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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

Dufty shines, Dragons rusty against Hull
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:34

Fullback Matt Dufty starred in St George Illawarra's 24-18 win over Hull FC in a pre-season trial game at ANZ Stadium. Rugby League

Broncos thrash Titans 38-10 in NRL trial
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:44

Brisbane have thrashed Gold Coast 38-10 in their NRL trial in Toowoomba, with bad boy Matt Lodge making his debut and two tries from ex-Titan James Ro...

Thurston rusty in NRL return for Cowboys
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:46

Johnathan Thurston admits he needs a dramatic improvement to his game after a rusty return in North Queensland's NRL trial loss to Wests Tigers in Cai...

Person dead after Waikato Expressway on-ramp crash
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:29

A person has died after a crash on a Waikato Expressway on-ramp.Waikato police Senior Sergeant Phil Ruddell said details were still scant but he confi...

Sharks win NRL trial win against Manly
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:31

Matt Moylan has had his first genuine hitout for new NRL side Cronulla in a 16-point pre-season win over Manly. Rugby League

Tauranga man John Richardson tells of rescue by strangers at Arataki Beach, Papamoa
  • Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:35

A former surf lifesaver and ex-police officer who was caught in a rip with his twin children has told of their dramatic rescue by strangers.Tauranga m...

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