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Will Auckland lose Laneway Festival?

The Laneway Festival has been told today it cannot move to the Auckland Domain, raising the possibility of the country's largest urban music festival moving to Wellington…

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Huntress coming to NZ

The huntress who stepped in the face of the backlash following the death of Cecil the lion is coming to New Zealand.

How to sell your house

Sellers who want their homes to stand out need to get an offer that meets their needs. Here are some pointers from the pros.

Driver charged: 40km in 16mins

A Queenstown shearer has been convicted on a charge of dangerous driving after travelling from Arrowtown to Cromwell at an average speed of 149km/h.

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.



Journalist given second chance

It's been six months since Brian Williams was suspended for exaggerating his role in news stories, but he's still waiting for a start date for his new job.


Gloombusters: Fruit exports surge

Our fruit trade has become a heavy hitter as an export, helping to at least partly offset weakness in the dairy and forest products sectors.


Revise abuse guidelines - Adams

Justice Minister Amy Adams has told police to revise their guidelines so they can secretly warn people if their partner has a history of violent abuse.

Life & Style






'The All Blacks are beatable'

John Eales, an Australian rugby board member, also said that a win in the Bledisloe Cup battle would be a massive boost for their World Cup prospects.


Surplus for provincial rugby

If balancing the books is the name of the game, provincial rugby is continuing to land the goals. Judging the state of…

Rugby: Horwill in line for lock spot

Former captain James Horwill looks set for a lucky recall after the Wallabies' lineout general Rob Simmons was ruled out of Saturday's Rugby Championship decider against…

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