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Live chat with Wynne Gray

Join us here for a live chat with Herald expert Wynne Gray following the World Cup match between the All Blacks and Tonga in Newcastle.

Autopsy gives police new leads

A community in shock after the death of 10-year-old Alex Fisher is rallying around his devastated family, with a poignant healing ceremony performed before a vigil tomorrow…

Rugby World Cup

All Blacks: 'Kiwis are nervous?'


With the All Blacks in Newcastle are Gregor Paul and Patrick McKendry, and from high up in the stands with the AB's captain's run behind them they keep you informed…


24 hours of delays for passengers

Disgruntled passengers booked on a Malaysia Airlines flight from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur were told not to talk to media by airline manager.


Intifada urged after week of violence

A week of violence between Israelis and Palestinians has spread to the Gaza Strip, with Israeli troops killing six in clashes on the border and Hamas calling for more…


Christchurch CBD awakens

It wouldn't be fair to say the rebuild in Christchurch had gone smoothly, but there seems to be a renewed sense of optimism, in the business community.


Fewer investor checks under TPP

The TPP could halve the number of major foreign investments in New Zealand which need to pass "good character" and business experience tests.

Life & Style

Brunch review: Bluebells Cakery

Bluebells has become famous after opening its first sweet cakery in Hillsborough three years ago. This sister store is roomier and offers a wider variety of sweet and…







Magic Mooloos claim Shield

A hat-trick to Waikato halfback Brad Weber carried Waikato to a stunning Ranfurly Shield win in Napier, halting Hawke's Bay's tenure at 11 successful defences.

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