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Gentle words from a princess
Lifestyle

Gentle words from a princess

It was a handful of glass marbles that drew the attention of the most famous woman in the world to a star-struck Auckland boy.

Shark fin soup at SkyCity
Lifestyle

Shark fin soup at SkyCity

Shark fin remains on the dinner menu at Auckland's SkyCity casino, at $70 for a small serving, despite assurances to the contrary.

Meridian sale: Govt blinks
New Zealand|Politics

Meridian sale: Govt blinks

The Government postponed an announcement this week on the sale of shares in Meridian Energy, sparking doubts about whether the sell-off will go ahead on schedule in November.

Landlords in the dark
New Zealand

Landlords in the dark

New landlord Vicky Crawford has been inadvertently passing on the full Watercare Services bill to her tenants - unaware a portion of it was hers to pay.

Brown for mayor, again
New Zealand

Brown for mayor, again

Len Brown launches his re-election campaign today, and pledges to tackle social problems such as corner bottle stores and pokie parlours.

Exercise beats breakfast
New Zealand

Exercise beats breakfast

The Government might have better spent it's $9.5million school breakfast money on walking school buses, findings from a Danish study into children and exercise suggest.

Tamihere's boy injured
New Zealand

Tamihere's boy injured

Broadcaster John Tamihere raced to a fatal car crash in central Auckland yesterday after hearing his wife's son was hurt.

Sir Ed's diary tells of Mt Everest conquest
New Zealand

Sir Ed's diary tells of Mt Everest conquest

On this day 60 years ago, a strapping mountaineer from Auckland wrote in his diary: "George, Greg, Tenzing and I plus eight Sherpas (five to South Col and three Ridge men - Ang Nima, Pemba and Ang Pemba) set off for South Col."

Eye-watering costs to get connected
New Zealand

Eye-watering costs to get connected

A fee for tapping into the waterworks in parts of Auckland has gone up by 900 per cent in the past two years - from less than $850 to almost $8000.

Superfan stung by Warriors
Sport

Superfan stung by Warriors

It's the bane of sports fans everywhere - their favourite club changing kit yearly, forcing them to spend big dollars to look up-to-date.

Census to bring change
New Zealand

Census to bring change

Census officials are calling on New Zealanders to participate in the national survey next Tuesday as it will bring about sweeping changes to our lives.

Memory of land occupation endures
New Zealand

Memory of land occupation endures

In the midst of turmoil over Maori land in 1987, it was still possible to enjoy an idyllic childhood as a tomboy, beachcombing the shorelines of Omarere Beach and Kai Iwi lakes.

Air show down in smoke
New Zealand

Air show down in smoke

Hopes for an annual international air show have crash-landed with financial failure after this year's inaugural event.

Photo recall: This dad's a king with his thrown
New Zealand

Photo recall: This dad's a king with his thrown

In 2004, John Mercer was at Cheltenham Beach, flicking his 4-year-old girl high into the summer afternoon air time and again. Photographer Amos Chapple happened upon the scene and caught the action as it happened.

Buff jogger in the clear
New Zealand

Buff jogger in the clear

A man cleared of offensive behaviour after being seen jogging in the nude celebrated yesterday by going boogie boarding - naked. "It's just another day at the office," he beamed.

Nude run sign of tolerance
New Zealand

Nude run sign of tolerance

The lawyer for a man cleared of charges for jogging in the nude says the case is proof of New Zealand's growing tolerance.