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Family's vigil for missing teen

Family members of a missing teenager were keeping an emotional vigil on a Northland beach last night - the latest incident in a horror start to the holiday season in…

Bar stool crash man back home

Jane Watts said last goodbyes to her severely injured husband five times and could only have dreamed she would spend another Christmas with him.

News gets viewers riled the most

The most complained about television show in New Zealand this year was ... the news. Nine of the top 10 programmes targeted by disgruntled viewers were flagship news…

Standout performances for the ages

The Boxing Day feats of Brendon McCullum have underlined his favouritism to win this year's supreme Halberg Award. Andrew Alderson selects another six of the finest…

Portable cots put kids at risk

A survey of portable cots for sale in New Zealand has uncovered potentially fatal safety defects - including folding mechanisms that could trap a child's neck.

National

Ed Sheeran most popular on iHeartRadio

He made his international acting debut with Shortland Street cameo, sold out tickets to his New Zealand tour in minutes and now British singer Ed Sheeran has notched…

Business

Putin scraps holidays

Russia's economy will shrink by around 4 per cent next year as a result of falling oil prices and ongoing financial turmoil…

Kiwis' $404m splurge

Shoppers spent a record-breaking amount on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, according to figures released by Paymark today.

World

Politics

Coups save face for Obama

Assumptions that President Barack Obama was a lame duck, counting down his last quarter after Republicans seized Congress, were confounded by several White House coups…

National, Labour both on the rise

Labour's popularity has jumped three percentage points in the first political poll since Andrew Little took over the leadership and the first major poll since the election…

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Video

Entertainment

The Big Read: Rod Stewart

Fresh from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and a Vegas residency, Rod Stewart is returning to New Zealand. He talks to Russell Baillie about his hilarious autobiography…

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