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Budget: millions more for Antarctic efforts - National

The Government has poured millions more dollars into New Zealand's involvement in Antarctica, including $21 million for research on the frozen …

New Zealand

Hideaway on New Zealand's North Island

Hidden in a corner of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands, this little-known hideaway came in handy during a late spring gale.<p>Ah, Orokawa Bay. This …

New Zealand

High-profile hotel magnate Earl Hagaman dies, aged 92

Earl Hagaman began buying New Zealand hotels in the 1980s to build the Scenic Circle empire.<p>Multimillionaire businessman Earl Hagaman​, who recently …

New Zealand

Oxford student who 'could be spared jail' for stabbing boyfriend once posed naked for college calendar

A top Oxford University student who 'could be spared jail' after stabbing her boyfriend once posed naked for a college calendar.<p>Lavinia Woodward, 24, …

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Teens should ditch 'follow your dreams' advice - financial expert

Hannah McQueen says too many university students don't have a clear plan on how to use their expensive degree.<p>Too many young people are being told to …

New Zealand

The Race to Save Benjamin Franklin's Cracked Gravestone

The <i>Pennsylvania Gazette</i> published the morning of April 21, 1790, was rimmed in black. Flags across the city, and on the ships in the harbor, …

Christ Church

Budget will blow chance for change

<b>Rod Oram</b>*<p>With his first budget on Thursday, Finance Minister Steven Joyce will have two rare opportunities most of his counterparts overseas can only …

Economics

Fancy 'glamping' in Wales? Spend the night in a cabin inspired by Welsh legends

One of eight award-winning designs, Carwyn Lloyd Jones imagined the Dragon's Eye pod as a reference to the dragon on the Welsh Flag. A huge …

New Zealand

Repairs completed to Ben Franklin's grave

Christ Church is about to unveil Ben Franklin's restored grave marker, just in time for the summer tourist rush.<p>The worn marble ledger tablet that …

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Dating site Ashley Madison is 'back' and claiming big numbers of new users

Ashley Madison users like to live dangerously.

Security

Watch NZH Local Focus: Sold! Horowhenua's pensioner housing gone

There was anger in the public gallery as Horowhenua District Council voted to sell off 115 pensioner houses across Levin and Foxton. Nine Councillors …

New Zealand

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola in 'shock' after it emerges wife and two children attended fatal Ariana Grande concert

The wife and two children of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola attended the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena at which 22 people lost …

New Zealand

When did best men become the worst men at a wedding?

Justin Johannsen's best man speech apparently didn't go down well at James Matthews and Pippa Middleton's wedding.<p>It may have met with an awkward …

New Zealand

Philadelphia on a budget: What you can do for free

BESIDES its historical sites, Philly offers many other great things to see and do. Admission to the many popular places and activities can add up, so …

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Massive moving monsters at Waikato Museum



Dinosaurs

Mt Wellington unit owners face $32.8m repair: leaks, fire, roof, structural, even P

Owners of a big Auckland residential complex are facing a potential $32.8 million bill to fix leaky, fire, roof, structural and even methamphetamine …

New Zealand

Manchester terror attack: Kim Kardashian slammed over 'tasteless' tribute

Kim Kardashian has been slammed on social media after posting a tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attacks.The celebrity took to social …

New Zealand

TIDA kitchen award winners include luxury beach house kitchen

Gone are the days when a bach kitchen was a back-to-basics affair.<p>Today, beach houses have kitchens that can rival anything in the city, and one such …

Architecture

Unite Union makes headway in talks with Restaurant Brands

Unite Union is still negotiating with Restaurant Brands New Zealand after the union's members, who account for about half the fast food operator's …

New Zealand

Brian Rudman: Forget tipping, pay fair wages instead

Broadcaster Matt Heath's satirical take on the magical benefits of tipping certainly took Tourism Minister Paula Bennett in for the ride. Perhaps she …

New Zealand

Doctor leaps on stage at anti-vaccination movie and blasts those gathered

Mothers are getting their groove on while wearing their babies at a unique dance class in Auckland.<p>A west Auckland mum said she didn't realise she …

New Zealand

Manchester terror attack: Blast erupts as music fades

The last strains of Ariana Grande's song Dangerous Woman had just faded. The singer stepped behind the curtains. The lights came up. Pink balloons …

New Zealand

Homeless men helped victims after attack at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester

Stephen Jones, who was sleeping rough near Manchester Arena, describes how he helped mothers and children covered in blood in the aftermath of the …

Manchester Arena

Plant & Food Research-Anagenix tie up on the verge of reaping benefits

Crown research institute Plant & Food Research is about the reap the benefits from its first commercial partnership - the Innovation Cell - a venture …

Innovation

Auditor General has to be held to higher standards

<b>OPINION</b>: Auditor General Martin Matthews had no choice but to stand aside after the committee of MPs that appointed him agreed to an independent …

New Zealand

Chris Reed: Manchester terror attack too close to home

18,000km and 18 years away and it's still too close to home.I've been to the Arena; watched the Happy Mondays in a fug of dope smoke; been laughed at …

New Zealand

Following ISIS claim, British police race to uncover whether Manchester attacker acted alone

Other<p>Salman Abedi's home was forcibly entered by armed police and a number of items were later seen being taken away by police.<p>The worst terrorist …

Terrorism

Ariana Grande Manchester concert attack: Police swoop on bomber's home

Police have swooped on the home of the man they believe carried out the horrific terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.Authorities …

New Zealand

Who are the victims of the Manchester terror attack?

Some of the victims among the 22 who were killed in the attack on the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester have been named.Among them are parents who …

New Zealand

Peter Hearn, 84, Philadelphia lawyer who ran for mayor in 1991

Peter Hearn, 84, of Society Hill, a prominent Philadelphia trial lawyer and former chancellor of the bar who ran a quixotic campaign for mayor in …

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