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New plan to cut off smokers in bars

Bars and eating places would be forced to segregate smokers and keep at least half of their public space smoke-free under a proposed law. The half-way smoking ban in pubs and restaurants is a new compromise on a total prohibition proposed last year by Labour and...

The day the calendar stopped

The surfing calendar pinned to Matthew Taylor's bedroom wall still hangs open at May 2000. "He wasn't here to turn it over, so we just haven't...

NZ man dies in avalanche

A New Zealand man has died after being caught in an avalanche while snowboarding in France. Trevor Hales, a 29-year-old formerly of Whangaparaoa,...

New Zealand News

Life pushing 5-year-old into violence

Capital control tower also out of action

Safety on bendy bus 'like Russian roulette'

First Ansett jet flies through test

Mad cow blame put on antelope

Contentious words may go from Anzac exhibition

Crime scene: Missing Hamilton man a concern


World News

Pressure pays off: drug firms quit case

Srebrenica leader faces accusers

Return of EP-3 high on US-Sino agenda

Dioxin fears put out flames from foot-and-mouth pyres

Boy forced to kill dad

British first to outlaw human cloning

Icy plan to quench drought in Pakistan

Business News

Analysts tip further rate cuts

US Fed slams market bears back in cage

Indranet finishes short of target

Parties remain in mobile talks

Why the mega merger is good for New Zealand

Affco shareholders given warning of poor result

No fallout yet from Aussie banks' problems

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