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More hostility over foreign-driver crashes
More hostility over foreign-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

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

Father dreads telling son he has HIV

The father who has lost his fight to keep his 9-year-old son from being treated for HIV says he dreads the moment he has…

New state houses - minus the view

If you want a state house with a view, forget it. Beautiful views are banned in a draft new Government policy. Double garages…

Fran O'Sullivan: John Key doing right thing in Iraq
Fran O'Sullivan: John Key doing right thing in Iraq

Modern warfare is vastly different today. Those going to Iraq will not be in the frontline - at least not yet, Fran O'Sullivan…

Super City goes crackers for lantern festival
Super City goes crackers for lantern festival

The Auckland Lantern Festival opened in Albert Park with a bang last night with firecrackers, lion dancers and cultural…

National Party donors stay secret
National Party donors stay secret

An analysis of electoral finance declarations shows over 80% of donations to National candidates were channelled through…

Kiwi design gets kids on their feet
Kiwi design gets kids on their feet

A doctor at the Starship children's hospital and an engineer from Auckland University have invented a better, cheaper and…

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Abbott quiet on leadership rumbles
Abbott quiet on leadership rumbles

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott gave no hint last night in his first speech of his official visit…

Martin Crowe: I'd love a Black Caps thriller

Cricketing great Martin Crowe wants to see one thing only at Eden Park - a contest (preferably with a New Zealand win).

Traumatised family told killer's show role limited

X Factor contestant and convicted killer Shae Brider's appearance on the television talent show will be "limited", the show's…

Labour has to look outwards: Haworth

Labour failed to get over the "credibility hurdle" in the last election - and must look outwards away from internal issues…

Peter Dunne wants rethink if Winston Peters wins Northland
Peter Dunne wants rethink if Winston Peters wins Northland

Peter Dunne says he would look at revisiting his post-election concessions from the National Party if…

Handling gropers faded along with sexism

Older women are far more blase about groping than us young 'uns. Yeah, they say, it happened all the time, you just dealt…

Eden Park: From humble beginnings to today

If Eden Park had been stuck with its original name, the commentary at today's Cricket World Cup showdown between New Zealand…

Can foreign owners save our country?

If your stance on foreign ownership of prized New Zealand countryside is black or white, the case of Robert "Mutt" Lange…

Ex-hostage heads back to war zone

Auckland peace activist Harmeet Sooden is going back to Iraq, where he was held hostage for four months.

Over-limit taxi driver fined, disqualified
Over-limit taxi driver fined, disqualified

An on-duty taxi driver who blew a reading of more than four times the legal breath-alcohol limit told…

Aiding those under Isis rule the right call

Many times over the years we've been aware that people in a foreign country are going through hell, John Roughan writes.

Lundy trial: Scientist worried by blood tests

A forensic scientist was concerned about the possibility that police footwear may have contaminated the murder scene.

Cricket clash a big one but not the last word

Without a doubt, today's Cricket World Cup clash between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park is the match of the event…

Descendant of slain NZ Poppy Boys sets sail for Gallipoli

Herb Christophers and wife Marguerite at Queens Wharf yesterday before they joined the liner Queen Elizabeth for its journey…

video Cricket:: Black Caps v Australia
Cricket:: Black Caps v Australia

Preview of the Black Caps playing Australia in the Cricket World Cup 2015.

video Queen Elizabeth :ANZAC service

The giant cruise liner Queen Elizabeth has docked at Auckland's Queens Wharf this morning and will form the backdrop of…

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…

PMs begin cricket sledging

The slegding between NZ and Australia that can be expected on Eden Park tomorrow began tonight between Prime Ministers John…

Man critically hurt in latest tourist crash

A Japanese tourist was critically injured when his rental car and a truck collided near Christchurch today.

Man charged with park sex attacks
Man charged with park sex attacks

Police believe they have caught the man responsible for a slew of sex attacks in a South Auckland park…

Drunk taxi driver 'only had one beer'

An on-duty taxi driver who blew a reading of more than four times the legal breath-alcohol limit told police he had "one…

Oracle cricket predicts Oz v NZ result

The six-legged oracle making predictions for the Cricket World Cup has turned his back on his country again.

Tourist driver punched

Police are warning people not to take matters into their own hands after a motorist punched a tourist driver in the face…

Court made guardian of HIV boy

Nine-year-old boy with HIV whose father refused to give him medication has been made a ward of the court until he is 16.

Rental car crashes into West Coast river
Rental car crashes into West Coast river

Four people have had a lucky escape after their rental car crashed 20m down a bank and ended up submerged…

Homicide investigation: Pair named

Two people killed in Whangarei yesterday, sparking a homicide investigation, have been named by police.

This could be Abbott's last visit to NZ

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop does nothing to dispel leadership rumours as embattled Tony Abbott flies into New…

Girl killed by foreign driver remembered

Ruby Jay Marris, the five year-old killed in a crash involving a foreign driver in Otago, has been remembered as “cherished…

Water warning on North Shore beaches

Swimmers are being told to steer clear of the water at popular beaches on the North Shore after water quality tests returned…

Girl dies after falling from moving car
Girl dies after falling from moving car

Teenager's headmaster says girl had recently found a "new lease on life" as police question other the…

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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
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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

Surge in Kiwi listings on Airbnb
Surge in Kiwi listings on Airbnb

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