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Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: Muffled departure lounge announcements
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:25

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. It's 2018 and there's no excuse. I'm not talking about tinpot airports in Th...

Dogs nab Knights half Cogger for 2019 NRL
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:36

Canterbury Bulldogs have signed Newcastle Knights halfback Jack Cogger on a two-year deal but, at this stage, will have to wait until 2019 for his arr...

Travel's favourite beaches around New Zealand
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:28

Over the past few weeks we've been asking readers and experts what they think are the best beaches in New Zealand. Today, the Travel team share their ...

Poll on Maori seats looks likely to challenge Western Bay of Plenty council decision
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:28

A poll looks almost certain to be held to challenge the decision to have separate Maori seats on the Western Bay of Plenty District Council.Councillor...

Flying from Auckland to Christchurch with Air New Zealand
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:23

Api Talemaitoga flies from Auckland to Christchurch — again — on Air New Zealand's flight NZ531. The Plane: Airbus A320 — the workhorse of t...

Bus-ted: Nismo the dog catches a free ride
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:25

It costs $ 2.80 for a child and $ 5.50 for an adult to catch the bus in Rangiora.But there was no charge for Nismo the five-month-old puppy, who snu...

RIP Stage Challenge, where the non-sporty kids got to shine
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:25

News came today that Stage Challenge, the national dance competition for schools, is to close after 25 years. Kristin Hall, writing for The Spinoff ,...

Vigil held a year on to remember missing Auckland woman Pat Wearn
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:26

It has been one year since 75-year-old Pat Wearn went missing after going out for her daily walk.It was 12.30pm on January 16, 2017 when the elderly N...

Auckland league player banned for doping
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:23

Auckland-based rugby league prop Siliga Kepaoa cops an 18-month ban after twice testing positive to taking a prohibited substance. Rugby League

Taumalolo hands Cowboys pack back to Scott
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:30

Jason Taumalolo is looking forward to the assistance of a Test-standard forward pack at North Queensland after the Cowboys' injury-ravaged 2017 NRL fi...

Titan Wallace's NRL recovery inspiration
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:25

A playful war of words with teammate Konrad Hurrell is helping Gold Coast Titans NRL forward Jarrod Wallace in his comeback from three separate surger...

Bienvenido a Colombia!
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:23

The larger- than-life exuberance of celebration hits Guy Needham from day one. I was warned about getting shot in Colombia. The balaclava, the refl...

Bay of Islands College hit with 'devastating' vandalism
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:28

Staff at Bay of Islands College in Kawakawa are racing to repair the damage from a devastating vandalism spree before a new crop of students arrives n...

Ask Away: Getting around in Madagascar
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:26

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. We are flying to Madagascar for three weeks when we finish our African safari in August.I ha...

Water safety plea issued after two Hawke's Bay drownings
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:24

With two drownings in less than a week at popular, unpatrolled spots in Hawke's Bay, an urgent safety plea has been issued by water safety organisatio...

NCEA results today - but is this the end of NCEA as we know it?
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:23

About 140,000 school students will find out todayhow well they have done in New Zealand's annual examination ritual - a rite of progress that may look...

Thirty NZ cricketers seek IPL contract
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:24

In-form Black Caps are among 30 New Zealand cricketers to register for the Indian Premier League player auction. Rugby League

Best beach: Maitai Bay - 'You feel like you're in Fiji'
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:28

Holidaymakers who make the long drive north to Maitai Bay – and there are hundreds every summer – will see a new family at the remote but popular ...

Moonscapes and moonshine: Iceland's intense landscapes and hardy diet
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:23

Jeremy Clarke drinks like a local and tries some surprising snacks in the land of the saagas for the Mail Online. The poet W. H. Auden, in his Letters...

Waimarama drowning victim named
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:35

Police have released the name of the man who died at Waimarama Beach on Sunday evening. He was 26-year-old Hemin Vinubhai Limbachiya of Napier. Emerge...

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