Leading Headlines

Weather gods lay it on for birthday

Live music, fireworks, nearly all the oysters in the country and chainsaw-juggling buskers with a backdrop of three days of spectacular weather: Auckland's 175th Anniversary…

Vettori sees run outs as weak spot

The New Zealand cricket team have seldom had stronger form heading into a World Cup, but veteran Daniel Vettori has highlighted run outs as an area where they must exercise…


Maori skulls to be brought home

A number of Maori skulls in a macabre collection of almost 800 human skulls in Sweden are expected to be returned to Te Papa Museum in Wellington this year.


Syriza win fuels fears of default

Global markets are braced for an extended bout of extreme volatility after left-wing party Syriza stormed to victory in the Greek elections.

Software firm in 'hyper-growth mode'

Point-of-sale software company Vend has grown to more than 200 staff and seven offices worldwide, and chief executive Vaughan Rowsell expects it to keep expanding.


David Cameron brushes off hoax call

David Cameron has made light of a hoax call from someone pretending to be Britain's spy boss - saying an apology for waking him at 11am was a tip off.


Labour presidency nominees announced

An Auckland University lecturer Nigel Haworth and City Vision chair Robert Gallagher have put themselves forward to be the Labour Party's next President.

Life & Style

Photos: Zodiac signs as monsters

This is your star sign as you've never seen it before. Artist and illustrator Damon Hellandbrand has reimagined every sign of the zodiac as a monster.





Mums needn't be perfect

The long school holidays are coming to an end (hashtag huzzah). They have been, er, fun. Did you know Ironhide is an Autobot who has a grenade launcher and a plasma…


Australian Open preview - Day nine

Andy Murray is looking to continue his long hex over Australian players, Rafa Nadal out to set an improbable ATP record and Maria Sharapova needs to stop 'Genie' Bouchard's…

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