Leading Headlines

$30m pokie fraud case

A former chairman of Harness Racing NZ and three others have been charged over an alleged $30m pokie fraud, in the biggest case ever of its kind outside of a casino.

PM aware of Sabin issues

Prime Minister John Key has said he only became aware in December of the personal reasons behind Mike Sabin's sudden resignation as Northland MP.

Kathmandu issues profit warning

Kathmandu's stock slumped 19 per cent to a two-and-a-half year low after the outdoor goods retailer said Christmas and January trading lagged behind expectations.

Big drought - whole nation at risk

Rain forecast for this week is unlikely to offset a soil-parching big dry that has put much of the country at serious fire risk and begun to hurt farmers in hot-spot…

National

Business

Xero customer sales up 79pc

Xero, the cloud-based accounting firm, said customer sales are tracking 79 per cent ahead of the year earlier in the first nine months of its financial year, in…

Synlait cuts milk payout forecast

NZX-listed South Island dairy products manufacturer, Synlait Milk, said it had revised its forecast milk price for the 2014/15 down from $5.00 per kg of milk solids…

World

Politics

Little's strong start reflected in poll

Support for both Labour and National has gone up in the latest TV3 poll, the first major poll of the year, which reflects similar results to the Herald DigiPoll December…

Life & Style

Today's Bite: Summer seafood

Find all your favourite bits from today's Bite magazine online. Follow the hyperlinks in Jo Elwin's editor's letter and lose yourself in bite.co.nz.

Video

Entertainment

Travel

Botswana: Plains of passage

John Coomber meets Africa's most majestic animals in their own environment and is lucky to see elephants following an ancient waterhole trail.

Opinion

Sport

Cycling: Kennett recalled to NZ team

Youth gets its opportunity at the world track cycling championships in Paris this month. Cycling New Zealand have today named an 18-strong squad which includes newcomers…

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