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NRL Nines Live Updates

Welcome to our rolling coverage of the NRL Auckland Nines. An overcast day with the odd shower will greet the 16 NRL clubs for day one of the NRL Nines at Eden Park…

Fatal night out: A town on knife-edge

Two teens are killed in a stolen car fleeing police. As the driver - their friend - must face justice, the fingerpointing begins. Kirsty Johnston visits a divided Featherston…





No charges for flinging pink dildo

Torrential rain and Prime Minister's absence meant it was an uncharacteristically subdued day at Waitangi, until it was livened up by a flying dildo.

Life & Style

Do manners still matter?

When it comes to children, is etiquette still important? Or, Asks Jane Phare, is this generation ruder and harder to teach?



Hollywood's new golden girl

Brie Larson doesn't even remember filming the most emotionally charged scene in Room. She recalls the adrenaline and the exhaustion, but none of that explains why she…


Te Ara Moana: Following the sea trail

You don't have to go to the Abel Tasman National Park to enjoy sea-kayak camping along a beautiful stretch of sheltered coastline. Just 45 minutes from the central city…




Nines: Thousands flock to meet stars

Shaun Johnson was mobbed like a rock star as thousands of league supporters descended on central Auckland yesterday to party with their sporting heroes.

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