Leading Headlines

Glenn's trust move will end stoush

Owen Glenn's move to gift his half-share of the Warriors to a charitable trust will end one of his legal disputes with Eric Watson but leave the main battle between…

Swney's $3m ticket to the high life

Tax cheat Alex Swney arranged for the council-funded Heart of the City to pay him nearly $300k annually - despite his role as CEO of the business lobby group being only…

Desperate renters queue for houses

Auckland's booming property market is running out of student accommodation. At one inner-city property this week, up to 150 desperate renters queued up at an open home…

Great whites set up in Kaipara

Eleven great white sharks have been spotted at a single site in the Kaipara Harbour - the largest concentration of the species yet seen in the upper North Island.



Oil slips below US$44 briefly

Oil prices closed higher after a volatile session that saw the New York price drop below US$44 a barrel for the first time…

Second day of falls for NZ shares

New Zealand shares fell for a second day as the kiwi dollar's slide to a four-year low sapped overseas investor appetite for high-yielding stocks.

Share dip 'iPhone 6 effect'

Orion Health has blamed disappointing third quarter revenue, which sent the software developer's shares tumbling to a record low, on its own version of the "iPhone 6…



Life & Style

What's on this weekend

If we're not going hard out at the NRL Nines games or the city fan zone, or buying our Heidi Klum undies, we'll just have to settle for some quality time elsewhere this…



Fire destroys Wellington house

A house fire has destroyed a property in Wellington over night. Fire central communications shift manager Murray Dunbar said fire services were called to the blaze…


Salem - tune in for the TV fantasy

Just as you were about to give up on witches, in come some scheming, dark, violent types to restore their good name, writes Rebecca Barry Hill.




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