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Stephanie Holmes: Creature comforts
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:28

A recent trip to Borneo really tested the boundaries of my comfort zone.While I relished the opportunity to see orangutans in the wild, I struggled wi...

The best things to do on a Taipei stopover, from stinky tofu and tea to ships and shopping
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:26

The international airport serving Taipei is expanding to go toe-to-toe with some of Asia's most favoured transit hubs. While the Taiwan Taoyuan Intern...

Storm's Slater ready for life after league
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:29

Veteran Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater hasn't made a call on his future but is making plans for life after rugby league anyway. Rugby League

Five museums in Europe you must see - and five you've never heard of
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:25

Whether you're morely likely to wander around the Louvre, or to visit a quirky museum dedicated to a sole ginger cat named John Pierpont Morgan, visit...

Local Focus: What next for Karena & Kasey?
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:24

Maketu. A place Karena and Kasey Bird say will remain home for the rest of their lives. "The thing about Maketu is it keeps you grounded. It makes you...

Dancing in Berlin
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:23

After a few days in the city, ich bin ein Berliner too, declares Eli Orzessek It's the middle of the day, but people are dancing like it's 3am. I'm in...

The souvenir from Uluru you should never take
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:27

Soft kangaroo toys, boomerang magnets and stubby holders - these are some of the holiday mementos that tourists take home from Australia.But, accordi...

Scott should play NRL grand final: Walters
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:23

Matt Scott should be picked in North Queensland's grand final side if he's fit, according to Maroons coach Kevin Walters. Rugby League

Thurston honoured to be Cowboys' cleaner
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:29

Superstar halfback Johnathan Thurston's clean-up job is indicative of the selfless culture at the NRL club, now into their second grand final in three...

Chambers not haunted by 2016 GF loss
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:25

Representative centre Will Chambers refuses to be haunted by the 2016 decider as Melbourne prepare to avenge last year's NRL grand final defeat. Rugb...

Byelection to fill vacancy triggered by Willow-Jean Prime's election
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:27

A council byelection triggered by Labour candidate Willow-Jean Prime winning a seat in Parliament via the party list is expected to take place before ...

48-year-old Lower Hutt man killed in Wairarapa cycling crash
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:23

Police are investigating yesterday's fatal crash between a car and a bicycle in the Wairarapa.A 48-year-old Lower Hutt man was killed in the incident ...

NZ First leader Winston Peters in no hurry to get coalition negotiations underway
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:28

Winston Peters appears in no hurry to get coalition negotiations underway, with 15 per cent of the votes yet to be declared.They are the special votes...

Hawaii: Catch the wave
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:25

With frequent cheap, direct flights and plenty to do when you get there, there are many reasons to love Hawaii, writes Jane Jurgens. Here are just a f...

Minor parties take stock after brutal election
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:24

The minor parties are licking their wounds and looking at what the future holds after a brutal election that saw just five parties getting back in Par...

Morgan makes case for Cowboys greatness
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:23

Michael Morgan's NRL season could have been shot when Johnathan Thurston was ruled out for the year at North Queensland but, instead, it made him. Ru...

Morgan dismisses NRL fairytale talk
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:24

North Queensland star Michael Morgan says his side's run to the NRL grand final isn't a fairytale, but the result of hard work and a great coach in Pa...

Storm's Vunivalu backed by Fiji fans
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:23

Melbourne winger Suliasi Vunivalu will be cheered on in Sunday's grand final by the locals in his village in Fiji. Rugby League

Inquiry launched into ship fire at Port of Tauranga
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:32

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has launched an inquiry into the fire on board the Hong Kong-registered cargo ship Kokopo Chief berthe...

Five things to see and do in Italy
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:28

From art to pizza, Italy has a lot to offer, writes Stephanie Holmes Walk the Cinque Terre It's become endlessly popular with tourists since it gaine...

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