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Final credits for Te Awamutu's last DVD store
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:26

The last DVD rental store in the Waipa is closing its doors for the final time.Te Awamutu's Movie HQ, formerly Civic Video, is owned by Cambridge woma...

Flying from Auckland to Wellington with Air New Zealand
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:35

Katrina McClelland has a scary landing on NZ449 from Auckland to Wellington. The plane: An A320. Class: Economy. On time? We landed behind schedul...

David Fisher: Museum a true taonga
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:26

If you haven't been, you must. Waitangi — the place that lies at the centre of what we are as a nation, whether you are blind to the past or not.Th...

Submissions close on Otakiri Springs water-bottling expansion near Whakatane
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 03:28

Public submissions into a controversial application by family-owned Chinese bottled water company Nongfu Spring closed yesterday.Nongfu, trading as Cr...

Tributes paid to Napier motorcyclist killed in crash near Otane
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 01:24

A "lovely", "patient" Napier man who went out of his way to help others is how a motorcyclist killed at the weekend is being remembered by his co-work...

PM Jacinda Ardern: Hold me to account when I return to Waitangi
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:26

Jacinda Ardern says she expects to return to Waitangi "no matter what" after a peaceful powhiri on her first appearance as Prime Minister.Speaking dur...

Auckland Airport runway closed, then reopened, after emergency landing
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 21:29

An emergency landing of a DHL freight plane at Auckland Airport has closed one of the runways.Emergency services responded to reports of an airplane t...

Attitude key in Cartwright move: Sattler
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 19:24

Scott Sattler says NRL talent Bryce Cartwright's attitude must be spot on for him to make the move from Penrith to the Gold Coast a success. Rugby Le...

Police name man who died at Awhitu Regional Park
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 17:39

Police have named the man who died in tragic circumstances yesterday at Awhitu Regional Park.He was Imtiaz Aziz, 40, from Papakura.The death has been ...

Slater a starter for World Club Challenge
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:24

Melbourne Storm fullback Billy Slater says he's a starter for the World Club Challenge against Leeds next Friday despite only recently returning to tr...

Burglars steal Hollie Smith's treasured keyboard from her Tauranga flat
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:24

Award-winning Kiwi singer-songwriter Hollie Smith has a message for the burglars who stole the keyboard she used to write some of her biggest hits - "...

Nikorima shapes up as Broncos' NRL No.7
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:26

Brisbane Broncos' Kodi Nikorima says improvements to his kicking game and communication skills are necessary as he aims to lock down the NRL halfback ...

Going rate to secure visit by former US president Barack Obama could be too expensive for Air NZ, suggests Winston Peters
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 09:38

State Owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters says the going rate to secure a visit by former US president Barack Obama would be more than he was ha...

The $1.6m tab for Munich's kitsch club for the mega-rich
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:22

Underneath a popular tourist area lies a bizarre new club for the mega-rich that remains shrouded in mystery, writes Kate Schneider for news.com.au ...

Peru gets tough on Machu Picchu's mounting tourist crowds with new rules for visitors
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:22

Visiting Machu Picchu requires strong lungs, steady legs and mighty decision-making skills. Among the questions you must ask yourself: Trek or train? ...

Kate Hawkesby: A pregnant Jacinda Ardern at Waitangi for a week is a perfect storm
  • Mon, 05 Feb 2018 01:22

How the Prime Minister found five whole days to spend at Waitangi is beyond me. I would've thought getting five straight days of the PM's time would b...

Staying at the boutique Ashburn Hotel, in Kensington, London
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 23:22

Aimee Shaw checks into the boutique Ashburn Hotel, in Kensington, London. Location: The Ashburn Hotel is on Cromwell Rd, a peaceful side street off ...

Clarke Gayford: More to fish than fillets
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 21:22

Nose-to-tail eating should not apply only to land animals. Top restaurateur friend Michael Dearth sent me an unusual pic recently. His new favourite d...

Why you should never open a plane door mid-flight
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 19:22

It's a traveller's worst nightmare. A potty fellow passenger makes a beeline for the emergency exit and yanks the door open.That nightmare nearly beca...

Massey High School 'heartbroken and in shock' after two students drowned in storm
  • Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:22

West Auckland's Massey High School is "heartbroken and in shock" after two of its students died in a swollen stream in the Waitakere Ranges in the wee...

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