Leading Headlines

Blogger hacked to death

A prominent blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said.

Tourist driver punched

Police are warning people not to take matters into their own hands after a motorist punched a tourist driver in the face and took his keys.

Aussie police appeal for information

Police in Cairns have appealed to the public for information as they try to piece together the final movements of Kiwi found dead in the city centre in suspicious circumstances…


Queen Elizabeth :ANZAC service


The giant cruise liner Queen Elizabeth has docked at Auckland's Queens Wharf this morning and will form the backdrop of a tribute to New Zealand's Anzac soldiers today…

PMs begin cricket sledging

The slegding between NZ and Australia that can be expected on Eden Park tomorrow began tonight between Prime Ministers John Key and Tony Abbott.


NZ wine sales improving in North America

Consumers trading up to premium wine and an improved economy is behind a 19 per cent boost in North American sales to 425,000 cases for New Zealand's largest listed…

Business confidence on the up

New Zealand business confidence improved in February as recent gains in dairy prices turned sentiment around in the agriculture sector, and as low interest rates stoke…


Life & Style



Cricket: Martin Crowe 'Not out'

The World Cup legend, 52, who is battling terminal cancer, played in a legends knockabout at his beloved Cornwall Park today, before making a brief appearance in front…



On track to Laos in the lap of luxury

In a style that acknowledges the extravagant comforts of early 20th-century travel, Sarah Marshall sips prosecco on a train trip from Bangkok to Vientiane.



Highlanders earn ugly win

The Highlanders scored a late try through Waisake Naholo to earn their first win of the season against the Reds in Dunedin.

Cricket World Cup

Steve Waugh sledges his own side

Former Australian captain says Black Caps are favourites to win tomorrow, saying "It will be a parochial home crowd in Auckland. It's very difficult place to play and…

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