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Give flag vote a chance

Former All Black great Sir Brian Lochore has urged Kiwis to be open-minded about the flag, as it is the first time in history they were able to vote on it.

National

Business

Updated 9 min ago

Mobile search surpasses PCs in US for 1st time

Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal…

Farmers in 'better shape' for low payout

ANZ New Zealand boss David Hisco says the country's biggest bank is working closely with rural customers as falling dairy prices begin to bite, but farmers are better…

Fletcher flags $650m to $690m earnings

The Canterbury rebuild's imminent conclusion and business sales will push New Zealand's biggest listed business to make operating earnings of between $650 million to…

World

Life & Style

A star is born - mostly in January

If your own international rugby dreams have been thwarted but you want your son to one day pull on the All Black jersey, plan ahead and try for a January baby.

Video

Video

Mike Hosking video bombed

So Mike Hosking's been doing his new segment called 'Mike's Minute' and Mulls has been making a habit of video bombing it. Here's 'Mulligan's Minute'! Source: Crowd…

Entertainment

Travel

Opinion

Sport

Luatua urges Blues to win

Steven Luatua will replace Jerome Kaino as skipper of the Blues and has challenged his team to finish their final five games of the season undefeated.

Rugby

Rugby: Carter comfortable at 12

If Dan Carter wants to be playing more at first five for the Crusaders, he's not showing it. The All Blacks first five's final Super Rugby season has seen him largely…

Loss of key players leaves big holes

The Blues will likely be without loose forward Jerome Kaino and utility back Charles Piutau for the rest of the season, so let's look at how damaging their absences…

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