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Poll points to tighter race

Poll points to tighter race

New Zealand First is on the rise and seems assured of returning to Parliament in bigger numbers, according to the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey.

Crash on Southern Motorway

Crash on Southern Motorway

A crash between a bus and car delayed traffic on the Southern Motorway early this afternoon 

League: Kiwis look set to marshall squad without Benji

League: Kiwis look set to marshall squad without Benji

Benji Marshall isn't likely to feature in the Kiwis squad for this year's Four Nations, despite the fact he's made a successful return to rugby league.

Spark users experience internet meltdown

Spark users experience internet meltdown

The country's biggest telecommunications firm is scrambling to fix an internet meltdown after an unexplained surge in internet traffic last night.

NZ children struggling to speak

Fewer children starting school can speak in sentences, prompting an investigation by education chiefs.

Cricket: Consolation win for England

Cricket: Consolation win for England

Joe Root's fine century saved England from the ignominy of a series whitewash on home soil as they beat India by 41 runs in the fifth and final one-dayer at Headingley.

UN to investigate IS crimes in Iraq

UN to investigate IS crimes in Iraq

The United Nations has agreed to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale", with a view to holding perpetrators to account.

Lorde's Dunedin concert sells out in an hour

Lorde's Dunedin concert sells out in an hour

Tickets for Lorde's Dunedin concert went on sale at noon, and were sold out within an hour.

Lorde's Dunedin concert sells out in an hour

Lorde's Dunedin concert sells out in an hour

Tickets for Lorde's Dunedin concert went on sale at noon, and were sold out within an hour.

Hawaii lava flow could threaten homes

Hawaii lava flow could threaten homes

State scientists and officials are warning some residents of Hawaii's Big Island that their homes could be jeopardized by a lava flow from Kilauea Volcano that is moving through a forest preserve toward their neighborhood.