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Flying from Auckland to Queenstown with Jetstar
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:29

Kristin Edge flies aboard Jetstar's flight JQ295 going from Auckland to Queenstown. The plane: Airbus A320. Class: There's no distinction here — ...

Deborah Pead shocked after missing father flies 14,000km around the world to see her
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:25

It was still dark when Deborah Pead received a terrifying early-morning call yesterday from New York to say her estranged father had been missing for ...

Police search for missing 10-year-old Auckland boy
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:23

Police are searching for a missing 10-year-old boy who was last seen in Mangere about 1.30pm today.Waitakere police area prevention manager Inspector ...

Heartwarming video: Tongan residents pray and sing in church as Cyclone Gita bears down
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:27

While many Tongans are bracing for the full force of Cyclone Gita, some are waiting out the storm through prayer and song. Several residents taking re...

Beyond Paris: Take your loved one somewhere different this Valentine's Day
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:25

Every year millions of people send Valentine's Day cards, red roses and gifts, all in celebration of the world-famous day of love. But for those looki...

Experts talk about cruising: Trends, issues and tips
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:28

What are the latest cruise trends? Should consumers worry about Caribbean cruises after last year's hurricanes? Do cruises still battle the perception...

Non-New Zealanders eligible as Kiwis coach
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 07:26

The Kiwis head coach role will be available for overseas candidates when it is next up for grabs under a key change announced by the NZRL. Rugby Leag...

A guide to eating your way through Latin America
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:28

My job is to cover the stock market. I do this with the mindset of a trader, something I honed while working at Bear Stearns and JPMorgan Chase & Co. ...

Report: New Zealand not just training soldiers in Iraq
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 03:35

New Zealand soldiers in Iraq quietly expanded their training role without the public being told, according to a report by a human rights campaigner.Ha...

Clarke Gayford: Tropical visitors
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 01:28

Our summer seas abound with an incredible array of 'foreign' sealife. Every summer in New Zealand, the largest influx of tourists we get arrive by sea...

Number of 'swimming not advised' warnings at Auckland beaches highest yet this summer
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:26

An expert on the water quality at Auckland's beaches says the number of health warnings issued amid the weekend's torrential downpour is the worst yet...

Weather lashes Auckland, sparking dozens of emergency call-outs
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 21:26

Auckland is reeling after being drenched by 55mm of rain in the past 14 hours, sparking flooding, downing trees and forcing the cancellation of today'...

Air New Zealand flight from Los Angeles to Auckland diverts to Fiji
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:30

An Air New Zealand long-haul flight from Los Angeles to Auckland had to make an unexpected pitstop after the plane ran out of drinkable water.Air New ...

Avsec investigating how smoker bypassed airport security
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 17:23

An investigation is under way to find out how a woman managed to bypass airport security this morning after popping out for a last-minute cigarette.Th...

Desperate mum applies for 100 rental properties in three months
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 15:33

A desperate mum who has applied for more than 100 rental properties in the last three months says securing a house for her six children is a priority ...

Parents, students rally in Auckland to support NZ charter schools
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 13:32

The heavy downpour didn't stop about 150 parents, students and supporters from turning up at Britomart for a march to support the retention of charter...

Kiwi's theory: how we could find life beyond Earth
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 11:36

A Kiwi researcher has proposed a new way to help answer one of the biggest questions facing mankind: are we alone in the universe?As Nasa's James Webb...

Antarctica: White nights
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:29

A journey to the end of the Earth is an eye-opener, writes Annabel Langbein. It's the airport boarding process that's the giveaway. We do the ID check...

Big Gay Out in Auckland cancelled
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 07:30

The Ending HIV Big Gay Out in Auckland has been cancelled.It was going to take place at Coyle Park in Point Chevalier from midday today.Organisers say...

Re-tracing the footsteps of NZ's rodent invaders
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 05:34

Kiwi scientists have used DNA to unravel the complex history of one of New Zealand's most enduring and least wanted creatures - the mouse. What they d...

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