Leading Headlines

Andrew Mulligan: We need this title

Hurricanes fans have been through it all. We've endured most things. We're expecting this title tomorrow night. We need this title tomorrow night, writes Andrew Mulligan…

China offers hope for dairy

Finance Minister Bill English says the current review of tariffs in the China New Zealand free trade agreement was one of the things that could benefit the dairy sector…



Britain swelters, Aussies snicker

Britain experienced its hottest July day for 160 years as temperatures hit 36.7C. Roads melted and hundreds of trains cancelled or delayed over fears that tracks would…

Bodyboarder mauled by shark

Surf lifesavers on jetskis combed the waters in northern New South Wales to find a shark that mauled a bodyboarder, leaving him fighting for his life.


Pharmac TPP fears dismissed

Leading American trade economist Professor Peter Petri is optimistic that the Trans Pacific Partnership will turn out to…


Joe Biden praises NZ in video

New Zealand has never been a more "consequential" partner of the United States than now, says US vice-president Joe Biden…

Sonny Tau may face legal consequences

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry said the Department of Conservation was giving priority to the investigation, now in its third week, but it was "complex."

Life & Style



Top Gear row floors co-host

Richard Hammond has been left in the lurch since Top Gear ended, revealing he had cleared the decks to film the next season before his run on the television show came…



Know your own bum

An aversion to the word moist and an old anti harassment in the workplace poster.



Thrush hoping to leave on high

Coaches don't have a bad word to say about Jeremy Thrush. The Hurricanes lock strikes you as the type of player that coaches love to work with - he's determined, eager…

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