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Boy, 5, who drowned after falling from Devonport's Torpedo Bay wharf named
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:41

A 5-year-old boy who drowned after falling from a wharf in Devonport has been named by police.Haoran Chen, of Auckland, was this afternoon named by au...

Political Roundup: Is Ardern's Manus stance hurting trans-Tasman relations?
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:32

Is Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's campaign over the Manus Island refugee situation causing serious damage to trans-Tasman relations? And is it even i...

'New Concorde' could fly by next year
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:28

Flight times from London to New York could be slashed to just 3 hours 15 minutes by 2025, if plans revealed by Boom Supersonic plane go ahead.The firm...

Mike Hosking: Education is clearly too singular, and too one-size-fits-all
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:31

So this is the story of a town's support for a former principal.Tim Foy headed Huntly College. There were a series of ERO reports that weren't flatter...

Q & A: New house values and your rates
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:24

How will the latest revaluations affect rates? Across the city property values have risen by an average 45 per cent since the last valuations in 2014....

Man arrested in Takanini after string of attempted carjackings
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:23

A man has been arrested after allegedly fleeing police and attempting several carjackings on Great South Rd in the Auckland suburb of Takanini today.T...

Stay out of Zimbabwe's affairs, judge warns regional body SADC
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:26

The rest of Southern Africa is being warned to stay out of Zimbabwe's affairs after a military coup removed President Robert Mugabe from power.A forme...

Ardern's burn on Trump: 'Nobody marched when I was elected'
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:23

There were no awkward handshakes or sexist comments that we know of - but the Prime Minister did exchange a couple of light-hearted quips with US Pres...

Flying from Auckland to Dubai with Emirates
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:28

Maureen Marriner flies Emirates from Auckland to Dubai, then on to London. The planes: An Airbus A380-800. Class: Economy. Price: Emirates has Eco...

Glider crashes in Northland, one person on board
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:28

A glider has crashed in Kaikohe with one person on board.The glider was reported overdue from Kaikohe airport at 5.30pm and the Maritime New Zealand's...

Rare botulism toxin possible cause of poisoning after family eats wild boar
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:29

The source of the suspect food poisoning that has put three members of the same family on life support in the Waikato is still a mystery - but poison ...

How airlines decide who gets upgraded and what you can do to make it more likely to happen
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:34

Ever wonder how airlines decide who gets a seat upgrade on flights? Airlines say it's strictly by the book: Loyal customers are rewarded based on thei...

On Molokai island, the site of an 1860s leper colony draws determined travellers
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:25

My old mule Tita clopped straight up to the edge of the first switchback. One more step and we'd tumble down a sheer cliff, falling almost 1,600 feet ...

Plane passenger relentlessly shamed over shocking behaviour
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:28

Don't check your manners at the gate.A picture posted online of an airline passenger's disgusting behaviour and lack of manners has outraged people ar...

Slovenia: Paddling the water
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:29

Exploring Slovenia by paddleboard gives visitors a unique and often breath-taking perspective, writes Abi Jackson. What would a dream holiday scene ...

Crash leaves 6km motorway queues heading into Auckland CBD
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:23

Traffic is down to a 6km crawl on Auckland's Southern Motorway after an early morning crash.All lanes have re-opened after a smash after East Tamaki l...

Q & A with Jacinda Ardern: We have a role in taking a lead
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:24

Jacinda Ardern is back home on Thursday after her first international summits as Prime Minister. During the flight home, political editor Audrey Youn...

Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Germans waking up early to put their towels out on sun loungers
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:26

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. Years ago I was seeing a German girl who was mortified I knew not just her l...

Venice really, really wants your money
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:26

Welcome to the city that's ripping you off - and isn't even sorry.The mayor of Venice, which has been struggling under the weight of mass tourism over...

Houses evacuated in West Auckland as crews battle scrub fire
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:23

Several houses have been evacuated in West Auckland tonight as a scrub fire proves difficult to control.Firefighters were first called at around 7.15p...

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