Leading Headlines

Beware the 'stray-at-home' dad

Growing numbers of men are looking after their children to let their spouses pursue careers but this can come at a terrible cost, writes Lucy Cavendish.

Past haunts transgender wedding

Despite being officially recognised as a woman in New Zealand, a transgender Kiwi has been told she cannot use her "female name" to register her marriage.



After Blatter: where to now?

Sepp Blatter may be vacating the president's chair but the embattled organisation has a lot of work to do to clean up its…

Cameras taken in lion park probe

The camera of an American woman mauled to death by a lion in South Africa has been taken by police investigating what prompted the big cat to pounce.

Fifa's top sponsors welcome changes

For Fifa's top sponsors, the resignation of Sepp Blatter is just the first step in restoring the reputation of football's governing body and regaining the fans' trust…



Ex-ministers to Key: Prove Saudi claim

Phil Goff and Jim Anderton challenge John Key to release any documents he has suggesting the Labour-Progressive Government considered settling a grievance with a Saudi…

Nats opposed door to separate MPs

Judith Collins tonight released emails that show a $30,000 door that will separate Labour MPs from National MPs sharing a floor in Parliament House was opposed by the…

Life & Style

Do TV judges need to be nice?

1. Should judges on TV shows be nicer after what happened on X Factor? I was always honest and direct with contestants but I never wanted to be cruel. You have to respect…




Top spas on the high seas

Land-based luxury is taking to the water, while some cruisers will soon be able to climb aboard the Millennium Falcon in a Jedi Training experience.


Hooters is a poor man's sexy

Would we be so disgusted if Hooters was a swanky new Viaduct bar that hired waitresses dressed in silk pencil skirts and stockings? I don't think so, says Verity Johnson…



Rugby: Penalty count a weak point

Liam Messam leads the way with 21 penalties and one yellow card, with Ben Franks (18 penalties) and Richie McCaw (17 penalties, plus one yellow card) also high-profile…


Barrett to return on Friday

Hurricanes first-five Beauden Barrett will return to Super Rugby against the Highlanders on Friday night but is unlikely to kick goals. Barrett has recovered from a…

Black Ferns squad named for Canada

The selection of two New Zealand sevens players marks the naming of the Black Ferns squad to tour Canada later this month. Honey Hireme and Selica Winiata, fresh from…

Rugby: NZ U-20s thrash Scotland

New Zealand have opened their World Rugby Under 20 Championship campaign in style with a 68-10 thrashing of Scotland in Parma. Once they had worked out the often mysterious…

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