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2 November 2017 1:24 AM National unveils strong Opposition team

National Party Leader Bill English has unveiled a strong Opposition team which will hold the Government to account and ensure it does not squander the opportunities New Zealanders have created for our country in recent years. “New Zealand is doing well, with low unemployment, thousands of jobs being created every month, strong public services and New Zealanders 106

1 November 2017 5:35 AM Samoa vs Tonga match preview: Battle of the big fellas

As we enter Week 2 of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, one game in particular jumps out at me as the obvious gem among this week’s contests. This match promises to be both an entertaining and brutal affair. And if history is anything to go by, it will go down to the wire. Based on form and results in the previous round, Tonga will go into this one as deserved 189

31 October 2017 11:37 PM Value for Money reviews identify $373 million savings

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has welcomed the findings of the first group of Value for Money reviews of council operations. “The reviews have identified potential savings of up to $373 million over ten years. I expect the realised savings to be reinvested in vital services and infrastructure for Auckland,” Phil Goff says. “The recommendations of the report 83

31 October 2017 4:03 PM Canadian sensation Denis Shapovalov confirmed for Auckland's ASB Classic

Teen sensation Denis Shapovalov is the latest big name to commit to January's ASB Classic in Auckland. The 18-year-old Canadian has enjoyed a stellar 2017, highlighted by wins over both Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro during his run to the semi-finals of the Montreal Masters in August. Such results have seen him skyrocket up the ATP rankings 56

31 October 2017 8:09 AM Chiefs announce highly experienced coaching group for 2018

On the eve of the Gallagher Chiefs squad announcement, head coach Colin Cooper has named a highly experienced coaching team to prepare his men for their 2018 Investec Super Rugby title hunt. Cooper will be joined by returning coaches Neil Barnes, Andrew Strawbridge and Carl Hoeft, with the exciting addition of Tabai Matson completing a quintet that features 64

27 October 2017 9:49 PM The JFK files: theories galore from Mexico to Moscow

Thousands of files newly released from the investigation shows there was no shortage of theories at the time, and the FBI and CIA doggedly chased all of them -- while finding themselves the target of suspicion as well. The files show all arms of the US government following up each rumor and suspicion, taking them to a right-wing militia's shooting camp, probing 124

27 October 2017 7:36 PM Support to restore Sammy's

The Dunedin City Council bought the ailing 121-year-old music venue in February for $128,000 and asked residents for feedback on what should be done with the building. People were also asked if they had any memories of Sammy's they wanted to share. Council communications adviser Sarah Bedford said the survey drew a strong response, with 201 people providing 37

27 October 2017 3:50 AM 'Curious' great white shark plays with Massey University underwater camera

Massey university scientists have been left buzzing after finding a great white shark played with their camera in underwater footage. A team of scientists were using a Baited Remote Underwater Video camera to trawl the bottom of the ocean and survey marine life. The plan was to use the camera to measure fish biodiversity near the Kermadec Islands - but it was discovered 35

26 October 2017 4:05 PM RLWC 2017 preview: Can New Zealand reclaim the tag of world’s best?

New Zealand has won every major international rugby league tournament held in the Southern Hemisphere over the last decade. That includes the last time the World Cup was held down under, in 2008, plus the 2010 and 2014 editions of the four nations. The Kiwis will no doubt be wanting to continue their streak as they aim to become of world champions for the second 53

26 October 2017 1:41 AM AIA 2017 annual meeting shareholder poll results

The annual meeting of shareholders of Auckland International Airport Limited was held this morning at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau, Auckland. The five resolutions proposed by the company were passed by shareholders. The three resolutions proposed by a shareholder were not passed. Full details of the polls conducted are set out below 56