Japan puts the cat amongst the pigeons

Much as we admired Japan’s magnificent 19-12 Rugby World Cup win against Ireland on Sunday, it has put the cat among the pigeons with...

Rugby World Cup is finally here

Blomfield's (Darren Blomfield) latest cartoon following marking the Rugby World Cup 2019 which began on Friday.

Daring All Blacks dazzle

It was a classic case of  “he who dares wins” when the All Blacks overcame first quarter jitters to open their Rugby World Cup...

COMMENT -‘Development had supporters’

A property developer puts his case for a 71-unit residential development in Cockle Bay despite having been refused resource consent by commissioners last month....

“Surrender Mana” -Mayoral candidate debate a damp squib

We’re getting closer to the end of mayoral debates and the city’s leading contenders Phil Goff and John Tamihere stepped out on Tuesday to...

Measles outbreak confirms need for vaccination targets

New Zealand has reached over 1000 cases of measles this year which raises a number of serious questions that the Government must answer. National believes...

Springboks instil fear

Old time apprehension New Zealanders held before All Blacks versus Springboks contests returns when the two clash in Japan on Saturday night to kick...

Review – The Blind Date Project

Title: The Blind Date Project Written by: Bojana Novakovic & Mark Winter with Thomas Henning &Tanya Goldberg Directed by: Sophie Roberts Rating: four...

All Blacks are near perfect

The All Blacks were near perfection in their 92-7 thrashing of under-strength Tonga at Hamilton last Saturday - but South Africa will pose a...

Franks puts team first

It was sad to see 108-test stalwart Owen Franks fail to make the All Blacks 2019 Rugby World Cup squad but selectors Steve Hansen,...

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