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LIVE Cricket: NZ vs England

Day two as the Black Caps take on England in the second test at Headingley. Follow LIVE commentary of the match here.

James Shaw 'gets the rose'

Green Party MP Kevin Hague says he is deeply disappointed to have lost the contest, after James Shaw was named new Green Party male co-leader.

Paris 'love locks' on lockdown

The authorities in Paris say they'll no longer tolerate the practice of attaching padlocks as a symbol of love to the city's bridges.

NZ ice-cream recalled from Hong Kong

The Ministry for Primary Industries has recalled icecream exported to Hong Kong with excessive levels of coliform bacteria

A direct route to the World Cup?

The chief executive of New Zealand Football Andy Martin is hopeful Oceania will get an automatic berth into future FIFA World Cups.

US demands China halt reclamations

The US has called for an "immediate and lasting halt" to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

LIVE: Force vs Queensland Reds

Super Rugby - Western Force take on the Queensland Reds in Perth. Follow our LIVE commentary here.

A free slice of social housing pie

Iwi leaders have asked for a free stake in some of the 2,000 state homes being sold off in Tauranga and Invercargill.

Commentary: Highlanders beat Chiefs

Super Rugby - the Highlanders beat the Chiefs by 27 points in Invercargill. Catch up with our commentary here.

Troops not in danger, says Amnesty investigator

A war crimes investigator stationed in Iraq believes New Zealand troops based at Camp Taji are not at any real risk from Islamic State fighters at the moment.

Auckland Council backs housing land plan

The Auckland Council is applauding the Government's moves to free up Crown land for developers.

Govt reveals Auckland housing land

Housing Minister Nick Smith has released details of surplus Crown land in Auckland that he says could provide 600 homes in the near future.

Nauru explains key reason for Facebook ban

The president of Nauru has told a UN agency that Facebook has been used to create tension within families and it's a key reason it was banned.

Improvements promised for Asian refugees

An emergency summit on Asia's refugee crisis has agreed to work to improve security for people fleeing Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Junior All Whites draw with Ukraine

New Zealand have drawn 0-0 with Ukraine in the opening match of the Under-20 football World Cup at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland.

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The Circus of Errors

A disturbing fable set in the timeless fantasy world of a travelling circus where the Ringmaster rules and dreadful secrets are buried and forgotten.

Game review: The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3’s masterful use of storytelling and game design makes for what is easily one of the greatest RPG experiences ever created.

Bikes vs Cars

A documentary by Swedish film director Fredrik Gerrten explores the relationship between cyclists, cars and urban design in cities around the world.

Nick's Picks

Music critic Nick Bollinger has spent thousands of hours listening to hundreds of albums. Here are the best from Aotearoa. #NZMM

New Music: Ratchet by Shamir

Melody Thomas discusses the "bells and whistles" debut album and unique voice of Las Vegas shapeshifter Shamir.

Peter Griffin's tech report

A Mexican demon takes a terrible revenge on the world's internet users, and Mary Meeker's influential report on the state of the global internet comes out.

From The Vault: Cairo Knife Fight 2011

One of the country's most exciting sonic duos - a singing drummer and a guitarist singer own the stage at the Kings Arms in Auckland.

The art of David Lynch

The curator of a David Lynch retrospective Between Two Worlds showing at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane discusses the show.

The Travelling Restaurant

A rollicking tale by Barbara Else of treachery, courage and magic.

More Features

One in three drive while high

A third of cannabis users say they have driven while under the influence while more than 40 percent say they use the drug for medicinal purposes.

One dead in Te Puke crash

Police have released more details about a serious crash on State Highway 2 near Te Puke, which claimed the life of a 36-year-old woman.

Govt considers 'mass auto-enrolment'

Just days after scrapping the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart payment, the Government is considering automatically enrolling all workers in the scheme. (AUDIO, COMMENTS)

Deeper regional approach urged for Pacific

The head of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat Dame Meg Taylor has called for greater commitment from member countries to collectively solve problems and help the Pacific reach its potential.

Life in prison for Silk Road founder

Ross Ulbricht, who set up and ran online illegal drugs emporium Silk Road, has been sentenced in New York to life imprisonment.

Ronchi stars in New Zealand revival

Luke Ronchi's hit a brilliant 88 off 70 balls on his Test debut to help the Black Caps' recovery against England in the second match in Leeds.

Transport costs will hit vulnerable Maori

A Māngere budgeting service says the cost of Auckland's new transport network will trickle down and impact on vulnerable Māori families.

Business confidence falls as economy slows

Business confidence has fallen sharply, indicating that firms expect the pace of economic growth to slow.

Farmers warned about feeding swedes to cows

The industry body DairyNZ is advising southern dairy farmers to be careful about the amount of swedes they feed out to their cows over the winter and spring.