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The man with the weight of America's Goofy-shaped democracy on his shoulders - Top Stories - 5 hours 28 min ago
ANALYSIS: Despite its population of more than 320 million, the weight of democracy in the USA now seems to rest on the shoulders of one man – the "self-effacing, immensely polite" Anthony Kennedy, often described as the swing vote between conservatives and liberals on the US Supreme Court.

Jarryd Hayne inspires Gold Coast Titans to win over Wests Tigers - Top Stories - 5 hours 53 min ago
Don't look now Tigers fans, but the NRL Spoon Off awaits. That dreaded clash still two months from the end of the regular season where the winner has a better chance of avoiding the inanimate wooden utensil the butt of many a sporting joke.

UK police charge man with terrorism-related murder after London mosque attack - Top Stories - 6 hours 19 min ago
A UK man suspected of driving a van at Muslim worshippers leaving a London mosque has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder.

Manslaughter charges considered as UK police reveal Grenfell Tower fire was started by fridge - Top Stories - 6 hours 33 min ago
UK police are considering manslaughter charges over the Grenfell Tower tragedy, after confirming the insulating cladding recently installed on the London building had quickly burst into flames in a fire safety test.

Issac Luke injury sours Warriors' win over Bulldogs - Top Stories - 6 hours 47 min ago
Warriors coach Stephen Kearney is hopeful Issac Luke will be back sooner rather later despite suffering what appeared to be a serious shoulder injury in the win over the Bulldogs at Mt Smart.

Person trapped with serious injuries in west Auckland car crash - Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:51
Two people are injured, one seriously, after a two-car crash in west Auckland.

Mini crossbow craze alarms Chinese parents - Top Stories - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 00:40
Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China - and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials.

Heavy rain for Coromandel, BOP and Gisborne - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:34
Heavy rain continues to pelt the east of the North Island, causing surface flooding and slips.

Queenstown explodes into Winter Festival mode - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:16
Spectacular fireworks exploded over Queenstown as thousands of locals and visitors celebrated the Southern Hemisphere's biggest winter party.

Harry Potter still keeping fans spellbound 20 years on - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:10
Dressed in a long black gown and holding a wand, George Massingham is keen for everyone to know he is a Harry Potter super fan.

Tom Cruise keeping toasty in chilly Queenstown - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:09
A frosty Tom Cruise and a gloved up Ving Rhames are keeping toasty during Queenstown's Winter Festival. 

Canterbury mayors call for Government to rethink immigration changes - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:03
Canterbury mayors say there are not enough Kiwis to fill jobs in the region's farms and businesses.

Recap: Wests Tigers v Gold Coast Titans - NRL Round 16 - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:45
Nearly a basement battle as Tigers host the Titans at Campbelltown Stadium.

Robber attacks scrap metal yard staff member with hammer in Waipukurau - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:42
A hammer-wielding robber attacked a staff member at a Hawke's Bay scrap metal business, but didn't get any money.

Two Auckland buildings confirmed as having combustible cladding, but there could be more - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:37
Two Auckland high-rise apartment buildings have been identified as having combustible cladding in the wake of London's Grenfell Tower blaze.

Lions tour: Lions manager John Spencer confident attack in Auckland restaurant is isolated incident - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:32
British and Irish Lions manager John Spencer says he is confident the attack on him in an Auckland restaurant was an isolated incident.

Thompson family trio bridge generation gap on rugby field for Riverton club - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:30
Three generations of Riverton rugby players are set to take to the field for the same team in the same game.

Weta Workshop set to unveil its 'most exciting reveal yet' - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:20
Weta Workshop is promising to unveil its most exciting reveal yet at this year's Comic Con.

Kelly Tarlton's penguins predict All Blacks, Lions winner - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:20
Forget months of training and well-calculated game plans, the fate of the first Lions test is set to come down to the predictions of a couple of feathered locals. 

One dead, four injured in highway crash near Karitane, Otago - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:13
One person is dead and four others are injured after two cars crashed on State Highway 1 in Otago.
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