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70 reasons why we love NZ

Waitangi weekend includes so much protesting that it's easy to forget that this little country at the bottom of the world is one of the greatest places.

No kids and in your 40s?

Most New Zealanders getting divorced are in their mid-40s and don't have kids, and the "seven-year itch" is a myth. In fact, Statistics New Zealand figures show, couples…



Alarm spreads with Zika virus

Health officials have warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries…



Crackdown on Kiwi OE

Another British law change has just made it harder for Kiwis to live and work in the United Kingdom.

PM: Sex-toy toss a bad look

His right-hand man was the target of a hurled dildo at Waitangi but Prime Minister John Key says he will consider making a return to the country's spiritual birthplace…

Nothing beats an honest bribe

If I was a greedy, grasping, socialist, I would be totally underwhelmed by Labour leader Andrew Little promising free "post-school" education.

Life & Style



Hey, hey they're The Monkees

The Monkees, the original reality TV stars whose band was conceived as a show, are returning with a new album and tour for their 50th anniversary.


Whakatane: Souvenir trap

I've bought some pretty quirky stuff while travelling. Lately there have been a lot of carved wooden weapons; I blame the 10-year-old for those.


Your health: Managing teenage stress

Hi Sandra, our daughter is going into her last year at school, she has always got quite stressed about exams and achieving high marks. She's been named head girl of…


NZ sizzle in Sydney to make sevens final

New Zealand will play Australia in the final of the World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney tonight after holding off Fiji 14-12 in a tense and at times testy semifinal…


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