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Stockcar ace fights for life

One of NZ's best stockcar drivers is fighting for his life after being seriously injured in a crash with a logging truck while travelling to the national teams championship…  2Comments

Live: England v Sri Lanka

Follow all the live stats and ball-by-ball commentary from the Cricket World Cup match between England and Sri Lanka at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.


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Serious car smash near the Kaimai Ranges

Three people have been taken to hospital following a serious road crash in the lower Kaimai area in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon. Emergency services were called…

Online Lotto ticket takes $1m prize

A lucky punter is $1 million richer today after a Lotto ticket bought online proved a winner last night. A player who lived in the Waikato bought the winning First…

Liner offers help to boatie

One of the world's most famous cruise liners offered to join a rescue mission after five fishermen ran aground in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.


Average Auckland house price $764K

Average asking prices for houses for country smash through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time but in Auckland the rampant market is surprising even the…

Why politicians get donations

Analysis of election candidate donations has shown a wide variety of businesses are willing to open their wallets for politicians.


NZ troops can opt out of Iraq

Soldiers may be excused from going to train Iraqi forces in fight against Isis, for personal reasons. The Defence Force says it is part of being a "good employer".

Double coffin for couple

A devoted husband and wife married for 60 years who died within days of each other will be buried together in a double coffin - holding hands.

Yet more misery for Abbott

For an hour or two yesterday, Australian PM Tony Abbott left the curse of his leadership troubles behind, only to have to endure the curse of the cricket at Eden Park…

Life & Style

Drinking tea may reduce risk of diabetes

Drinking three cups of tea a day can cut the risk of diabetes, says new research. Two studies show that black tea has a glucose-lowering effect that could help prevent…



The genius of Sinead

A couple of topics are off bounds when interviewing Sinead O'Connor - Miley Cyrus to name just one. And fair call. Why anyone would want to waste precious moments…



Real issue beneath our wheels

The road zigs left, then right, like a river winding around the mountain. There's only a ruler length between you and the edge, Heather du Plessis-Allan writes.



Live: Pakistan v Zimbabwe

Live updates and ball-by-ball statistics of the Cricket World Cup pool B match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Brisbane. Herald app users click here for live updates Commentary Scoreboard Manhattan/Worm Wagonwheel Win…

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