Now 50 years to pay off median Auckland house mortgage - Labour

Labour has figures which show it now takes 50 years to pay off a median Auckland house mortgage.

'Crazy scenes' as All Blacks receive huge welcome in Samoa

Having touched down in Samoa last night the All Blacks are busy today with a street parade.

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'I'm not an evil person' - Herald gossip writer Pebbles Hooper quits over tweet outrage

A NZ Herald gossip columnist has resigned from the paper following outrage over a tweet she sent last week.

Auckland hit by thunder and lightning storm

A severe thunderstorm watch is in place for Auckland as the rest of the country deals with snow and heavy rain

The views she expressed in her tweet were distressing - Miriyana Alexander / NZ Weekend Herald Editor

'I'm not an evil person' - Herald gossip writer Pebbles Hooper quits over tweet outrage

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Konrad Hurrell sends scare through Warriors

Star centre Konrad Hurrell appears to have suffered a shoulder injury and may be in doubt for the crunch clash against the Melbourne Storm.

Samoan kids get chance of a lifetime meeting with All Blacks

Just a day out from their first ever Test in Samoa the All Blacks put the students from Marist Brothers School in Apia through their paces with a series of rugby drills.

Proud Samoa fans embrace Test fever by pimping their rides

As the countdown to historic Tests between the All Blacks and Samoa begins Samoa fans in New Zealand and Australia are getting into the spirit.

Further delays over hemp seed food sales in NZ, fears raised over roadside drug testing

Officials seem to be having trouble making up their minds over establishing food standards to allow the sale of hemp seed food products in NZ.

Richie is really excited and looking forward to getting stuck into it - Frank Bunce on what Richie McCaw told him

Test shaping up as a 'really exciting' one for All Blacks with Samoan heritage - Frank Bunce

One donation revives NZ Book Awards

After a year-long hiatus, the New Zealand Book Awards is turning the page thanks to one generous donor.

Government woos offshore investors, especially in research and development

The government is setting out to attract more international business investment.

Pregnant drinking 'socially pervasive' in New Zealand, study finds

Kiwi women commonly drink when pregnant, new international research says.

Test shaping up as a 'really exciting' one for All Blacks with Samoan heritage - Frank Bunce

Former All Black Frank Bunce says "it's really exiting" for the players to play in front of relatives.

Kayaker death: Man wasn't wearing life jacket

A 21-year-old man is dead after falling from his kayak in rough surf at Opotiki, in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

Fans injured as cars go flying in fiery Daytona crash

The entire engine came out of a car which was part of a multi-car crash at the Daytona racecourse.

Bad light and boos halts Novak Djokovic's fight back in five set epic

Djokovic was in danger of becoming the first top seed since Pete Sampras in 2001 to lose in the last 16

Dunedin firm to send hundreds of rugby balls to kids in Samoa

The Labour Party has arranged for 300 rugby balls that were surplus to requirements to be delivered to a village in Samoa.

Jerry Collins to be honoured with Inga Tuigamala organised boxing match in Samoa

Fallen All Black Jerry Collins will be honoured in the country of his birth on the eve of the All Blacks Test against Samoa.

Greek Prime Minister looks to rebuild talks after 'No' vote

Greece now faces the urgent need to heal its ties with European creditors.

American Samoan-born Jerome Kaino sums up Apia arrival: 'This is just a dream come true'

They were late in arriving but the All Blacks were warmly welcomed when they touched down in Apia.

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NZ signs on to international shark protection agreement

New Zealand is one of almost 40 countries to sign up to an international agreement to help protect migratory sharks.

Public to have its say on how spy agencies should 'protect New Zealand and how'

The public will be able to make submissions as part of the independent review into the laws governing New Zealand's spy agencies.

04:09

Two NZ teams in Super Rugby final spells bad omen for World Cup, history shows

Two Kiwi Super Rugby sides in the final would usually be a good thing, but not in a World Cup year, history says

Volatile Kyrgios denies 'tanking' at Wimbledon

Video showed Kyrgios barely moving to return a series of Gasquet's serves in the third game of the second set.

01:43

'Domination, arrogance': Why Waiheke Islanders wants to split from Auckland

Waiheke Island wants to shift away from big brother Auckland.

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Granddad to the rescue as toddler in pushchair tumbles into path of freight train

The little girl's grandfather is seen leaping onto the tracks and lifting the pram back onto the platform.

'We thank Steve Hansen for a strong side' - Samoa's coach Stephen Betham

Samoa's coach Stephen Betham wants to make sure they get the most out of their international matches.

Parramatta winger Semi Radradra breaks 60-year try-scoring record

Not since Newtown's Ray Preston in 1954 has a player scored five doubles in five games.

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