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Belgium: Taking the biscuit
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:24

Nicholas Jones gets an exclusive taste of Belgian hospitality, from ancient beers to modern bathrooms. I had certain expectations when I saw the first...

Northland brother of Pike River Mine victim hopeful of re-entry
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 02:26

The Northland brother of a man killed in the Pike River disaster is hopeful a mine re-entry will go ahead.Geoff Valli's brother Keith, who hailed from...

He Tangata: Jenny Hood from the Kiwis For Kiwi programme
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:48

Each week, Elisabeth Easther meets the people in the Kiwi tourism industry. I was brought up north of Kaukapakapa in a place called Glorit - it's so s...

Canada: Riding the iron ribbon
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:36

Bigger is certainly better when it comes to the Rocky Mountaineer, discovers Pamela Wade. Flags, red carpet, hot towels, a welcome toast ... it was ...

Cromwell hottest place to be
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:58

Parts of the South sweltered for a second day, with Cromwell reaching its highest-ever spring temperature on record with 33.3degC.Niwa tweeted today t...

Woman jailed for shooting flatmate after all-day drinking and drugs binge
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:38

A woman who shot and killed her Hamilton flatmate after drinking and taking drugs all day has been jailed for three years. Tiffani Sutcliffe, 23, appe...

Video recording of dying man deleted, court hears
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:31

A video recording of Haumoana man Mark Beale as he lay bloodied and beaten with fatal injuries was deleted, a court has heard.Johnnie Puna, 19, is sta...

Cook Islands upset England at women's WCup
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:35

The Cook Islands have scored a massive upset at the women's Rugby League World Cup with a 22-16 victory over England. Rugby League

Specialist Kiwi veterinary dentistry team help 140kg lioness get her roar back
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:12

Eighteen staff at Wellington Zoo were paying close attention to a 140kg lioness as she underwent dental work.The 16-year-old Djembe was under anaesthe...

UK: Ye Olde English grub
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:58

Blackmore Farm's host serves piping hot pies with lashings of history, writes Anna Leask. What do Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cat...

Car occupants flee after police chase in Papamoa
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:38

A dramatic 20-minute police chase through Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty has ended with at least one occupant of the car reportedly fleeing into the san...

Smith to fight for league WCup pay parity
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:25

Rugby League Players' Association president Cameron Smith says it's inevitable Kangaroos and Kiwi players will have to take less money to reduce pay d...

Four hotels we loved this year
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:39

1. Arlo Hotels, New York City In a city packed with hotels it takes a lot to stand out. Arlo, which has two hotels in different locations in Manhatt...

England coach backs Kiwis to rebound
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:41

England coach Wayne Bennett is confident the Kiwis can rebound from their shock exit at the Rugby League World Cup, and has defended skipper Adam Blai...

Seven easy ways to give back when you travel
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:35

Travel and tourism made up 10.2 per cent of global GDP last year, generating a gargantuan US$ 7.6 trillion according to the World Travel & Tourism Co...

'I had to be there': The Museum of the Bible opens in the US capital
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:36

The world's most famous book - the one at the center of three religions and two millennia of conflict - got its own museum Saturday in the heart of Wa...

Rescue underway after person plunges 10m off cliff in Waitakere Ranges
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:38

A difficult rescue operation is underway in the Waitakere Ranges after a person plunged from a stream 10m down a cliff.Fire and Emergency says a high ...

England go under radar for RLWC semi
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:35

Tonga have become the Rugby League World Cup tournament darlings, but semi-final opponents England are quietly working away on spoiling the party. Ru...

Long, hot summery days ahead as month of dry weather set to smash record books
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:26

Summer is coming early this week in the south and Niwa said it could be the start of a warm, dry spell leading up to the holiday season. Central Otago...

Flying from Auckland to Melbourne with Air New Zealand
  • Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:24

Chris Schulz flies Air New Zealand NZ123 from Auckland to Melbourne. The plane: We were travelling to Melbourne for three sunny nights - and my 7-...

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