October 1 2014, updated 11:31am

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Breast cancer ad captures oglers

What do you get when you combine a hidden camera and a bright pink bra? A lot of staring.

Ebola found in US

1 min ago Person in the US diagnosed with the country's first case of Ebola, the virus that's killed more than 3000 people in Africa.

Cunliffe's wife admits tweets

10:47am Karen Price says she created anonymous Twitter account because her family was under pressure. | Labour out till 2020 | NZ vote analysis

Mastiff attack 'horrific'

10:37am The fate of a dog that attacked its owner is undecided as the woman recovers in hospital.

Driver stuns police

9:54am Man driving the wrong way up a motorway was three times over limit, and then fell asleep at the wheel.

Aretha auto-tuned? Surely not!

9:52am Aretha Franklin covered Adele's Rolling in the Deep. Did she also use Auto-Tune?

Teen dies after crash

Waikuku fatal crash Passenger in a car rear-ended and shunted into oncoming traffic dies. | Tourist killed in crash

Cyclist death sentencing today

A truck driver will be sentenced today after admitting he caused the death of a young cyclist.

NZ gets a taste of summer

Ex-wife turns down $1.6m

Kerey Wihapi fire

Family left with nothing

A family have been left with nothing after a fast-burning fire engulfed their home and possibly claimed the life of their pet.

Spectacular volcano in action

The explosive force of Mt Ontake erupting is caught on video.

Labour 'out till 2020'

beehive parliament Labour could be out of power until 2020, based on analysis of average voting patterns over nearly 100 years.

Beehive Live: Twitter tussle

As war within Labour rages on, fires appear to have been stoked by former-leader David Cunliffe's wife, Karen Price.

Moveable feast for leadership

Free trade agreement 'close'

David Cunliffe and Karen Price

Cunliffe's wife admits tweets

Karen Price says she created anonymous Twitter account because her family was under pressure. | Labour out till 2020 | NZ vote analysis

Secret Service grilled over breach

US lawmakers have scolded the head of the US Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House and called for a broad, independent probe into the agency's operations.

Britain to China: Find peace

In Britain's strongest interjection over clashes in Hong Kong, finance chief George Osborne urged China to seek peace.

Survivor recounts 'surreal' ordeal

iOS virus targeting protestors

Wife in video plea to IS captors

Wife of a captive British aid worker in new appeal for his release after receiving audio message.

Russian trade deal in limbo

Tim Groser NZ almost finalised an agreement with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan before the Crimean and Ukraine crises stalled talks.

Mortgage brakes misplaced

One year in, controversial home loan restrictions are working but at the expense of first-home buyers.

No warm fuzzies if taxpayers lose

Election jitters see confidence fall

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Boss' pay rise defended

Lyttelton Port boss Peter Davie's salary keeps rising, this year by 18 per cent to $1.24 million.

Mortgage brakes misplaced

home loan break fee One year in, controversial home loan restrictions are working but at the expense of first-home buyers.

Kiwis still click-happy

NZ's love affair with overseas online shopping continues, but the falling dollar may take its toll.

The poverty trap of Gen Y

Get your foot in the door

Connecting Kiwis in the Big Apple

Ronnie Peters_strap Design firm owner Ronnie Peters is helping Kiwi expats adjust to the demands of New York.

Building a great small business team

Building a great team is about more than just hiring the right people, Xero's NZ boss says.

App aims to cut coffee queues

Delivering data to the farm

Holder joins encryption critics

Outgoing US Attorney General says law enforcement should not be blocked from accessing any data.

Microsoft skips Windows 9

Company skips to version 10 of its famous operating system to emphasise the advances it's made.

Refined, revamped, remarkable

Robotic octopus crawls, swims

iOS virus targeting protestors

Researchers uncover Apple iOS virus believed to be is targeting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

Amal: an overnight style icon

Amal Alamuddin Mrs Clooney's elegant yet quirky style is gaining followers, sparking mini-trends and has fashion watchers transfixed.

Cute! 9 puppies swimming

What's more joyful than pictures of puppies? Well underwater snaps of them happily swimming, of course!

Swift defends Emma Watson

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Amal's wedding dress

The first images of Alamuddin's Oscar de la Renta wedding gown have hit the internet.

Mystery: Digestive distress

health She couldn't go for a walk after dinner for decades for fear of an 'attack'. So what was the problem?

The secret I kept for a decade

After all, what right have I, who was handed everything on a silver platter, to be a screw-up?

Support key to huge weight loss

Your joy, my bundle of nerves

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Happy in her skin - minus 53kgs

For Donna Turner, losing a great deal of weight helped her find her confidence and a new calling: helping others do so.

House of the week: Hurunui

strap A careful renovation of an original 1890's cottage has this couple sitting pretty in the heart of Canterbury.

I'm a property orphan

Debating between renting and buying can go on forever and go nowhere. Do what's right for you.

Modern barn wins top award

What $1 million buys in Auckland

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Michelle Williams' NY mansion

This 1200 square metre beautiful Brooklyn townhouse is the stuff interior dreams are made of.

Recipe: Skirt steak tacos

neil perry Feel like a Mexican fiesta? This simple dish is just the ticket.

Authentic Thai taste in Chch

Who needs an overpriced holiday in Bangkok when you can simply dine at Chinwag Eathai?

Perfect brussels sprouts

McD's most horrid-looking burger?

Not satisfied with record

Westland Milk Products Westland Milk not satisfied with payout to farmers despite a record total group revenue for 2013-2014.

Fonterra in uphill battle

Fonterra is the second-largest milk processor in the world but it trails many of its peers in adding value, research suggests.

Kiwis seek gas remedies

Land sale approved

Swift 'proud mum' to Lorde

lorde swift The first person Lorde played her Hunger Games song for was none other than singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.

TV sex is getting better

Some of the best shows on TV are also among the frankest and most thoughtful about sex.

Netflix film filming in NZ

Leonard Cohen's best album?

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Disney empire strikes back

The new animated series Star War Rebels will fill the void for fans eagerly awaiting the seventh film in the series.

When everything goes wrong

Some days you get sick or lost. Some days your train crashes at night in a dangerous town.

Breath-taking Norway

It took 5 months and thousands of images from a 15,000 km road trip. And the result is breath-taking. 

Boeing 747-8 v Airbus A380

Is it OK to intervene?

How to avoid food poisoning

Food poisoning doesn't discriminate. It can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere. It's the arch nemesis of the foodie traveller.

Denial 'slow death' for Labour

David cunliffe Labour is in meltdown. The sideshow continues, but it's not really that funny, Bevan Berg writes.

Leadership beyond charisma

You can't help feeling just a bit sorry for David Cunliffe. After all, he's no outlaw.

Six (really) alternative flags

Picking the right high school

Robbie Deans

Does Deans deserve a crack?

Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is still desperate to coach the All Blacks. Should he be given a chance?

Device obliterates truck

Anti-terrorist experiment obliterates truck Truck travelling at speed meets spectacular end in experiment designed to stop suicide bombers.

Rare cars up for sale

Six century-old cars, including one that raced in early New Zealand competitions, are being sold.

One year on, Ernie is back

BMW ramps up connectivity

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Fines for getting close to cyclists?

Motorists could be forced to slow down and sit behind cyclists until it's safe to pass, and any inconvenience "is worth it", panel pushing law change says.

Racial taunts under investigation

Springboks Khaki-clad spectators at Wallabies test alleged to have yelled abuse every time a non-white Springbok made a mistake.

Northern Knights knocked out

Former Black Cap James Franklin sends NZ T20 team home from India with six and four wallops of Tim Southee.

Michael Phelps arrested

Deans still yearns for ABs job

Joost van der Westhuizen

ABs flank old 'warrior' foe

Suffering from a crippling illness, pride and joy well in Joost van der Westhuizen's eyes as All Blacks meet him.

When everything goes wrong

Some days you get sick or lost. Some days your train crashes at night in a dangerous town.

Masters of Sex

TV sex is getting better

Some of the best shows on TV are also among the frankest and most thoughtful about sex.

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I'm a property orphan

Debating between renting and buying can go on forever and go nowhere. Do what's right for you.

The big paddle

This is the "Everest of sea kayaking," but the day's peak experience will have nothing to do with a high mountain.

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