Leading Headlines

Mother hails birth hero cop

Giving birth on the side of a motorway during rush hour with a policeman playing midwife is not how Shanelle Curtis expected to welcome her first child.

Tourism drives economy higher

New Zealand's tourism sector is on track to overtake dairy as New Zealand's biggest export earner and the country will soon crack three million visitors a year.

Te Reo Maori

It's cool to korero


St Peter's College are making it "cool" to korero with boys learning some of today's most common teenage expressions in Te reo Maori.


Scrubbing out city's graffiti

Two years of defence against graffiti vandals is bringing visual relief to communities used to waking up to a blight of spray-painted tags spoiling streets, buildings…


Speaker resigns over scandal

The speaker of Australia's House of Representatives resigned Sunday following weeks of accusations that she used taxpayer…

Iran buckles at nearly 70C

Iran is buckling under the pressure of a huge heatwave passing across the Middle East, with temperatures soaring to nearly 70C.


KiwiSaver funds thrive on weak dollar

The research and ratings agency has released its latest survey on KiwiSaver funds and found currency had a big part to play in which funds had the highest returns.


'We'll win the TPP war'

Trade Minister Tim Groser insists the government will win the political "war" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal once the facts and figures can be laid out.

Life & Style

In today's Bite: Winter seafood

Find all your favourite bits from today's Bite magazine online. Follow the hyperlinks in Jo Elwin's editor's letter and lose yourself in bite.co.nz.



Review: Racy return for classic tale

Michael Hurst's racy adaptation is true to the spirit of the play rather than the letter, with Athenian women strutting the stage as Sex and the City-style cougars





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