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LIVE: Jonah Lomu service

Nadene Lomu and her two sons have led thousands of mourners gathered at the Vodafone Events Centre in South Auckland to celebrate the life of Jonah Lomu.

Charles wins support to lead

Prime Minister John Key says Prince Charles 'would be great' as Head of the Commonwealth and that he's not sure why there is any question about it.

Mum-to-be weds after diagnosis

Last week Charlie Nicholson was like any other expectant mother, preparing for the arrival of her baby. Now she's "staring down the barrel of a gun".

The other side of the Ditch

Raven Amiatu, 16, moved from Auckland to Sydney with his family in 2005, the same year student loan support for new Kiwi arrivals was scrapped.

Why Chris Martin doesn't eat

Chris Martin "doesn't need" to eat because he has music. The Coldplay frontman has been fasting in a bid to protect his voice but insists he hasn't suffered for it…



Megacities - building a better future

The future of the city is the future of our society. By 2050, 70 per cent of the world's population is likely to be urban, with many living in megacities of more than…

Trump a liar, or just plain wrong?

For the media to call him a liar might please those who already dislike Trump, but it doesn't do the media much good. Lying is more complicated than simply stating an…



Labour to celebrate 80th anniversary

A dinner to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the election of the first ever Labour Government will bring together a potentially explosive mix of people.

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Bald Angels: The last heads

The last few volunteers bravely lose their locks as the hooter sounds marking one hour and a new world record. Bald Angels big shave at the Turner Centre, Kerikeri…






Today's big tribute for Jonah

Thousands of mourners are expected to descend on the Vodafone Events Centre in South Auckland this morning, to celebrate the life of Jonah Lomu.

Rugby: Black Ferns squad named

The campaign to win the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017 has begun with the wider Black Ferns training squad named today. The 56 players will be part of a 12-month high…

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