Leading Headlines

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…

Author's success no fantasy

Friends teased her as a child, but Hamilton 22-year-old Yvette Willemse is now a proper author with a four-book contract with an American publisher.

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.



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.

Chinese buyers to convert farm land

Chinese interests have bought two farms north of Auckland spanning 94ha which will soon be rezoned from rural to urban, allowing vast new housing estates to be built…


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



De Goldi the cutting edge

This is a cross-over novel of "stories within stories within stories". We're told at the start it's written by a supine, seriously-injured survivor of some major disaster…





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…

Five classic Wales v Australia encounters

For the first 80 years in the rugby rivalry between Australia and Wales, the tests were close and uncompromising. Since the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup, the Wallabies…

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