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End of an era for Santa

Auckland's famous Santa will not be back in its usual place on the Whitcoull's corner on Queen Street this coming Christmas.

'The definition of a hero'

Quick thinking, adrenaline and a childhood spent swimming swollen rivers proved useful for Deane O'Connor when he jumped into icy water to save a man.

Boy, 12, taunted from stolen laptop

"Low-life" thieves stole a family's courtesy car then logged into a 12-year-old boy's Facebook page and taunted him, saying "Catch me if you can I'm the ginger bread…



Blackout compensation on hold

Vector says compensation from this month's power cuts - which affected 85,000 customers - won't be discussed until the cause of the fire that sparked them was known.


Life & Style

Coming of age too late?

If what might've happened at seventeen 50 years ago is now happening in our mid-twenties, are we a generation of late bloomers, or even non-bloomers?


Your Money



Rugby: Highlanders add trio

The Highlanders have signed Tasman duo Alex Ainley and Marty Banks and Taranaki wing Waisake Naholo. Ainley has had a strong…

Rugby: Slade called up to Barbarians

The Barbarians have called up last weekend's Bledisloe Cup match winner Colin Slade to take on Australia at Twickenham on November 1. The New Zealand first-five converted…


League: Beale replaces Watene-Zelezniak

The curse of Kiwis' wingers has continued, with exciting youngster Dallin Watene-Zelezniak ruled out of the Four Nations tournament. The Penrith star has a "minor fracture"…

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