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Storm's Glasby to undergo thumb surgery
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:24

Queensland and Melbourne NRL forward Tim Glasby is in doubt for the opening State of Origin match with a fractured thumb and he's set to undergo surge...

Three Kiwi war memorials around the world
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 01:29

1 London Unveiled on Armistice Day 2011, the memorial — officially named "Southern Stand"— consists of 16 cross-shaped bronze sculptures, set in f...

Ask Away: Take your togs and towel in Waikiki
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 23:31

Eli Orzessek finds the answers to your travel questions. I am a grandmother visiting the United States in December and am travelling on my own on Haw...

Melbourne show Warriors who's NRL boss
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 21:28

Melbourne have made a statement that they won't be handing over their NRL premiership title without a fight, crushing contenders the Warriors 50-10. ...

Halong Bay's Cat Ba: a jewel in Vietnam's island crown
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:05

I spend the journey from the Chinese border lying on a bed, softly rocking with the motion of the overnight train. The air conditioning hisses overhea...

Woman lures escaped zoo cockatoo into cage using sunflower seeds in a Birkdale backyard
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:29

A North Shore bird lover spent Anzac Day coaxing an escaped black cockatoo that had fled the sanctuary of Auckland Zoo into a cage using sunflower see...

One in critical condition after suspected medical event on Mt Albert Rd
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:30

A person has been taken to hospital in a critical condition following a suspected medical event on Mt Albert Road in Auckland.The road was closed and ...

Holmes still covets Cronulla fullback spot
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:44

Cronulla winger Valentine Holmes says he hasn't given up on his dream of wearing the Sharks' coveted No.1 jersey. Rugby League

Tamil community mourns student missing from Omanawa Falls
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:08

A Tamil leader says the community has been left traumatised by the death of a young student, presumed drowned at Omanawa Falls over the weekend.The In...

Cogger ready to step up for Knights
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:52

With Mitchell Pearce out for several months with a pec injury, young halfback Jack Cogger has been asked to step up. Rugby League

2018 Sony World Photography Awards winners announced:
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:54

After a search spanning the globe and 10 categories of world-class photographers, the winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards have been anno...

Solomon Islands: Peace and war
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 05:31

A WWII tour of the Solomons is made more special by a personal remembrance, writes Richard Moore. He stood there in the heat of a Solomon Islands afte...

Sex slave case: Why police won't charge men who paid for teen's services
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:41

Police have considered charging the hundreds of men who had sex with a teenage girl forced into prostitution by her own mother - but say they will not...

Tauranga man's search for owner of 1970 sterling silver ring lost a decade ago
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 23:48

Someone lost a very special sterling silver ring in the sand more than a decade ago and Tony Hewitson has found it. The 65-year-old Tauranga man's met...

Clarke Gayford: Loving the Coromandel
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:32

It's an area with much to offer and it's hard to leave. Throw a dart anywhere at a map of the Coromandel and you'll find a local attraction within thr...

Kim Dotcom seeks live-in help, including chef, German teacher and pilot
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:42

Kim Dotcom is looking for a live-in chef, a German teacher and a DJ at his new pad in Queenstown. The embattled internet entrepreneur is searching for...

Freedom camping special: Letters to the Travel Editor
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:45

Last week's cover story by Sam Shead really got you riled up. After travelling through New Zealand by campervan, Shead thinks our freedom camping l...

Car hits power pole in Ngongotaha, more than 300 customers lose power
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:05

A car crashed into a power pole in Ngongotaha, cutting the power to more than 300 customers.A police media spokeswoman said the crash happened about 7...

Hawaii: Watery grave
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:17

There's plenty of history at Pearl Harbour: even a Kiwi link, finds Helen Van Berkel. Tomorrow the minds of New Zealanders travel to battlefields ar...

Passenger fined $700 after carrying free airline apple
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:35

A woman has been issued a $ 500 (NZD$ 700) fine after US customs officials found an apple in her carry-on luggage. The fruit had been handed to her ...

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