Auckland third-best city for quality of living

City judged third in world for fourth time in survey on quality of living.

Auckland has been ranked the world’s third-best city for quality of living for the fourth time.

The City of Sails came third in three previous Quality of Living surveys by recruitment consultancy Mercer, last year, in 2014, and in 2012.

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Autumn internationals: Ireland 40-29 New Zealand

Ireland produced a stunning display to record a first ever win over New Zealand at the 29th attempt and end the All Blacks’ run of 18 straight wins.

Tries from Jordi Murphy, CJ Stander and Conor Murray helped the Irish to a 25-8 half-time lead, then Simon Zebo scored his side’s fourth try in the corner.

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The Spinoff Live Email Interview: only the most exciting new talent in New Zealand writing, Hera Lindsay Bird

This week Hera Lindsay launches her first collection of poetry titled Hera Lindsay Bird. It includes her breathtaking poem posted yesterday at the Spinoff, ‘Keats Is Dead So Fuck Me From Behind‘, and her earlier Spinoff poem ‘Monica‘, about the Courtney Cox character in Friends – that poem went crazy on Facebook, it was hilarious and confessional and lyrical, it was like nothing else no one is writing in New Zealand or maybe anywhere in the world.

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