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The king of Armadale Road

5:00 AM  He's sold 48 homes on a single Remuera road, including one that's sold five times.

Buy a house to live in, or rent and invest?

Bledisloe Cup stays put

The All Blacks swamp right wing Israel Dagg, after he'd scored the second of two first-half tries against Australia in ...

The All Blacks crush the Wallabies in the Cake Tin to keep the Bledisloe Cup.

Cheika fires at officials after loss

The Wallabies are in bad shape, but their coach is blaming the ref after heavy defeat.

Brothers murdered within months

5:00 AM  Two brothers have met violent deaths, leaving a family desperate for answers.

Mums raising controversy gallery video

5:00 AM  Mothers who insist on sharing beds with babies say their children "thrive", despite coroners warning of the dangers.

Schools to lose libraries video

5:00 AM  Libraries and halls are being converted into classrooms in overcrowded schools.

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Illness 'all in the head' video

Tracey Jourdain says she lives in constant pain, but it has become an everyday feeling.

5:00 AM  They have no scars and wear no bandages, but some Kiwis are silently battling the pain that comes with a rare genetic illness.

Renovators out of pocket

5:00 AM  Victim of runaway building contractor regrets not being more 'clued-up'.

Jeff Paterson, who fought for Keytruda to be funded by Pharmac, has lost his battle with cancer.

Keytruda campaigner dies

He took the fight to fund Keytruda to the steps of Parliament, and won. But the victory came too late for him.

Video

Quake victim's hug saved sister

As Italy's earthquake struck, nine-year-old Giulia Rinaldo spent her last moments holding her little sister Giorgia.

world

Missing on a 'spiritual journey'?

Searchers have failed to find Michael Huria.

Expat New Zealander Michael Huria was "a bit lost" after quitting his job, before vanishing in Western Australia.

Wedged truck topples bridge

Holiday chaos near London after too-tall truck hit an overpass, taking down a bridge onto a busy highway.

Chelsey Russell had overcome heart problems to become skilled athlete, US reports said.

US mum dies saving child

Her toddler fell overboard, and for five long minutes, she fought to keep his head above water.

business

Hope pinned on remote road

Developers of Kahurangi Ridge, south of Karamea, are hoping for a road which would radically shorten travel times in the ...

5:00 AM  An isolated community at the top of the South Island, and one developer, want a road through a national park.

How charities spend their cash

5:00 AM  How much of your donations do you expect to be used to cover a charity's costs?

Keith Neylon's sheep milking sheds were pioneering for the commercialisation of the milk product.

Herding sheep milk's potential

5:00 AM  Sheep milk producers believe they can grow a high value, high sustainability sector over the next 15 years.

technology

Panic - Facebook is down?!

Oh no - the world came to a stop this morning when all Facebook users received this message.

Facebook died - for a whole five minutes - and the world stopped turning.

WhatsApp in privacy uproar

Facebook's move to harvest data of WhatsApp users angers some of its billion users. If you're one, here's how to opt out.

iFixit claims "touch disease" is an inherent manufacturing flaw in all of the iPhone 6 models.

'Touch disease' infects iPhones

A defect in iPhone 6 models is causing screens to not work properly.

life & style

Let's talk about sex stuff nation

New Zealand actor Teuila Blakely talks about sex.

OPINION: When it comes to sex, honesty is the best policy, writes Teuila Blakely.

Support for parenting blogger

Constance Hall is overwhelmed by kindness after receiving death threats.

From the elegant yet wearable to the downright bonkers, we've chosen our picks of Fashion Week's standout looks.

Best & worst dressed: NZFW gallery

We came, we saw, we chose our standout looks - from the must-haves to the best avoided.

well & good

Carbos vs fats - it's not a contest

Don't knock all carbs and fats - that's the message from a new report from The Lancet.

Tired of the old argument pitting carbohydrates against fats? Seems you're not alone.

Troll shut down over abs insult

This is what happens when you decide to mock the body of the world's best gymnast on Twitter.

Michael Beck runs at Fairview Park in Sherman, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016.(Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

From rock bottom to runner

It all began with a 5K run. Now Michael Beck is 18kg lighter and a whole lot happier with life.

home & property

How to deal with tradies

Some people will feel more comfortable being at home while tradies are in their house, especially if multiple people are ...

"Upon successful completion, offer to buy your tradies a round at the nearest pub."

Favourite space: A party barn

A panelbeater's shed has become a party barn where this Christchurch couple entertain guests.

Swapping out a duvet cover is a simple way to revitalise a bedroom.

Decorating on a budget

Good interior design is more about clever ideas than spending a fortune.

food & wine

Brewing great expectations video

Up close: Coffee beans flecked with gingers are a sign of a naturally sun-dried crop.

Would you gag on meat-flavoured ice-cream? 3D printed food? Instant coffee?

Best Bledisloe snack ideas

We've compiled ideas for snacks to munch during the Bledisloe Cup, with everything short of wallaby burgers. 

NZ's best young butcher video

Chef: 4 ways to cut food waste

nz farmer

$60k for moving stream

The stream was diverted into the constructed channel (centre) from its natural course (shown by the natural vegetation).

He dug a 430 metre trench to divert a stream, then claimed nature did it.

Infant formula directors at odds

"Virulent" accusations followed a breakdown between the two directors of infant formula maker Carrickmore.

Seeka profit rises 92 per cent

He didn't amend his ways

entertainment

The best crime writers

Author Paul Cleave winning the 2015 Ngaio Marsh award.

5:00 AM  Authors Paul Cleave and Ray Berard reveal the stories behind the crime novels that scooped last night's Ngaio Marsh Awards

University has the write stuff

5:00 AM  Grant Smithies sings the praises of three recent books from Wellington's Victoria University Press.

Hugh Mcdonald, front, with the Mauriora Concert Party being filmed in 1963.

Kiwi stories on the big screen

5:00 AM  75 years of a unique Kiwi film institution - The National Film Unit.

travel

Finding beauty

Rialto Bridge and gondolas in Venice.

5:00 AM  Beauty may well be in the eye of the beholder but we think these are the fairest places of them all.

Meet the NZ doctors in Samoa

5:00 AM  Sarah Beck and Ben O'Leary are living and working in Savai'i, Samoa with their two children.

Wine with a view in Marlborough.

The pathway of plenty

5:00 AM  Marlborough has just been announced as the Culinary Destination of the Year by UK's Luxury Travel Guide. 

stuff nation

'I'm sorry you can't be vegan' stuff nation

Lynley Tulloch

Don't apologise when you eat meat in front of me. I'm not the one you must apologise to. Save it for the animals.

We need to focus on rentals stuff nation

There are many ways to reduce house prices. The real question must be which levers not to pull.

(Original Caption) : 1985: Elton John on stage performing. He is shown in a head-and-shoulders view, pointing and ...

Week 22: Elton's 'Ice on Fire' stuff nation

Bruce Cushen is reviewing Elton John's albums to distract himself during his cancer treatment.

motoring

Are petrolheads a dying breed?

Kiwis still care about performance, but it's a fine balance. One eye's always on the fuel gauge, says Ford survey.

Fuel requires deep thought for more Kiwis than ever before, according to new research.

Comic hero customised Harleys gallery

Kiwi dealers among those who have created 27 Marvel-inspired custom bikes to celebrate Captain America's 75th birthday.

Roundabout at the intersection of Collingwood St and Grove St.

Round and round we go video

Kiwis continue to be lax in their roundabout way of approaching simple traffic intersections.

sport

Tietjens' time is up

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11:  Gordon Tietjens, coach of New Zealand looks on after the Men's Rugby Sevens placing ...

5:00 AM  OPINION: The 'All Blacks' sevens team played joyless rugby and Rio was an embarrassment, says Mark Reason.

Chelsea thump Everton

4:36 AM  One-sided win puts Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table, while champions Leicester nab first win of the season.

Titans fullback Jarryd Hayne is contained by the Panthers defence.

Warriors stay alive

Panthers edge Titans to boost Warriors' top-eight chances.

good reads

'Te reo saved my life'

Former Kiwi League International Paul Whatuira used his heritage to bring him back from the brink of depression.

Aroha. Those five letters saved Kiwi rugby league hero Paul Whatuira's life.

A tale of two cities video

Much of Cologne was rebuilt after bombing raids during World War II.

Dusseldorf and Cologne are fierce rivals when it comes to history, sports, carnivals, and even beer. 

Gastro illness rate high in Canty

Darfield was struck with a water contamination in 2012.

For a week in 2012, Darfield residents battled diarrhoea and vomiting thanks to E coli.

Grief-stricken. Alone video

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Pavlina Pizova reads a statement after being rescued from the McKenzie hut ...

A winter's trek in NZ left Pavlina Pizova's partner dead, and her waiting a month for rescue.

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oddstuff

Men with mallets

Brabbyn Osburn takes a swing during the game in Cambridge.

"You'll get into a spot where you're trying to get the ball and mallets go up in the air and you don't have enough time to get out of the way."

Shocked seamstress changes mind

Lee Mancer has made New Plymouth her home and will keep her business open.

"It was the initial shock of it all that you just lose it for a moment."

Shop's Buddy still missing

Buddy is still missing following a run-in with a dog a few weeks ago.

Espresso To Go staff are holding out for hope their Buddy will return.

A man and his pig

Te Anau resident Ray Willett and his kunekune pig, Penelope.

This is one little piggy who does go to market, but not for the reasons you might be thinking.

Parenting

Teen pregnancy course backfires

Schoolgirls asked to care for the baby bots were more likely to become pregnant in their teens, the study found.

Programme meant to prevent teen pregnancies may in fact do just the opposite, Australian study finds.

Brutal truth about c-sections

My son's birth 'was the most painful thing I have experienced in my life,' says Raye Lee.

Tired of people saying she didn't "actually give birth", a new mum shares her harrowing c-section story.

Baby's amazing dress-ups gallery

"It's only Monday and I'm dreaming of #Hawaii"

Beyonce, Pikachu, Jon Snow and the Sound of Music's Maria - Baby Joey has the best dress-ups.

It's tougher than being Queen

The Duchess gets it. She knows mental health problems are real.

By the time the royal kids are teens, Kate will know that being a mother is a tougher gig than being a Queen.

kiwi traveller

Snap and win!

Leopard cub in the trees, one of a twin at Arasthusa Lodge Sabi Sands South Africa. Interestingly the male cubs are not ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

Getting back to nature in NZ

Families get back to nature at Bush kingy in Te Anau

Here are 4 easy ways to get back outside and enjoy our country.

Is solo travel safe in the Middle East?

Kiwis have no trouble exploring the city of Dubai.

Planning a solo adventure? Send us your travel questions, and we'll put them to the experts.

5 things to do in September

There are plenty of spring-related festivities to enjoy in September.

The flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer... here are some more reasons to love September.