September 22 2014, updated 7:10pm

Jessica Arrendale in a picture from her Facebook page.

Shot mother puts baby in loo

Fatally injured American managed to save her daughter with her final act, grandmother reveals.

Cruden: 'No excuses'

Aaron Cruden All Blacks first five-eighth has expressed his ''embarrassment'' and ''shame'' after missing the All Blacks flight to Argentina.

Wgtn trains back on track

7:10pm Wellington trains run again after waves crashing over rail lines disrupted services.

Kiwis help crash survivors

6:44pm Kiwi soldiers on secret jungle training mission in PNG helped rescue plane crash survivors.

Nightmare birth scared woman

Anaesthetist and surgeon censured after woman was in so much pain during a C-section that nurses had to hold down her legs.

Knifeman on the run

A 'dangerous' man with a spider web tattoo is wanted by police after sexual and violent assaults.

Morris murder-accused named

Connor Morris The man accused of murdering West Auckland man Connor Morris can now be named.

Teen bus passengers assaulted

Police say a man indecently assaulted girls on two separate North Island bus trips.

Bones found under water tanks

Ringtone rumbles thief

Jason Ede

'Black ops' man quits

Jason Ede, the National staffer at the centre of the book Dirty Politics, has resigned after "11 long years".

Beautiful MRIs of the human body

Wonderful videos show the body like you've never seen it. Spoiler alert: tongues kind of look like dolphins.

Explorer to probe red planet

NASA is back on Mars after a 700 million kilometre journey that began nearly a year ago.

Mother hit by bus, saved baby

A woman killed by a schoolbus in Sydney while carrying her baby daughter was caught in the bus's "blind spot", an inquest hears.

Bainimarama sworn in

Child dies after sand dune collapse

IS followers urged to attack Australians

Followers of the Islamic State terror group are being urged to attack Westerners by any means possible.

G20 tax crackdown

tax Multinationals such Google and Apple should find it harder to shield their profits from tax from 2016.

Air NZ sells subsidiary

The airline is selling its aircraft interior design company Altitude Aerospace Interiors to a British company.

Hubbard investors recoup losses

Energy shares in favour

Open purse and money

Consumer confidence off the boil

Interest rate hikes earlier this year might be starting to be felt by households, latest survey shows.

Money complaints on the rise

house insurance Insurance and Savings Ombudsman resolves largest case load in in 16 years with almost $2m paid out to disgruntled customers.

New mortgage brake possible

The Reserve Bank is pushing a new way of restricting mortgage lending.

Bank helps families in debt

Face Value: Mayor on the money

Acoustic guitars sound like success

.Goldbeard Guitars owner Dave Gilberd (right) will receive business advice from former Black Cap and business owner Dion Nash (left), as part of a competition he won Dave Gilberd is a one-man-band as he labours away, now he's getting advice to expand.

Old-school recipe for modern life

A hunter's "waste not, want not" nature has seen him become an expert in home-kill, developing a range of smallgoods.

Billion-dollar hope for 'Death Star' molecules

Firm finds foundations for growth

More Facebook victims emerge

The number of people scammed through Facebook almost doubles, with fraudsters prowling popular buying and selling groups.

Larry Ellison steps aside at Oracle

His 37 years at the helm of the business software maker were a colourful reign marked by flamboyant behaviour and outlandish wealth.

Bitcoin exchange opens in NZ

iPhone 6 passes 'drop' test

Why I might return my big iPhone 6

Over the years, I've grown blithely accustomed to the notion that operating a smartphone is a single-handed endeavour. No more.

Neither a boy nor girl

agenderstrap Kelsey Beckham, 18, is trying to live life without identifying with any gender at all.

I dated a cocaine dealer

Robyn Windshuttle recalls her long affair with a man who was charming, charismatic ... and a major drug dealer.

At 44, it's finally OK to be ugly

The week in celeb Insta snaps


'Happy hooker' unrepentant

'I'm probably the most boring woman in the world.' This is what this journo-turned-prostitute says of herself.

Beautiful MRIs of the body

Wonderful videos show the body like you've never seen it. Spoiler alert: tongues are kind of amazing. Wonderful videos show the body like you've never seen it - swallowing, blowing a trumpet, kissing.

7 tips to prevent kidney stones

The pain is searing. They come on quickly. They're terrible. Here's how to stop them in their tracks.

One month in: Bootcamp ladies

5 foods that boost your body

 most people have aesthetic reasons for seeking out a personal trainer and previously this fitted right in with what I did. In the past, I've helped people lose weight and do it fast, get fit, tone up, find their abs, calorie restrict and calorie count, over-exercise and 'push through it'.  But recently, after what you might call an epiphany, I've been thinking a lot about the bigger picture.

The three key aspects of fitness

Yes there are aesthetic reasons for getting in shape, but we need to look at the big picture to achieve wellness.

A block with style

strap What The Block lacks in drama, it certainly makes up for it with style over the last two seasons.

Inside Kirsten Dunst's NY home

Kirsten Dunst is renting out her chic NY apartment and it could be all yours for just NZ$15,000 a month!

New varieties for spring

Life in a new subdivision

Dave Mitchell

This party's on the house

A Christchurch street has hosted a unique party - for a house that's 150 years old.

We try BK's black burger

burger Its distinctive onyx-coloured buns and tarry black cheese have people talking. So what does it taste like?

Ricotta gnocchi pasta bake

Like a warm Italian hug, this vegetarian ricotta and silverbeet dish is a family favourite.

Retro pleasure on a plate

This beer has your number

Payout cut looms

Fonterra Dairy prices have stabilised but not enough to prevent Fonterra having to cut its milk price forecast, economists say.

Contract saved tired farmers

A farmer believes her family was targeted by a new employee trying to bait them into a summary dismissal.

Farmer's hand minced in machine

Synlait Milk profit right on target

Watson: Men - take a stand

emma watson Emma Watson is calling for men to take a stand for gender equality at the launch of the HeForShe campaign.

What the gossip mags say

Coupling, potential uncoupling, more coupling, and a wedding feature in the gossip mags this week.

Freddie feat. MJ

Road Trip star loves NZ

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Farrell joins True Detective

Colin Farrell has been confirmed in one of the leading roles in the second season of True Detective.

What it feels like to have a private plane

I once said I'd prefer to own a helicopter over a private jet. I take it back.

Unfriendly skies

Maybe it's because we come into brief contact with so many people. They come, they go. Anonymity brings out the worst in people.

Drunken antics divert flight

Plane aborts landing

Guardians of Lanai

There's place where the paths of two men intersect, where, in different centuries, both had a vision.

Top five reader comments

Aaron Cruden Whether it's public perception or physical beauty, appearance is key for today's top comments.

Flag change debate 'stupid'

Changing the flag for the sake of it is silly. If we need anything it's unifying, not further fragmentation.

This is why I didn't vote

Setting sail for happiness

Vibrant Milky Way awaits

Light pollution proved no obstacle to Jaxon Lane in capturing a crystal clear Milky Way under a new moon.

A steeper learning curve

Yamaha XJ6 The new XJ6-N is a not-so-gentle little LAMS bike.

Top-performing diesels

While increased road user charges are starting to stifle the benefits of diesel cars in NZ, such cars are still worth buying for the way they drive.

Pocket Audi rocket

Like driving a double bed

The Lamborghini Murcielago was a write-off.

Brand new supercar in smash

He had just bought his dream machine when this happened. And he wasn't even driving it.

One out of left-field

Kane Williamson New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson is reportedly switching arms to try to overcome his bowling ban.

Taylor called in to All Blacks

Canterbury first five gets another shot with the ABs after Aaron Cruden was left out of the team after alcohol incident.

Nana hug not allowed

Hansen ruthless over Cruden

Aaron Cruden

Cruden: 'No excuses'

All Blacks first five-eighth has expressed his ''embarrassment'' and ''shame'' after missing the All Blacks flight to Argentina.


Neither a boy nor girl

Kelsey Beckham, 18, is trying to live life without identifying with any gender at all.

Guardians of Lanai

There's place where the paths of two men intersect, where, in different centuries, both had a vision.

Hone Harawira

Death throes, low blows

Everyone could have used some pseudoephedrine on election night.

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer shines on

The expectations for Spencer since her Oscar win in 2012 are higher.

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What do you make of the call to leave Aaron Cruden in NZ?

It's too harsh. He should have caught the next flight.

He should meet the ABs in South Africa.

It's a fitting punishment. The team comes first.

It doesn't go far enough in my opinion.

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