Teachers say children at Swanson Primary School were better behaved when typical playground rules were banished
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Sunday 11 July 2010
Tuesday 06 April 2010
Unjustly fated to “one-hit wonder” status, Paul Fuemana was the voice of the New Zealand duo OMC, briefly famed for their worldwide 1996 smash “How Bizarre”. The song topped the charts in eight countries, including New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and Canada, and reached No 5 in the UK in July that year, bringing Fuemana considerable wealth. Even so, a combination of poor financial management, reckless spending and excessive generosity to friends and relatives meant that this slipped through his hands.
Friday 19 March 2010
With a finish line manoeuvre to exonerate an earlier penalty, Emirates Team New Zealand kept its Louis Vuitton Trophy bacon sizzling and lived to fight another day against Italian rivals Azzurra in their semi-final clash.
Thursday 18 February 2010
As Britain’s America’s Cup challenger, Team Origin led by Sir Keith Mills and skippered by Ben Ainslie, heads south to Auckland for the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta, confirmation came today that they will also open their Audi MedCup campaign in Cascais, near Lisbon, in May.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Prince William arrived in New Zealand to begin his first official overseas trip on behalf of the Queen.
Friday 15 January 2010
Shontayne Hape had a message yesterday for anyone who has queried his call-up into Martin Johnson's Six Nations squad. "I'm a proud Englishman," said the 28-year-old, who was born in Auckland and has played 14 times for the New Zealand rugby league team.
Friday 18 December 2009
It was supposed to be challenging and provocative, but an Anglican church in Auckland over-estimated the tolerance of local Christians. A billboard depicting a dejected Joseph lying in bed with Mary, accompanied by the slogan "Poor Joseph. God was a hard act to follow", was defaced yesterday within hours of being erected.
Monday 16 November 2009
Poor old Eddie Hemmings, the long-suffering English league commentator. Saturday's Four Nations final defeat by Australia was almost more than he could take.
Thursday 12 November 2009
Visitors to a New Zealand oceanarium watched in astonishment when one shark tore a chunk out of another's stomach. But they were even more astonished when four baby sharks tumbled out of the gaping wound.
Monday 12 October 2009
Police in New Zealand today found a body in a drain near where a toddler went missing a week earlier.
Friday 09 October 2009
Walking into Japan's biggest electronic expo is like entering a modern department store the size of a small suburb.
Friday 25 September 2009
Reprising characters familiar from her award-winning short-story collection, Opportunity, Charlotte Grimshaw once more trains her eye on the suburban streets of Auckland and the beaches of the west coast of New Zealand.
Saturday 19 September 2009
I found myself in Milford Sound on the day of the annual Great Naked Tunnel Race. Well, surely it would be rude not to take part?
Wednesday 05 August 2009
New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu is to undergo surgery on a ruptured chest muscle and will be out of rugby for at least four months.
Wednesday 08 July 2009
Passengers on a Great Barrier Airlines flight watched in horror as a propeller came off in mid-air, smashing a window on their aircraft and ripping a door off.
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