Cricket World Cup: Australia lose early wicket

Live: Black Caps v Australia

Follow live coverage of today's Cricket World Cup final at the MCG with the Herald's team of reporters and commentators.

Black Caps limp to 183

New Zealand has limped to 183 in 45 overs as Australia flexed the muscle of their attack in the World Cup final. Click…

Leading Headlines

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Tense times for NZ fans

A tense atmosphere has settled over the fanzone in central Auckland as early wickets fell for the Black Caps in the Cricket World Cup final today.

Man dies after SH1 crash

A man injured in a serious crash between a car and a truck in South Canterbury this afternoon has died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.

Arrest over racist rant

A Lower Hutt man has been arrested after a video of a racist rant on a Wellington bus against two young men who appeared to be Muslim was published online.

Co-pilot's father 'devastated'

The father of the Germanwings co-pilot who allegedly deliberately crashed his plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, is said to be "completely…


The Forgotten Millions

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."

Grandmother takes on huge role

Sometimes Fatma's granddaughters want to talk about their old life in Syria. They lived in a nice house in Aleppo and went to school every day.


Two books, one Steve Jobs

Exactly how big a jerk was Steve Jobs, and what does this teach us about management? These are major questions of the moment, with a new book about Jobs coming out…


Islamist fighters seize Syrian city

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government…

Applause on ill-fated flight route

A pilot who once flew with killer airman Andreas Lubitz yesterday spoke of how he flew the "route of death" just two days after the Alps tragedy.

Life & Style

Review: Woodpecker Hill, Parnell

The newest restaurant in Parnell achieved something special before even opening for business. Supplanting a pub charmingly called The Bog, it reduced by one the number…



Punch Brothers slam fixation with gadgets

Punch Brothers' latest album, The Phosphorescent Blues, is a beautiful meeting point of sounds. The intricacies of the instrumentation and soaring harmonies of the 10-minute-plus…



When will I be a Kiwi?

Heather du Plessis-Allan wonders: At what abstract point do we decide an immigrant has earned the right to call him or herself a New Zealander?



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