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Highlanders thump Chiefs

On a night that hearkened back to the franchise's formative years, the Highlanders created a little slice of history and remained right in the hunt for another.

All square for All Whites

New Zealand has gained a point in their opening match of the Under-20 World Cup against Ukraine, but they will wonder what might have been.

Campbell trumps Henry

Campbell Live's final broadcast last night received the show's highest ratings ever, with more than half a million viewers tuning in.

Rugby: Carter shines back at 10

The Crusaders learned one big lesson last night. You can take the boy out of the No 10 shirt - but why bother? Daniel Carter, after a season of inching forward, took…


Meet the new Greens co-leader

The Wellington-based MP, who has only been in Parliament for seven months, was confirmed as the successor to Russel Norman at the party's AGM this afternoon.


A 'handful of senators' to blame

Without action by midnight Sunday, a number of tools that permit law enforcement to pursue and investigate suspected terrorists will expire.

Watch: Volcano erupts in southern Japan

A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into…



Auckland's projects revealed

Surplus Crown land at Manukau, Avondale, Massey East and Hobsonville are set to be offered up to private development companies.

Life & Style

Wine: Taste buds on a trip

Your horoscope said something about taking a walk on the wild side this weekend, didn't it? So here are three wines that will take your taste buds on a memorable trip…



Serenading Cinderella

Australian director Lindy Hume has had fun reworking New Zealand Opera's La Cenerentola from the production that was first aired by Queensland Opera two years ago.




First Take: Naholo makes it look so easy

Highlanders 36 Chiefs 9 It wasn't as misty as the fog final in 2006 but there was a special southern tinge about conditions as Super rugby went on the road to Invercargill. All…


Rugby: Sharks topple Rebels

A two-try haul from skipper Scott Higginbotham wasn't enough for the Melbourne Rebels to achieve a break-through win in…

Rugby: Brumbies fight past Bulls

The Brumbies have kept their hopes of a Super Rugby finals berth alive after beating the Bulls 22-16 at GIO Stadium on Friday night. But they face an anxious wait to…

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