Leading Headlines

The Queen is NOT in hospital

Social media and some news agencies were sent into a fluster last night after a BBC journalist tweeted that the Queen had been hospitalised.



Few rescued as hope fades

A total of 14 people have been rescued, but the vast majority of the 456 people on board, many of them elderly tourists…

Cameras taken in lion park probe

The camera of an American woman mauled to death by a lion in South Africa has been taken by police investigating what prompted the big cat to pounce.

Fifa's top sponsors welcome changes

For Fifa's top sponsors, the resignation of Sepp Blatter is just the first step in restoring the reputation of football's governing body and regaining the fans' trust…


Manuka Health looks at global rollout

Manuka Health, the functional food and dietary supplement company, is reviewing capital-raising options to help fund a global rollout of new products said to boost the…


Ex-ministers to Key: Prove Saudi claim

Phil Goff and Jim Anderton challenge John Key to release any documents he has suggesting the Labour-Progressive Government considered settling a grievance with a Saudi…

Nats opposed door to separate MPs

Judith Collins tonight released emails that show a $30,000 door that will separate Labour MPs from National MPs sharing a floor in Parliament House was opposed by the…

Life & Style

How to choose the right GP

A GP is a person with whom you should have a healthy relationship, so you can enjoy a healthy life. Make sure you get the right one for your individual needs.




Movie review: Tangerines

A small war in the contested Black Sea state of Abkhazia is the backdrop to this gripping and focused chamber piece, which made the final five in the best foreign film…


Five top spots to eat in Macau

It's flavour-fusion heaven in Macau. Whether you dine on drunken shrimp, minchi, clams or cod, you'll be delighted, says Megan Singleton.



Rugby: Penalty count a weak point

Liam Messam leads the way with 21 penalties and one yellow card, with Ben Franks (18 penalties) and Richie McCaw (17 penalties, plus one yellow card) also high-profile…


Barrett to return on Friday

Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett will return to Super Rugby against the Highlanders on Friday night but is unlikely to kick goals. Barrett has recovered from a…

Black Ferns squad named for Canada

The selection of two New Zealand sevens players marks the naming of the Black Ferns squad to tour Canada later this month. Honey Hireme and Selica Winiata, fresh from…

Rugby: NZ U-20s thrash Scotland

New Zealand have opened their World Rugby Under 20 Championship campaign in style with a 68-10 thrashing of Scotland in Parma. Once they had worked out the often mysterious…

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