Leading Headlines

A community in shock after the death of 10-year-old Alex Fisher is rallying around his devastated family, with a poignant healing ceremony performed before a vigil tomorrow…

Author's success no fantasy

Friends teased her as a child, but Hamilton 22-year-old Yvette Willemse is now a proper author with a four-book contract with an American publisher.

55,000 guns imported each year

More than 500,000 firearms, worth $242 million, have been legally imported into New Zealand over the past decade, newly obtained figures have revealed.

Rugby World Cup

Wallabies ones to beat, says Waugh

The ripples won't take long to reach New Zealand, but former Wallabies captain Phil Waugh believes Australia have wrestled Rugby World Cup favouritism from the All Blacks…



The great crawl of China

If you thought the traffic was bad in New Zealand then spare a thought for the poor motorists who were left stranded in this 50-lane traffic jam.


Christchurch CBD awakens

It wouldn't be fair to say the rebuild in Christchurch had gone smoothly, but there seems to be a renewed sense of optimism…

Chinese buyers to convert farm land

Chinese interests have bought two farms north of Auckland spanning 94ha which will soon be rezoned from rural to urban, allowing vast new housing estates to be built…


Fewer investor checks under TPP

The TPP could halve the number of major foreign investments in New Zealand which need to pass "good character" and business experience tests.

Life & Style






Magic Mooloos claim Shield

A hat-trick to Waikato halfback Brad Weber carried Waikato to a stunning Ranfurly Shield win in Napier, halting Hawke's Bay's tenure at 11 successful defences.


RWC: The hits keeps coming for Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster has come under fire from two of the men tipped to succeed him if the England head coach pays for the World Cup fiasco with his job. Northampton coach…

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