Leading Headlines



Francis drops some holy beats

Pope Francis yesterday toured parts of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, a country wracked in recent years by civil strife that to an extent played…

HIV-dating app link

An "explosion" in the use of mobile phone dating apps has helped drive a surge in HIV infections among teenage boys and young men in Asia, according to a new United…

UK set to join air strikes in Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron is preparing to give the go-ahead for air strikes on Isis tomorrow after Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn was forced into a climbdown…


Housing NZ boss to head Metlifecare

The head of the government agency at the centre of the government's social housing policy, Housing New Zealand's Glen Sowry, is quitting to become chief executive of…

Free-trade talks between NZ and EU

A free-trade agreement between NZ and the European Union has been discussed at a meeting between Prime Minister John Key and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


Green Party accuse PM of hypocrisy

Mr Hughes cited Climate Action Network which said National had increased subsides to the oil, coal, and gas industries sevenfold since it was elected in 2008.

Life & Style

Harry: I hated Eton, wanted to be bad

Prince Harry revealed yesterday he had hated Eton and that he "wanted to be the bad boy" as he visited a Cape Town youth centre that works to rehabilitate gang leaders…







Lomu boys sing duet for dad

Draped in his No 11 All Black shirt, Jonah Lomu's coffin was carried on the backs of his pall bearers into the South Auckland church where his final farewell was held…

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