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Driver breaks back in crash
Driver breaks back in crash

A speedway driver last night suffered a broken back after a horror racing crash in Auckland.

Napping seal hitches a ride on surf ski

The last thing paddler Jackie Dring expected on her afternoon paddle across Auckland's Rangitoto Channel was to pick up…

Malicious letters sent to housewives

Auckland housewives have been targeted by a malicious letter-writer who has posted letters accusing them of having affairs…

Ridge's death row visit

Sally Ridge has spoken of her jailhouse encounter with "Bali Nine" death-row inmate Myuran Sukumaran.

Liner offers help to boatie
Liner offers help to boatie

One of the world's most famous cruise liners offered to join a rescue mission after five fishermen ran aground in Auckland's…

NZ troops can opt out of Iraq
NZ troops can opt out of Iraq

Soldiers may be excused from going to train Iraqi forces in fight against Isis, for personal reasons. The Defence Force…

Good rent deal harder to get
Good rent deal harder to get

Soaring house prices and tighter lending rules mean ever-increasing numbers of New Zealanders are becoming long-term renters…

Forget top marks, just toughen up
Forget top marks, just toughen up

Teachers showering Kiwi kids with praise - and never allowing them to fail - are threatening to do more harm than good…

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Billionaire backs Dalton
Billionaire backs Dalton

Matteo de Nora, the Swiss-Italian who has poured millions into Team NZ, has given his full backing to…

MH370 widow's letter to husband

Danica Weeks, wife of MH370 passenger Paul Weeks, pens a heartfelt letter to the husband she dreams of bringing home.

Average Auckland house price $764K

Average asking prices for houses for country smash through the half-million-dollar barrier for the first time but in Auckland…

Dog owner blames himself for attack

A devastated dog owner says he has himself to blame for the canine's slaying of a protected fur seal.

Kiwis fall for cool of autumn
Kiwis fall for cool of autumn

A poll of 400 Kiwis has found autumn is their favourite season.

Survivor's Ironman effort

Isaac Young's parents could not believe a small lump on their young son's leg was melanoma. The resulting biopsies, surgeries…

Shiny new shoes for Round the Bays Bays race

Antun Banicevich has been pushed and piggy-backed, wheeled and walked Round the Bays.

Full tums help the sums

With more children coming to school hungry, a scientific study will for the first time guage the impact nutrition — or lack…

Kitchen war's spicy response

Global restaurant review site Zomato has launched a searing response to criticism by top Kiwi food scribe Lauraine Jacobs…

Opinion: A greeting goes a long way
Opinion: A greeting goes a long way

Celebrations for Chinese New Year are a good time for Kiwis to think about the respect we owe different…

Real issue is beneath our wheels

The road zigs left, then right, like a river winding around the mountain. There's only a ruler length between you and the…

Well-behaved crowds at Eden Park

Police have praised cricket fans for their good behaviour during and immediately after this evening’s nail-biting victory…

Four firefighters rushed to hospital

Four firefighters have been taken to hospital as a precaution after a shipping container containing insect repellent caught…

Cruise rescues fishermen

One of the world’s most famous cruise liners offered to rescue five fishermen after their boat was grounded by rocks in…

'Obsessed' stalker gets case thrown out
'Obsessed' stalker gets case thrown out

A man who became obsessed with a sex worker and launched a rash of lawsuits against her and her lawyers…

Motorcyclist critically hurt in Coromandel crash

A male motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash in the Coromandel today. Emergency services were called to the scene…

Dotcom barred from fighting asset seizure

Embattled internet mogul Kim Dotcom has experienced another setback after a US court reportedly barred him from fighting…

Key and Abbott cheer on cricketers

A relaxed Tony Abbott and John Key, jackets off, watched the start of the highly anticipated one-day cricket game at Eden…

Water quality improves at Auckland beaches

Signs warning swimmers that one of the city's most popular beaches was off-limits after a bacteria scare have been removed. Auckland…

Punched driver defended
Punched driver defended

Police have defended a tourist driver who was punched in the face yesterday after being pulled over…

Man who jumped off Tolaga Bay wharf still missing

Malaysian man Kuan Loon Loh remains missing at sea but searchers remain optimistic about their chances of finding his body…

National Party names Northland by-election candidate

The National Party has chosen Mark Osborne as its candidate for the Northland by-election. The seat was vacant after Mike…

Fruit and veges allowed inside Eden Park

Fruit and vegetables will be allowed inside Eden Park as spectators prepare to watch the latest Cricket World Cup match…

Tributes to slain mother of five

A woman found dead in a Whangarei house with a 52-year-old man was a mother of five.

NZ/Aus to share criminal history info
NZ/Aus to share criminal history info

Australia is going to give New Zealand greater advance warning of when it is about to release and deport…

Suspected arson at property where man was found dead

Police are investigating a suspected arson at a Woodville property where a man was killed last month.

Kiwi's unexplained death in Cairns

Australian police are trying to piece together the final hour of a Nelson man’s life before he was found dead on the side…

Two seriously injured in Christchurch crash

Two people have been seriously injured in a two-car crash in Christchurch this morning. Emergency services were called…

Fury builds over tourist-driver crashes

A tourist driver has been punched in the face after being pulled over by another motorist, as tension over foreign drivers…

Collision tragic end to visitor's NZ dream
Collision tragic end to visitor's NZ dream

A Frenchman who moved to NZ to "make his dream come true" swerved to avoid hitting a portable toilet…

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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: One strange cookie
Sideswipe: One strange cookie

English becomes a foreign language Franks writes: "Boys I have taught have all orally used these words in the last year…

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Element magazine

$500k boost for young Kiwi entrepreneurs
$500k boost for young Kiwi entrepreneurs

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has granted $500,000 to an initiative supporting young New Zealand entrepreneurs. Inspiring…

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WeatherWatch: (FEB 27) Cricket, Summer & Autumn
video WeatherWatch: (FEB 27) Cricket, Summer & Autumn

It’s a very busy weekend this weekend – not only are the Black Caps taking on Australia at Eden Park on Saturday for the…

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Property

Bernard Hickey: Blame it all on Basel

In a KPMG report this week, bank executives mused that foreign cash buyers were pumping up asset values. Are too few houses…

Surge in Kiwi listings on Airbnb
Plenty of room to come and stay
Privacy, peace, sun and birdlife
Reveal the vast space within
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Crime

Aussie police appeal for information
Aussie police appeal for information

Police in Cairns have appealed to the public for information as they try to piece together the final movements of Kiwi found…

Drunk taxi driver 'only had one beer'
Homicide investigation: Pair named
Inside the mind of Jimmy Savile
Lundy crime scene 'contaminated'
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