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The All Blacks lost. Yes, it is unthinkable. But yes, it has happened. France beat us. Horribly. And no its not over. We have to play again. Against the Springboks. For third place! So yes, in short, it is awful.
“Helen Clark seems to be the only New Zealander pleased that the All Blacks lost their World Cup semi-final match”, Sport Minister Murray McCully said today.
Yesterday's launch of the election campaign's by Labour, National and NZ First leaders, looked like they all took lessons from their US colleagues. John Howard reports.
As New Zealanders arise numb from this morning's horror at Twickenham, politicians must pick themselves up to fight the election campaign. Labour will be tempted to revel in the "doom and gloom", National must find a way out of it.
The All Blacks lost against the French today because they lacked pride in themselves and their country, Mauri Pacific Leader Tau Henare said today.
Taking nothing away from the Wallabies victory - they played very well and the All Blacks poorly - but there are lessons for World Cup contenders, fans and organisers in the refereeing of tonight's Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney.
The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.
A Cairo-bound EgyptAir Boeing 767 that crashed off the US coast on Sunday killing 217 people on board plummeted towards the Atlantic Ocean in "a very rapid descent," the head of the US National Transportation Safety Board has said.
Responding to the hints of a couple of US Lord of The Rings websites – http://www.lordoftherings.com/ and http://www.onering.net/ - Scoop earlier this week informed its star Hobbit paparazzi of a reported sighting of Gandalf’s exploding trees in Upper Hutt.
"National's latest policy theft from Labour demonstrates just how bankrupt of ideas, tired and compromised they are," Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said today.
New Zealand has been slated for its large increases in CO2 emissions since 1990, at an international climate change conference in Germany this week.
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Herewith the full list of thirty list candidates for Libertarianz, the party aiming to get Nanny State off our backs, out of our pockets, and out of our lives. These people are not committee joiners, scout leaders or bureaucrats - they are passionate ...
On Thursday the Australian Federal Government announced that it and state government's would spend a massive A$480 million to complete the rail link between the northern and southern coasts - nearly 90 years after the idea was first floated. John Howard ...
Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today revealed his party's mental health strategy. "Like all our other policies, the emphasis is on individual responsibility. We believe each person should fund their own health costs through savings, insurance ...
Disruption at the National Party campaign launch in Auckland today, by supporters of the Labour-Alliance bloc, is a sign of the parties' absolute desperation, Enterprise and Commerce Minister Max Bradford says.
“For too long New Zealanders have had their earnings taken from them by thieving governments. This proposed Libertarianz Budget â€" officially released today - gives people their money back,” says Libertarianz Finance Spokesman Julian Darby.
Saturn and Telecom announced today they had signed an Internet Traffic Agreement covering 0867 calls.
The biggest laugh of campaign week five came from the Libertarianz on Thursday. Deputy Leader Richard McGrath said he was tempted to join the National Party after Annette King claimed the government was responsible for a 'sexually transmitted disease time-bomb'.
The Carter Columns - In "On The Left" this week, Jordan Carter writes about employment and why it is a "key defining policy point" between Parliament's left and right factions; and more importantly about the social costs of unemployment.