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Evoking slain son, John Kelly defends Donald Trump on condolence calls - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:49
He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware in the US.

Melbourne Victory salvage A-League draw with Adelaide United - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:42
Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory have shared the points in a thrilling, sometimes bruising 2-2 A-League draw at Adelaide Oval.

How the Labour-NZ First-Greens deal compares to previous coalitions - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:09
NZ First will take four seats out of 20 around the Cabinet table in the coalition deal with Labour, announced on Thursday

US company in talks to conduct private search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 07:23
A US company is negotiating to conduct a private search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, after three governments failed in a three-year, US$160 million (NZ$230m) effort.

Cold Feet's Hermione Norris: 'We never stop feeling insecure' - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 07:00
In the new series of the perennially popular British drama, Cold Feet, Karen (played by Hermione Norris) has thus far had an awful lot on her plate. But I warn you, things are only going to get worse for her from here.

Jeremy Elwood & Michele A'Court: We need to listen to women - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 07:00
OPINION: Husband-and-wife comedians and commentators Jeremy Elwood and Michele A'Court give their views.

KFC started following the Spice Girls - and a few Herbs - for a hilarious reason - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 06:39
KFC's Twitter account carries a subtle message that has gone undiscovered until now.

Pollution kills 9 million people each year, new study finds - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 06:07
Dirty air in India and China. Tainted water in sub-Saharan Africa. Toxic mining and smelter operations in South America.

All Blacks wing Rieko Ioane on living at home, family and test footy - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
As Rieko Ioane slowly lowered his muscular frame into a sofa at the Marriott Hotel in Brisbane, it was difficult to resist doing some mental arithmetic.

Mike O'Donnell: Uber –putting out the fire with gasoline - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
OPINION: Thirty-four years ago David Bowie put out his 18th studio album Let's Dance.

Remember when Holden cars were built in New Zealand? - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
On Friday when Holden shut down its assembly plant in the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth, the closure marked the end of motor vehicle assembly in Australia for good.

Below the beltway: 26 tedious days, then a bombshell - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
ANALYSIS: What a bombshell. This is the election that just keeps going and going. But when Winston Peters threw his hat in with Jacinda Ardern, there was finality at last.  

The testy history of the Bledisloe Cup in Brisbane - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
A wander around two famous rugby venues in Brisbane can create flashbacks of some of the most distasteful incidents in All Blacks-Wallabies test matches.

Wanaka's rich, white growing pains - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
Long-known as Queenstown's quieter cousin, Wanaka is experiencing extraordinary growth. PETER WILLIAMS asks if the town's charm can survive the boom.

Flashback: Kiwi F1 champion more than average bear - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
On the same weekend Kiwi Le Mans winner Brendon Hartley is set to make his Formula One debut, New Zealand marks the 50th anniversary of our only Formula One World Drivers' Championship win to date.

TV review: Married at First Sight - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
There's a beautiful shot in the TV3 programme Married at First Sight. The camera sweeps high. Seagulls rush past it, revealing the beauty of a pastel pale blue sky; it tilts downwards, and below sits the city of Auckland and its harbours, spread out in all its glory. The producers like it too, I know, because they've used it at least twice so far, mixed in with other beautiful establishing shots of Turner-style pastoral landscapes and sweeping Lowry city scenes. 

Amie Richardson: Why we need magical thinking - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
OPINION: When I was 5, I thought I'd found the secret passageway my dad used to get to work. 

Spring is the perfect time to visit Central Otago - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
Spring is finally in full bloom around the South Island. The lambs are out in abundance, the days are getting warmer, and the land is lush and colourful.

Garage Project: masters of juggling beer styles - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
It's long the people's choice as New Zealand's best brewery, and now Garage Project has negotiated the bureaucracy of beer to be the establishment's No 1 too.

How to look chic in clashing prints - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
Patterned garments have appeal worn on their own, but pairing them together makes for a dynamic and interesting look.
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