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Be patient, Roosters NRL fans: Johns
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:31

Coaching consultant Andrew Johns says the Sydney Roosters will be "dangerous" when star NRL recruit Cooper Cronk gels with his new teammates. Rugby L...

RLPA backs third-party transparency in NRL
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:33

The Rugby League Players Association is in favour of a proposal for the NRL to make public each club's third-party arrangements. Rugby League

Auckland Council votes to close entire Waitakere Ranges forests
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:53

Auckland Council has voted to close all forested areas of the Waitākere Ranges Regional Park - the strongest move yet to stem the spread of kauri...

Ask Away: Keeping it legal in Cali
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:29

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. In October I'm taking a trip to the US and my first stop will be in Los Angeles. Since canna...

Staying at The Cordis hotel, Auckland
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:45

Courtney Whitaker checks into The Cordis hotel, Auckland for a luxurious mini-honeymoon. Location: The five-minute drive down the road from home to ...

Phuket: Cape cool
  • Tue, 20 Feb 2018 01:29

Dan Ahwa discovers a tranquil and terrific Phuket oasis. A good-looking 20-something couple shimmy past my partner and me on the dance floor. With he...

Winston Aldworth: Numbers up
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:32

I lost in the lottery in Utah a couple of weeks back. Travelling with a group of journalists, I attended the Wave lottery in Kanab. Each day, 10 hikin...

Seven places to avoid: Time to rethink a trip to the Taj Mahal or Big Ben
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:30

The introduction of new sightseeing attractions is a sure-fire way to keep the tourists coming. Since November, visitors to the Colosseum in Rome have...

The haunting remains of Romania's grandest casino
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:31

These chilling photographs reveal what was once a glamorous establishment fit for a king.Literally. The stately Constanta Casino in Romania once hoste...

Paraglider was to marry first love in May
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:42

Josh Tingey died the way he lived - living life to the full.Adventure sports was the second love of Tingey, 28, and it took his life when a paraglidin...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern orders security agencies to look into case of burgled professor
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:43

The Prime Minister today weighed in on the mysterious case of the professor and the break-ins, instructing the nation's intelligence agencies to look ...

Simon Bridges has a strong New Zealand accent. Got a problem with that?
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:29

The National MP's leadership bid has put his broad Kiwi accent back in the spotlight. Henderson-Massey local board chair and 'proud Westie' Shane Hend...

The many flavours of Hong Kong's top bars and restaurants
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:04

It's all about no-holds-barred creativity in Hong Kong's bars and restaurants, discovers Cloe Willetts. I'd never had a cocktail named after me until ...

NRL left without women's team out west
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:39

Western Sydney NRL powerhouses Parramatta, Penrith, Canterbury and Wests Tigers have opted not to apply for a licence for a women's team this year. R...

Storm crush Leeds to take World Club title
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:56

NRL premiers Melbourne have won the World Club Challenge with a 38-4 win over Super League champions Leeds, with halfback Brodie Croft the star. Rugb...

Lodge hype grows after Brisbane debut
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:38

Brisbane assistant Kevin Walters is trying to play down the Matt Lodge hype but it may be easier said than done after the giant prop's impressive club...

Police investigating Hastings incidents including arson and horseback attack
  • Mon, 19 Feb 2018 01:42

Police are investigating several serious incidents in Hastings at the weekend, including an attack on two people by horseback riders on Saturday.A 19-...

Slater shoulder injury not serious: Storm
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 23:42

Melbourne say Billy Slater's failure to play out their World Club Challenge win over Leeds was a precautionary measure after he jarred his shoulder. ...

Police investigate attack by three people on horseback
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 21:30

A series of concerning incidents in Hastings over the weekend are being investigated by police - including an attack on a young man by three people wh...

Warriors beat second-string Storm in trial
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:39

The Warriors score two tries in each half to beat Melbourne Storm 20-14 in a pre-season trial. Rugby League

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