Ponsonby bar Poof! has agreed to change its name

Boutique bar's name 'disgusts'

An Auckland gay bar attempted wordplay - but some called its name a "kick in the face".

Thousands still in dark

2:53pm Hot water and power remain out to a number of Auckland and West Coast homes after Thursday's storm.

Serial attacker sought

3:13pm There are fears a sexual offender is targeting women in Wellington following two violent attacks.

Crash victim a 'caring' veteran

A pedestrian hit by a car was a loving family man who played the Last Post on Anzac Day for 15 years.

Large slip shuts mine

New Zealand's largest gold mine has been shut down after heavy rain caused a massive slip.

More buses set alight

bus burning Suspicious fire destroys three buses at a Wellington depot, just months after a similar attack.

Man critical after shooting

A man is in a critical condition after a shooting at an address in Gisborne overnight.

Victim's family back cut jail term

Woman attacked in Wellington

Chasing churchmen

labour hopeful jerome mika Candidates are trying to engage Polynesian voters in an attempt to win three crucial South Auckland seats.

New Zealand 'dodged a bullet'

A former colleague of Don Brash has slammed him as a racist and a chauvinist.

Minister bursts bubble

Shop around for new law

Critics slam Labour truck proposal

Labour's plan to ban trucks from fast lanes and make it cheaper to own some vehicles gets mixed reaction.

New Kiwis thoughts on royals

royal tour dunedin Some immigrants weren't interested in Will and Kate's visit, but others say the royals still have relevance.

Thanks for the memories

So Wills, Kate and George are gone, leaving us only with memories. Here are the best bits.

Gifts and gushing fans

Royal tour: Winners and losers

Royals a treat

Tour has made William and Kate into New Zealand's favourite family friends.

Mentor approach raises questions

Classroom, students, pupils, teaching, school The Government has a lot of work to do to convince teachers its new I scheme is a magic bullet, writes NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter.

Swimmer dips her toe in business world

Olympic swimmer Amaka Gessler is climbing out of the pool and into the business world.

Classes preserve Hindi

Umaga encourages kids to set goals

Marc Ellis makes a leap

Former student Marc Ellis has returned to Wellesley College to celebrate its centenary.

Dietitians hopping mad

Easter egg Dietitians warn that bigger is not better when it comes to Easter chocolate.

NZ winning the war on meningitis

Doctors say meningitis could be almost entirely eliminated in NZ as early as the end of 2015.

Inside the politics of pot

P house costs renovators

Firefighters seek medical help

Five more firefighters have sought medical treatment after fighting one of the largest fires in Southland this week. 

Warning on pollen test

Bees A British food scientist says NZ may be taking a wrong step in the battle against fake manuka honey makers.

First time sale

Bendrose Station, a large pastoral property near Twizel is for sale for the first time in its 94-year history.

Wool prices firm

Killing the evil weevil

Couple milk house colour scheme

Fonterra gets some free advertising after a home owner unknowingly paints house in its colours.

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