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A nation in ruins

Despite aftershocks and lack of power and water, rescuers have turned their attention to saving those who remain buried and caring for the thousands left homeless.

Council vetoes living wage plan

Auckland Council staff have told a local board that it cannot pay the "living wage" to its swimming pool attendants because it would set a precedent for other council…

Kiwi's Sam Smith pic goes viral

A portrait of Sam Smith by a Kiwi artist has gone viral on social media after the music superstar shared it with his 3.6 million followers on Instagram.



Can US shale oil swing it?

With OPEC ceding control for the first time since the 1980s, U.S. shale oil has been anointed the world's new "swing producer" by everyone from ConocoPhillips and Goldman…


Powerful 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal

A powerful, magnitude 6.7 aftershock has shaken the Kathmandu area of Nepal, a day after the massive earthquake devastated the region with more than 1900 deaths.

Quake's 'massive long roar'

Kiwi hikers trekking down from Mount Everest base camp have described their panic when the devastating quake - which has killed at least 1800 people - hit.

Gallipoli 100: Birth of the Anzacs

Tears and pride on Gallipoli peninsula

More than 10,000 Kiwis and Australians stood together on Gallipoli peninsula to mark the centenary of the ill-fated campaign and to honour the Anzac troops who fought…

Life & Style

Review: Deco Eatery, Titirangi

Getting invited out to dinner by a restaurant reviewer is not as good as it sounds. Frank Bruni, the erstwhile restaurant critic at the New York Times, made all the…





Wellington: Trenchant tales

Te Papa never does anything by halves. The new exhibit, 'Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War', to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landing, is an extraordinary event.


Anzac mateship as strong as ever

The special relationship is the bond encapsulated in the word "Anzac", the union of the soldiers of this country with those of Australia during the ill-fated Turkish…



Rugby: Medical tests for McCaw

All Black captain Richie McCaw will undergo medical tests this week to determine his availability this weekend after being momentarily knocked out in the Crusaders'…


Rugby: Waratahs keep Rebels at bay

The Waratahs have held out the Melbourne Rebels 18-16 to set the stage for a potentially decisive Super Rugby Australian conference derby with the Brumbies in Canberra. In…

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