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Super blue blood moon dazzles some but blocked by cloud for others
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:25

Photographers and stargazers have been treated to a spectacle as a super blue blood moon hung over the night sky on Wednesday night and Thursday morni...

NRL paving way for Perth expansion
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:23

The NRL is believed to have started discussions on entering a Perth team in the NSW Cup in the next three years. Rugby League

Suli Bulldogs bound after Tigers NRL exit
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:29

Wests Tigers have released young star Moses Suli from his NRL contract, effective immediately. Rugby League

Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: New Zealand rivers are sooooo cold
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:24

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. You know the water is cold if you've sweated seven litres (give or take), it...

Naples: City by the bay
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:24

The crowded, chaotic and rubbish-ridden metropolis weaves a unique magic, writes Mike Van Niekerk. My abiding thought 24 hours after arriving in Naple...

Power back on ahead of schedule in Opotiki
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:38

Power is back on the blacked-out Bay of Plenty town of Opotiki today.Transpower announced it had reconnected the town to the national grid on its Face...

National leader Bill English delivers state of the nation speech
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:36

Opposition leader Bill English has delivered his state of the nation speech in Wellington, focusing on holding the Government to account against the b...

'Emotional support peacock' barred from United Airlines flight
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:23

A prominent Brooklyn artist ruffled some feathers at Newark Liberty International Airport over the weekend when she attempted to board a United Airlin...

Millions of maggots invade Sydney beaches
  • Wed, 31 Jan 2018 03:28

Beachgoers were shocked and disgusted at the sight of millions of maggots that have washed up on Newport and Bilgola beaches.The creepy crawlies were ...

Four highland destinations around the world
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 23:23

1 SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS, UK Arguably the most famous of all the world's highlands destinations, this historic Scottish region has few people but much...

World's best Airbnb? Stay a night with the Blue Planet II crew
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:24

Blue Planet II fans missing their weekly journey into the world's oceans can get even closer to the action after the BBC teamed up with Airbnb to offe...

Offenders steal and slaughter cattle from Banks Peninsula property
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 13:26

South Island police are searching for offenders who stole and slaughtered cattle from a Banks Peninsula property and left the animals' hides hanging o...

Staying at Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:27

Maureen Marriner stays at Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal. Location: Close to the St Lawrence River and in the heart of the shopping district....

Drink-driver claims he was 'sleep-walking' when he crashed into parked car
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:28

A Cromwell man appeared to claim sleep-walking as a defence for drink-driving and hitting a parked vehicle in the town last year.Logan John Mitchell,...

Auckland league bosses want major change
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:27

Rugby league in New Zealand has major systemic problems says the boss of the powerful Auckland region, who wants the return of a domestic championship...

Hawke's Bay police close highway after serious crash
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:35

Emergency services have been called to a serious crash south of Hawke's Bay. Police were called about the crash on SH2, 4km south of Norsewood in the ...

Crash causes chaos, 6km queues to get on Auckland motorways - welcome to March Madness early
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 03:23

Auckland traffic is starting March Madness more than a month early with a crash causing chaos on the Northwestern motorway and 6km long queues to get ...

Kite-surf crash survivor Nigel Marsden swims to support rescue helicopters
  • Tue, 30 Jan 2018 01:32

Fifteen years ago, a freak kite-surfing accident saw Nigel Marsden carried 70m through the air at speeds of around 80km per hour.In a weird twist of f...

$5000 grant proves 'massive incentive' for foreign teachers
  • Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:25

A new $ 5000 relocation grant is proving a "massive incentive" for agencies recruiting overseas teachers, as schools reopen after the summer holidays...

Armed offenders squad callout in residential area of Whangarei, Northland stood down
  • Mon, 29 Jan 2018 21:24

The armed offender's squad in the Whangarei suburb of Kamo has been stood down after an alert lasting several hours.The squad was deployed just before...

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