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    Battle of America's Cup bases down to three options

    Battle of America's Cup bases down to three options


    Only days after returning from the TPP trade talks in Asia, Trade Minister David Parker has been given the task of hammering out an agreement for the America's Cup bases in Auckland. Parker, who is also...

    Only days after returning from the TPP trade talks in Asia, Trade Minister David Parker has been given the task of hammering out an agreement for the America's Cup bases in Auckland. Parker, who is also ...
    Auckland's cheapest house a 1-bedroom shack

    Auckland's cheapest house a 1-bedroom shack


    Auckland's cheapest house is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom home on Haranui Rd in South Head, with a new rateable valuation of $120,000. This was up $39,000 on the Kaipara Harbour home's 2014 valuation...

    Auckland's cheapest house is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom home on Haranui Rd in South Head, with a new rateable valuation of $120,000. This was up $39,000 on the Kaipara Harbour home's 2014 valuation ...
    Fans react to Kiwis: 'Narcissistic bullsh**t'

    Fans react to Kiwis: 'Narcissistic bullsh**t'


    New Zealand rugby league fans have reacted with outrage and anger over the interviews Kiwis coach David Kidwell, halfback Shaun Johnson and captain Adam Blair gave to the media after being dumped out...

    New Zealand rugby league fans have reacted with outrage and anger over the interviews Kiwis coach David Kidwell, halfback Shaun Johnson and captain Adam Blair gave to the media after being dumped out ...
    Horrendous pain behind this photograph

    Horrendous pain behind this photograph


    This picture stunned Australia. His parents killed, a boy sits with a detective in the gutter. For the first time his story can be told by news.com.au It's a haunting photograph. A little boy sits...

    This picture stunned Australia. His parents killed, a boy sits with a detective in the gutter. For the first time his story can be told by news.com.au It's a haunting photograph. A little boy sits ...

    America's Cup: Viaduct big legacy of 2000


    When Team New Zealand won the America's Cup in San Diego in 1995, Sir Peter Blake spoke of his dream to turn Auckland's neglected Viaduct Basin into a cup village. By the end of 1988, the dream became...

    When Team New Zealand won the America's Cup in San Diego in 1995, Sir Peter Blake spoke of his dream to turn Auckland's neglected Viaduct Basin into a cup village. By the end of 1988, the dream became ...

    Jail death linked to low staffing


    Staff shortages and the lack of cell searches provided opportunity for an inmate at Auckland's Mount Eden prison to commit suicide, a coroner has ruled. Wayne Hotton, 48, was a remand prisoner at the...

    Staff shortages and the lack of cell searches provided opportunity for an inmate at Auckland's Mount Eden prison to commit suicide, a coroner has ruled. Wayne Hotton, 48, was a remand prisoner at the ...

    Nurses laughed: Why family put camera in father's room


    By the late winter of 2014, James Dempsey had served in a world war, raised children, buried a wife and seen the best of his health behind him. As he prepared for a stay at a nursing home on the outskirts...

    By the late winter of 2014, James Dempsey had served in a world war, raised children, buried a wife and seen the best of his health behind him. As he prepared for a stay at a nursing home on the outskirts ...

    How a Kiwi band ended up on Kid Rock's new album


    Kid Rock was smoking a cigar and drinking "whatever" during a late night YouTube crawl when he fell in love with a Kiwi song. He saw the video, clicked play and heard Breaks Co-Op's The Otherside, ...

    Kid Rock was smoking a cigar and drinking "whatever" during a late night YouTube crawl when he fell in love with a Kiwi song. He saw the video, clicked play and heard Breaks Co-Op's The Otherside, ...

    Insanely lavish life of heiress to F1 fortune


    She's the 33-year-old heiress worth more almost $400 million dollars. Her wardrobe is overflowing with 22 pairs of Gucci mules, 81 sets of Victoria's Secret pyjamas, 72 pairs of designer sunglasses and...

    She's the 33-year-old heiress worth more almost $400 million dollars. Her wardrobe is overflowing with 22 pairs of Gucci mules, 81 sets of Victoria's Secret pyjamas, 72 pairs of designer sunglasses and ...

    Hope of finding missing crew alive 'fading'


    The chances of the missing Argentinian submarine being found with any of its 44 crew members alive are fading fast, according to an Australian defence expert. The ARA San Juan has been missing for five...

    The chances of the missing Argentinian submarine being found with any of its 44 crew members alive are fading fast, according to an Australian defence expert. The ARA San Juan has been missing for five ...

    Motion to scrap Council business-class travel rejected


    The chance to debate Auckland Council's business-class and premium-class travel expenditure has been rejected by its chief executive. An Auckland Council report found $1.1 million had been spent on international...

    The chance to debate Auckland Council's business-class and premium-class travel expenditure has been rejected by its chief executive. An Auckland Council report found $1.1 million had been spent on international ...

    Pink 'just threw the most shade' at Christina


    Christina Aguilera hit something of a bum note with her much-hyped Whitney Houston tribute at today's American Music Awards - and one former musical rival stole the show with an instantly viral reaction...

    Christina Aguilera hit something of a bum note with her much-hyped Whitney Houston tribute at today's American Music Awards - and one former musical rival stole the show with an instantly viral reaction ...

    Auckland becoming the city of million-dollar homes


    Auckland is fast becoming the city of million-dollar homes with nearly half its suburbs recording a new median rateable value of $1m-plus. An analysis of the new valuation figures released this week...

    Auckland is fast becoming the city of million-dollar homes with nearly half its suburbs recording a new median rateable value of $1m-plus. An analysis of the new valuation figures released this week ...

    Sideswipe: A warning with impact


    Strange encounters of the hairdresser kind "An old chap who had scruffy hair came in for a wash and cut," shares a hairdresser on Reddit. "As I began to wash his hair my hand slipped into a large cave...

    Strange encounters of the hairdresser kind "An old chap who had scruffy hair came in for a wash and cut," shares a hairdresser on Reddit. "As I began to wash his hair my hand slipped into a large cave ...

    How is your KiwiSaver fund performing?


    Kiwis can dig into the performance of their KiwiSaver fund with a new tool released by investment watchdog the Financial Markets Authority. The KiwiSaver tracker allows people to see the annual percentage...

    Kiwis can dig into the performance of their KiwiSaver fund with a new tool released by investment watchdog the Financial Markets Authority. The KiwiSaver tracker allows people to see the annual percentage ...

    Miss Universe selfie sparks outrage


    Contestants for Miss Universe 2017 have been in Las Vegas for pageant rehearsals and as is to be expected a lot of selfies are being taken. But there is one picture that has sparked major outrage online. When...

    Contestants for Miss Universe 2017 have been in Las Vegas for pageant rehearsals and as is to be expected a lot of selfies are being taken. But there is one picture that has sparked major outrage online. When ...

    'Woman in purple' leads police to Bulgaria


    Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have gone to Bulgaria in search of the 'woman in purple' - a figure who is keeping the operation alive. Waitress Luisa Todorov, 58, is believed...

    Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have gone to Bulgaria in search of the 'woman in purple' - a figure who is keeping the operation alive. Waitress Luisa Todorov, 58, is believed ...

    Mugabe has drafted resignation letter - report


    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down and his resignation letter has been drafted, CNN reports, citing a source familiar with his negotiations with the generals who seized power in...

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down and his resignation letter has been drafted, CNN reports, citing a source familiar with his negotiations with the generals who seized power in ...

    American cult killer Charles Manson dies


    Charles Manson - one of America's most notorious killers and cult leaders - has died at the age of 83. Manson was connected to the brutal slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife of filmmaker...

    Charles Manson - one of America's most notorious killers and cult leaders - has died at the age of 83. Manson was connected to the brutal slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife of filmmaker ...