Leading Headlines

US cities shut down

Cities from Boston to New York and Philadelphia are shutting down against a monster storm that could be the one of the biggest blizzards in the region's history.



Wool price hits 3-year high

New Zealand lamb wool prices rose to a three-year high last week on increased demand for the fibre from clothing manufacturers in China. The price for lamb wool jumped…

Sky TV shares downgraded

Morningstar financial analysts have downgraded Sky TV shares from accumulate to hold as competition heats up for internet TV. Sky has indicated it will launch its subscription-video-on-demand…

Veteran Spark executive to leave company

Spark New Zealand head of home, mobile and business Chris Quin, a 20-year veteran of the company and one-time contender for the top job, will leave the telecommunications…


What comes after Ebola?

Schools are reopening, but in three Ebola-ravaged African countries, children have had their innocence stolen by a virus.


Len wants to run again - but can he?

The Herald understands Len Brown has the backing of his wife and has told his inner circle he wants to run again for the mayoralty, but may not have enough support.

Life & Style

The latest fast food nightmare

Fast food has been taken to a whole new level at KFC with the Double Down Dog - a hot dog wrapped in a cheese-stuffed chicken breast, smothered in cheese sauce.






Tennis: Sharapova cruises into semis

Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her. Sharapova made all the big points…

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