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League champ killed

New Zealand Rugby League is mourning the loss of 17-year-old rising star Luke Tipene who was killed during a brawl in an upmarket Auckland suburb.

Rolf Harris refused appeal

Jailed paedophile Rolf Harris has been refused permission to appeal his convictions for sexually assaulting four girls in England, although the former children's entertainer…

Updated 16 min ago

Fox elected as new co-leader

The Maori Party's new MP Marama Fox has been elected as the party's new female co-leader - marking the end of an era for the party.

King's students suspended

Private school King's College says students implicated in a bullying incident will be suspended for the rest of the school year.

Fundraising dinners criticised

One of the Maori Party's electorate chairs has criticised the party's use of Prime Minister John Key and former Prime Minister, Dame Jenny Shipley for fundraising dinners…

SBW 'among the best ever'

The All Blacks aren't quite sure what they will get from Sonny Bill Williams in Chicago. They hope he will blow their socks off, but don't particularly care if he doesn't…



80% of tech high-flyer sells to Japan

One of New Zealand's fastest-growing tech companies, baggage handling and logistics systems firm BCS Group, is selling an 80 per cent stake to Japanese rival Daifuku. The…

Singapore's super jumbo

The line of passengers taking pictures of the plane they'd just stepped off at Auckland Airport this week was proof that big aircraft make a big impression.


Why do ghosts say boo?

Everyone knows that ghosts say "boo," but when did they first start using that scary word? And what about ghosts in other parts of the world-do they have their own version…


Maori Party focussed on rebuild

The Maori Party kicked off its AGM at a dinner last night by celebrating the few good points in the election but will today have to buckle down to the business of trying…

Life & Style

The lens doctor (+photos)

For nearly two years Northland doctor Chris Reid photographed his patients. Greg Dixon talks to him on the eve of an Auckland exhibition of the result.

Your Money


Global smartphone sales get boost

Global smartphone sales grew at a healthy pace in the third quarter, boosted by low-cost handsets in emerging markets, industry research has shown.


The value of a sponsor

Nobody expects a second-string All Black team to be extended by the United States when they meet in Chicago this weekend. The reigning World Cup champions are, after…


Team NZ cash request kept quiet

The Government will not say how much taxpayer cash Team New Zealand have requested to help bankroll their next tilt at the America's Cup.

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