Leading Headlines

The great crawl of China

If you thought the traffic was bad in New Zealand then spare a thought for the poor motorists who were left stranded in this 50-lane traffic jam.

Chinese buyers to convert farm land

Chinese interests have bought two farms north of Auckland spanning 94.4ha which will soon be rezoned from rural to urban, allowing vast new housing estates to be built…

Rugby World Cup

The World's Cup: Welsh ghost busters

The Welsh squad may be having plenty of fun at their haunted hotel but coaches are anxious the players don't lose too much sleep when the ghosts come calling.





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



Why Nicki Minaj deserves your respect

Nicki Minaj is often cited as "feuding" with fellow pop stars. But Tess Nichol says there are solid politics behind her comments and the star deserves more credit.


Kia ora: Ophir

Elisabeth Easther finds gold in a charming hamlet in Central Otago.




Drunk World Cup predictor

In the latest episode of Champagne Rugby, the ACC introduce the drunk man Rugby World Cup predictor. Who has he got to win…

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…

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