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Massive waka to miss Waitangi Day for first time due to lack of money

It usually leads the celebratory flotilla - but the Govt didn't fund the annual voyage.


Christchurch's Hagley Park hosts Holi-Festival of Colours

The event helped raise money for Canterbury West Coast air rescue services.

Kiwi teachers are earning more money in the UAE than in New Zealand.

Thinking of moving abroad? Here's what you need to know

If you're thinking of doing it alone, know that it's not that easy, writes Zane Small.

Watch;Christchurch Cathedral reinstatement progresses with steel framing to be removed

'Elegant' Christchurch on CNN's list of places to visit this year

The write-up is filled with praise for the Garden City.


Aladdin musical brings magic to New Zealand

The show has been seen by 6 million people worldwide and is now playing in Auckland.


Howick suffrage sculpture sparks outrage online

It's been described as "a nightmare".


Vladimir Putin asks government to 'take charge' of rap

"Rap is based on three pillars: sex, drugs and protest."


Bianca Del Rio: The foul-mouthed drag queen healing the world with her jokes

The RuPaul's Drag Race winner is returning to New Zealand.

WATCH: Kevin Hart issues a public apology over  "wrong behaviour" that was allegedly caught on video and used for attempted extortion.

Kevin Hart defends 'offensive' theme for son's birthday party

"This is equivalent to having a KKK and black slaves party."

Watch: A group of private investors believe they've found a way to make Auckland's elusive waterfront stadium a reality.

No need for waterfront stadium, Auckland has star venue already

The country's biggest stadium venue is criminally underrated, writes Mark Thomas.


Campaign calls for tourists to respect Māori culture

Tourism Industry Aotearoa's CEO spoke to The AM Show.


Review: Aladdin musical is shining, shimmering and splendid

This is a show that is genuinely magical, writes Aziz Al-Sa'afin.

Kim Goodwin explains her mansplaining flowchart.

How to tell if you're mansplaining from one simple chart

The simple chart differentiates being helpful from being condescending.

Zac Efron.

Zac Efron accused of cultural appropriation over hair style

The A-lister has new dreadlocks "just for fun".

The korowai is worth $10,780, the gallery's website says.

$10k Korowai stolen from Wellington art gallery

A homeless man was spotted trying to sell it outside a Burger King.


Do the hosts of The Spinoff TV actually know about TV?

We put Leonie Hayden and Alex Casey to the test.

The current English 'Welcome to Rotorua' sign.

NZTA, Rotorua come to agreement on te reo Māori signs

The district's mayor says NZTA's initial decision was a misunderstanding.

It's an 11-centimetre fertility symbol of a nude obese woman.

Facebook apologises for censoring 30,000-year-old naked statue

It's an 11-centimetre fertility symbol of a nude obese woman.

Customs Cafe on Ghuznee Street

Wellington's five best coffee spots

New Zealand's capital city has dozens of amazing cafes - here are the best of the best.

The haka is a much-imitated New Zealand tradition, but not many get it right.

How to do a haka, not a 'pākehāka'

Two experts gave The Project their top 5 tips for performing the traditional Māori ritual.