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The day 'all hell broke loose'

The day 'all hell broke loose'

Colleen Killeen will never forget December 28, 1950.

Harawira dismisses poll

Harawira dismisses poll

A poll showing the race for the Te Tai Tokerau electorate is neck and neck has been dismissed by Mana Movement leader Hone Harawira -- but Labour's Kelvin Davis says it backs his party's own polls, showing the seat is within his grasp.

National pledge to slash benefits

National pledge to slash benefits

National has announced further steps to try to reduce benefit numbers by 25 per cent, including paying more people to move to other regions for jobs and bonus payments for those who stay in a job for a certain period of time.

Cricket great's cancer returns

Cricket great's cancer returns

Cricketing great Martin Crowe has announced on twitter his cancer has returned.

Fiji heads to polls and democracy

Fiji will head to the polls today for its first election since a military coup in 2006 -- and the world is watching to see if it will mark the end of the dictatorship.

Tennis: Erakovic scores one of her best wins

Tennis: Erakovic scores one of her best  wins

New Zealand tennis No.1 Marina Erakovic has scored one of her best career wins at the WTA tournament in Tokyo.

Rugby: Crotty looms as key player in Jo'burg rematch

Rugby: Crotty looms as key player in Jo'burg rematch

Malakai Fekitoa will probably wear Ma'a Nonu's No12 jersey against Argentina in Buenos Aires but Ryan Crotty, who will return to the game from injury for Canterbury next week, is looming as a key figure in the All Blacks' re-match against the Springboks in South Africa.

Comment: Sports bodies copping out on violence

Comment: Sports bodies copping out on violence

The recent outpouring of anger towards the NFL over its response to incidents of domestic violence involving players has been an exception rather than the norm in professional sport.

League: Warriors avoid Nines' pool of death

League: Warriors avoid Nines' pool of death

The Warriors will play against the Wests Tigers, Canberra Raiders and Gold Coast Titans in the pool round of the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

Colossal squid even bigger than the last one

Colossal squid even bigger than the last one

The new colossal squid sliced open at Te Papa today is even bigger than the last one.

Researchers from AUT University and the University of Otago sliced open the behemoth in a giant bathtub today. They discovered the animal was a girl -- with big eyes and a big mouth.

It's the first new colossal squid analysed at the museum in six years.

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