Leading Headlines

Retallick: Player of the Year

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has been crowned World Rugby Player of the Year for 2014. Retallick, who played in New Zealand's 34-16 victory over Wales this morning…

Fugitives on the run

A fugitive couple wanted on fraud and sex charges are believed to have fled the country using false passports.

Mass killer working as art tutor

The boss of an art school that hired Raurimu massacre killer Stephen Anderson as a tutor is "seriously shocked" the school did so without knowing his history.

The fall of Kim Dotcom

It's one of the biggest houses in the country, but the walls are closing in on Kim Dotcom as he rattles around his mansion.

National

Business

We've all gone chocolate milk mad

Every day we're bombarded by marketing campaigns. Every now and then one becomes a runaway success. We go behind the scenes of the Lewis Road Creamery campaign.

World

UK temperatures set to plunge

Double-check the heating and brace yourselves for a sudden soggy cold snap tomorrow as temperatures are expected to drop below zero with some parts seeing torrential…

Politics

Press scruffs hacked off at royal rules

As William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, prepare to visit America in a fortnight, controversy is swirling around how reporters covering the couple's visit…

Life & Style

Your Money

New banknotes unveiled

The Reserve Bank has unveiled more vibrant and secure banknote designs which will progressively enter circulation later next year.

Technology

Rugby

Rugby: NZRU to monitor Apia Park

The NZRU are monitoring the condition of Apia Park. The trip to Samoa next July will present a unique set of challenges for the All Blacks, with manager Darren Shand…

All Blacks win all about character

In a year of winning ugly, it was fitting the All Blacks had to graft and grind yet another victory that owed everything to their character and resilience.

Rugby: Ireland beat Wallabies

Ireland beat Australia 26-23 at Lansdowne Road this morning despite being outscored three tries to two. The Six Nations champions' second win over a southern hemisphere…

Sport

Aussie poker player wins $111,600

Australian poker player Minh Nguyen has won the Main Event of the 2014 New Zealand Poker Tour at Sky City Casino in Auckland tonight, earning $111,600. After 28 hours…

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