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Manhunt for motel killers

Police are hunting two men after a killing at a central Auckland motel. A 54-year-old man died in hospital after what police say was a violent incident in his motel…

Standout performances for the ages

The Boxing Day feats of Brendon McCullum have underlined his favouritism to win this year's supreme Halberg Award. Andrew Alderson selects another six of the finest…

Family's vigil for missing teen

Family members of a missing teenager were keeping an emotional vigil on a Northland beach last night - the latest incident in a horror start to the holiday season in…

Portable cots put kids at risk

A survey of portable cots for sale in New Zealand has uncovered potentially fatal safety defects - including folding mechanisms that could trap a child's neck.


Ed Sheeran most popular on iHeartRadio

He made his international acting debut with Shortland Street cameo, sold out tickets to his New Zealand tour in minutes and now British singer Ed Sheeran has notched…


Putin scraps holidays

Russia's economy will shrink by around 4 per cent next year as a result of falling oil prices and ongoing financial turmoil…

Kiwis' $404m splurge

Shoppers spent a record-breaking amount on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, according to figures released by Paymark today.



Meet our new columnist

A stint as a schoolyard human billboard urging teachers to vote for United Future sparked a political passion that has led…

Coups save face for Obama

Assumptions that President Barack Obama was a lame duck, counting down his last quarter after Republicans seized Congress, were confounded by several White House coups…

Life & Style

Five of the best: Coastal walks

Get outside and explore the New Zealand coastline we are so well known for. Fingers crossed, you will be blessed with a refreshing sea breeze as you tackle these top…



Quiz: 2014 Year in Review

It was the year baby George visited NZ, a rogue Kiwi comedian died and Germany won the FIFA World Cup. But what else made…

News gets viewers riled the most

The most complained about television show in New Zealand this year was ... the news. Nine of the top 10 programmes targeted by disgruntled viewers were flagship news…




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