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Extra 2800 homes to help ease crisis
Extra 2800 homes to help ease crisis

More than $100m worth of surplus city-owned land has already been sold and the council says another $250m worth has been…

Taking gender out of the equation

Schools have been asked to consider offering gender-neutral uniforms as part of new sexuality education guidelines aimed…

Party big surprise for badly injured boy

Daejon Pahia was walking to school with his 8-year-old sister when a 4X4 hit him as he crossed Manuroa Rd near Takanini…

SuperCity agrees to pay $23.8m bill

Auckland ratepayers are coughing up $23.8 million in the region's biggest leaky building case.

Holiday danger on black-ice roads
Holiday danger on black-ice roads

Holidaymakers hoping to avoid a right royal pain on the roads this Queen's Birthday weekend are urged to plan ahead and…

AT calls for tougher parking penalties
AT calls for tougher parking penalties

Auckland Transport, which dished out more than $10 million in parking fines last year, wants the Government to let it come…

Big year blows luxury limo budget
Big year blows luxury limo budget

A year of big events has led to a $2 million blowout in the budgets for the Crown limo service and hosting VIPs.

Pasifika rate of hospital stays on rise
Pasifika rate of hospital stays on rise

For Maori and other ethnicities, the rates have declined, producing a widening gap in health-care inequalities which is…

National

New flag debate firing up online
New flag debate firing up online

The chairman of the Flag Consideration Project panel says despite a low turnout at public meetings…

$1m for this $495k home

The agent says the price demonstrates the fierce competition among investors and developers for properties with subdividable…

Abusive pair confront school pupil

Two bandana-clad men have been charged with disorderly behaviour likely to cause violence after going to a college in Mosgiel…

War on plastic in our Gulf

How do we stop plastic trash entering the Hauraki Gulf? Any beach walk shows it's a pressing problem, and one Aucklanders…

Editorial: Smaller centre probably a better bargain
Editorial: Smaller centre probably a better bargain

SkyCity's offer to build a convention centre of international scale in Auckland for no public outlay…

Fever builds for World Cup opener

Fifa say more than 80 per cent of the 25,000 tickets had been sold for tomorrow afternoon's opener between New Zealand and…

KiwiSaver loses its buffer

KiwiSaver providers could introduce minimum amounts for opening new accounts or minimum saving requirements in the wake…

'Gypsy Day' warning for holiday traffic

Motorists are being warned to take care this Queen's Birthday weekend as holiday-makers hit the roads, winter draws in and…

MPs' pay rise officially confirmed

MPs have had their 1.52 per cent pay rise officially confirmed and backdated to July 1, 2014. The Remuneration Authority…

Surgery destroyed by fire
Surgery destroyed by fire

Fire Service investigators have discovered what caused a blaze that severely damaged an Auckland doctor's…

Louise Nicholas: New police recruits 'righting the wrongs of the past'

A decade ago, she went public with claims that shocked the country and shook public faith in the New Zealand police. Today…

NZ's WW1 place names to be officially recognised

Sixteen places around New Zealand with names that reference World War I will be officially recognised. The New Zealand…

Saudi farm deal could be examined by Auditor-General

The deal that saw millions of dollars spent on a businessman's Saudi Arabian farm could be scrutinised by the Auditor-General. Foreign…

Police investigate incident that left young boy in critical condition

A 14-strong team of police officers is investigating how a 5-year-old boy came to suffer life-threatening head injuries…

$11 million committed to Wellington waterfront plan
$11 million committed to Wellington waterfront plan

Up to $11 million has been committed to the development plan for Wellington's waterfront over the next…

New Zealand to open embassy in Baghdad

New Zealand will open its embassy in Baghdad, which will be located within the Australian embassy, says Foreign Minister…

Fatal stabbing accused named

A man accused of stabbing a woman to death and attempting to kill a man in central Auckland last week can now be named.

Couple didn't declare $1m in sales

A couple who did not declare more than $1 million in cash sales at their Auckland restaurant have been sentenced to eight…

Harassed local party 'harmless fun'

The creator of a Facebook ''party'' themed on a harassed Dunedin woman says the event is intended to be ''harmless'' fun…

Fifty West Coast jobs lost as roading company shuts branches
Fifty West Coast jobs lost as roading company shuts branches

Fifty West Coast jobs will go - 40 of them in Greymouth - when Sicon Ferguson closes its West Coast…

Car surfer: 'Nobody else at risk'

A wannabe stuntman who surfed atop a taxi as it went over the Harbour Bridge has argued his case should be thrown out because…

Warmer, wetter weather for long weekend

While Aucklanders shivered through the coldest night of the year last night, temperatures will rise over the long weekend…

Man arrested after shots fired at Fonterra factory

A man has been arrested following reports of shots being fired outside a Fonterra factory in Northland. Bullet holes were…

New flight path into Auckland Airport

Jets approaching Auckland will use a third satellite-guided flight path from September, in an attempt to reduce fuel use…

Man found dead in stream named
Man found dead in stream named

Police have confirmed the identity of a man found dead in a Rotorua stream on Tuesday, but are seeking…

Secrets locked in mystery safe

The contents of an old safe recently uncovered in a Wharf St restaurant remain a secret despite two locksmiths trying to…

Politics: Inside the flying sheep scandal

Claims of corruption, bribery and lies are being made about the Government’s unorthodox scheme of flying sheep to Saudi…

Gang member denied parole

A Mongrel Mob gang member who ran down and killed a police officer in a stolen car has been denied parole.

Boy injured in bid to escape toilet

The 9-year-old boy injured in a mysterious incident at Taradale Primary School was reportedly trying to escape from a toilet…

Political cut and thrust over Auckland real estate
Political cut and thrust over Auckland real estate

Labour is keen to paint Housing Minister Nick Smith as ever more desperate to find answers to Auckland's…

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Quizzes

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Maori

Friday's new must-see TV
Friday's new must-see TV

Overshadowed by other seismic shifts in our TV landscape, Maori TV recently debuted local Friday-night comedies Brown Eye…

Kiwis are better off and mostly happy
The place desired by many
'Such a big heart for our communities'
Govt to start negotiations with Ngapuhi
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Sideswipe

Sideswipe: New foodie craze?
Sideswipe: New foodie craze?

The cost of quality living, how to act if you suddenly find yourself invited to the Oscars, and a PC user gone mad.

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Element magazine

Healing broken hearts in Uganda
Healing broken hearts in Uganda

Carl Gaede hears stories every day that break his heart. When asked to tell them, he refers people to written accounts…

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Weather Watch

Weather: Early Queen's Birthday forecast
video Weather: Early Queen's Birthday forecast

Our last long weekend in almost half a year is approaching – and typically Queens Birthday Weekend in New Zealand looks…

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Transport

Driving through car spaces
Driving through car spaces

Drivers who drive through car spaces to the next lane, thus parking in the wrong direction in supermarket…

Police quiz horror ride bus driver
Will we see more Uber drivers?
NZTA selling 31 state houses
Highway PPP could save $1b
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