Leading Headlines

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.

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…

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.

Rugby World Cup

Five classic Wales v Australia encounters

For the first 80 years in the rugby rivalry between Australia and Wales, the tests were close and uncompromising. Since the inaugural 1987 Rugby World Cup, the Wallabies…

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…


Chemical leak at police yard

There are currently five trucks in attendance with another one en route to the station on the corner of Stanley Street and…




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







The World's Cup: Welsh ghost busters

The Welsh squad may be having plenty of fun at their haunted hotel but coaches are anxious the players don't lose too much sleep when the ghosts come calling.

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