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What the Aussie win means for NZ

The unbeaten Black Caps are now favourites to win the World Cup, but there is still a very long way to go. So what's next and who could NZ face in the quarterfinals?

Stockcar ace fights for life

One of NZ's best stockcar drivers is fighting for his life after being seriously injured in a crash with a logging truck while travelling to the national teams championship…

Ko cruises to victory

Lydia Ko survived a mid-round stutter to add a second NZ Open title to her growing collection of world golfing crowns.

Updated 24 min ago

'This is why I have trust issues'

That dress has been the inspiration for a million parodies, memes and jokes, and reviewers on Amazon have joined in, making fun of the furore over its colours.


Mountain biker dies after fall

A mountain biker has died following a fall from his bike earlier today. At about 9:50am this morning Queenstown emergency services were dispatched after a 58-year-old…

Updated 45 min ago

Four women injured in Kaimai crash

Four women have been injured, one critically, in a road crash in the lower Kaimai area in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Emergency services were called to the accident…


Why politicians get donations

Analysis of election candidate donations has shown a wide variety of businesses are willing to open their wallets for politicians.

Blue Chip creator on $310k paycheck

Bankrupt former Blue Chip creator Mark Bryers is drawing a salary of A$300,000 ($310,000) from a similar business in Australia. Bryers, who has filed an application…


NZ troops can opt out of Iraq

Soldiers may be excused from going to train Iraqi forces in fight against Isis, for personal reasons. The Defence Force says it is part of being a "good employer".

Double coffin for couple

A devoted husband and wife married for 60 years who died within days of each other will be buried together in a double coffin - holding hands.

Life & Style



Astronaut tweets tribute to Spock

The tributes to Leonard Nimoy, who passed away Friday from complications due to lung disease, are pouring in, including from where man once had never gone before. Colonel…




Live: Pakistan v Zimbabwe

Live updates and ball-by-ball statistics of the Cricket World Cup pool B match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Brisbane. Herald app users click here for live updates Commentary Scoreboard Manhattan/Worm Wagonwheel Win…

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