Running hot

Completing an epic desert marathon

Florence Reynolds had never run a full marathon before tackling 219 kilometres across a desert so dry that even the insects stay clear.
Florence Reynolds

Basin flyover plans axed

Controversial plans to build a flyover next to the Basin Reserve in Wellington have been killed off.

Elderly man missing

Police are anxious to locate a sick elderly Petone man who has been missing for over a week.

Rimutaka road reopens

Snowy driving on the Rimutaka Hill NZTA has reopened the Rimutaka Hill Road after it was closed this morning by overnight snow.

Major rebuild for council flats

A council housing block needs a designer, a builder, and someone to knock down the old buildings.

$500k windfall for Serepisos?

Bankrupt Terry Serepisos could profit from the fall of a man he paid US$1.5m to arrange a US$100m loan.

DNA expert called in for appeal

DNA Jailed sex offender's appeal adjourned so the court can hear from a DNA expert.

Corrections centre sells

The Corrections Department's emergency backup centre in Kapiti has sold for $1.25 million.

Council's $8200 Wairarapa retreat

PM pans Labour's 'slush fund'

homeless

$40,000 'giving' campaign scrapped

A $40,000 campaign to reduce begging on Wellington streets has been quietly ditched.

China slowdown hits NZ

China slowdown A drop in house prices disconcerts Chinese consumers, and weighs on Kiwi exports to China.

Chorus returns fire

Telecom says Chorus plans 'artificial cap' on copper broadband service, Chorus says it's not short-changing customers.

Oceania may launch $300m IPO

China food scandal spreads

Auckland trains

Brakes on Auckland trains

Auckland's new $400m trains won't reach full speed until the old diesel trains are taken off the network.

Key wins soundbite battle

John key National wins headline war with plan to invite everyone to gripe about council rules. | Stupid rules | Slush fund | 'No flimflam'

PM calls, Claudette quits?

National MP may have quit over P-card controversy after a call from John Key. | Beehive Live

'I'm not flimflamming'

Pedantic rules - be gone!

David Cunliffe

Holiday was 'too long'

Labour leader David Cunliffe admits making errors, including taking an over-long three-day holiday.

Winston's serving too thin

Winston Peters Winston Peter's has celebrated NZ First's 21st birthday with a round of dubious new policies.

NZ First an MMP survivor

You could be forgiven for not noticing that NZ First had turned 21.

We're more porn star than rock star

New life emerges out of the gloom

MH17 crash site

Editorial : Fanaticism to blame for plane carnage

The dirty war in Ukraine has claimed a planeful of innocent victims.

Barking loudly in Edinburgh

Little Dog Barking A New Zealand puppet play about death will be showing at next month's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Lorde and lyrics

Music professor Dr Graeme Downes cites Lorde when he want to shake up his students.

Writers' Walk plans stalled

Plays explore internet underworld

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Power and passion

There's a reason big names overseas have fallen over themselves to get parts in a Arthur Miller revival playing at the Circa Theatre.

Coasting into Dine award final

Samuel North That weird guy collecting seaweed on Wellington's south cast is one of the city's top chefs.

The School of Life

Globetrotting with kids is all one big ed-venture for these intrepid families.

Moment in the spotlight

Viva Avida

Florence Reynolds

Running hot

Florence Reynolds had never run a full marathon before tackling 219 kilometres across a desert so dry that even the insects stay clear.

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Laidlaw extends Canes stay

Clark Laidlaw Scotsman joins new coach Chris Boyd and assistant John Plumtree as third appointment to 2015 coaching staff.

Boxer Milnes raises the flag

Little-known boxer Chad Milnes was left holding the New Zealand flag in the Commonwealth Games village.

All Blacks friends could turn foe

Hutt battle back to down Indians

Ernie Merrick

Merrick looks to forge ties

Wellington Phoenix coach is keen to strengthen ties with English Premier League club West Ham.

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