Laumape the toughest

Surely the toughest back in world rugby to tackle is juggernaut Ngani Laumape who scored four stunning tries in the Hurricanes 42-24 triumph against...

Quax, the pathfinder

Dick Quax was a straight talking character whose Dutch stubborness and determination in the 1970s led New Zealand distance runners back to the glory...

Budge delivers Classic

While some ratepayers dispute ATEED'S Auckland City Council $175,000 contribution to the ASB tennis classic, few would argue that director Karl Budge hasn't done...

A press cartoonist is born

Today we publish the first cartoon from Blomfield (Darren Blomfield), a cartoonist for more than 30 years and now part of the Times Newspapers...

Government going backwards

Employment law reform is one of the most talked about issues in New Zealand right now, as businesses across the country worry what might...

Ross: Even more taxes coming

Last week the Ardern-Peters Government confirmed their transport policy with their finalised Government Policy Statement on Land Transport. This confirmation brings with it some...

Beware the Highlanders

Having had the Hurricanes burst their unbeaten bubble in a 31-22 Cake Tin thriller, the Crusaders will be wary hosting the dangerous Highlanders in...

Connections or lack of connections?

Local historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the district’s 170th anniversary this year. To communicate, Maori used gongs from the top of their...

Warriors slay Dragons

I doff my hat to a rejuvenated Warriors NRL team that is rewarding loyal fans after too many years of abject misery watching them...

All Blacks have fullbacks galore

With the injured Jordie Barrett out for the season and Ben Smith taking his sabbatical, one would think the All Blacks face a fullback...