Leading Headlines

National, Labour on rise

Labour's popularity has jumped three percentage points in the first political poll since Andrew Little took over the leadership and the first major poll since the September…

NZ's Christmas Bethlehem baby

The first baby born in Bethlehem on Christmas Day was not a boy in a manger but a little girl in the Bay of Plenty, who received gifts of hooded towels, rattle toys…

1-year-old pool victim 'beautiful'

Family members arriving at a Christmas Day get-together found police cars outside the home after a little relative drowned in a swimming pool set up in the backyard.

National

Business

Meridian pick propels Craigs to top spot

Selecting Meridian Energy was the key to Craig Investment Partners taking the top spot in the 2014 Broker Picks competition. The power generator and retailer's instalment…

Sealegs fined $8000 for rule breach

Sealegs, the amphibious vehicle maker, has been fined $8000 and publicly censured by the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal after failing to maintain the minimum…

Kiwi closes gap on Aussie dollar

The New Zealand dollar may continue to push near decade-highs against its transtasman counterpart as weak commodity prices sap investors' appetite for Australia's economic…

World

Anger and betrayal in Little Havana

Miami's Southwest 8th street, known locally as "Calle Ocho", is like no other in America. Elderly Cuban men hunch over domino tiles in Maximo Gomez Park, grunting at…

Politics

GCSB saga: Reporter receives apology

In a last minute year-end coda to the serpentine illegal GCSB spying saga, a political reporter has received an apology from Parliamentary Service over a breach of her…

Plan for 14 units upsets quiet street

Residents of a quiet no-exit Meadowbank street where homes are worth up to $1.9 million are angry Housing New Zealand plans to "slap down" 14 units in their midst.

Life & Style

Why a hug is healthy

If you're struggling to get your beloved under the mistletoe this year, then help is at hand.

Video

Video

Merry Xmas from Defence Force

Hear from the men and women from the New Zealand Defence forces serving around the world as they 'shout out' to their families and friends back home.

Entertainment

Travel

Where to see Northern Lights

Choose your sky-gazing destination based on the other attractions available to minimise disappointment if the aurora borealis doesn't play ball, writes Megan Singleton…

Opinion

Sport

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