New Zealand

Madagascar's totally incredible island hideaway

An exclusive first look at Miavana, a sensationally beautiful new private-island hotel that's very possibly the most exclusive castaway escape ever<p>On …

New Zealand News

Dietitian: What happened when I went a month without sugar

I honestly thought cutting added sugar for 30 days wouldn't be all that difficult. Boy, was I wrong.<p><b>OPINION:</b> As a dietitian, I've heard of every …

New Zealand News

Thief targeting elderly in their smoke alarm con in their homes

A man going door-to-door offering to service smoke alarms has been stealing handbags, wallets and other valuables from elderly people.Waitemata …

New Zealand News

All Blacks battle hardened and ready to prove point

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's failure to overcome the British and Irish Lions may end up being very bad news for their Rugby Championship rivals as the world champions look to wash away the bitter aftertaste of the drawn series over the next seven weeks.<p>The All Blacks were not only unhappy …

New Zealand All Blacks

Dominant All Blacks gone missing

The last time the All Blacks played with such verve and excitement that it seemed the chasing pack was wasting its time was in Durban on October 9, …

New Zealand All Blacks

Majority of NZers support charging for water - survey

Seventy-seven percent of people believe agriculture and horticulture should be charged for water, a survey has found.<p>The online survey, run by Water …

New Zealand News

America's Cup 'vulgar' under Russell Coutts and Oracle - Bruno Trouble

Bruno Trouble believes the America's Cup rules under Oracle turned sailors into unrecognisable "robocop" figures.<p>Respected America's Cup personality …

New Zealand News

Joyce 'shell-shocked' by NZ citizenship saga

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has told Sky News he and his parents are 'shell-shocked' by the revelation that he is a citizen of New …

Barnaby Joyce

Police investigate Auckland pastor who said homosexuals should be shot: 'Members of our communities will be concerned'

The West Auckland pastor who incited outrage for his public statements that homosexuals should be shot, and women belong in the kitchen, is under …

New Zealand News

Australia v New Zealand: how they line up in the great trans-Tasman tussle test

The diplomatic incident sparked by the Australian deputy PM’s dual citizenship is the latest bout in a (mostly) friendly rivalry. So whose side are you on?<p>The current rift/tiff between the Australian government and the New Zealand opposition Labour party has been fierce, fiery and memorable. But …

Jacinda Ardern

Political feud erupts between Australia and New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Like squabbling siblings, New Zealand and Australia have close ties but also a rivalry that can sometimes turn ugly.<p>That …

Jacinda Ardern

Wallabies battling to win back the faith

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Michael Cheika's rebuilding Wallabies suffered a blow to their confidence during the June internationals and may struggle to get it back when they start the Rugby Championship with back-to-back tests against the All Blacks.<p>Facing the world champions from across 'the ditch' has …

New Zealand All Blacks

Renewed controversy for All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith ahead of Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney

THE All Blacks have become embroiled in yet another pre-Bledisloe controversy in Sydney with explosive allegations emerging about Aaron Smith’s …

New Zealand All Blacks

Comedian Kathy Griffin claims CBS exec told her to grovel to US President, ask for forgiveness

US comedian Kathy Griffin has shared what she claims is an email from a television boss asking her to grovel for forgiveness from the US …

New Zealand News

Mystery second country threatens to derail 'Buy Queensland' policy

Economist denounces Palaszczuk government’s move as ‘crackers’ after New Zealand hints at a highly unusual trade war<p>The Australian trade minister’s office will not reveal which foreign government followed New Zealand in objecting to Queensland’s parochial new buying policy but says more countries …

Economics

National chooses Barclay's replacement

The National Party has chosen its successor to fill disgraced MP Todd Barclay's shoes in the Clutha-Southland electorate tonight.<p>Mr Barclay withdrew …

New Zealand News

'Flora of Middle-Earth' Reveals the LOTR Series' Biggest Letdown

Turns out pipe-weed was more brown than green.<p>There is a certain variety of stoner whose identity is inextricably linked to a love of Middle-Earth,</i> …

J.R.R. Tolkien

36th America's Cup New Zealand: the new host nation is a long way from big international audiences

As the saying goes, when you win the Cup you make the rules. The champagne was still running down the outside of the Auld Mug and the sailors still …

Sailing

NZTech chief: CERT NZ's cybersecurity report is the tip of a much bigger iceberg

NZTech chief Graeme Muller says that statistics released from CERT NZ’s first quarterly study are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cyber …

Cybersecurity

Police closing in on wanted rapper Scribe

Police say they are closing in on fugitive rapper Scribe, who is wanted on drug and weapon charges and failed to appear in court.<p>This morning …

New Zealand News

Researchers' groundbreaking gene-editing tool wins medical prize

World<p>Researchers' groundbreaking gene-editing tool wins medical prize<p>Source:<p>Associated Press<p>Five researchers will share a $500,000 medical prize for …

New Zealand News

Fletcher Building Net Earnings Down Sharply

WELLINGTON, New Zealand--Construction and building materials firm Fletcher Building Ltd. (FBU.NZ) said its full-year earnings were down sharply after losses in its construction division.<p>Net earnings for the year were 94 million New Zealand dollars (US$68 million), down 80% from NZ$462 million the …

Markets

Lucky carrot reunites woman with engagement ring

Mary Grams had given on up finding her ring, until it turned up on a carrot.<p>A Canadian woman has been reunited with her long-lost diamond engagement …

New Zealand News

Tackle, tackle and then tackle again – how the Wallabies can upset the All Blacks

Despite Australia’s 0-26 win-loss record against New Zealand teams in Super Rugby this year, the Wallabies still have a chance in the opening Bledisloe Test<p>A new book about the 1969 rugby league grand final between Balmain and South Sydney should be required reading for the Wallabies as they head …

New Zealand All Blacks

NZ Post intentionally slowed standard post - union

NZ Post shot itself in the foot in the lead-up to today's announcement it will ditch the FastPost service, the Postal Workers Union says.<p>Overnight …

New Zealand News

Oprah Reveals the Place You Should Go to "Expand" Yourself, Where the "People Are 100 Percent Present"

If you're reading this, it's a sign.<p>When you're looking for a bit of help in your self-actualizing journey, you turn to Oprah Winfrey. When Oprah is …

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How the All Blacks helped Bellamy

Bellamy and Storm football manager Frank Ponissi spent time with New Zealand during the off-season in Chicago following Melbourne’s 2016 grand final …

New Zealand All Blacks

Exclusive: The price tag on the Warriors

Auckland businessman Paul Davys is offering around $15 million to buy the Warriors, but current owner Eric Watson wants at least $20 million. And if …

New Zealand News

Commerce Commission orders warning over Voltaren, Panadol, Maxiclear

Voltaren Osteo Gel costs almost 20 per cent more than Voltaren Emulgel, despite having identical ingredients.<p>The consumer watchdog has warned two …

New Zealand News

The Golden Trails of Central Otago

<i>Words: Mike Blewitt Images: Tim Bardsley-Smith</i><p>While ‘Central’ has some great singletrack based around Alexandra, the area might be best known for the …

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