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Niwa's yellow submarine

A state-of-the-art underwater glider - the first of its kind in New Zealand - is set to uncover new insights into our offshore environment.

National

Port bosses open to pause

Ports of Auckland is not ruling out a pause in construction on two massive wharf extensions into the Waitemata Harbour.

The Forgotten Millions

This image sums it up

It is an image that challenges me emotionally every time I look at it, and the more I look, the more it challenges me.

Films give refugees a voice

Ralph Baydoun is a 23-year-old Lebanese videographer based in World Vision's Beirut office and last month we travelled together to some of the more challenging areas…

The pain of a life left behind

"As I write to you, I feel so much sadness because you stayed behind in Syria on your own. You are far away and the war in Syria has grown distance between us."

Grandmother takes on huge role

Sometimes Fatma's granddaughters want to talk about their old life in Syria. They lived in a nice house in Aleppo and went to school every day.

Business

Synlait shares fall on $6.4m loss

Synlait Milk's share price has tumbled after the Canterbury-based specialised milk powder manufacturer reported a $6.4 million net loss for the six months to January…

World

Election rout has Sarkozy on rise again

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy bolstered his chances of a return to France's top job after his conservatives gave the Socialists one of their greatest election thrashings…

Minority Qld govt hangs in balance

Queensland's six-week-old minority government hung in the balance yesterday after Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was forced to expel one of her MPs, opening up…

Life & Style

Video

Entertainment

The trick is to love playing music

Cheap Trick might be yet another veteran group on the international nostalgia circuit. But there is a difference, says frontman Robin Zander down the line from the US…

Travel

Japan: Tale of two cities

Twentieth-century tragedy provides a moving lesson in post-war recovery during a visit to Japan's Hiroshima, writes Josh Martin.

Opinion

Sport

Rugby: NZ sides keeping ball in hand

A long-held perception among Super Rugby followers is that New Zealand teams are more exciting to watch. Generally, they run the ball more and play an open game.

Cricket World Cup

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