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A dark silhouette of an unrecognizable man walking along a beach promenade in summer sunrise

Paedophile's jail term should be longer - Kiwi victim 2 hours ago

"I got my life totally stolen from me. I had no childhood because of this monster."

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No 'bonk ban' for NZ ministers: 'They have clear expectations'

Jacinda Ardern won't be following Australia's suit.

Being his first ever job, Nicholas Myintoo had "no idea" what to do. Photo - Getty; video - Paul Henry

Tradie apprentice almost driven to suicide by boss

His abuser is still allowed to hire new apprentices.

An Australian woman suffered burns to 25 percent of her body after a barbecue fire.

Horror BBQ blaze leaves woman with severe burns

The Australian suffered burns to 25 percent of her body after she was engulfed in a fireball.

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Can you spot the Kiwi Easter egg in this Aussie Super Rugby ad?

Temuera Morrison is throwing a wink to Once Were Warriors fans over the ditch.

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Kiwi thief 'halfway across the Tasman' avoids deportation

She stole $6400 of jewellery and tried to sell it on Facebook.

Celebrations filled the streets on Saturday night as more than 3500 people marched in the 2018 Auckland Pride Parade.

Auckland Pride Parade fills the streets

More than 3500 marched, with tens of thousands watching.

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The derelict Sydney property with a $1m price tag

It's apparently a renovator's dream.

Grant Denyer and wife Cheryl were sent a letter from their daughter's school.

Aussie TV host criticised over 'inappropriate item' in daughter's school lunch

Grant Denyer was left 'embarrassed' when her school sent a letter home.

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Melbourne couple welcomes massive baby

He weighed nearly double the average newborn.

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Entire family kicked off cruise ship after massive brawl

Passengers are calling the trip a "cruise from hell".

Caleb Maraku.

Kiwi one-punch teen will be deported from Australia

Caleb Maraku avoided jail, but he can't avoid deportation.

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Melbourne school suspends student who created 'hit list'

He also spoke about killing his classmates.

The categories are: everyday mullet, grubby mullet, ranga mullet, ladies' mullet and junior mullet.

Aussie town prepares for mullet festival

In a celebration of the classic cut, contestants can enter five categories.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 17:  Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce   during House of Representatives question time at Parliament House on August 17, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. Justice Minister is the latest MP to have questions raised over his possible dual citizenship following revelations on Monday that deputy Prime Minister was a dual Australian and New Zealand citizen. Dual citizenship, which is prohibited for members of Parliament under the constitution, has already forced two Greens senators - Scott Ludlum and Larissa Waters - to quit and Nationals senator Matt Canavan to resign as resources minister.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Australia bans MPs from having sex with staff

Thanks to Barnaby Joyce, ministers will no longer be allowed to screw the crew.

Cadbury has recalled some of its popular Caramilk chocolate.

Caramilk recalled after plastic pieces found

Cadbury has recalled a batch of the chocolate in Australia after a contamination.

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Avon no longer calling in NZ

The cosmetics company will be gone by the end of the year.

Four ships have been turned away from New Zealand's ports after stink bugs were found on board.

'No question' jobs will be lost after stink bug crisis

Four ships have been turned away from NZ ports after the insects were detected.

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Mum visited by fake child protection officers

They said they were there to check on her twin babies.

The Rock radio station went through a KFC drive-thru on a lawn mower.

Aussie bloke drives military tank into KFC drive-thru

Sometimes you've just gotta do what you've gotta do to get your fried chicken.