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70 reasons why we love NZ

Waitangi weekend includes so much protesting that it's easy to forget that this little country at the bottom of the world is one of the greatest places.

No kids and in your 40s?

Most New Zealanders getting divorced are in their mid-40s and don't have kids, and the "seven-year itch" is a myth. In fact, Statistics New Zealand figures show, couples…


Motorcyclist killed in crash named

Police have released the name of the motorcyclist killed after a crash in New Plymouth on Friday night. He was 51 year old Cornelius Van Der Watt of New Plymouth. Mr…


Alarm spreads with Zika virus

Health officials have warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries…



PM: Sex-toy toss a bad look

His right-hand man was the target of a hurled dildo at Waitangi but Prime Minister John Key says he will consider making a return to the country's spiritual birthplace…

Nothing beats an honest bribe

If I was a greedy, grasping, socialist, I would be totally underwhelmed by Labour leader Andrew Little promising free "post-school" education.

Life & Style




Whakatane: Souvenir trap

I've bought some pretty quirky stuff while travelling. Lately there have been a lot of carved wooden weapons; I blame the 10-year-old for those.


Your health: Managing teenage stress

Hi Sandra, our daughter is going into her last year at school, she has always got quite stressed about exams and achieving high marks. She's been named head girl of…



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