Pain underpins research

Study to look at link between diet, dementia

A Wellington doctoral student's personal heartbreak is driving her research into the effects of diet on dementia.
Alexia Mengelberg

Victory over fine print

Retailers are warned they can no longer use fine print to hide information or mislead people.

Grandma kicks habit

sandra mcmahon A grass-dealing granny who made millions selling pot is out of jail and says she's lost everything.

Kiwi cougars on the prowl

A growing number of women 40 and over have a toyboy on their arm, according to new research.

Animal tests 'key' to brain cures

Qualms about animal testing could condemn many to brain disease, says researcher.

Risky and fatal landing

Hang glider attempted a risky manouevre with alcohol in his system, inquest hears.

Speed cuts welcomed

Amy Soo Residents and business owners say planned speed cuts through Manakau and Ohau are desperately needed.

Justice initiative seeks 'gentler society'

A restorative justice professorship has been created at Victoria University, paving the way for NZ to be a world leader in it.

Hawke's Bay oil probe was legal - mayor

Don't force council mergers - Peters

Rimutaka candidates

Rimutaka candidates hold forth

Abortion, the minimum wage, state housing and even a line from House of Cards got an airing at Rimutaka's final candidates' meeting.

Power boss on $32k a week

dennis barnes After turning in a bumper profit, Contact Energy's Dennis Barnes appears to be the top paid power company chief exec again.

Motels cast fishing crews adrift

Drunken, bed-wetting fishing crews are unwelcome at South Canterbury motels.

Paperwork averted scam

US Fed keeps rates at record low

Synlait milk

Synlait Milk takes top award

Canterbury's two top businesses hail from the dairy and tourism industries.

Chaotic, messy and loud

David Cunliffe and John Key at leaders' debate The final leaders' debate of the election campaign came down to an argument about numbers. | Lamb chops or steak? | Winston grins at sidelines

Lamb chops or steak?

The final televised leaders’ debate of the election campaign was a chance for both leaders to shine after a tumultuous few weeks.

Grinning at the sidelines

Voting rort allegations

winston's plane

Live: By car, by bus and by plane

Only two sleeps till the election and the politicians are wringing every last drop out of the campaigning.

Advantages to Five Eyes network

GCSB's Waihopai Spy Base The great advantage of the revelations about the Five Eyes is that now at least we know what the Five Eyes really do.

Waging war's enough to turn your hair grey

The job seems to have won. I, Barack Obama, have become my office.

Cautious voters should assume the worst

Mallard and Bishop battle in tight race


Making out the Dotcom circus

Are they bad guys masquerading as good guys, or the other way round?

Our best songs

Louis Baker Finalists for this year's Silver Scrolls award for New Zealand song of the year have been announced.

Competing with Auckland

Reducing Writers Week was rejected for a "New New Zealand Festival", despite overlaps with Auckland Arts Festival.

Drag queen dominatrix

Police Ten 7's new host


Writer tells of 'weird undertaking'

Damien Wilkins says a novel is a weird undertaking but something he feels compelled to do.

Rain, rain, come to stay

Nick and Nevada Leckie Wellington couple Nick and Nevada Leckie get excited by looming rainclouds and bucketing rainfall.

Brewers tap into Petone 'vibe'

Craft beer brewing has returned to the Hutt Valley, with Baylands ramping up production in Petone.

A beery political question

Students draw line on human trafficking

WOW live art design

WOW designer makes art live

When Dylan Mulder's futuristic World of WearableArt entry graces the stage, it will change before the audience's eyes.

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Star shooter ruled out

Maria Tutaia Maria Tutaia scratched from Silver Ferns tests against Australia and England due to leg injury sustained at Commonwealth Games.

Aso ready for step up

Young Auckland utility back signs two-year deal with the Hurricanes and will shift south to Wellington at the end of the NPC.

Focused despite workload

Struggles for Capital Hockey

New Zealand's sevens team

Sevens fails to sell out

The Sevens Wellington ticket launch avoided last year's disaster, but the event is far from selling out.

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