Sparring with the boys video

Male sparring partners have been a key facet of Geovana Peres' preparation for her WBO light heavyweight title fight ...

Kiwi boxer Geovana Peres is looking for an extra edge ahead of the biggest fight of her life.

PM balances Christchurch against Turkey & Trump

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to Parliament on Tuesday.

ANALYSIS: As NZ recovers from the devastating terror attack, the outside world keeps intervening in ways welcome and not.

Time to recall MPs’ rhetoric video

Residents leave flowers outside the Islamic Centre and mosque in Palmerston North after the Christchurch terror attacks ...

ANALYSIS: No politician is to blame for Friday's mosque attacks. But hate doesn't breed in a vacuum.

This has been us, New Zealand video

We should be challenging the view that the killings in Christchurch 'were not us'.

OPINION: Many are saying "this isn't us" after the Christchurch shootings. But it has been us - and we need to change it.

'Panic buying' of guns

50 people died following shootings at two Christchurch mosques. Some of the victims have been identified, many still ...

People are rushing to stores to buy firearms, in anticipation of tighter gun laws.

Shut Tiwai, save the planet?

Tiwai Point aluminium smelter uses 13 per cent of New Zealand's power. It sits in the middle of Bluff Harbour, with ...

Environmentalists focus again on the Tiwai Point smelter and its massive consumption of electricity.

Ice cream sale's a Tip Top idea

Tip Top has been trapped in 1964 (the year the Trumpet was born) since ... 1964.

If you don't move as fast as the consumer, you're eating dust not boysenberry ripple.

The truth behind 'tahr-mageddon'

The Department of Conservation is under pressure from hunting groups over tahr numbers.

An explosion in tahr numbers on conservation land shouldn't be a surprise - DOC stopped monitoring them in 2006.

A history of Mainzeal's collapse

In 2011, Dame Jenny Shipley decided to resign as Mainzeal chair, but was persuaded into staying by Richard Yan.

Unlike a classic Dickens story, the injuring parties may get off scot-free financially.

Zoi's ride to world slopestyle domination

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott does a stalefish grab after launching off a rail during the womens slopestyle semifinals.

Snowboard prodigy Zoi Sadowski-Synnott seemingly come from nowhere to assert herself as the pre-eminent slopestyle female on the planet.

Only woman in the Wheel Blacks

Maia Marshall-Amai was only 18 months old when she received severe burns across most of her body in a car fire.

For Maia Marshall-Amai, the brutality of wheelchair rugby is not a deterrent, but a motivator.

Nuns speak out against church abuses

Former consecrated woman Rocio Figueroa Alvear now advocates for survivors, and pushes for change in church structures ...

#NunsToo movement gathers momentum after pope acknowledges their sexual abuse.

Loan shark bill toothless: critics

Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi accepted the argument that punitive interest rate caps would push certain lenders ...

Pre-election, Labour's Kris Faafoi was all for interest rate caps on payday loans. But they're not in his new bill.

MPs block China expert video

Brady's request was denied after all four Labour MPs on the eight-person committee voted against it, resulting in a deadlock.

Anne-Marie Brady's request to take part in a foreign interference probe has been denied.

Bring 'Kiwi jihadi' back to face justice

In 2016 Taylor claimed to be teaching English to children in Isis-controlled Syria.

OPINION: By bringing Mark Taylor home to see him properly punished we can avoid him posing a further risk to innocent people.

Five Eyes ties 'rock solid' - US official

US diplomat W. Patrick Murphy says the US will “do everything needed to protect our national security” as the world ...

As NZ comes under pressure over its Huawei stance, a US official says security ties are as strong as ever.

MP urged to tuck away millions

Land information minister Eugenie Sage announcement regarding pastoral lease land management.

Eugenie Sage would need a fund of tens of millions to buy Crown high country leased land.

NZ aid under review after sex incident

Alleged sexual offending on an MFAT-funded aid project in Vanuatu has sparked a review of other New Zealand-backed ...

NGOs and NZ foreign affairs to review aid projects after allegations of sexual offending at a Kiwi-funded initiative in Vanuatu.

Woman to helm America’s Cup boat

Dutch sailor Carolijn Brouwer has rarely felt disadvantaged as a woman on a boat with men, and she's determined to make ...

Carolijn Brouwer is set to become the first woman to helm a challenger in 168 years.

The fence the billionaire built

The red line on the left of the image shows some of the fence line. The red line to the right shows the approximate ...

The US owner of an exclusive Mangawhai golf course has upset locals by fencing off public land.

First home buyers miss out: NZIER

NZIER believes first-home buyers are having to compete for low-cost housing stock with ever-greater numbers of investors.

Low-income buyers are being crowded out after the Reserve Bank eased restrictions on banks.

A gnawing dental crisis

Our dental crisis is so severe that universal, publicly funded dental care has rocketed to the top of the progressive ...

NZ is in the middle of crisis. Here's why we should look to the Army for answers to our costly dental health problems.

American on red tape cut mission

Clyde Holland has been scouting in New Zealand for 20 years, with Holland Partner Group's investments starting in the ...

US property developer suggests automatic approval for Auckland intensive housing developments if they're within 1.5km of public transport hub.

Think CGT is costly? Try smoking

Smokers are the Government's real cash cow.

OPINION: Many eligible property owners would pay less capital gains tax per year than pack-a-day smokers.

Chinese institute expands influence

Last year, the University of Auckland's Confucius Institute was promoted, and a new strategic plan launched to promote ...

China spent close to $1m promoting language and culture through NZ institute at time when relationship with the West is becoming increasingly tense.

Revenge porn is sex abuse

A recent study from Australia into imaged-based sexual abuse found nearly one in 10 adults have taken nude photos or ...

OPINION: Revenge porn is prevalent, gendered and often trivialised. Let's start with calling it what it is.

The risk of superbugs

If antibiotic resistance does as is predicted and kills more people than cancer by 2050, Carbapenemase-producing ...

An almost untreatable superbug from India is fast establishing itself in New Zealand. Can we contain the risk?

Capital gains tax's dirty little secrets

The government has a lot of work to do to get support from Winston Peters and NZ First over a capital gains tax.

OPINION: Home owners are depending on untaxed capital gains for retirement security. That's a problem, writes Bernard Hickey.

Tracking the mysterious kuriri

The male kuriri caught and tagged on Tuesday was nicknamed Jim, after the project lead Jim Eagles.

A GPS tracker successfully attached to the back of a small bird led to hugs and misty eyes at the Pukorokoro Miranda Shorebird Centre.

Is a life worth $4.7 million?

Grant Robertson answered questions about Treasury's CBAx tool in Finance and Expenditure select committee. (File photo)

​The wellbeing framework that puts the "value of a statistical life" at $4.7 million is coming under fire.

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