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Cricket: Keeper holds key

BJ Watling's return to fitness remains pivotal to New Zealand's hopes of achieving a rare test win against Australia when the series opener starts at the Basin Reserve…

Endless surge strains DHB

New immigrants to Auckland unfamiliar with the health system are turning up to hospitals when they should be going to doctors, MPs on the Health Committee heard yesterday…

Cattle breach escapes penalty

Environment Canterbury is standing by its decision not to fine or prosecute Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias and her businessman husband Hugh Fletcher after photos emerged…

National

Peters' $100k fishing challenge to PM

Winston Peters has offered to pay John Key's favourite charity if the PM can find evidence that the New Zealand First leader has been fishing in his Northland electorate…

World

How Trump learned to win

The Donald Trump who won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide is a different candidate from the one who finished second…

Business

Michael Hill's IRD challenge still alive

Jeweller Michael Hill's claim that Inland Revenue breached its duty to treat taxpayers consistently remains alive after the tax department failed to have it thrown out…

Politics

Life & Style

Steal her style: Lady Gaga

There was the meat dress, the egg, and myriad stiff, face-enfolding wigs. But if her recent outfits are anything to go by, it looks like Lady Gaga's dress sense has…

Video

Entertainment

Travel

Kia Ora: Mangaweka

The Rangitikei town of Mangaweka, gateway to the water, charms Elisabeth Easther.

Opinion

Sport

Rugby

Rugby: Leaupepe case from a bygone era

The likelihood of a George Leaupepe in modern rugby is highly unlikely, according to Auckland Rugby high performance manager Ant Strachan. Leaupepe said he and many…

Leaupepe's story not an isolated case

The unfortunate case of George Leaupepe has demonstrated the depths of despair the early generation of professional rugby players reached while also highlighting how…

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