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Six balls that decided the final

Life can get pretty tough when you're a talisman and you're having one of those days when you just can't "talis". So it was with New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum…

Oil summit meets in Auckland

Oil and gas sector leaders meet in Auckland today as the industry confronts depressed global prices and conference delegates face protests from environmental activists…

Joel Little back to help Lorde

Lorde could be back in the studio any day now to record her second album after collaborator and co-producer Joel Little tweeted about his return to New Zealand to team…

Police find sunken vehicle in search

Police searching for a missing 11-year-old boy and his stepfather have gone back into the water at Curio Bay in Southland, where they have found a vehicle earlier identified…

National

Winston won't play ball: Key

Prime Minister John Key does not believe Winston Peters will be any more willing to work with National now he is the Northland MP.

The Forgotten Millions

The pain of a life left behind

"As I write to you, I feel so much sadness because you stayed behind in Syria on your own. You are far away and the war in Syria has grown distance between us."

Grandmother takes on huge role

Sometimes Fatma's granddaughters want to talk about their old life in Syria. They lived in a nice house in Aleppo and went to school every day.

Business

Zespri bounces back after Psa

The first shipment of New Zealand kiwifruit set off from the Port of Tauranga yesterday, marking the start of a season that…

Greece prepares for 'rupture'

Greece's Government is prepared for a "rupture" with creditors in its bailout talks and is being deliberately vague about its intentions as a negotiating tactic, says…

World

Clues to pilot under pressure

One year before he made the cut for Lufthansa's elite flying school, Andreas Lubitz worked at a Burger King behind a car…

Voters defy militants

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for democracy in Africa yesterday as Nigerians resolutely cast their votes amid shootings by Islamist militants and…

NSW win may help Abbott

Mike Baird's comfortable victory in Saturday's New South Wales election has taken some of the heat off Prime Minister Tony Abbott, according to pundits - but has also…

Life & Style

Review: Woodpecker Hill, Parnell

The newest restaurant in Parnell achieved something special before even opening for business. Supplanting a pub charmingly called The Bog, it reduced by one the number…

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