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Warm welcome for heroes

Loud cheering, screams and a sea of cricket fans' mobile phones raised high in the air has welcomed the Black Caps back to Auckland.

MP's mum has sentence reduced

The amount of media attention given to a benefit fraud case involving the mother of MP Carmel Sepuloni has resulted in a district court judge reducing the sentence.

Teacher: 'U shw me first'

A teacher has denied sending photos of his penis to a 16-year-old student, but admitted sending inappropriate messages, including: "U shw me first".

$9.1m Lotto win to help others

'We can't wait to help make other people's lives a little easier.' The winners of Saturday's $9.1 million Powerball prize share how they will spend their money.


The Forgotten Millions

This image sums it up

It is an image that challenges me emotionally every time I look at it, and the more I look, the more it challenges me.

Films give refugees a voice

Ralph Baydoun is a 23-year-old Lebanese videographer based in World Vision's Beirut office and last month we travelled together to some of the more challenging areas…

The pain of a life left behind

"As I write to you, I feel so much sadness because you stayed behind in Syria on your own. You are far away and the war in Syria has grown distance between us."


Air NZ axes Tokyo-Christchurch flights

Christchurch Airport and local authorities are disappointed Air New Zealand is ending services from the city to Japan, saying flights were crucial for tourism and getting…

Erceg mother to pay $27k court costs

The mother of Michael Erceg has to pay $27,000 in "wasted" court costs to her daughter-in-law as part of the High Court fight over the deceased liquor…


Costa Concordia's final shame

The doomed Costa Concordia was carrying a huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine when it set off on its final voyage, investigators have said.

Life & Style

Pass wind: What to do?

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, one reader-submitted query at a time.





Red tape is tying us in knots

It would be impossible to gain design approval and build the Empire State building in under five years in Auckland today, despite modern technology, writes Bob Jones…



Cricket World Cup

Give send-offs the send-off

Batsmen should be able to leave the cricket field without "tasteless" send-offs, former Black Cap and cricketing commentator Mark Richardson says.

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