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DIY lawyers derail trials

More people are choosing to represent themselves in court, possibly because of the digital self-help phenomenon, the secretary for justice says.

Updated 27 min ago

Will Lydia Ko return?

The world women's golf No1 survived a few mid-round tremors to steady and add a second national crown, by four shots, to her success last week at the Australian Open…

Taking keys not advised

Police are urging motorists not to take matters into their own hands, following the latest removal of car keys from drivers allegedly driving dangerously.

Updated 58 min ago

On-the-run couple arrested

A couple who were on the run after allegedly assaulting and threatening a woman with a knife and stealing a car have been arrested in Dunedin.

Court rules on Hubbard payout

The biggest investor in one of Allan Hubbard's shambolic businesses has come out on top after a High Court hearing over how much money he is entitled to.

Air strikes make sense - Little

Labour leader Andrew Little told Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in their private meeting that Australia's air strikes against Isis in Iraq make sense.

Students study culture over science

Students beginning university this week are most likely to take a degree focused on human society or culture, despite the ongoing push towards science and technology…


'Cut roads budget by $2b'

Youth lobby group Generation Zero says Auckland Council's planned spending on new roads in its 10-year budget should be cut by $2 billion.


MyFarm launches $5m kiwifruit orchard

New Zealand farm investment company MyFarm, which up until now has specialised in the pastoral sector, has weighed into kiwifruit with the launch of a $5 million orchard…


Offsiders deflect leadership challenge

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull have steered clear of increasing speculation that their Prime Minister could face another…

Life & Style

Drones at your wedding?

Inez Edwards had no clue what a drone was. But when the bride-to-be's photographer suggested it as a way to get some stunning aerial photos of her outdoor wedding, Edwards…



Ko grabs NZ Open crown

The five-hour trip had a few glitches for Lydia Ko before her journey past huge galleries to an 18th hole coronation at the NZ Open. The world women's golf No1 survived…





NZ v Oz: How the odds fluctuated

Saturday's heart-stopping Black Caps v Australia battle wasn't just the focus of tens of thousands at Eden Park and millions watching on TV.

Cricket World Cup

Fine form spurs rush for tickets

The Black Caps' pulsating form in the Cricket World Cup is sparking a surge of ticket sales, and some seats are still available for New Zealand's next outing.

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