Leading Headlines

Taupau's throat-slit downplayed

Speaking at the post-match media conference, Mannering downplayed Taupau's violent challenge while crediting his performance for lifting the Kiwis' spirits.

Young tramper washed off track

US student Allison Willen was making her way, alone, through flood water covering a section of the Young Valley walking track when she was swept to her death.




Dachau liberation a "beautiful day"

Survivors and liberators alike recalled on Sunday the horror of the Dachau concentration camp and the overwhelming relief of its liberation 70 years ago.

Man, 101, pulled from rubble

Rescuers have pulled a 101-year-old man alive from his ruined home a week after Nepal's earthquake claimed at least 7200 lives.

Life & Style

Does Aunty Pippa know the name?

Relatives have flocked to Kensington Palace to meet the new princess as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge settle in to their new life as a family of four.





Deborah Hill Cone: How loss set me free

I can't believe it. I'm a finalist in the Canon media awards for my columns - in the 'humour' category, writes Deborah Hill Cone. The irony strikes "with the force of…


Win 'impossible to describe'

Kiwis halfback Shaun Johnson isn't often lost for words, but he struggled to sum up the impact of the New Zealand's 26-12 victory in Brisbane on Sunday afternoon.


Rugby: Sharks subject for Hurricanes

Publicly, the Hurricanes don't want to discuss the playoffs but as their bumper season continues to roll along, it's the burning topic of conversation outside the team…

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