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'Mother', 'father' to go if gay marriage legal?

'Mother', 'father' to go if gay marriage legal?

Terms such as mother, father, husband and wife could disappear from the law if gay marriage is legalised, MPs have been told.

McCaw Kiwis' first-choice lunch date

McCaw Kiwis' first-choice lunch date

All Black captain Richie McCaw is the New Zealand celebrity Kiwis would most want to sit down to lunch with, a survey has found.

One dead in Hawkes Bay car plunge

A man has died after a car plunged 150m down Te Mata Peak in Hawkes Bay.

Man in coma after attack in toilet block

Man in coma after attack in toilet block

A man is in an induced coma in Auckland Hospital after he was attacked in a North Shore toilet block last night.

White Island activity prompts warning

A surge of vigorous hydrothermal activity at White Island has vulcanologists warning that even greater volcanic unrest could be on its way.

Woman who fell from building dies

A woman who fell two storeys from a central Wellington building has died in hospital this morning.

Charges unlikely after Taser incident

Charges unlikely after Taser incident

A man tasered after he barricaded himself in a room and threatened self-harm is unlikely to face any charges, police say.

Cricket: Hesson stands firm amid attacks

Cricket: Hesson stands firm amid attacks

Mike Hesson quit his last international cricket coaching job because of the bombs going off around him. The bombs these days are of a considerably different nature but no less noticeable.

NZ housing unaffordable, study shows

NZ housing unaffordable, study shows

Auckland continues to be one of the most unaffordable cities in the world to buy a home, with an international study ranking London, New York and Los Angeles more affordable.

Threatening Taupo fire extinguished

A large scrub fire that endangered buildings in Taupo yesterday has been extinguished.

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