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Tangi preparations were under way last night for a 21-year-old man who died after he fell from his kayak in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

'This is bulls**t, mate'

Aussie tennis star Nick Kyrgios loses his mind at Wimbledon, stops trying for an entire game because he's mad at the umpire.

Row over prime land

Two Auckland Council bodies are at loggerheads over whether 20ha of land at Hobsonville Pt should be used for housing or a film studio.

Into the unknown

Greece has given Europe a mighty political shock but also placed its own future on the line after voters rejected terms for bailing out its crippled economy.

Burglar too hi-vis for own good

A man deliberately dressed like a council worker to lure an elderly woman away from her house in a plush Auckland suburb so his mate could break in: court.

Golf: Lee gives NZ golf big boost

New Zealand has three representatives - Steven Alker, Danny Lee and Tim Wilkinson - with full status on the PGA Tour this year but before yesterday none had won.


Ask Phoebe: Cat statue - two tales

I am interested in the statue of a cat sitting on a ball reaching for the sky that stands in the courtyard of the winter gardens in the Auckland Domain.


Shorten's approval ratings slump

Bill Shorten's approval ratings have plunged to an all-time low according to two new opinion polls, which have piled pressure on Australia's Opposition leader.

Yoko angry over Jihadi John

Nicknaming Isis (Islamic State) terrorist Mohammed Emwazi "Jihadi John" is an insult to the memory of John Lennon, Yoko Ono has said.

Greece's Finance Minister resigns

In a shock announcement, Greece's Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says he's resigning, despite the Govt having secured a resounding victory for the 'No' vote.


Milford Asset loses wholesale clients

Milford Asset Management has lost five wholesale clients, including financial services provider Mercer, since its $1.5 million settlement with the FMA last month.


Top US military commander visits NZ

The United State's top Pacific military commander is in New Zealand on his first visit in the role and will hold talks with the Prime Minister and Chief of Defence Force…

Reforms to EQC outlined

Government has outlined the changes it wants to make to insurance cover after natural disasters, including a doubling of the cap on building cover to $200,000.

Life & Style




The great selfie-stick debate

Are selfie-sticks a dangerous annoyance or are we being too sensitive? Our travel editors take opposing sides in the argument.




Photos: All Blacks land in Samoa


The All Blacks have arrived in Apia on the island of 'Upolu where they will play Manu Samoa on Wednesday. It's the first time the All Blacks have come to the Samoan…

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