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Okarito: Small town glory
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:28

There is much to charm in this tiny West Coast hamlet, writes Elisabeth Easther. The birds' elegant bodies and bayonet-like beaks draw admiring crowds...

Chambers to play despite missing training
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:26

The Kangaroos have named an unchanged line-up for their Rugby League World Cup quarter-final against Fiji in Brisbane. Rugby League

Jillaroos still yet to peak: Sims
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:25

Australian skipper Ruan Sims says her side have yet to get anywhere near their best despite an impressive start to the women's Rugby League World Cup....

Maaki Emery remanded in custody without plea
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:48

A teenager who evaded police for three weeks after allegedly taking a police car has appeared in court. Maaki Te Huirau Emery, 18, appeared in Rotorua...

Political Roundup: Horse trading over waka jumping
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:37

The Green Party was briefly in the headlines late last week when one of its internal strategy documents was accidentally emailed to the media. The doc...

Fuel cans, seats, boat wash ashore as search for missing man continues
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:43

The search continues for a 24-year-old fisherman after his boat was found washed up on the beach.A search started after midnight after a boat with thr...

Staying at the Arlo SoHo in New York City
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00

Stephanie Holmes checks into the Arlo SoHo in New York City. Location: SoHo and Lower Manhattan. Check-in experience: We arrived late in the eveni...

Autistic man from Rotorua still missing tonight as police wrap up the day's search
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:32

Nigel Peterson, an autistic man in 24-hour care, remains missing tonight as police wrap up the day's search.The Rotorua 33-year-old has been missing s...

Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town rejects motion to scrap business-class travel
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:33

The chance to debate Auckland Council's business-class and premium-class travel expenditure has been rejected by its chief executive.An Auckland Counc...

Leaving Roosters right call for me: Pearce
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:25

Mitchell Pearce has been granted a release from the final two years of his contract with the Sydney Roosters. Rugby League

He Tangata: Liz Lyons of Aucky Walky guided tours
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:25

Elisabeth Easther talks to Liz Lyons, of Aucky Walky guided tours. I'm a fourth-generation Aucklander. I grew up in Mt Albert with teachers for pare...

Spain: Get me to the church
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:30

If you skip Spain's churches and mosques, you do yourself an injustice, writes Frances Cook. There's a slightly derogatory term for the church-hopping...

Breakdown causing delays on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:33

A breakdown on Auckland's Southwestern Motorway is causing headaches for peak-hour traffic.The breakdown is partially blocking the right-hand lane on ...

Kaikoura SH1 will initially only operate during daylight hours when it reopens next month
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:46

The critical main road north of earthquake-hit Kaikoura will only operate during daylight hours once it's reopened next month, the New Zealand Transpo...

Fleeing driver crashes into back of truck on Auckland motorway
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:27

A driver fleeing police in a stolen vehicle sped along Auckland's southern motorway before crashing into a truck.The driver failed to stop for police ...

How some of the once unstoppable tech giants of yesteryear met their demise
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:26

It's hard to imagine a future without tech juggernauts like Google, Apple, Facebook or Netflix but in the rapidly changing world of technology, even t...

Solo sailor abandons boat after falling mast rips hole in deck
  • Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:29

It was early morning and the swells were huge when solo sailor Phil van der Mespel knew he would have to abandon his sinking yacht and take his chance...

Flying from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:30

Stephanie Holmes flies MH647 Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur. The plane: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800. Class: Economy. Seat: 8C, an aisle seat. ...

Fiona Tarlton assaulted at Ponsonby bar at after-party
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:23

An Auckland woman is horrified after having a glass thrown at her face at an event hosted by a Ponsonby bar. Fiona Tarlton, 50, was in Auckland hospit...

Waikato family sick from eating wild boar still unresponsive
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:28

The relatives of family members who are unable to move or talk after eating wild boar will land in New Zealand from southern India late tomorrow night...

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