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The man who would be PM

It was at the old Portland Hotel restaurant in Wellington in 1998 that David Cunliffe was told his time had come to stand for Parliament.


Quake shakes Japan

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Japan's Meteorological Agency says…

Sibling rivalry reaches fever pitch

For brothers Liam, 10, and Ryan, 7, sibling rivalry has reached its peak ahead of Monday's World Cup final. Liam is backing Germany while Ryan is supporting Argentina…

So close, yet so far for adventurer

Scott Donaldson says he'll be 'irked for a long, long time' after he was rescued from high seas kilometres from completing a 3-month odyssey across the Tasman Sea in…

Chickenpox: The parties to avoid

Parents are being warned against "chickenpox parties" because the highly infectious disease can be fatal, or lead to severe complications and permanent disabilities. Medical…

Casino's rule bars cancer patient

A woman undergoing chemotherapy says she felt humiliated after being turned away from a Hamilton casino because she didn't have a doctor's note saying she needed to…

New plane for dream destinations

The arrival of Air NZ's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner does not herald the start of lower airfares - but travellers will get access to new international destinations.

App prevents selfie-destruction

A filter that blocks sports stars from sending dodgy messages or photos on social media, saving them from potential scandals, has been welcomed by NZ player agents.

The Block ready to move in soon

Contractors have started laying the foundations at a central Auckland site for the four homes which will feature on the new series of the The Block NZ. Builders and…



Banking boss helps migrants

BNZ's head of migrant banking, Frank Cui, reckons he has a pretty good grasp of the challenges immigrants face when building a new life in NZ.

Guidance for young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs can tap the business secrets of experienced directors and mentors through a new fund kicked off by the University of Auckland Business School.



Life & Style

Tina Shaw: Ripples in a pond

Tina Shaw talks to Rebecca Barry Hill about her connection to provincial New Zealand and why she is drawn to dark crime.

Your Money


Rugby: Brumbies seal playoff spot

First-five Matt Toomua scored a hat-trick in a man-of-the-match performance to spark the Brumbies to a 47-25 win over the Force on Friday, sealing their place in the…


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