Leading Headlines

Player dodges conviction

A Blues rugby star tipped to be a future All Black has dodged a conviction for drink driving because a judge believed it would impede his 'stellar career'.

Michelle Obama's Saudi controversy

Saudi officials deny they blurred out US First Lady Michelle Obama, but her decision not to wear a headscarf, and don blue, not black at the late King's funeral, is…


Heat hampers Arthur's Pass fire fight

Efforts to contain a large scrub fire which ripped through more than 300ha at Arthurs Pass this week may take longer than initially anticipated, after rising temperatures…


Kiwi dollar tumbles on RBNZ statement

The New Zealand dollar tumbled to the lowest in almost four years and swap rates fell after the Reserve Bank dropped its tightening bias, saying it could raise or cut…

Farmers fear rough ride coming up

Farmers are "battening down the hatches" as they prepare for a low dairy payout this year and as a full-scale drought approaches South Canterbury and North Otago.



Len Brown joins house-hunting fray

Len Brown and his wife Shan Inglis have sold their big South Auckland home and are now getting first-hand knowledge of the city's pressure-cooker house market.

Life & Style



Interview: Paul Simon and Sting

Paul Simon and Sting talk to Russell Baillie about the pair's joint tour that lands in Auckland tomorrow night and New Plymouth on Saturday.



Sam Judd: Carbon crop crisis

History has shown us time and again that the point of chaos arrives in society when people have nothing to eat or feed their families. While this may conjure images…



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