Leading Headlines

Good samaritan bashed

An Auckland woman been seriously injured after she was struck on the back of the head when she stepped in to stop a bag snatcher.

Syrian airstrikes launched

The US and partner nations have begun their first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles.

Real estate agent fights poo charge

If it looks like faeces and smells like faeces, it's still not necessarily faeces. That's what real estate agent Grant Campbell Tucker will argue in the Auckland District…



Terry Serepisos to stay bankrupt

Terry Serepisos won't be automatically discharged from bankruptcy next month because authorities have formally opposed his release. Serepisos, a property developer…

Five extremes in 24 hours

Tourism New Zealand and a travel agency have teamed up to promote the possibility of five extreme activities in a day in the South Island.

Election 2014

'We must stop the leaks'

Labour leader pushes for early leadership contest but indicates he will not leave Parliament if he is ousted.


Life & Style

Stop feeling guilty about food

If it's part of a balanced diet, and a generally healthy existence, then shouldn't we enjoy it? Food is so much more than just fuelling our bodies, writes Delaney Mes…


Your Money


SpaceX breaks ground on new spaceport

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence…


Cruden axed and 'deeply embarrassed'

Shamed All Black Aaron Cruden could face further punishment after a boozy night out in Auckland saw him miss an airport check-in and the tour to Argentina and South…


Opinion: Cruden will bounce back

Going on a drinking session before a long-haul flight to Argentina was an extremely poor decision by Aaron Cruden, one that seems totally out of character, writes Patrick…

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