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Bohemian Rhapsody: Czech Republic's window into a world lost in the Great War
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 21:24

On the hunt for the Hapsburgs, Walter Nicklin visits a corner of Europe that escaped the the First World War Standing in line to buy the tour ticket ...

Sharks confirm Hodkinson signing
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:24

Cronulla have confirmed they have signed former NSW State of Origin halfback Trent Hodkinson to a one-year NRL deal from Newcastle. Rugby League

Blanket-obsessed Taupo dog Anxiety Girl a hit on social media
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:25

She's smart. She's sensitive. She's anxious. And she's a social media hit.She's Anxiety Girl, the German short-haired pointer owned by Taupō woma...

Inglis ready to make NRL comeback: Gagai
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:30

South Sydney recruit Dane Gagai said playing with Greg Inglis in a side competing for an NRL finals spot was part of his decision to join the Rabbitoh...

Brennan insists Panthers raids above board
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:30

Gold Coast Titans coach Garth Brennan says he hasn't pushed the friendship with Penrith general manager Phil Gould despite recruiting three Panthers p...

Hilarious attempt to right truck after tipping over on Kaimai Ranges
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:33

The aftermath of a crash where a heavy truck rolled on the Kaimai Range yesterday has been popular online after the correcting of the overturned vehic...

Alex Robertson: The price of the picture
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:29

The ethics of paying to take someone's picture are questionable, says Alex Robertson. This photograph cost me $ 5. Not a lot to pay for such a beauti...

Flying from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia with LATAM
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 05:26

Pamela Wade flies aboard LATAM's LA7964 from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. The plane: Airbus A320-200 with a 3-3 configuration. This was a charter flight...

Ah Van scores try with broken arm
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 01:24

Former Warrior Patrick Ah Van has scored a try for Widnes with a broken arm in their season opener and will be out for three months. Rugby League

Tim Roxborogh's travel bugs: The unusual phobias of fellow tour group members
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 23:25

A weekly ode to the joys of moaning about your holiday, by Tim Roxborogh. I once knew a girl terrified of fish. Sounds like the start of a limerick, b...

Man in Ararimu seriously injured after being assaulted in vehicle
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 21:26

A man in Ararimu, in South Auckland, has been seriously injured after being assaulted in his vehicle.Police were called out to Turner Rd at 9.30pm.The...

Fittler asks Cleary to demand NSW spot
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:25

NSW coach Brad Fittler says all bets are off and every NSW State of Origin spot is up for grabs including the halves. Rugby League

Dragons' Aitken keen to end injury curse
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:32

St George Illawarra centre Euan Aitken is back to full NRL training after suffering yet another hamstring strain a fortnight ago. Rugby League

Gunshots reported at robbery of Edgecumbe dairy
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 15:22

Police have responded to reports of a robbery at a superette on Main Street in Edgecumbe. Police attended at 7pm and were still at the scene making i...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sets high expectations at Waitangi
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:25

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wound up her first visit to Waitangi conceding she has set high expectations and the real test would be delivering on th...

Passenger's incredible discovery in plane seat pocket
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:27

When he dared to reach into the pocket of doom — otherwise known by most economy flyers as the pocket of the seat in front of him — this passenger...

Final credits for Te Awamutu's last DVD store
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:26

The last DVD rental store in the Waipa is closing its doors for the final time.Te Awamutu's Movie HQ, formerly Civic Video, is owned by Cambridge woma...

Flying from Auckland to Wellington with Air New Zealand
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:35

Katrina McClelland has a scary landing on NZ449 from Auckland to Wellington. The plane: An A320. Class: Economy. On time? We landed behind schedul...

David Fisher: Museum a true taonga
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:26

If you haven't been, you must. Waitangi — the place that lies at the centre of what we are as a nation, whether you are blind to the past or not.Th...

Submissions close on Otakiri Springs water-bottling expansion near Whakatane
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 03:28

Public submissions into a controversial application by family-owned Chinese bottled water company Nongfu Spring closed yesterday.Nongfu, trading as Cr...

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