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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...

'Exceptional' ticket sales but nobody won $32m Lotto Powerball prize
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:48

The numbers have been drawn - and once again nobody has won a Powerball prize of $ 32 million.Tonight's Lotto numbers were 7, 32, 2, 26, 16, 33 and a...

Female prisoner still on the run after escaping hospital during cancer treatment
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:24

A prisoner who gave her guards the slip while being treated for cancer at Auckland City Hospital is still on the run almost a month later.New CCTV ima...

Mum of three lays finances bare: 'I don't waste money - there's none to waste'
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:27

An Auckland mother of three has laid her finances bare to bust the myth that those struggling to make ends meet are wasting their money.Part-time teac...

Live like Kevin with the Plaza Hotel's Home Alone 2: Lost in New York package
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:45

In celebration of Home Alone 2 's 25th anniversary, New York's Plaza Hotel is offering guests a fun-filled Kevin McAllister package.Guests who want t...

Borneo: Hanging with great apes
  • Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:24

Jim Eagles keeps watch as Borneo's dexterous orangutans get stuck into their tucker. Around the corner of the jungle track we came... and there was Mi...

Big Read: Faces of a new Kaikoura, the hardy and the hired help
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:38

Johnny Clark had just got back in bed after taking a piss when his room began to shake. He thought it was another little earthquake - it was pretty wo...

Search for diver missing off Makara coast suspended till morning
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:30

The search for a diver missing off the west coast of Wellington since last night has been suspended until tomorrow morning.An operation off Makara to ...

Flying from Auckland to Nadi with Fiji Airways
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:33

Winston Aldworth flies aboard Fiji Airways FJ410, from Auckland to Nadi. The plane: A 737-800. Boeing's ageing hoppers are still pretty popular on P...

Spain & Portugal: Falling in love again
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:23

Madrid, Valencia or Lisbon? Anna Leask struggles to pick a favourite between the three charming and beautiful cities. There is a lot to love about Mad...

Man found dead in Hastings police station
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:39

A man has been found dead at the Hastings police station.A police spokesperson said a 39-year-old man being held in custody at the station was found d...

Levin man arrested on synthetic drugs charges
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:38

A man has been arrested in relation to supplying synthetic drugs in Levin.A 26-year-old has been charged with supplying a psychoactive substance after...

Kaikoura quake: Paramedics jolted into action
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:02

Twelve months after the Kaikoura earthquake, paramedics who were jolted into action reflect on the immediate aftermath. Kurt Bayer reports. Sean Leste...

Father and son found guilty of interfering in police investigation
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:30

A jury has found a Northland duo guilty of lying to police to protect a gang member from being investigated in connection with the death of a Kaitaia ...

Flight cancelled after Napier control tower unattended
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 03:35

A plane load of passengers bound for Hawke's Bay were delayed overnight, after the perfect storm of circumstances meant the airport closed before thei...

Winston Aldworth: Off track
  • Tue, 14 Nov 2017 01:29

Auckland has missed the train.A rail link - be it light-rail or heavy - from the CBD to the airport would have been a good idea several decades ago (p...

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