players set to earn A$20,000 for every one-off test against Australia under a new collective bargaining agreement.

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