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A number of Kiwis deported from Australia for past crimes have since offended here, and one man is known to be wanted by police.

Sallies brace for needy Christmas

Salvation Army volunteers are bracing themselves for a bumper Christmas - of assistance to families facing a struggle to keep afloat through the season of goodwill.

Bank lends $327m to green firms

In an effort to lower carbon emissions in New Zealand, Westpac has publicly revealed the amount of lending committed to fossil fuel and environmentally friendly companies…

Council's $15m for theatre

Auckland Council has agreed to pay $15 million towards the $60 million to $70 million cost of restoring the heritage St James Theatre in Queen St.

Little rings in changes for Labour

Labour MP Kelvin Davis is set to replace Nanaia Mahuta as Labour's Maori Affairs spokesperson and move up the rankings in Labour leader Andrew Little's reshuffle. In…



Bad Santa steals helicopter

Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a helicopter.




Next year Auckland will elect a new mayor, council and local boards. What should be written into their job descriptions?


Nearly a year into its tenure on the United Nations Security Council, including as President of the Security Council in July, it is timely to consider what impact New…

Life & Style



All aboard for whale tale

When Ron Howard first read the script for In The Heart of the Sea, he had no idea it was a true story, let alone the real-life inspiration for the iconic 1851 novel…



Opinion: Don't sweat the small stuff

There is a tremendous quote attributed to the late, great author and poet Maya Angelou, which declares "I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way…


Rosberg wins Abu Dhabi GP

Nico Rosberg completed a hat trick of victories to end the Formula One season when he won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, profiting from a questionable tire strategy…


Tributes flow for Jonah Lomu

The Governor-General has paid a moving tribute to Jonah Lomu, telling thousands of mourners "we will not see the likes of him again".

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