Leading Headlines

Piutau set to leave NZ

Charles Piutau is a player the All Blacks definitely didn't want to lose. But it is understood he has been offered and has already signed a deal in Europe.

'I'm just going to step up'

Two teenage girls remain humble today despite being labelled heroes after they helped rescue a man who almost drowned in Wellington Harbour last night.

Prison death: Revenge may 'snowball'

The suspected murder of a Christchurch prisoner in his jail cell is the eighth case in two decades, but one expert fears that gang revenge could "snowball" out of control…

Council employee's tell-all video

A local authority has been granted an interim injunction against a former staff member who posted a tell-all video online and sent links to staff and elected officials…

$9.1m Lotto win to help others

'We can't wait to help make other people's lives a little easier.' The winners of Saturday's $9.1 million Powerball prize share how they will spend their money.


Chance of El Nino weather doubles

He's a small boy packing a big punch, and Kiwis have been warned to watch out for him this year. Conditions were ripe for development of the notorious El Nino, MetService…

The Forgotten Millions

This image sums it up

It is an image that challenges me emotionally every time I look at it, and the more I look, the more it challenges me.

Films give refugees a voice

Ralph Baydoun is a 23-year-old Lebanese videographer based in World Vision's Beirut office and last month we travelled together to some of the more challenging areas…

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."



Costa Concordia's final shame

The doomed Costa Concordia was carrying a huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine when it set off on its final voyage, investigators have said.

Life & Style

Pass wind: What to do?

Life and Style columnist Lee Suckling tackles your modern etiquette and ethical predicaments, one reader-submitted query at a time.





Red tape is tying us in knots

It would be impossible to gain design approval and build the Empire State building in under five years in Auckland today, despite modern technology, writes Bob Jones…



Cricket World Cup

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