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Cold and wet weekend ahead

Keep the raincoats, scarves and umbrellas at the ready as heavy rain and strong winds are forecast to lash the top of the North Island this weekend.

Photos: 10 new life forms

They perform feats of amazing acrobatics, create intricate works of art and some just look weird - but until last year these species were completely unknown to science…

Do you have an endangered name?

Christopher and Robert are on the brink of extinction as children's names. But other old standards such as Brian, Kevin, Peter, Paul and Stephen are even rarer, having…

Budget 2015

Police examine protest footage

Police are going through video footage of protesters at Auckland's Convention Centre after peaceful chanting turned aggressive.

Budget draws battle lines for election

The Budget was a rock of certainty and continuity in a sea of almost surreal politics played out most visibly and vividly by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the…


Generation debt can benefit from advice

A student loan is a loaded financial gun. Only just out of short pants, thousands of teenagers Pass Go by turning 18 and stepping straight into generation debt, Diana…



Yes or no? Ireland votes on gay marriage

Ireland's voters were deciding whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum…

Life & Style

What's on this weekend

No plans for the weekend yet? We've handpicked the top five things to do around Auckland this weekend.







Rugby: Blues could trip up Canes

It should be a walk in Eden Park. The Blues barely have enough troops to pick a match-day 23; they are down on loose forwards, experienced players and direction from…

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