Avon River now flourishing
Avon River now flourishing

After more than a year of clean-up and rehabilitation, Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says…

Search for missing hindered by weather

The Police National Dive Squad has left Curio Bay, as weather conditions continue to hamper the search for clues to the…

Bring it on, say super fans

Black caps fans jetted out of Auckland Airport this afternoon to cheer on their heroes at the MCG in tomorrow's Cricket…

Ten Golden moments in Cricket history

Ten memorable moments from the cricket archives ahead of tomorrow's epic final.

Mayor on the fence over Ports extension
Mayor on the fence over Ports extension

Auckland Mayor Len Brown said he sees some of the merits around the wharf extensions but isn't entirely convinced.

Hunt for missing tourist on hold
Hunt for missing tourist on hold

The 26-year-old man has been missing since last Saturday when he set off on a walk on the Pillar Point track between Wharariki…

Cricket 'Super Fans' armor up
Cricket 'Super Fans' armor up

The Beige Brigade are today making emergency deliveries of Black Cap gear to under-dressed Kiwi supporters in Melbourne…

'Measured response' over spying
'Measured response' over spying

Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Brazil had had a "very measured response" to news reports that New Zealand spied on…


Dead prisoner's family consider action
Dead prisoner's family consider action

The family of a young man who died in a blood-smeared cell are looking to take legal action against…

Lizzie marvels at call-up

Kiwi classical-turned-pop singer Lizzie Marvelly will get to merge both of her loves after being chosen to sing the New…

The Dalmatians and their wine

One hundred years ago, a teenaged Josip Babich removed the boots in which he'd trudged through muddy swamps searching for…

Spithill sticks it to NZ again

The man responsible for one of New Zealand's most painful sporting defeats is tipping more transtasman misery tomorrow night…

No tin too big: MCG nerves set in
No tin too big: MCG nerves set in

Brendon McCullum’s unbeaten team have started a new history chapter for New Zealand cricket.

Guilty or not guilty: Lundy's last chance

On Monday morning the judge will direct the jury to leave Courtroom One and get to the point of the whole exercise. Guilty…

'No hiding' as IRD targets Trade Me users

Inland Revenue could chase you for tax if you've sold goods on Trade Me, now that it has obtained the personal and trading…

Michele Hewitson interview: Anne O'Brien

The Auckland Writers Festival announced this year's line-up of authors last week. Michele Hewitson talks to the festival's…

Young fans keen to push the boundaries

Ten-year-old Max is so obsessed by the heroic Kiwi team that he's begun taking heat from his parents to wash his beloved…

Let's stay with the magic, Black Caps
Let's stay with the magic, Black Caps

They may question the size of our ground-hood. They may call us bludgers. But we will not let it get…

Shared fandom intensifies highs, lows

A bigger high or a deeper low - that's the gamble you make with watching tomorrow's big game among other fans at the pub…

Modest refugee intake should be higher

Previous experience has been positive and benefits would outweigh the costs.

'Rigor' puts pain ahead of the pitch

A date with pain will keep Mark Richardson from the pleasure of working in the commentary box for Sky TV at the Cricket…

Sad Indians offload tickets to Cup final

New Zealand fans got a last chance yesterday to snap up tickets being sold online by Indian fans after their team failed…

Teenage smoking rate plummets
Teenage smoking rate plummets

Smoking among New Zealand 14 and 15-year-olds, has dipped below 3 per cent for the first time.

Spying on WTO justified by ambitions

Keeping tabs on candidates for director general job the best way to protect New Zealand, and the world’s trade interests…

Black Caps' WAGS ready to roll

For a certain tight-knit club of fans, the call to back the Black Caps won't be just a patriotic duty - it will be a domestic…

My boy's a Kiwi, says Ronchi's mum

When Black Caps keeper Luke Ronchi sets foot on the Melbourne Cricket Ground tomorrow, his biggest fan will be glued to…

Joyce warning: No Auckland, no funding

Team New Zealand's future in the America's Cup is in serious doubt after the Government confirmed the loss of the qualifying…

Truck driver in serious condition after crash
Truck driver in serious condition after crash

A truck driver is in serious condition after his truck collided with a utility vehicle in Southland…

Air NZ rushes in cockpit 'rule of two'

Air New Zealand has tightened its cockpit security policy amid concern that a co-pilot deliberately ploughed his Germanwings…

New red panda arrives at Wellington Zoo

One-year-old red panda Khusi was transferred from Hamilton Zoo, and arrived in the capital on Tuesday.

Dramatic police chase through Auckland suburb

A wanted offender has taken police on a dramatic chase through an Auckland suburb this afternoon.

Police investigate suspicious fire in Dannevirke

Police are investigating a suspicious fire in Dannevirke about 11pm yesterday.

Pair burned man to death
Pair burned man to death

Two men accused of killing 21-year-old Shalvin Prasad two years ago over his life savings have been…

Brazil demands an explanation from NZ

Brazil has demanded an explanation from New Zealand after reports New Zealand's foreign intelligence agency the GCSB spied…

Bunny returns after 7 weeks on the run

After seven weeks and two days on the run, a special toy rabbit has returned home thanks to the media and an eagle-eyed…

$2m Lotto winner finally checks ticket

Despite hearing about the win on Monday, it took the winner a few days to get around to checking his ticket.

Northland: Nats hold back on promises

Prime Minister John Key has admitted National held off on making more new promises for Northland because of concerns about…

NZ@Noon: Red cards for festival drunks
NZ@Noon: Red cards for festival drunks

Stories making headlines around the regions today include red and yellow cards for drunks and an ancient…

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Childcare firm given to charity
Childcare firm given to charity

The country's leading early childhood education provider, Kidicorp Limited will today announce its new…

Aides resign after drug exchange
Drugs exchanged in staffroom
Mai Chen: St Bede's decision raises questions
Editorial: Schools need more leeway from the law
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Sideswipe: Unlimited water
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"Come rain, hail, or sun, in Botany the council can water all they like cause they can. While we can hardly afford the water…

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Solar panels on your roof for free
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The equation for going solar is getting simpler. Meridian's unilateral decision to cut the amount it pays customers for…

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