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Local Focus: Hamilton East Candidates - Who's best East or West?
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:25

Hamilton East candidates give their answers to the important local questions this election.Jamie Strange for Labour, David Bennett for National, Sam T...

Broncos knock Penrith out of NRL finals
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 05:24

Brisbane have knocked Penrith out of the NRL finals race with a 13-6 semi-final win at Suncorp Stadium. Rugby League

Brisbane's Nikorima eyeing return to No. 7
  • Sat, 16 Sep 2017 03:23

Brisbane captain Darius Boyd's likely return for Friday's NRL preliminary final means another positional switch for talented Kiwi Kodi Nikorima. Rugb...

Staying at St Martins Lane Hotel, Covent Garden, London
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:33

Zoe Walker checks into St Martins Lane Hotel, Covent Garden, London. Location: Right in the thick of it, in London's theatre district. I don't thin...

Martin pinching himself over NQ move
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 21:24

Kiwi playmaker Te Maire Martin is pinching himself after guiding North Queensland through the NRL finals months after a frustrating Penrith stint. Ru...

Cowboys see bright side of NRL injury run
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:35

North Queensland have been without Johnathan Thurston and Matt Scott almost all season but Paul Green says that's left them well placed for the NRL fi...

Flying from Dubai to London aboard Emirates
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:35

Gaurav Sehgal flies aboard Emirates EK11 from Dubai to London Gatwick. The plane: An Airbus A380, newly refurbished with comfortable Economy seats ...

Sheep on loose in Ponsonby after escaping from Moa beer launch party
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:26

A freshly-shorn sheep with pastel-coloured wool is on the loose in central Auckland after escaping from a rural-themed beer launch in Ponsonby.The ani...

He Tangata: A chat with Tourism West Coast's marketing manager Kelly McLeod
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:24

Elisabeth Easther talks to Tourism West Coast's marketing manager I'm from Hokitika, born and bred, and that's a big part of who I am. Lots of Coaster...

Dramatic footage as Crown Range slip closes road near Queenstown
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:29

The Crown Range Rd will remain closed until tomorrow after it was blocked by a "significant slip" this morning.The Queenstown Lakes District Council a...

Don't blame Benji Marshall: Kevin Walters
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:24

Ex-Brisbane skipper Kevin Walters says the halves are the least of the Broncos' problems ahead of Friday night's NRL semi-final with Penrith. Rugby L...

Staying at Heritage Collection Akaroa Cottages, Banks Peninsula
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:26

Shandelle Battersby checks into Heritage Collection Akaroa Cottages, Banks Peninsula. Getting there: Akaroa is a 90-minute drive from Christchurch -...

Five of the best places to take a photo in London
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 07:23

Tower Bridge This beautiful bridge is an extremely popular photographic subject in London. For a great angle, go to More London on the south bank of t...

Bennett defends Benji, criticises forwards
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:23

Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has refused to point the finger at Benji Marshall, instead criticising his slow starting forwards ahead of their NRL semi...

Local Focus: Taupō candidates - how's your local knowledge?
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 03:30

Taupō candidates get tested on their knowledge of Palmydise.Julie Sandilands for the Greens, Al'a Al-Bustanji for Labour, and Louise Upston for N...

Panthers' cubs living the NRL dream
  • Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:28

Penrith halves Nathan Cleary and Tyrone May used to dream of being NRL stars, now they're living it. Rugby League

Whanganui: Rapid transit
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:23

Darragh Walshe and family traverse the historic and beautiful Whanganui River. "So, do we need a gun?"First classic quote during our three-day family ...

Disparaging tweet about Jacinda Ardern claiming to be from Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce is fake news
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:30

A fiercely disparaging tweet about Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern is fake news.A tweet from an account posing as the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commer...

Coaches back NRL refs but not the bunker
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:25

While coaches were divided over NRL referees copping a blast, Wayne Bennett says a solution after another controversial week was to scrap the bunker. ...

Dead baby's body decomposed faster than normal because it was not stored properly
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:23

A dead baby's body was incorrectly stored by hospital staff so that when the premature infant was handed to her grieving mother the next day, she was ...

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