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'We're playing for you'

Brendon McCullum writes: Our team has received incredible support and it's this sense of belonging that we take into the final today. Our motivation is to play for you…

Hemp smoothie maker pulls ads

A popular salad and sandwich chain has been ordered to pull advertising for its top-selling hemp smoothie because it made it sound like the drink could get you high.

Mums save in nappy price war

Prices of nappies have fallen so sharply that one retailer estimates combined discounts from its stores alone will top $1m over the next year.

Pot of Goldie at end of rainbow

When Tim and Charlotte Vickers bought a stunning Edwardian villa, they secretly hoped to find a long-forgotten painting by Charles F Goldie tucked away in the attic. The…

Wish comes true for cricket couple

Aucklander Paddy Singe and his wife, Anne, will be among the 100,000-strong crowd at the MCG for today's Cup final - a last-minute present for the couple's 34th wedding…

Black Caps not afraid of losing

Among the pile of questions, odd and cerebral, thrown at Brendon McCullum yesterday was whether he'd rein his style in given the size of the occasion at the Melbourne…


A darker side of the moon

Sky-gazers will soon have their last chance for nearly three years to witness Earth casting its shadow across the Moon.

The Forgotten Millions

The pain of a life left behind

"As I write to you, I feel so much sadness because you stayed behind in Syria on your own. You are far away and the war in Syria has grown distance between us."

Grandmother takes on huge role

Sometimes Fatma's granddaughters want to talk about their old life in Syria. They lived in a nice house in Aleppo and went to school every day.


Two books, one Steve Jobs

Exactly how big a jerk was Steve Jobs, and what does this teach us about management? These are major questions of the moment, with a new book about Jobs coming out…


Deadly floods strike in Chile

Communities in Chile's northern desert region dug houses and cars out of the mud and worked to re-open roads yesterday after floods pummelled several cities and left…

Scientists create night vision eye drops

It might sound like something straight out of Q's laboratory or the latest Marvel film but a group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that…

Life & Style


Design & build: Episode 11

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share their proud moments and pitfalls every week.



Kiwi band pen Black Caps anthem

Award-winning New Zealand band - and cricket fanatics - Phoenix Foundation have penned a special tribute to the Black Caps ahead of tomorrow's Cricket World Cup final…



Comment: When will I be a Kiwi?

Heather du Plessis-Allan wonders: At what abstract point do we decide an immigrant has earned the right to call him or herself a New Zealander?


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