Leading Headlines

'There's nothing racist about it'

NZ First leader Winston Peters has defended embattled Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga - saying he is partly qualified for the job because he is Samoan.

Te Reo Maori

It's cool to korero


St Peter's College are making it "cool" to korero with boys learning some of today's most common teenage expressions in Te reo Maori.



Kiwi misses out on prison pardon

A New Zealander jailed for insulting religion in Myanmar is still behind bars despite nearly 7000 prisoners being pardoned by the country's president.


'We'll win the TPP war'

Trade Minister Tim Groser insists the government will win the political "war" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal once the facts and figures can be laid out.


Sexist lessons at Gloriavale

Politicians will demand answers from education bosses over what the extreme fundamentalist school is teaching girls - besides how to expertly wash men's clothes.

Life & Style






Swimming: Boyle through to 400m final

New Zealand's best swimmer Lauren Boyle is through to the final of the 400m freestyle on the opening day of the world championships in Kazan, Russia. Aucklander Boyle…


Rugby: Blake Gibson makes big impression

There is a logjam of talented loose forwards in Auckland's ITM Cup squad, but put the ring on the fact that Blake Gibson will start somewhere in the front-line mix. The…

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