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Sweet smell of success for NZ plant breeder

A West Auckland plant breeder has been honoured internationally – with a new type of sweet pea bearing his name.

Fireworks over parking shortage

Residents put out after event goers at Auckland Domain nab all their parking spots.

Alleged killer still on run

Police have still not found alleged killer Beauen Wallace-Loretz who disappeared after cutting off his electronic monitoring bracelet.

Ready for 'worst-case scenario'

Concerned residents are standing by for evacuation as a Northland fire continues to burn.

Damaged ferry returns to water

The ferry that crashed into a wharf on Auckland's North Shore will soon be back in action, Fullers says.

Chinese garden in the green?

A long-awaited Chinese garden could become part of plans for redevelopment of Chamberlain Park.

Bowls club vows to fight its eviction

Mt Richmond Bowls Club members are defiant in the face of closure, despite news their lease is up.

RSA 'asset rich, cash poor'

Special wheelchair gets Finlay outside

Birthday party becomes surprise wedding

It was the 70th birthday celebration that turned into an engagement and ended in a wedding.

Black Caps unchanged for Afghanistan clash

Despite speculation around changes, NZ to front with same XI for fifth consecutive World Cup match, against Afghanistan.

Live CWC: Zimbabwe vs Ireland

Live coverage of Ireland taking on Zimbabwe in the Cricket World Cup at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.

Brown wins 11th Ironman NZ title in Taupo

Desperation nets win for Breakers in finals game one

Live CWC: South Africa vs Pakistan

Live coverage of Pakistan taking on South Africa in the Cricket World Cup in Auckland.

Harrison Ford did 'best thing'

As his plane struggled to stay airborne, actor Harrison Ford risked crash landing into homes and shops.

Top 10 reasons this Avengers trailer is the best

The new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, officially the third trailer, provides the best glimpse yet into what is coming.

Homegrown postponed to Sunday

Doctor shocked to find Harrison Ford

Duncan Sarkies' curious world

You'll find writer, playwright and performer Duncan Sarkies somewhere between curious and contemplative.

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