Leading Headlines

'He is a consummate liar'

Woman who shared a past life with ambulance worker who sexually assaulted vulnerable women in need of medical aid tells of his arrogance and lying.

Flight attendant's haunting tweet

Flight attendant onboard missing AirAsia flight had tweeted a message of support to families of those lost in MH17 disaster just months before his own plane disappeared…

Missing plane caps year of woe

This year began with the aviation industry celebrating a century of passenger flights - it ends with a jet with 162 aboard missing while flying from Indonesia to Singapore…

Tracking bugs at the beach

Auckland Council is putting final touches to a beach forecast model to let people find out online the level of harmful bacteria in the water for three days ahead.

Kidnap terror haunts family

As Elsje and Coenraad Pretorius gaze into their baby daughter Nadine's eyes there is not a hint of the drama that almost separated them forever in September.



'Humdinger' rally but analysts wary

United States markets head into the last week of the year with a "Santa Claus rally" having lifted them to record highs, picking up momentum from outstanding GDP numbers…



West can't rely on a White Knight

There is a scene in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass in which Alice meets the White Knight who is wearing full armour and riding a horse which he keeps falling…

Life & Style

Four steps to quit smoking

The harmful effects of smoking are well-known, yet many people find it hard to give up. A doctor and expert in addiction…

Idyllic Rural Korean dining experience

When Korean migrant Paul Lee, 65, and his wife Rosa, 62, bought an apple orchard in South Auckland two decades ago they realised it wasn't large enough to be commercially…



Thunderbirds are go

"Thunderbirds are go" will once again be heard on the small screen next year as the 1960s cult-classic is due for a remake…




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