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AOS raid residential Tauranga street
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:55

Armed police who blocked off a Tauranga suburb today have made an arrest.Officers and members of the Armed Offender Squad (AOS) targeted a property in...

$28 billion funding package for Auckland roading and public transport projects unveiled
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 07:27

A $ 28 billion transport programme has been unveiled for Auckland in what's been described by the Government and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff as the coun...

Winston Aldworth: Lest I forget . . .
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 05:33

In Le Quesnoy, they wouldn't let me buy a beer.In the final days of World War I, the gorgeous town in the north of France was liberated from German co...

Storm's Glasby to undergo thumb surgery
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:24

Queensland and Melbourne NRL forward Tim Glasby is in doubt for the opening State of Origin match with a fractured thumb and he's set to undergo surge...

Three Kiwi war memorials around the world
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:29

1 London Unveiled on Armistice Day 2011, the memorial — officially named "Southern Stand"— consists of 16 cross-shaped bronze sculptures, set in f...

Ask Away: Take your togs and towel in Waikiki
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:31

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. I am a grandmother visiting the United States in December and am travelling on my own on Haw...

Melbourne show Warriors who's NRL boss
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:28

Melbourne have made a statement that they won't be handing over their NRL premiership title without a fight, crushing contenders the Warriors 50-10. ...

Halong Bay's Cat Ba: a jewel in Vietnam's island crown
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:05

I spend the journey from the Chinese border lying on a bed, softly rocking with the motion of the overnight train. The air conditioning hisses overhea...

Woman lures escaped zoo cockatoo into cage using sunflower seeds in a Birkdale backyard
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:29

A North Shore bird lover spent Anzac Day coaxing an escaped black cockatoo that had fled the sanctuary of Auckland Zoo into a cage using sunflower see...

One in critical condition after suspected medical event on Mt Albert Rd
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:30

A person has been taken to hospital in a critical condition following a suspected medical event on Mt Albert Road in Auckland.The road was closed and ...

Holmes still covets Cronulla fullback spot
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:44

Cronulla winger Valentine Holmes says he hasn't given up on his dream of wearing the Sharks' coveted No.1 jersey. Rugby League

Tamil community mourns student missing from Omanawa Falls
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:08

A Tamil leader says the community has been left traumatised by the death of a young student, presumed drowned at Omanawa Falls over the weekend.The In...

Cogger ready to step up for Knights
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:52

With Mitchell Pearce out for several months with a pec injury, young halfback Jack Cogger has been asked to step up. Rugby League

2018 Sony World Photography Awards winners announced:
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:54

After a search spanning the globe and 10 categories of world-class photographers, the winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards have been anno...

Solomon Islands: Peace and war
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:31

A WWII tour of the Solomons is made more special by a personal remembrance, writes Richard Moore. He stood there in the heat of a Solomon Islands afte...

Sex slave case: Why police won't charge men who paid for teen's services
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:41

Police have considered charging the hundreds of men who had sex with a teenage girl forced into prostitution by her own mother - but say they will not...

Tauranga man's search for owner of 1970 sterling silver ring lost a decade ago
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:48

Someone lost a very special sterling silver ring in the sand more than a decade ago and Tony Hewitson has found it. The 65-year-old Tauranga man's met...

Clarke Gayford: Loving the Coromandel
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:32

It's an area with much to offer and it's hard to leave. Throw a dart anywhere at a map of the Coromandel and you'll find a local attraction within thr...

Kim Dotcom seeks live-in help, including chef, German teacher and pilot
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:42

Kim Dotcom is looking for a live-in chef, a German teacher and a DJ at his new pad in Queenstown. The embattled internet entrepreneur is searching for...

Freedom camping special: Letters to the Travel Editor
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:45

Last week's cover story by Sam Shead really got you riled up. After travelling through New Zealand by campervan, Shead thinks our freedom camping l...

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