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A day in the life of New Zealand pop artist Theia - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 05:00
Each week, we ask a famous New Zealander to share a photo memory. Em-Hayley Walker, who performs as Theia, is pictured with her grandmother at their Port Waikato marae. 

'Angry' Ardie Savea to come off All Blacks bench with a point to prove - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 03:05
The All Blacks will unleash an "angry" Ardie Savea in the second half of Saturday's third Bledisloe Cup test against the Wallabies, with a late injury forcing coach Steve Hansen into a minor reshuffle.

Wallabies great questions whether they have mental toughness to beat All Blacks - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 03:03
Former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones has lit the fuse ahead of Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup test by questioning whether Australia have the mental toughness of previous national teams required to beat the All Blacks. 

Cooper Cronk, Sydney Roosters not necessarily a match made in heaven - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 01:27
OPINION: Cooper Cronk may or may not play on in the NRL next year. He may or may not play for the Sydney Roosters.

Auckland Airport trial flight path adopted, more on way - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 01:04
Aircraft will permanently approach Auckland International Airport for landing using the controversial satellite-guided flight path trialled last year, a draft report says.

Australian police find sunken trawler that was carrying six missing fishermen - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 01:04
The bodies of six men believed to have been below deck when their fishing vessel capsized and sank off the Australian coast could be found when authorities recover the boat on Saturday.

Barack Obama, in indirect swing at Donald Trump, blasts 'politics of division' - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:36
Former US President Barack Obama has called on American voters to reject a growing "politics of division" that he says is corroding the country's democracy.

Lupita Nyong'o says Harvey Weinstein harassed her while his family watched film - Top Stories - Sat, 10/21/2017 - 00:12
Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has written a first-person account detailing her nightmarish experiences with producer Harvey Weinstein as a Yale University drama student in the US.

'Why on Earth did I do this?': Texts make man murder stranger in Australia - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:40
Daniel Duhovic had never met Paul Kristian Hogan when a series of text messages convinced him to fire a shotgun in his face.

Wellington into promotion match after big semifinal win over Northland - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:03
There was a distinct absence of hoopla around Westpac Stadium. Wellington's patchy playoff history made sure of that.

Warning over suspected loan scam - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:45
Vulnerable families have lost money to a scammer impersonating a local loans company.

It took him 40 years to write his wife a birthday card. His words made her cry - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:30
It was a simple message, but the words still bring tears to Heather Shoebridge's eyes.

Danny Lee moves up slightly in South Korea, Lydia Ko falls back in Taiwan - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:25
Danny Lee has arrested a second-round slide at the CJ Cup tournament at the Nine Bridges course in South Korea, to finish the day better than where he started it.

Injuries after two south Auckland crashes, both drivers at large - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:08
Four people, including two children, have been injured after two car crashes in south Auckland on Friday.

Predictable line up of ministers as Ardern ministry starts to take shape - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:05
OPINION: If prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern is about to put her stamp on her Cabinet it will have to come from some very surprising portfolio allocations.

Roosters emerge as favourites to sign Cooper Cronk - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:57
Cooper Cronk has sent Sydney's NRL clubs into a spin for the game's most coveted signature, with the Roosters hot favourites to be his new home next year.

Auckland's volcanic jewels get million dollar makeovers in preparation for UNESCO bid - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:50
Almost $2 million will be spent restoring two Auckland volcanic cones next year in an attempt to make them UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The longest day of a very long campaign - 17 hours that decided the new government - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:47
It had started early with an azure blue sky over Wellington that had one National MP speculating it was an omen.

Brendon Hartley set to make Formula One debut from back of the grid after penalties - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:17
Brendon Hartley's Formula One debut has taken a twist, with pre-planned engine changes set to push him to the back of the grid at the United States Grand Prix.

Ethereal's jockey Scott Seamer backs Bonneval in Caulfield Cup - Top Stories - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 19:47
The man who rode the last Kiwi-trained mare to Caulfield Cup victory says Bonneval can match Ethereal's heroics.
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