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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
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'
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
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.

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Tourist driver punched
Tourist driver punched

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

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

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

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
This could be Abbott's last visit to NZ

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop does nothing to dispel leadership rumours as embattled Tony…

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

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

National's Northland nightmare

New Zealand First leader announces he'll stand in Northland byelection, saying electorate needs "a real voice" who could…

Four hurt in logging truck collision
Four hurt in logging truck collision

Four people have been injured in a collision between a logging truck and a car this morning.

NZ@Noon: Bombarded with abuse

Stories making headlines around the regions today include a Women's refuge workers 'bombarded with abuse' and a man with…

Mechanical fault behind Westfield blaze

A fire at a Westfield mall in West Auckland that sparked a mass evacuation has been extinguished, with the mall reopened…

Nigel Haworth elected as Party president

The Labour Party has elected economist Nigel Haworth as its new president.

Volvo Ocean Race: Ceremony underway

The official ceremony to welcome the Volvo Ocean Race to Auckland is underway at the Viaduct.

Lundy crime scene 'contaminated'
Lundy crime scene 'contaminated'

Forensic scientist defends the method used to gather and test evidence during the Christine and Amber…

Queen Elizabeth cruise liner docks

The giant cruise liner Queen Elizabeth has docked at Auckland’s Queens Wharf this morning.

Driver killed avoiding portable toilet

A young driver who died in a head-on collision with a truck was swerving to avoid a portable toilet which fell from another…

Three injured in Christchurch crash

A number of people are believed to be injured following a crash in Christchurch this morning.

Whangarei man found dead

A man has been found dead in Whangarei in the early hours of this morning, in unexplained circumstances.

Bid to get HIV-block regime
Bid to get HIV-block regime

The Aids Foundation is investigating how a drug programme to prevent HIV in homosexual men could be…

Johnathan's a whiz at 11 years old

When it comes to maths, 11-year-old Johnathan Leung is right up there with students gaining university entrance.

Sabin included in salary payout

Former MPs including Mike Sabin are set to get a taxpayer-funded 5.5 per cent backdated pay rise.

Brain gain continues: Kiwis stay in NZ

The allure of the lucky country is fading, as fewer Kiwis leave for Australia and more return - a brain gain forecast to…

Decision shifts port expansion step closer

Ports of Auckland will start work in April on the first step to reclaim more of the Waitemata Harbour.

Wife charms where Abbott fails
Wife charms where Abbott fails

Australia's First Lady, Margie Abbott, is a former teacher who grew up in Wainuiomata.

Cruise boom lures big ships

Queen Elizabeth proves that size does count. With its 12 decks housing more than 3000 guests and crew, multiple restaurants…

Crufts test of how to handle herself

Pascale Sperling, 13, is heading to Britain to compete in the world's top dog show: Crufts.

Rants & Raves: Helpful fishermen

I took over an hour removing all the labels from my new dinner set. Could somebody please invent an easy "peel off" label…

Govt nixes airline’s link plan

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has clipped the wings of a fledgling regional airline before it can get off the ground.

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Opinion

MP pay: The 1%  vs the 99% MP pay: The 1% vs the 99%

Here in New Zealand, the top 1 per cent of income…

Juha Saarinen: The chilling effect of tech law Juha Saarinen: The chilling effect of tech law

Over the years I've come to despair over how badly…

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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
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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