All bets are off

High stakes game

They're not short of passion for their teams, but soon one of them will be short of their trousers.

33kg of junk mail

Love it or loathe it, want it or not - we are drowning in junk mail, according to a new survey.

Overnight winds batter South

Wild weather Gusts batter South Island with Metservice expecting severe gales in Wellington and Wairarapa.

Planet Parliament

National's second term in Government has seen highs, lows and controversy on both sides.

Caterer stung for more breaches

Westpac Stadium's caterer has been stung with more booze-related charges after last Saturday.

Ministry recovers 13-year-old fine

Ticket from 2001 comes back to haunt one man, as govt sets out to recover $565m in fines.

Basketballer's court reprieve

CCTV New Plymouth pub brawl Basketballer identified as prime offender in violent assault at New Plymouth pub is given a reprieve.

Festering tensions

Documents lay bare the strained relationship between quake recovery authority and city council.

Answering the call to arms

Council won't target strong beer

Wind Wellington

Wind may whistle in backup power

Wellington's infamous wind could prove to be a lifeline in the event of a big earthquake.

The dark side of adventure tourism

Helen and Bosco Peters An audit of adventure tourism operators is to be completed this year. So how safe is the industry now?

Ethnic SMEs offered advice

An advisory board designed to promote cultural diversity in the workplace and support small business will launch next week.

Delays not our fault, say builders

Simpson breaking barriers

trade me

Staff adopt slide time

It's become obligatory for big tech companies to have quirky and colourful offices.

The current state of politics

Tracy Watkins If the election campaign falls as flat as this year’s adjournment debate, we could be in for a lacklustre seven weeks.

Blood on hands over balloon crash

This saga is the latest chapter in a sad series of government agencies not being held to account over the Carterton balloon crash.

Today in politics

PM denies spyware use

MPs in Parliament

Tough to gird loins after long slog

We visited Planet Key, witnessed collective brain fade, and saw ministers, MPs and leaders come and go.

The buck stops with politicians

novopay The Novopay fiasco is a discredit to everybody involved.

Is a yellow square art?

There's nothing like a robust, no-holds barred cultural debate over the age-old question: What is art?

Water woes not just farmers' fault

Fanatics conspire against peace

Carterton balloon crash

Blood on hands over balloon crash

This saga is the latest chapter in a sad series of government agencies not being held to account over the Carterton balloon crash.

In from the outside

Robert Rapson Outsider artist Robert Rapson has followed up winning the country's top ceramics prize with another award.

Golden girl Kimbra gets real

Only a Kiwi girl could find a sheep farm in the middle of Los Angeles.

The heart is a lonely hunter

Your NZ film fest reviews

Pirates of the Airwaves

Ripping and real

Pirates of the Airwaves has some great advantages, but it would have been better as a movie.

Cousins' war

George Bollinger Half-German, half-Irish New Zealander George Bollinger died for a country that didn't trust him.

Keep that phlegm to yourself

Patti Smith may have been keeper of the phlegm, but the rest of us should keep the spit to ourselves.

Legacy of a secret war

Women who love beer

chicken nibbles

Perk up your poultry

The simplicity of preparation for these Asian-inspired chicken dishes doesn't come at the expense of tastiness.

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Wainui chasing history

Jason Risdon, right, and Greg Lealofi Rugby union, not league, is gripping Wainuiomata after their premier side created a slice of history by reaching the Jubilee Cup final.

Injury crisis at Lions

Jeffery Toomaga Allen's season done and Ardie Savea's likely to follow suit as Wellington deal with major injury issues.

Phoenix coach still waiting

Pulse defender re-signs

Anthony Hudson

All Whites make Hudson offer

NZF have made a formal offer to Englishman Anthony Hudson to become the next All Whites coach.

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Opinion poll

The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

Vote Result

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