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    Strewth cobber! Australia's most loved brand is this iconic NZ company


    For the second consecutive year, Air New Zealand has maintained its coveted spot as the number one most reputable company - in Australia. This is a feat the national carrier hasn't even been able to...

    For the second consecutive year, Air New Zealand has maintained its coveted spot as the number one most reputable company - in Australia. This is a feat the national carrier hasn't even been able to ...

    Police can appeal 'joke' child abuse sentence


    Police have been given leave to appeal a sentence of home detention handed down to a man who beat his baby son around his face and head then jammed a solid object in his mouth causing significant injuries. The...

    Police have been given leave to appeal a sentence of home detention handed down to a man who beat his baby son around his face and head then jammed a solid object in his mouth causing significant injuries. The ...

    Auckland woman takes matters into her own hands to have power restored


    Nine days after a monster storm knocked 180,000 Aucklanders' properties off the grid, hundreds are still holding out to flick on the lights and boil the kettle. Latest information provided by Vector...

    Nine days after a monster storm knocked 180,000 Aucklanders' properties off the grid, hundreds are still holding out to flick on the lights and boil the kettle. Latest information provided by Vector ...

    'Cry baby gays': Brian Tamaki's support for Folau's comments


    Brian Tamaki - head of the controversial Destiny Church - has tweeted his support for rugby star Israel Folau's stance on gay people going to hell, saying it's backed up by the Bible . The Wallabies...

    Brian Tamaki - head of the controversial Destiny Church - has tweeted his support for rugby star Israel Folau's stance on gay people going to hell, saying it's backed up by the Bible . The Wallabies ...

    Boss's shocking 12.30am email


    A company is under fire after a mid-level banker sent a late-night email to staff members berating them for not still being in the office. The unnamed male banker, who works for Wall Street boutique...

    A company is under fire after a mid-level banker sent a late-night email to staff members berating them for not still being in the office. The unnamed male banker, who works for Wall Street boutique ...

    Open home!? Car crashes into real estate firm's window


    Ray White Queenstown is putting on a "different" kind of open home today after a man crashed his car through the shop's front window. The real estate branch called it a "very interesting start to the...

    Ray White Queenstown is putting on a "different" kind of open home today after a man crashed his car through the shop's front window. The real estate branch called it a "very interesting start to the ...
    Fallow: Labour's oil ban a pointless, self-righteous policy

    Fallow: Labour's oil ban a pointless, self-righteous policy


    Resounding cheers greeted Jacinda Ardern and James Shaw when they went to Victoria University last Thursday to explain that morning's announcement that no more offshore oil and gas exploration permits...

    Resounding cheers greeted Jacinda Ardern and James Shaw when they went to Victoria University last Thursday to explain that morning's announcement that no more offshore oil and gas exploration permits ...
    All Blacks, England at war over Brad Shields

    All Blacks, England at war over Brad Shields


    New Zealand's much-anticipated battle with England this November has been spiced by the revelation the two countries are at war over Brad Shields. England want to select the Hurricanes flanker for their...

    New Zealand's much-anticipated battle with England this November has been spiced by the revelation the two countries are at war over Brad Shields. England want to select the Hurricanes flanker for their ...
    Three dead in horrific two-car smash in Coromandel

    Three dead in horrific two-car smash in Coromandel


    Three people have died and one person is in a critical condition following a two-vehicle crash at the Kopu Bridge, Coromandel, this evening The bridge south of Thames is closed in both directions following...

    Three people have died and one person is in a critical condition following a two-vehicle crash at the Kopu Bridge, Coromandel, this evening The bridge south of Thames is closed in both directions following ...
    'Lesbianism' diagnosis bewilders woman

    'Lesbianism' diagnosis bewilders woman


    A Wellington woman is bemused after discovering a doctor had listed "lesbianism" as a diagnosed condition in her medical records. Charlotte, who is in a relationship with another woman, has laughed off...

    A Wellington woman is bemused after discovering a doctor had listed "lesbianism" as a diagnosed condition in her medical records. Charlotte, who is in a relationship with another woman, has laughed off ...

    'She's acting phoney': Meghan Markle's brother slams sister


    Meghan Markle's brother has revealed that her royal wedding snub has "torn the family apart'". Thomas Jnr, 51, who is the American actress' half-brother, claims the 36-year-old has forgotten her roots...

    Meghan Markle's brother has revealed that her royal wedding snub has "torn the family apart'". Thomas Jnr, 51, who is the American actress' half-brother, claims the 36-year-old has forgotten her roots ...

    First Dates disaster: You've never seen a date end this badly


    There are many ways to end a date that's taken a bad turn - like faking a medical emergency, pretending to go to the toilet, or making up a cellphone call. Callum decided to do something a little different...

    There are many ways to end a date that's taken a bad turn - like faking a medical emergency, pretending to go to the toilet, or making up a cellphone call. Callum decided to do something a little different ...

    20 minutes of inflight terror: The pilot with 'nerves of steel'


    The pilot's voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended, telling air traffic control she had "149 souls" on board and was carrying 21,000 pounds - or about five hours' worth - of fuel. "Southwest...

    The pilot's voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended, telling air traffic control she had "149 souls" on board and was carrying 21,000 pounds - or about five hours' worth - of fuel. "Southwest ...

    Watch: 'Holy sh**' - Tragic death rocks NBA


    LeBron James got his revenge when the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers in the second game of their NBA playoff series. However, the on-court action was put in perspective when it was revealed...

    LeBron James got his revenge when the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers in the second game of their NBA playoff series. However, the on-court action was put in perspective when it was revealed ...

    Magician forced to reveal secret of trick


    A magician never reveals his secrets. Well, not unless a court mandates it. David Copperfield, 61, is currently in the midst of a civil jury trial in Las Vegas' Clark County District Court that began...

    A magician never reveals his secrets. Well, not unless a court mandates it. David Copperfield, 61, is currently in the midst of a civil jury trial in Las Vegas' Clark County District Court that began ...

    Confirmed! Burling to replace Ashby as Team NZ skipper


    Team New Zealand have confirmed Peter Burling will be their skipper for the 2021 America's Cup. Burling was a helmsman with the team who reclaimed the title in Bermuda last year and is currently competing...

    Team New Zealand have confirmed Peter Burling will be their skipper for the 2021 America's Cup. Burling was a helmsman with the team who reclaimed the title in Bermuda last year and is currently competing ...

    Runaway lawyer: Warrant issued after flee from 'death threats'


    An arrest warrant has been issued for a lawyer who fled the country claiming to be in fear for his life. The lawyer, who has name and location suppression, is now overseas and has said he will never...

    An arrest warrant has been issued for a lawyer who fled the country claiming to be in fear for his life. The lawyer, who has name and location suppression, is now overseas and has said he will never ...

    Watch: Drivers' desperate measures to beat gridlock


    Impatient Auckland drivers have been caught overtaking on a narrow stretch of road to beat crawling traffic. Video footage shows six cars crossing over double-yellow lines on Triangle Rd, Massey, to...

    Impatient Auckland drivers have been caught overtaking on a narrow stretch of road to beat crawling traffic. Video footage shows six cars crossing over double-yellow lines on Triangle Rd, Massey, to ...