Leading Headlines

Big dry - nation at risk

Rain forecast for this week is unlikely to offset a soil-parching big dry that has put much of the country at serious fire risk and begun to hurt farmers in hot-spot…

Kiwis' trip more than a Sunday drive

Four Kiwi mates will travel 16,500km together across 20 countries, five mountain ranges and three deserts in a "farcically small" car as part of an international charity…


Laptops, tablets add to cost burden

Nearly four in five Auckland secondary schools now ask or permit students to bring a device such as a laptop or tablet - potentially adding hundreds of dollars to back-to-school…


NZX looks at conflict after buy

Sharemarket operator NZX is reviewing its governance structures to ensure conflicts of interest - or the perception they exist - do not arise from growth in the company's…


Greek leader vows to pay nation's debts

Greek finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis had a tense meeting with Eurogroup leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem in Athens on Saturday, bringing forward a trip to meet his counterparts…


Has Key met his match?

A poll has revealed 55% of voters think Little is potentially a better match for PM John Key than his Labour Party leader predecessors.

Life & Style

Anti-flu drug useful, study finds

Controversial anti-flu drug Tamiflu has been found to be useful, in the latest scientific study, at reducing the impact of influenza and keeping people out of hospital…





Catton funding money well spent

If Eleanor Catton was a politician she might be in some difficulty today. For it turns out that while she vented her feelings about New Zealand's "very shallow, very…



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