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Lions tour: No longer mission impossible for Lions whose test picks strike fear - UK media - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:44
It's no longer mission impossible for the Lions, but still "phenomenally hard" as buoyant British media brace for the test series with an invigorated belief.

Queen: Second Auckland-date added as tickets go on sale - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:38
Queen fans will have a second-chance to see their champions.

The schoolyard corner where Roger Tuivasa-Sheck secretly played 'tackle' - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:35
Mayfield Primary School's most celebrated old boy, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck went back to school on Tuesday.

North Korea carries out another rocket engine test: US official - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:35
North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its programme to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official says. 

Christchurch schools want temporary accommodation spending repaid - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:33
Some schools "expect" to be repaid after the Ministry of Education failed to budget temporary accommodation into their rebuilds.

Burglar sold grandmother's belongings - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:32
A burglar who sold almost all his grandmother's belongings to second-hand dealers while she was on holiday has been branded "the lowest of the low". 

Bjorn Baker looks to keep good run going to win family battle - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:32
Bjorn Baker is chasing his father, Murray, and wants bragging rights for this season in terms of winners, with a late-season charge that has him turning up with three last-start winners at Randwick on Saturday.

Vaccinations should be compulsory for 'the greater good' - vaccine inventor - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:30
A visiting vaccine expert believes New Zealand should follow Australia's lead and make vaccinations compulsory for all children.

The cycle of a car fanatic: The man who pedals faster just to hear car exhaust tones - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:24
OPINION: It's been said that nobody preaches like the converted, so let's put that to the test.  I'm one of them. A rego-dodging freeloader on your road, to be saluted with an angry honk and a wave of the fist. Yes, I'm a cyclist. Let the sermon begin.

Disneyland secrets: It's much more than just a theme park - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:20
There's a splash of Disney magic the second we walk into the park. A gaggle of children sweeps through security behind us, surrounded by an entourage of adults that includes bodyguards and assistants. In their midst is mom, looking more serene than most at the park.

What we don't want to see on The Block NZ - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:19
With the new series of The Block NZ about to hit our screens this Sunday, it's timely to pass on a few tips to this year's Blockies.

Oracle bosses Sir Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison lament 'one-sided' America's Cup match - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:47
America's Cup boss and Oracle supremo Sir Russell Coutts has conceded Team New Zealand "have the better package" and is disappointed by the one-sided final in Bermuda.

Best & worst dressed celebrities of the week - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:32
In this week's red carpet roundup, Katie Holmes keeps it fresh, Helen Mirren makes us happy and Iggy Azalea strikes a strategic pose.

America's Cup great Dennis Conner cheering for a Team New Zealand victory - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:31
'Mr America's Cup' is barracking for a Team New Zealand victory.

Kerikeri man 'lives through kindness' - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:25
Strangers in a Northland street have opened their hearts and wallets by giving a return flight to Kenya, flights to Europe, and countless offers of a bed for the night to Kerikeri man Leo Stirling.

Canterbury may have hit 'peak cow' with incoming rules - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:15
Canterbury may have reached "peak cow" due to new environmental rules that will limit pollution from farm animals, a farming leader says.

Lions tour: Steve Hansen gets a bit scratchy when it comes to Kieran Read - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:10
What the hell is Steve Hansen thinking?

Irish people taste test Kiwi chocolate, L&P, and pineapple lumps for the first time - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:10
Leave the pineapples alone - they're fine in their skin.

Overheated British schoolboys rebel against shorts ban by wearing skirts - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:09
Amid an intense heat wave, dozens of British schoolboys went to class wearing girls' uniform skirts when the head teacher would not relax a dress code banning the more suitable option: shorts.

Prison sentence for father who caused son's death - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:04
The soul of a grieving Southland mother was "ripped to pieces" when finding out her partner caused the death of their infant son.
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