Leading Headlines

WINZ ram-raided, torched

A 60-year-old Blenheim man has been charged with arson and burglary after a Work and Income building was ram-raided and then set alight early this morning.

Kiwi soldiers' Antarctic Xmas

Being far from his children on Christmas Day is hard for Major Brett Grieve, especially when he's stationed in Antarctica, but he knows it's all part of his duty, he…



Where are real Xmas cards?

Handwritten Christmas cards will always stand out from the deluge of e-cards sent out these days, writes Debra Chantry.

Sealegs fined $8000, censured by NZX

Sealegs Corp, the amphibious vehicle maker, has been fined $8,000 and publicly censured by the New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal after failing to maintain the…



Plan for 14 units upsets quiet street

Residents of a quiet no-exit Meadowbank street where homes are worth up to $1.9 million are angry Housing New Zealand plans to "slap down" 14 units in their midst.

Life & Style

Why a hug is healthy

If you're struggling to get your beloved under the mistletoe this year, then help is at hand.



Merry Xmas from Defence Force

Hear from the men and women from the New Zealand Defence forces serving around the world as they 'shout out' to their families and friends back home.


2014's big celebrity moments

What a year in the world of celebrities: Clooney quit the bachelor club, Jay-Z suffered a lift belting, Iggy Azalea bloomed and Chris Hemsworth was named Sexiest Man…


Where to see Northern Lights

Choose your sky-gazing destination based on the other attractions available to minimise disappointment if the aurora borealis doesn't play ball, writes Megan Singleton…



Quicks keen on fast pitch

The Black Caps' quick bowlers are licking their lips at the prospect of a fast and bouncy Boxing Day pitch in Christchurch. After seven weeks on largely lifeless wickets…

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