Leading Headlines

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…

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.

National

Commuters told: Of course you can do it

This week Auckland Mayor Len Brown unveiled plans to introduce a motorway toll of about $2 as part of a congestion-busting scheme for the city. Sam Boyer asked Aucklanders…

Business

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.

World

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…

Politics

Greens' 'crackpot ramblings'

Not so long ago, any Green MP who suggested sipping camomile tea or some other herbal concoction to ward off the horrific Ebola virus would surely have been deemed by…

Life & Style

Review: Cibo, Parnell

An outstanding dinner at an eatery at the top of its game - even if the rather familiar style of service can be Amusing to some.

Your Money

Technology

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.

Rugby

Sport

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…

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