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…


55,000 guns imported each year

More than 500,000 firearms, worth $242 million, have been legally imported into New Zealand over the past decade, newly obtained figures have revealed.



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…




Wallabies ones to beat, says Waugh

The ripples won't take long to reach New Zealand, but former Wallabies captain Phil Waugh believes Australia have wrestled Rugby World Cup favouritism from the All Blacks…


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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