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Johnathan Thurston feared long-term health damage of playing in farewell - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 22:03
Johnathan Thurston feared he would compromise his health after football if he delayed shoulder surgery and tried to nurse his battered body through to a State of Origin farewell next month.

Kawasaki KLR650 parties like it's 1989 - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:44
They evidently don't make motorcycles like they used to, but it appears that no-one told Kawasaki. For the lightly-revised KLR650 has been with us since the mid-1980s, a period long enough to make it the tuatara of the adventure bike sector.

Wales come from behind to take narrow win over Samoa - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:36
A brace of tries to wing Steffan Evans helped Wales pick up a win over their bogey team Samoa 19-17 in Apia on Friday.

Lions tour: Fit and fired-up Kieran Read says: 'We expect to win, and NZ does too' - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:07
The question was a curly one. But Kieran Read's response perfectly captured the essence of what it means to be an All Black on an occasion like this.

Schools drop trousers from winter uniform, provoking ire from parents - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:00
A mother has pulled her sons from a school after it refused to provide warmer clothing options as part of its winter uniform.

Jetstar apologises to female doctor after flight booking system assumes she is a man - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:00
Jetstar has apologised to a female doctor who lashed out at the low-cost airline when her gender appeared as male on a ticket booking.

Live: New Zealand Warriors v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs - NRL Round 16 - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:45
It's a battle of the top 8 wannabes at Mt Smart Stadium.

Play-by-play: NZ Warriors v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs - NRL Round 16 - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:45
The Warriors' clash with the Bulldogs a play-at-a-time at Mt Smart Stadium.

'Look at those legs' comment at awards ceremony draws indignation - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:12
Some sports fans aren't happy after an Olympic gymnast awkwardly endured comments about how good her legs looked as she presented an accolade at the US National Hockey League Awards on Wednesday night.

The woman once voted the sexist alive dates a man 22 years her junior - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:05
English star Kate Beckinsale is dating a man half her age.

Hairy Maclary author's publishers get charity artwork pulled over perceived copyright infringement - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:00
A street art piece featuring children's character Hairy Maclary has been pulled from a charity Trade Me auction after a complaint from author Lynley Dodd's publishers. 

Schools pave way to healthier teeth by going 'water-only' - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:55
Two Auckland schools are taking a stand against rotten teeth by adopting 'water-only' policies. 

Where are the super-rich spending their dosh? - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:52
While we plebs slurp our $12 laksa lunches and walk to the train station, New Zealand's super-rich are helicoptering to Auckland's Waiheke Island and getting facials with real gold.

Katie Price's new song joins the worst celebrity singles of all time - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:51
It was set to be the sound of the summer, but Katie "Jordan" Price's new single will leave you feeling a little bit like you'll never be warm again.

Angry motorcyclist kicks car, triggering chain-reaction crash on US highway - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:37
It's not clear what made a US motorcyclist so mad he decided to stick his boot into the side of the car next to him on the highway.

First-of-its-kind case as student takes Government to court over climate change - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:27
A student taking the Government to court for failing to properly address climate change will have her day in Wellington's High Court.

Taylor Swift's return to Spotify nets her $550,000 in one week - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:25

After checking her latest bank balance, Taylor Swift might be regretting her lengthy tiff with Spotify.

Hundreds of under 12s waiting months for mental health support in Waitemata - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:13
Hundreds of children are waiting months to see mental health specialists like psychiatrists, as the mental health system comes under strain.

Westpac customers left unable to use eftpos or credit cards thanks to blip - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:10
Westpac says its services are returning to normal after a problem which hit some of its eftpos and credit cards.

Former The Block contestants have bought their first home in New Plymouth - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 18:56
After spending 10 weeks renovating a villa in front of the nation, Cat Glass and Jeremy Hill said they didn't want one of their own - but their love of character homes won out.
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