Short-term Budget for election year

Finance Minister Steven Joyce's Budget was designed with the election in mind.

9 min ago  OPINION: Bill English and Steven Joyce are focused on selling a story of sound economic management.

Winning ticket seller ecstatic video

Thames Four Square owner Sukhpal Singh was a happy chap on Sunday morning.

11:43 AM  Four Square owner Sukhpal Singh could not be happier after selling a $27 million Powerball ticket.

Death at Auckland school

A person died "suddenly" at south Auckland's Kings College on Saturday evening.

11:40 AM  Elderly man was attending a reunion at the school when he suffered a medical event.

We could have beaten the Lions

Sid Going played for both Northland and the All Blacks against the Lions - then would return home to his family's ...

10:54 AM  The Lions' arrival in Whangarei promises old-style billeting, post-match beers – and memories of the triple-scissors move.

Pacifists take pistol range to court video

Pistol shooter Raymond O'Brien is upbeat about the court hearing and is confident the range's certification will stand.

10:45 AM  Meditation centre known for its tranquility goes all the way to the High Court to try to stop a proposed gun club.

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Trucks burn in 'suspicious' inferno video

The fire rages at the property on Spartan Rd, Takanini in south Auckland.

50 firefighters race from all over Auckland to battle a massive blaze at a commercial property.

Award finalists announced

The Newmarket business award finalists are announced after categories receive the highest number of entries ever.

Major power cut in west Auckland

Dog rescued from cliff

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Why I've got to keep the faith

Young fans show their support.

OPINION: Just as the Vanilla Ice days of hip-hop gave way to better times and tunes, so the Warriors are bound to be on song eventually.

Ready to reel in big one

Gareth Edwards and Marius Koekemoer are New Zealand's entrants in the World Carp Classic in France.

Freshwater fishing advocates want to inspire others.

Softballer strikes out family legacy

Joseph Kohlhase, 19, has made the switch from softball to baseball and will head to the United States with the hope of ...

Joseph Kohlhase has broken family tradition by picking up a baseball bat.

Aucklander bound for FC Barcelona video

Artur Semmkeneto, 12, will train with football powerhouse FC Barcelona thanks to an invite from the club after it held a ...

From Balmoral to Barcelona, meet the next aspiring Lionel Messi.

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