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Student dies after taking Fantasy

A student has died and his girlfriend almost stopped breathing after taking the illegal party drug Fantasy in what is thought to be the first fatal case involving the drug in New Zealand or Australia. Shawn Jacob Brenner, 22, fell into a coma on Friday...

Rugby chiefs deal with child bashing

The assault of a 12-year-old boy, allegedly by his father and sister after he missed a rugby tackle will be investigated by the Auckland Rugby...

Virgin sets sights on last NZ obstacle

After the hoopla of its arrival at Wellington Airport yesterday, no-frills airline Virgin Blue begins the hard work today of bringing its cheap...

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Top student run over in front of her friends

Convicted rapist seeks payout

Fletcher,Hucker dominate in spend-up

Four dead in weekend crashes

School sport spies jot down sideline jibes

RSA jackpot rules keep winner poor

Nothing sacred for light fingers

World News

Australian ships in China standoff

Wahid fans rally to pray

British Army pays for sex swaps

Fujimori linked to $2.4b booty

Hundreds die as Tamils regain tiny sliver of land

US Navy asks for riot police to quell Vieques protests

Grand slam for bogus Tiger Woods

Business News

Deciding who pays for baby

Cold comfort found in chilly global prospects

Air NZ-Pratt & Whitney venture creates many jobs

O'Sullivan: Tough pitch in hardball town

North Island power line upgrade costs 'could be halved'

Incubator support launched

'Soft'TV advertising pulls CanWest down

IT News

New disorder, cyberchondria, sweeps the internet

Your e-govt 'one-stop shop'

Success of Microsoft's Tablet PC not written in stone

Net defamation case tests law

Patent backlog threatens NZ innovators

Peter Sinclair: Speaking in tongues

Isle of Man rivals Japan in introducing new mobile phone

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