Leading Headlines

Syrian airstrikes launched

The US and partner nations have begun their first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles.

Real estate agent fights poo charge

If it looks like faeces and smells like faeces, it's still not necessarily faeces. That's what real estate agent Grant Campbell Tucker will argue in the Auckland District…

National

NZ@Noon: NZ's favourite biscuit revealed

Stories making headlines around the regions today includes: A 'Zombie town', New Zealand's favourite biscuit is revealed and a long-lost minion with a fairytale ending Bay…

Business

Five extremes in 24 hours

Tourism New Zealand and a travel agency have teamed up to promote the possibility of five extreme activities in a day in the South Island.

Election 2014

Key close to missing Obama call

Prime Minister John Key has been congratulated by US President Barack Obama on his re-election - though he nearly snubbed his call.

World

Life & Style

Cancer survivor's fresh blow

A man who battled and beat cancer as a child has been told he has two tumours growing in his brain - caused by radiation therapy that earlier saved his life.

Your Money

Technology

SpaceX breaks ground on new spaceport

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence…

Rugby

Cruden axed and 'deeply embarrassed'

Shamed All Black Aaron Cruden could face further punishment after a boozy night out in Auckland saw him miss an airport check-in and the tour to Argentina and South…

Sport

Opinion: Cruden will bounce back

Going on a drinking session before a long-haul flight to Argentina was an extremely poor decision by Aaron Cruden, one that seems totally out of character, writes Patrick…

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