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    Ratana church gifts Jacinda Ardern's baby a name


    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she feels privileged to be gifted a name for her baby by the Ratana Church, but is yet to decide whether to accept it. During the powhiri for Ardern, Ratana chair Andre...

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she feels privileged to be gifted a name for her baby by the Ratana Church, but is yet to decide whether to accept it. During the powhiri for Ardern, Ratana chair Andre ...

    IT worker claims she was 'hired for sex'


    A US woman has claimed her manager plied her with alcohol and pressured her into having sex — and that other senior staff members knew about the inappropriate behaviour. According to the Daily Beast...

    A US woman has claimed her manager plied her with alcohol and pressured her into having sex — and that other senior staff members knew about the inappropriate behaviour. According to the Daily Beast ...

    How Game of Thrones nearly killed Jason Momoa's career


    It's responsible for launching the Hollywood careers of actors like Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington, but Game of Thrones was once more of a curse than a blessing for Jason Momoa. The Hawaii-born actor...

    It's responsible for launching the Hollywood careers of actors like Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington, but Game of Thrones was once more of a curse than a blessing for Jason Momoa. The Hawaii-born actor ...

    51 minutes of torture at Aussie Open


    Angelique Kerber is through to the Australian Open semifinals after a commanding 6-1, 6-2 win over Madison Keys. For Kerber, who kicked off her career-best season with her run to the title here two years...

    Angelique Kerber is through to the Australian Open semifinals after a commanding 6-1, 6-2 win over Madison Keys. For Kerber, who kicked off her career-best season with her run to the title here two years ...

    India fights protectionism as US launches tariffs


    Just hours after US President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully today against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy. While...

    Just hours after US President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully today against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy. While ...

    Meth, cash found on prison visitors


    Two people visiting an Auckland prison were arrested after they were allegedly found with 19g of methamphetamine, more than $11,000, shotgun shells and alcoholic drinks on Saturday. The pair were busted...

    Two people visiting an Auckland prison were arrested after they were allegedly found with 19g of methamphetamine, more than $11,000, shotgun shells and alcoholic drinks on Saturday. The pair were busted ...

    Aziz Ansari and two words men need to learn


    Affirmative consent: The scandal engulfing Aziz Ansari highlights what constitutes consent, and what doesn't, when it comes to sex. Men should pay attention. THE #metoo movement was borne out of the...

    Affirmative consent: The scandal engulfing Aziz Ansari highlights what constitutes consent, and what doesn't, when it comes to sex. Men should pay attention. THE #metoo movement was borne out of the ...

    'Hot' preacher: Brian Tamaki invokes lust to find followers


    Controversial Destiny Church pastor Brian Tamaki has unveiled a new promotional campaign - built around how "hot" he is. According to the Bible, "anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already...

    Controversial Destiny Church pastor Brian Tamaki has unveiled a new promotional campaign - built around how "hot" he is. According to the Bible, "anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already ...
    Bus driver sentenced for triple-fatal Xmas Eve crash

    Bus driver sentenced for triple-fatal Xmas Eve crash


    The bus driver at the wheel for a Christmas Eve crash that killed three people has been sentenced to five and a half months home detention. Talakai Aholelei appeared for sentencing in the Waitakere District...

    The bus driver at the wheel for a Christmas Eve crash that killed three people has been sentenced to five and a half months home detention. Talakai Aholelei appeared for sentencing in the Waitakere District ...
    Bill English given tongue lashing at Ratana

    Bill English given tongue lashing at Ratana


    National leader Bill English has been given a tongue lashing at Ratana for his comments that te reo Maori was "somebody else's language". English led a slender 20-strong delegation onto Ratana - the...

    National leader Bill English has been given a tongue lashing at Ratana for his comments that te reo Maori was "somebody else's language". English led a slender 20-strong delegation onto Ratana - the ...
    Heatwave: January's hottest temps to hit NZ in coming days

    Heatwave: January's hottest temps to hit NZ in coming days


    Some of the hottest temperatures the country has seen this summer will sear southern regions next week as a heatwave sends temperatures soaring as high as 34C for days on end. Canterbury and north and...

    Some of the hottest temperatures the country has seen this summer will sear southern regions next week as a heatwave sends temperatures soaring as high as 34C for days on end. Canterbury and north and ...
    House of Horrors: How parents' reckless behaviour began

    House of Horrors: How parents' reckless behaviour began


    The House of Horrors parents went off the rails a decade ago when they started drinking and gambling after a lifetime of abstinence, the younger sister of the mother has revealed in an exclusive interview...

    The House of Horrors parents went off the rails a decade ago when they started drinking and gambling after a lifetime of abstinence, the younger sister of the mother has revealed in an exclusive interview ...

    Watch: Close-up encounter as sharks circle dead whale in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf


    Passengers on board a nature cruise on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf were treated to a rare sight as scavenging sharks gorged themselves on a floating whale carcass. The Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari stumbled...

    Passengers on board a nature cruise on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf were treated to a rare sight as scavenging sharks gorged themselves on a floating whale carcass. The Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari stumbled ...

    'He abused me in front of teammates, coaches'


    A former USA gymnastics champion said she was sexually abused by former sports doctor Larry Nassar in front of friends and coaches. More than 150 women accused the former USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual...

    A former USA gymnastics champion said she was sexually abused by former sports doctor Larry Nassar in front of friends and coaches. More than 150 women accused the former USA Gymnastics doctor of sexual ...

    Pedal to the metal: It's all or nothing for Elon Musk at Tesla


    Elon Musk will remain at Tesla under a 10-year, all-or-nothing pay package that demands massive growth. The agreement, revealed today in a regulatory filing, requires that Tesla grow in US$50 billion...

    Elon Musk will remain at Tesla under a 10-year, all-or-nothing pay package that demands massive growth. The agreement, revealed today in a regulatory filing, requires that Tesla grow in US$50 billion ...

    Secret tapes: Moment I confronted my sexual predator


    When Philip Wright reached out to shake the hand of Werner Otto Schwarz, his heart was racing, his mouth was dry and he felt like throwing up. He was scared and nervous. But mostly, he was repulsed. He...

    When Philip Wright reached out to shake the hand of Werner Otto Schwarz, his heart was racing, his mouth was dry and he felt like throwing up. He was scared and nervous. But mostly, he was repulsed. He ...

    'Exposed' blogger hits back at hotel owner


    Blogger Elle Darby has revealed her torment in a new video as her very public clash with a hotel owner escalates. The social media star was brought to tears when discussing the "wave of abuse" she has...

    Blogger Elle Darby has revealed her torment in a new video as her very public clash with a hotel owner escalates. The social media star was brought to tears when discussing the "wave of abuse" she has ...

    Julian Dennison goes viral with deodorant ad


    Julian Dennison's latest role in an ad for Lynx Australia includes a good bunch of quintessentially Kiwi things like jandals, cricket, rugby and a lack of confidence when approaching the opposite sex. (Okay...

    Julian Dennison's latest role in an ad for Lynx Australia includes a good bunch of quintessentially Kiwi things like jandals, cricket, rugby and a lack of confidence when approaching the opposite sex. (Okay ...

    Girl, 5, left locked on school bus for hours


    After a terrifying five hours spent locked in her school bus, a five-year-old was found crying and banging on the doors trying to get out. Bobbie Langdon was excitedly waiting to hear about her daughter's...

    After a terrifying five hours spent locked in her school bus, a five-year-old was found crying and banging on the doors trying to get out. Bobbie Langdon was excitedly waiting to hear about her daughter's ...