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Sydney Roosters' coach backs NRL referees
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:28

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says he'd prefer to see NRL referees continue to make the big calls rather than rely too heavily on the bunker. ...

Jacinda Adern feted like a rock star by West Coast Labour Party faithful
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:34

The Jacinda roadshow rolled in with a rapturous crowd of 400 West Coast Labour Party faithful, and the curious, packing the Regent Theatre in Greymout...

Five of the best places in Europe to burst into song
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 07:30

It's not just the hills that are alive with music on this continent, writes Eveline Harvey The Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy This hidden spot on the is...

Kyoto: Pious pathway
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 05:23

Barbara Noe explores a pilgrimage trail southeast of Kyoto where the city's ancient emperors once prayed to deities in the trees and the rocks. Takin...

Wellington: Little city break
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:27

There are many and varied attractions in the capital that can transform a family stay into a refreshing adventure, writes Bronwyn Sell There are few e...

Whangarei diver face-to-face with huge great white
  • Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:25

A great white shark which made several passes near a Whangarei diver is likely to be a female about to give birth. And when she does, she'll abandon t...

Five of the best tree-top stays in Europe
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:23

Renew your sense of childish wonder with a holiday at one of these leafy getaways Garden Village Bled, Slovenia The kids will think they've died and...

Funny man Thaiday serious about NRL tilt
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:27

Brisbane funny man Sam Thaiday is deadly serious about ending the Broncos' longest premiership drought, saying time is running out for the glamour clu...

Paula Bennett hits back at queries over her benefit stance
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 19:28

Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett has hit back at claims she pulled up the ladder behind her by removing welfare that she benefited from as a solo m...

Missing waka ama team rescued in Papakura channel
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:28

A waka ama team has been rescued after getting into trouble and off-course in the Papakura channel in the southern Manukau Harbour.The channel is infa...

Flying from Queenstown to Christchurch with Air New Zealand
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 15:25

Api Talemaitoga flies from Queenstown to Christchurch on Air New Zealand's NZ646. The plane: A320 Airbus. Class: There's just one class on here, b...

Man who killed 15-month old son named
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:23

A Greymouth man who killed his 15-month-old son can now be named.32-year-old Dane Blake killed his 15-month-old son Leith Hutchinson when he wouldn't ...

PM's XIII likely to face weakened PNG team
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:25

Prime Minister's XIII players using an upcoming international to push for World Cup selection are set to face a vastly weakened PNG team team. Rugby ...

'I never was a believer in this notion of stardust': Ardern on the polls
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:25

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says she remains confident the election will go down to the wire - despite a poll putting National in a position to gover...

Winston Peters pledges to set-up elite police 'flying squad'
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:27

A new "flying squad" of elite police officers to target crime across nationwide would be established under NZ First policy.Winston Peters announced th...

Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Mystery escapes gone wrong
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:25

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. "I said to Stu, 'What the f is this?'" Not traditionally the reaction you'...

Warriors sign tough trainer for 2018
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 03:25

The beleaguered Warriors reckon they will benefit from the signing of renowned fitness trainer Alex Corvo. Rugby League

Sharks, Manly weigh up NRL referee fines
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 01:23

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has been fined $ 30,000 for comments against NRL referees last weekend, while Manly coach Trent Barrett has also been s...

Kiwi students pay seventh-highest fees in OECD
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 23:24

New Zealand tertiary students are paying the seventh-highest fees in the developed world, a new report says.The latest annual education update by th...

Ancient kauri reveals Arctic warming period
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:23

An ancient kauri tree preserved in a Northland swamp has revealed a curious period of warming on the other side of the planet.Scientists have been abl...

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