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Tony Woodcock out of World Cup

Tony Woodcock's Test career is over after the All Blacks confirmed a hamstring injury has ruled their most-capped prop out of the World Cup.

Two explosions kill 30 in Turkish capital

Two explosions at a peace rally in the Turkish capital Ankara have killed at least 30 people, the interior ministry says. Another 126 have been injured.

Post-mortem results reveal head trauma

Police say a post-mortem has revealed the 10-year-old Levin boy Alex Fisher suffered head trauma.

New facilities for Cook Islands atoll

A New Zealand-led multinational taskforce has handed over a new fuel depot and refurbished facilities such as schools and a hospital in a Cook Islands atoll.

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CTU president 'used cannabis' for cancer pain

The President of the Council of Trade Unions, Helen Kelly, has admitted using cannabis to help cope with the side effects of lung cancer.

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Two motorbike riders dead after separate crashes

A motorbike rider who is thought to have been riding in a group of five bikes is dead after two of them collided.

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Aus minister denies Christmas Island allegations

Australian immigration minister Peter Dutton denies the New Zealand government is being kept in the dark about people being held on Christmas Island.

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RWC LIVE: England vs Uruguay

Rugby World Cup: England take on Uruguay at Twickenham. Follow LIVE commentary of the game here.

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North Korean parade marks 70th anniversary

North Korea is holding a massive military parade marking the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party.

Te Manu Korihi

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Rowing club vows to stay put

A rowing club in Levin is refusing to be "bullied" out of its building next to Lake Horowhenua by local Māori who want the club to leave.

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Kiwi hops to two-month high

The New Zealand dollar has hit a near two-month high overnight, touching 67 US cents. So far this month, it has risen more than 4 percent.

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Alternative offer a 'dangerous game', says SFF

Silver Fern Farms has challenged an alternative proposal to its deal with China's largest meat processor, Shanghai Maling, calling it a mystery and urging shareholders to ignore it.

Detained Kiwis bring difficult questions

Power Play - Does New Zealand and Australia's special relationship justify requesting special treatment for New Zealanders being held in detention? (COMMENTS)