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Fined for driving at speed limit video

12:37 PM  Aussie motorist makes tongue-in-cheek apology after being fined for driving at 100kmh.

Boy 'had no fear'

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12 min ago  Coroner refuses to blame boy's death on poor supervision, saying children can't be watched "like hawks".

Driver jailed for killing pair

Survivor of horror smash tells of hatred for driver who killed a brother and sister.

Rain, gales and snow to come

12:23 PM  Batten down the hatches - wild weather is set to mark the first week of winter.

Young boy dies after crash

12:23 PM  Five-year-old dies three days after being injured in a two-car crash in Levin.

KFC slams mutant chook rumours

12:38 PM  KFC China sues firms it claims are spreading rumours about eight-legged chickens.

national

Fatal crash closes SH1

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6 min ago  A serious crash between a truck and car has closed State Highway 1 in North Otago.

Shopkeeper death trial begins

12:12 PM  Trial of two teens charged over death of dairy owner Arun Kumar set to start in Auckland.

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murry McCully.

Call to sack McCully

1:23 PM  Labour leader calls for Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully to be sacked over the Saudi farm deal.

Video

Why Caitlyn isn't spelled with K

Why Caitlyn - formerly Bruce - Jenner decided not to spell her name with a K.

world

India heatwave death toll at 2300

An elephant's caretaker keeps her cool inside a zoological park in New Delhi last week.

1:19 PM  The official death toll stands at more than 23000 - but that may be exaggerated because of greed.

Court backs Muslim's scarf

The US Supreme Court sides with a Muslim woman who was denied a job at a clothing store because she wore a head scarf.

Pakistan's top model, Ayaan Ayaan Ali, leaves court on Monday.

Pakistan agog as model arrested

Ayaan Ali was once the face of companies ranging from Calvin Klein clothing to Magnum ice cream.

business

State houses 'won't be given away'.

Finance Minister Bill English and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett admit some state houses may have little market value but played down claims they could be given away.

12:38 PM  State houses will not be given away for free, but the Government admits they are worth well below what the Treasury says they are.

Rural broadband gets a 'G' up

1:34 PM  New rural option from Spark won't require professionally installed antennas.

Caltex has been bought by Z Energy for more than $700 million.

Z pays $785m for Caltex

Z Energy has confirmed it is buying Chevron New Zealand, which owns Caltex.

money

Money words that should exist

Bags full of cool stuff, but what's in their savings account?

OPINION: There should be a word for emptying your bank account to buy junk.

There's a riot going on

OPINION: Auckland's housing market is behaving like a drunken crowd.

Oldie's premium pain

Bach owners are 'investors'

small business

Stop, collaborate and listen

When a client suggested she might like to work in their office every so often, Erin Reilly jumped at the chance.

The day I went to work for the first time in five months was a good day.

Home, neat home

A Nelson designer is bringing style - and sanity - to the home with her Scandinavian-inspired designs.

Ask the Expert: Finding Talent

Free coffee. What's the catch?

technology

Internet may never be cheaper

Techdrill is said to have been 'squeezed' after hiring staff and subcontractors for NBN work that never materialised.

12:02 PM  Good news: Kiwis are gobbling up data faster than ever. Bad news: this may be as cheap as it gets.

Tomb Raider's trailerblazers video

12:35 PM  Microsoft's Rise of the Tomb Raider likely to premiere at E3.

Lego Worlds: The fifth Lego game to be announced his year is a Minecraft-like sandbox in which you can build anything.

Lego in Minecraft sandbox video

1:28 PM  The fifth Lego game announced this year is a Minecraft-like sandbox where you can build anything.

life & style

Caitlyn's doppelganger, Ms Lange

Caitlyn Jenner (65) looks like 66-year-old Jessica Lange's sister.

5 min ago  Jessica Lange thinks it's "wonderful" her looks are being compared to Caitlyn Jenner's.

Loud sex lands woman in jail

Her 5am "screaming and shouting" session was the final straw for one British woman's neighbours.

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Behold: Cube dogs

15 min ago  What's better than a cute fluffy pup? A cute fluffy pup rocking sharp angles.

well & good

Depression tied to Parkinson's?

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People with depression are at greater risk for Parkinson's disease, according to a large study.

Boosting your immune system

Plagued with colds in the last few months and can't seem get back to feeling 100 per cent? Dr Libby's here.

Want to be happier? Pay attention to the good stuff.

How to be happier right now

It's not hard - just follow these two simple steps to fuel the fires of happiness.

home & property

My dirty little secret

Leaving a messy home and returning to a gleaming wonderland is a joy that comes from having a cleaner.

A spotless home is a beautiful thing. So why should we feel guilty about having a cleaner?

Neverland is on the market

Michael Jackson's infamous ranch can now be yours for $140 million.

Art takes centre stage in Jody Dady's New York apartment.

The art of hanging art

Art can tie a room together and fill out empty spaces. Here's how to get it right.

food & wine

Life hack: Slicing apples

12:41 PM  Having done it most of your life you may think you're a pro at cutting apples, but you're wrong.

Akl vs Welly beer battle video

12:33 PM  OPINION: Wellington holds New Zealand's beer crown, but Auckland is hot on its heels.

Wine-snob rituals

The worst time to drink coffee

nz farmer

Call to sack McCully over deal

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murry McCully.

1:23 PM  Labour leader Andrew Little has called for Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully to be sacked over the Saudi farm deal.

Farmers will be $150k poorer

The average Kiwi dairy farmer will be $150,000 worse off in the 2015-16 season.

Shareholders seek answers

Steep learning curve

entertainment

Vince Vaughn for guns in schools

Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn has spoken out for guns.

12:03 PM  Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn says banning guns in schools is like banning forks "to stop making people fat."

Gossip: Ben and Jen to divorce?

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner set for split, while George Clooney and Brad Pitt unite as "booze brothers", the gossip mags report.

Bruce Jenner's female identity, Caitlyn Jenner, has been revealed on the cover of Vanity Fair.

Why Caitlyn isn't spelled with K video

1:29 PM  Why Caitlyn - formerly Bruce - Jenner decided not to spell her name with a K.

travel

Why cheap hotels beat luxury

Taormina, Sicily is home to one of the best, friendliest little hotel anywhere.

12:29 PM  The best hotel experiences are the ones you don't pay for.

End of a love too heavy to bear

Paris has started removing thousands of padlocks from a bridge, afraid the sheer weight of the romantic tokens could put it at risk.

David Beckham after a SoulCycle workout in LA.

The cult Hollywood loves

Nowhere does this fitness craze seem more appropriate than narcissistic Hollywood.

stuff nation

Crusaders leadership questions stuff nation

Dan Carter (L) of the Crusaders celebrates his try with teammates Colin Slade and Jordan Taufua

12:29 PM  The Crusaders' mistakes this season point to their culture or coaching, says Robert C Robertson.

Locked-in love stories stuff nation

As Paris' famous bridge of locks is dismantled, we want to hear about your love mementos.

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What motivates you to exercise? stuff nation

What gets you up and at 'em, when you'd secretly rather be taking it easy?

motoring

Golf's drag race surprise video

A Volkswagen Golf surprises a Nissan 350Z and a Porsche 911 in a drag race on an autobahn in Germany.

A Mk 1 Volkswagen Golf has stolen the glory from two sports cars in a drag race on an autobahn in Germany.

Looking for a new car?

Don't buy a lemon, Pricemaker can help find the perfect car for you.

Volvo has developed apps for popular smart watches, including the new Apple watch.

Wearable tech to change cars

Volvo develops new apps for Apple Watch, Android Wear to control your vehicle.

sport

Blatter's top man implicated

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29: FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke (R) speaks with FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter during the 65th FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on May 29, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

Authorities believe Fifa president's top lieutenant made $14m in transactions central to their bribery probe.

England 10 crashes, arrested

12:42 PM  Lauded for his rugby one day, in trouble with the law the next. This is the life of England's Danny Cipriani.

Hurricanes first five Beauden Barrett has been passed fit to play against the Highlanders in Napier on Friday after a month out of Super Rugby with a knee injury.

Barrett back, Black released

12:21 PM  Hurricanes star first-five passed fit to play, allowing junior fill-in to fly to Italy to play at the U20 world champs.

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good reads

Isis using polished broadcasts

A man fires a RPG in this still image taken from an undated recruitment video for the Islamic State last year.

The newscast's tone sounds much like something you'd hear from the BBC or NPR - but it's Islamic State radio.

Gorilla baby born into controversy

Taronga Zoo's new gorilla baby seen with his mother Mbeli

OPINION: As Taronga Zoo celebrates another gorilla birth, animal rights groups are trying to free apes from captivity.

Internet: vulnerable from the get-go

UCLA Arpanet students and staff in a lab, circa 1969. Larry Kleinrock and his students were pioneers of the internet.

Researchers who first worked on the 'net deeply regret not making it more secure.

Secrets of a Broadway dresser

Helen Mirren, pictured here in the film version of The Queen, is transformed from an old to a young monarch in the blink of an eye by her dresser on Broadway.

Dressers are the quick-change artists who transform stars like Helen Mirren.

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Pig loaded into police cruiser

A pig named Pig became a social media star after getting loose in the US state of Michigan.

These cops really worked hard to "bring home the bacon".

Naked sculpture mystery

A sculpture of a naked woman resting her head and hand on her knees has mysteriously appeared along Oriental Bay.

How did a naked sandstone woman find her way to Wellington's Oriental Parade?

Spider in ear a VFX joke video

Kansas City visual effects artist Bruce Branit used a painful ear infection as inspiration for a video of a spider crawling around inside his ear.

Video of a man discovering a spider in his ear revealed as a way for a budding visual effects animator to show off his skills.

Papakura seal II: the seal-quel video

A baby seal has been spotted splashing in the creek at Ray Small Park in Papakura.

Another seal, this time a baby, has come ashore in Papakura.

Parenting

Bub's mind blown by mum's twin video

Felix was shocked to meet his aunt.

What happens when a baby boy is introduced to someone who is identical to the woman who is the centre of his universe?

The fascinating world of twins

Yep that's right.  There are two buns in the oven.

Not all twins are the same: Are mine mono- or dizygotic and what does that even mean?

Five tips for a great play-date

While parties come with in-built entertainment, play-dates can be a little trickier.

With endless parties and play-dates, kids’ social schedules can give the Kardashians’ diaries a run for their money.

Girls need to stop apologising

I feel like sorry should be reserved for times when you are actually sorry.

My six-year-old daughter has recently taken to saying sorry – a lot. It's not like she's done anything wrong.

kiwi traveller

A traveller's guide to etiquette

There is a difference between navigating a rainstorm and a medieval jousting match.

In a perfect world, safety and good manners run a parallel course. Yet that is not today's reality.

Expat Tales: Hit 'em where it yurts

Hamish, Kanya and Harrison Williams on a family outing to visit the Genghis Khan statue in Terelj National Park.

Hamish Williams lives a laid back Kiwi life in Ulan Bator, Mongolia – favouring beers with the locals over hiking up the mountain surrounds.

Three weeks in the heart of Europe

Breathe in the scenery in the Swiss Alps.

How to make the most of a family holiday in France, Italy and Switzerland.

Readers' pics of the week

Vietnam

This week's travel photo entries take us from Ho Chi Minh City to New Caledonia.