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'I had to be there': The Museum of the Bible opens in the US capital
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:36

The world's most famous book - the one at the center of three religions and two millennia of conflict - got its own museum Saturday in the heart of Wa...

Rescue underway after person plunges 10m off cliff in Waitakere Ranges
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:38

A difficult rescue operation is underway in the Waitakere Ranges after a person plunged from a stream 10m down a cliff.Fire and Emergency says a high ...

England go under radar for RLWC semi
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:35

Tonga have become the Rugby League World Cup tournament darlings, but semi-final opponents England are quietly working away on spoiling the party. Ru...

Long, hot summery days ahead as month of dry weather set to smash record books
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:26

Summer is coming early this week in the south and Niwa said it could be the start of a warm, dry spell leading up to the holiday season. Central Otago...

Flying from Auckland to Melbourne with Air New Zealand
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:24

Chris Schulz flies Air New Zealand NZ123 from Auckland to Melbourne. The plane: We were travelling to Melbourne for three sunny nights - and my 7-...

Most air travellers say taking off your shoes is okay. An etiquette expert disagrees.
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:24

Unless you are ensconced in first class, sleeping on a plane is as intimate as dozing off in a waiting room on jury duty - everyone on the aircraft kn...

Okarito: Small town glory
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:28

There is much to charm in this tiny West Coast hamlet, writes Elisabeth Easther. The birds' elegant bodies and bayonet-like beaks draw admiring crowds...

Chambers to play despite missing training
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:26

The Kangaroos have named an unchanged line-up for their Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Fiji in Brisbane. Rugby League

Jillaroos still yet to peak: Sims
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:25

Australian skipper Ruan Sims says her side have yet to get anywhere near their best despite an impressive start to the women's Rugby League World Cup....

Maaki Emery remanded in custody without plea
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:48

A teenager who evaded police for three weeks after allegedly taking a police car has appeared in court. Maaki Te Huirau Emery, 18, appeared in Rotorua...

Political Roundup: Horse trading over waka jumping
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:37

The Green Party was briefly in the headlines late last week when one of its internal strategy documents was accidentally emailed to the media. The doc...

Fuel cans, seats, boat wash ashore as search for missing man continues
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:43

The search continues for a 24-year-old fisherman after his boat was found washed up on the beach.A search started after midnight after a boat with thr...

Staying at the Arlo SoHo in New York City
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00

Stephanie Holmes checks into the Arlo SoHo in New York City. Location: SoHo and Lower Manhattan. Check-in experience: We arrived late in the eveni...

Autistic man from Rotorua still missing tonight as police wrap up the day's search
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:32

Nigel Peterson, an autistic man in 24-hour care, remains missing tonight as police wrap up the day's search.The Rotorua 33-year-old has been missing s...

Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town rejects motion to scrap business-class travel
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:33

The chance to debate Auckland Council's business-class and premium-class travel expenditure has been rejected by its chief executive.An Auckland Counc...

Leaving Roosters right call for me: Pearce
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:25

Mitchell Pearce has been granted a release from the final two years of his contract with the Sydney Roosters. Rugby League

He Tangata: Liz Lyons of Aucky Walky guided tours
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:25

Elisabeth Easther talks to Liz Lyons, of Aucky Walky guided tours. I'm a fourth-generation Aucklander. I grew up in Mt Albert with teachers for pare...

Spain: Get me to the church
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:30

If you skip Spain's churches and mosques, you do yourself an injustice, writes Frances Cook. There's a slightly derogatory term for the church-hopping...

Breakdown causing delays on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:33

A breakdown on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway is causing headaches for peak-hour traffic.The breakdown is partially blocking the right-hand lane on ...

Kaikoura SH1 will initially only operate during daylight hours when it reopens next month
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:46

The critical main road north of earthquake-hit Kaikoura will only operate during daylight hours once it's reopened next month, the New Zealand Transpo...

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