Leading Headlines

Impaled man's close call

A man is making a remarkable recovery after undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments from his brain - but only a centimetre or so could have made the injury much…

Bank mortgage war brewing

Banks are tipped to drop interest rates to new lows as competition to attract house hunters and homeowners escalates into an all-out mortgage war.

Has Key met his match?

A poll has revealed 55% of voters think Little is potentially a better match for PM John Key than his Labour Party leader predecessors.

Nines: Warriors on a knife edge

The Warriors don't like to do things the easy way. With a star-studded team full of flair and a huge home crowd behind them, the cards were in their favour on day one…

National

Business

The housing market in 2015

Buy or sell? Fix or float? Financial and property experts make their predictions and give advice on surviving in the sizzling…

Islamic KiwiSaver ready to go

New Zealand's first Islamic KiwiSaver fund has been launched with a promise not to invest in alcohol, Western entertainment or pornography. The Amanah KiwiSaver Plan…

Oil slips below US$44 briefly

Oil prices closed higher after a volatile session that saw the New York price drop below US$44 a barrel for the first time since March 2009.

World

Politics

Little captures our attention

The best way to find out what politicians are about is to listen to what they say. That's why this week's State of the Nation speeches were so wonderful. We learned…

Child poverty - a lesson for Key's team

In the flush of election victory, John Key said something about tackling child poverty in this term. He was looking for fresh ideas from ministers in the new year.

Life & Style

Books: Love and how to forgive

What is normal? And what if you don't fit in with society's idea of it? Those are the issues raised by US author Amy Hatvany's thoughtful and compelling new novel

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Sport

Cricket: Black Caps in cruise control

Pakistan's mercurial nature make them hard to dominate but New Zealand sustained control last night for all but the blip of a Shahid Afridi batting cameo in their seven-wicket…

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