Jonah Lomu returning to the Wellington sevens

Battling kidney disease doesn’t stop rugby great Jonah Lomu promoting the sport that made him a superstar.

Lomu was back in the capital yesterday after being announced as an official ambassador for…

posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 | read more »

Lorde celebrates success with ‘first fans’

“This is where it all started.”

New Zealand’s golden girl stood on stage back home in Auckland, in front of nearly 10,000 fans last night.

There, Ella Yelich-O’Connor aka Lorde found…

posted Thu, 30 Jan 2014 | read more »

Follow the money in 2014

The job market is on the mend. Unemployment is trending down, and the number of positions being advertised is starting to creep up.

In 2014, you may even be able to be…

posted Wed, 22 Jan 2014 | read more »

Immigrants struggle with small talk

Understanding the proper response to “how are you?” is one of the challenges new migrants struggle with when settling in New Zealand.

Not realising the social-sanctioned answer is typically “fine thanks, how…

posted Wed, 22 Jan 2014 | read more »

Junk food could damage your memory

Forget the damage to your waistline – over-indulging at Christmas could take its toll on your brain cells, too.

Eating a diet loaded with saturated fat and sugar may have an immediate…

posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 | read more »

Study not tuned to jobs

About 1500 students graduate from the University of Canterbury today and Friday.

But employment agencies say many students are failing to choose study that will lead to viable job options, and many…

posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 | read more »

Building evacuated – over $2

Payment of a $2 tax bill sparked a bomb squad call out this morning.

The suspicious package that caused the evacuation of an Inland Revenue office in Lower Hutt this morning transpired…

posted Thu, 19 Dec 2013 | read more »

House call plan to nab benefit fraudsters

Snoopers could soon be calling on solo parents to check whether they are still living alone, as part of the Government’s clampdown on benefit fraudsters.

The measure, if introduced, would mean every…

posted Tue, 3 Dec 2013 | read more »

New app gives coffee shops a shot

A new smartphone app developed by Wellington’s Boost New Media using beacon technology will allow shoppers to rake up loyalty points at cafes without juggling a wad of half-stamped cards.

The coffee…

posted Fri, 29 Nov 2013 | read more »

AB fans in for costly World Cup

Anyone hoping to catch the All Blacks defend their Rugby World Cup title at Twickenham in 2015 will face a big bill for the privilege.

World Cup organisers released ticket pricing details…

posted Thu, 28 Nov 2013 | read more »