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New parking zone plan

Auckland Transport is developing residential parking zones which will have a time limit, but allow residents to purchase parking permits.

Bribery claims over Saudi farm

A controversy over the spending of millions of dollars on a overseas businessman's farm in Saudi Arabia has boiled over in Parliament with accusations of bribery.



Sister puts Aussie PM under pressure

Australian MP Tony Abbott faces increasing pressure on the issue of a same-sex marriage referendum, with criticism now from his lesbian sister Christine Forster.

Helen Clark makes power list, again

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has been named alongside Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton in Forbes' list of the world's 100 most powerful women.

DJ kills bunny on air

Danish radio presenter bludgeoned a baby rabbit to death with a bicycle pump whilst debating animal rights live on air.


Westland Milk payout held- tips lift

Hokitika-based Westland Milk said its farmer payout for 2014-15 would remain at $4.90-5.10 per kg of milk solids but that its suppliers could look forward to a $5.60…


Warning on new blackmarket drug

The use of a black-market drug in the Auckland area that has caused deaths overseas has sparked a warning from Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.

NZ paid for farm, but has no rights

New Zealand spent more than $11.5 million to help establish a demonstration farm in Saudi Arabia - but does not have any contractual rights to access it.

Life & Style

How to befriend your parents

Once you get past parental frustration, it's possible for a friendship of sorts to emerge, writes Lee Suckling. However, it takes effort on your part as the adult child…







State of Origin: The best and worst

New South Wales take on Queensland in the State of Origin series opener in Sydney tonight. Nzherald.co.nz takes a look at the best and worst of the Australian series…


Rugby: Black starts again at No 10

Otere Black will wear the No 10 jersey for the league-leading Hurricanes when they meet the Crusaders in Nelson on Friday night. The 20-year-old made his first Super…

Relief as Tew keeps Retallick and Savea

After presiding over the departures of a growing number of talented young men from the game, NZ Rugby boss Steve Tew will today announce some good news - the signings…

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