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One dead after crash

A 32-year-old woman was attempting to do a U-turn when her vehicle was struck by a logging truck outside of Te Puke this morning, police say.

Sellout expected for WC opener

A sell-out crowd of 25,000 are expected to watch the opening match of the Under 20 World Cup between New Zealand and Ukraine at North Harbour Stadium today. There were…

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.

All eyes on NZ's U-20s

New Zealand will kick off Fifa's under-20 tournament against Ukraine today in front of a potential global audience of 200 million.

Steve Braunias and the $1.4b walk

The Big Read: The Waterview Connection is the biggest and most complex roading scheme in NZ. Steve Braunias puts on sensible shoes to see history in the making.

'Our dad was an honest cop'

In the family's first ever interview, the daughters of a police officer involved in the Crewe murder case say their father would never have planted evidence.

National

23 games in 22 days for WC mates

The group left Wellington last night and were due to arrive in Auckland in the early hours of this morning for the tournament opener between New Zealand and Ukraine.

World

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…

Business

Saving for family values

Revolving credit mortgage means you borrow only when you have to and makes your money work harder, writes Mary Holm.

Politics

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

Video

Entertainment

Weekend Rewind: Screen queens

We've had a great range of queens on New Zealand screens over the years - from the beauty queens of the 60s, 70s and 80s, to a glorious array of drag queens, plus our…

Travel

Opinion

Sport

Rugby

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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