Leading Headlines

Speech leads to student stand down

A student who gave a speech at school about the failure of teachers has sparked controversy, and led to Anela Pritchard being told she had to take time away from Napier…




NZ dollar falls as Greek impasse weighs

The New Zealand dollar fell as downbeat business confidence and soft building intentions stoked expectations for deeper interest rate cuts than previously thought.


Cyberbullying law passes

The controversial law is designed to crack-down on cyber-bullying, but opponents have warned it is too vague and could be used as a weapon against free speech.

Peters: No comment on coup

New Zealand First members have refused to comment on whether deputy leader Tracey Martin faced a challenge for her position.

Life & Style

Who's most at risk of rickets?

Researchers have pin-pointed the key risk factors for rickets in a study of nearly 60 Kiwi children identified with the serious bone growth disorder.






Rugby: Chiefs lock in assistant coaches

The Chiefs have confirmed their coaching staff for the next two seasons with Tasman ITM Cup coach Kieran Keane and Canada's national forwards coach Neil Barnes joining…


How final will be decided

Chris Rattue looks at the big match-ups for Saturday's Super Rugby final between the Hurricanes and Highlanders in Wellington. Where will the match be won? Hurricanes…

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