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  • Rātana: Stan walks inLearning about his home, religion and history

    Multi-award-winning Māori musician Stan Walker is living it up and loves being back in Aotearoa to celebrate the future up-and-comings of the Rātana church.

  • ‘Manaaki tangata in its 1000s’

    Behind the scenes of every major Māori event is a team of volunteers who are up at first light and hit the sack well after lights out — they are the backbone of any hui.

  • QUIZ

    ●Who directed Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, and The Virgin Suicides?

  • Auckland now gloomiest region in NZ

    Economic confidence took a dive in all parts of the country in the last quarter of 2022 but Waikato saw the largest fall and Auckland took the lead as the gloomiest region.

  • Grassroots effort to troll Ardern

    An Auckland farmer has gone viral after turning one of his large fields into a troll message board for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern after confirming she’s stepping down as the country’s leader.

  • SPORTS RESULTS

    BRIDGE

  • New PM receives ‘baptism of inflation’

    The consumers price index increased 7.2 per cent in the 12 months to December 2022, Stats NZ said yesterday.

  • Great field puts the ‘class’ in Classic

    After a couple of late entries for the Pak’nSave Cooks Classic on Saturday, last year’s record entry has been equalled, remarkable in times of rising living costs and domestic travel increases.

  • Ship sinksSouth Korean and Japanese coast guards were searching for 17 crew members of a cargo ship that sank yesterday while transporting lumber in waters between South Korea and Japan. The coast guard of the southern South Korean island of Jeju said five crew members were rescued by nearby vessels after the 6551-tonne Jin Tian sank about 150km south of the island and inside Japan’s exclusive economic zone. South Korean and Japanese officials said 14 crew members on the Hong Kong-registered ship are Chinese and eight are from Myanmar. No-one was found in the three life rafts and two lifeboats searched by South Korean coast guard crews who later arrived on a speedboat. Strong wind warnings have been issued at the site of the sinking, about 160km southwest of Nagasaki.

  • PM: Time to refresh, refocus

    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins is promising to address “bread and butter” issues, in light of yesterday’s inflation figures.

Featured documents

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  • LETTERS Embrace trial and changes

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  • COMMENT Roe v Wade ruling delivers hornet’s nest

    The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v Wade decision on abortion rights for women in the US has handed Christopher Luxon his first real test in managing the broad church that is his caucus....

  • Roe v Wade delivers hornet’s nest

    The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v Wade decision on abortion rights for women in the US has handed Christopher Luxon his first real test in managing the broad church that is his caucus....

  • Warning over pay-later Whanganui budget adviser says clients not in a position to take on easy debt

    AWhanganui budget adviser says buy-now, pay-later schemes need to be more strictly regulated after seeing a local couple putting meat on a payment plan....

  • Class action against banks gets green light

    Customers will have to opt out if they don’t want to be part of a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit against the ANZ and ASB banks....

  • Guilty of attempted murder

    A man who shot dead a police constable in West Auckland last year has been found guilty of attempting to murder another officer during the armed rampage....

  • WHANGANUI RACES

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  • 5 BIG IDEAS

    The cold, hard fact about housing is that neither Labour nor National wants prices to fall....

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