October 3 2014, updated 6:59am

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Attack mode to save woman

Man who saved woman from dog attack says he couldn't have lived with himself if he hadn't helped.

Diplomat's party duty

beehive 5:00am Diplomat criticised by PM for bungling the Malaysian sex attack case is back representing the Govt at cocktail functions.

US Ebola case: 80 being monitored

About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in US state of Texas.

Waiting for return of Jack, 5

5:00am Searchers are determined to return 5-year-old Jack Dixon to his heartbroken family. | Waves of tragedy

Arrests after Hill chase

6:27am Police chase over Rimutaka Hill road early this morning resulted in a crash and five arrests.

Quakes once every 7000 years

5:00am Quakes as strong as the February 2011 quake occur in Christchurch about every 7000 years.

Would-be rescuer unaware of body

Kitchen fire house A postie who raced into a burning house to see if anyone was inside did not know that a dead woman was only metres away.

Mayor to rough it on streets

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will be sleeping rough to raise awareness and money for the city's homeless.

Fluoride opponents continue fight

Leaky school needs rebuild

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Marathons no Mina feat

A marathon a day keeps the doctor away. That's the mantra Mina Holder will go by as she hits the Te Araroa trail.

Searchers fight the surf in hunt for boy

Surf lifesavers scour the rocky Mount Maunganui coastline searching for a five-year-old boy who was swept out to sea.

Labour's weak campaign

Jacinda Ardern Labour's first priority needs to be finding a strong leader who can compete with National's John Key.

Cunliffe 'not into gutter politics'

David Cunliffe appeals to Labour to come back from edge as it plunges into leadership race.

Attacks herald a bitter contest

Beehive Live: The race is on

Stuart Nash

Nash may yet go for leadership

The race to be Labour's leader may no longer be a two-way contest, with Stuart Nash said to be seriously considering a tilt at the top job.

Hong Kong protester talks

Hong Kong's embattled leader offers to hold talks between government and pro-democracy protesters, but will not resign.

Two admit to Thai killings

Two Myanmar workers confess to killing two British tourists, who were found on a beach in Thailand.

Pistorius brother 'suspect in data wiping'

Kurds make gains on ground

Boko Haram leader alive

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video.

SLI co-founder steps away

Geoff Brash, SLI Systems SLI Systems co-founder Geoff Brash quits the website search company to pursue startup projects elsewhere.

Z plays down 'fraud'

Motorists have been taking advantage of a glitch at Z Energy's "pay at pump" service station.

High dollar punches $200m hole

Data-sharing rules trap biz


Red Stag to build super-mill

The first half of a $120 million super-mill which could bring down timber prices will go ahead in Rotorua.

House asking prices dip

coins Average asking prices hit $491,050 in March but fell to $487,650 last month, Trade Me says.

Plan now for a financially festive Christmas

Sit down and work out a budget so you don't find yourself in strife once the tinsel is packed away.

Having a house and a life

Petrol prices may soar

Stationery and booze don't mix

booze and notepads An Auckland office product store's bid to sell alcohol to workplaces is struck down by Liquor Licensing Authority.

When is it right to ditch a client?

'Never work with people you don’t like’ is a rule many business owners have learned to live by.

Building a great small business team

Connecting Kiwis in the Big Apple

Global action needed

Attack that brought Spark to its knees sign of a problem that could threaten the viability of the internet.

Kevin Smith gets bricked

Filmmaker and avid Batman fan will star in the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - as himself.

App teaches kids basic coding

Feel the force with Sims update

Demand to be anonymous

Even before Edward Snowden made headlines, a group was dedicated to making life more anonymous.

Introducing Amy & Ben

Wedding of the week Even an untimely breakdown and pouring rain couldn't stand in the way of this couple's stunning wedding day.

Fat suit experiment results revealing

What happens when a woman shows up looking rather different to her Tinder pictures?

6 summer trends to try

Your spelling blindspots?

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The week's best & worst dressed

Kimye get their jugs out, we spy a hat that rivals Pharrell's, while Reese and Cate are pure loveliness.

Celebs are #feelingnuts

nuts Prepare for your Facebook and Twitter feeds to go nuts, as the new #IceBucketChallenge has arrived.

Rescue of tar-covered dog

Sad story, happy ending: determined rescuers spend hours saving a dog caked in tar and frozen in place.

What not to say to a cancer patient

She definitely lifts, bro


5 facts on dry skin & how to stop it

It's time to bare more limb. But what are you harbouring beneath those jeans? Here's how to keep skin moist.

Who pooed in the drawer?

strap We're wondering - did our five-year-old Tasman help Alvin the dog with his rather far-fetched toilet stop?

Tour Reese's LA home

See inside Reese Witherspoon's amazing LA home while she answers Vogue's 73 questions.

Is there harmony in your home?

House of the week: Hurunui


Sold: For $1.37 million

The average doer-upper in Mt Eden that we featured on Tuesday has sold for more than expected at auction.

Coco's birthday a community affair

Coco's cantina For the Coulter sisters it's not so much a case of doing it for themselves as it is about doing it for the community.

Get the dirt on winespeak

Want to fool dinner party guests into thinking you're a proper connoisseur? Then get to grips with these buzzwords.

Pete Evans' paleo rant

Recipe: Skirt steak tacos

Abattoir sold

tdn meat Chinese company cleared to buy Taranaki's only abattoir processing local meat for the local market.

Spears rediscover their mojo

Geoff Lewis is an adult convert to eating asparagus, and now he grows it - between 300 and 400 tonnes over a season.

Red meat reform support

Stinky case off to court

Vlad gets daddy makeover

Dracula Untold Dracula Untold, the newest film in the vampire franchise, isn't as gruesome and gory as you may initially assume.

Gillard lifts lid on time as PM

First there was Julia Gillard's trenchcoat that divided a nation.

Ed Sheeran's NZ tour sells out

Mila Kunis joins the mum club

KJ Apa playing Kane Jenkins

Powerful or too much?

Shortland St’s episode addressing youth suicide is praised by some, while others felt it went too far.

Taste a slice of Chicago

Chicago is one of a handful of US cities that offer tours of the local pizza scene.

Yoga obsessed need not apply

I'm no yoga enthusiast. But after a few lessons, I'm calm, relaxed, content and completely "zen-ed" out.

16 lessons for travellers

French museums to open 24/7

20 reasons to visit New Caledonia

Bathed by clear blue waters and white-sand beaches, this archipelago makes for a heavenly holiday.

Cancer gave me my life back

cANCER Staring death in the face and surviving really shakes up your life. A cliche I know, but true for me.

Opting in for organ donations

Harsh ideas make sense when it comes to encouraging more people to donate their organs when they die.

Not that hard to own a home

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Weather photo of the week

Meghan Maloney's crisp and fresh sunset shot captures Wellington's first real taste of spring.

Lamborghini's first hybrid

Lamborghini Asterion hybrid Advanced hybrid powered coupe concept boasts a claimed 0-100kmh time of 3.0sec and combined fuel consumption of 4.2L/100km.

Tiny car jumps drawbridge

A driver's inattention has led to a drawbridge stunt that would not be out of place on a movie set.

Mustang sallies forth

Gilding the sales lily

Volkswagen XL Sport concept

VW has motorcycle heart

Frugal, Ducati-powered Volkswagen sportscar could enter production as early as next year.

Court move in Cairns case

Chris Cairns Ex-NZ cricketer Chris Cairns again denies allegations of perjury, and his case is moved to a Crown court.

Boks stressing discipline

No surprise intimidation and discipline are key talking points as brutal hooker Bismarck du Plessis returns.

Late night meeting pivotal

T-shirt triggered Beale spat

Joe Moody

Moody has chance to shine

Collective goals come first, but specific ABs will be aware of personal ambitions against Springboks.

Julia Gillard

Gillard lifts lid on time as PM

First there was Julia Gillard's trenchcoat that divided a nation.

Dairy farmer David Hopkins

Wetlands passion

Couple back their commitment to the environment with new wetland construction that's cost them $24,000.

Lloyd Rayner

Helping hand boosts biz

Award-winning dairy farmer gets a leg up from a friend and mentor.

Taste a slice of Chicago

Chicago is one of a handful of US cities that offer tours of the local pizza scene.

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Fictional spots you can visit

Movie buffs and bookworms who wish that some fantasy worlds were real, look no further.

Who's your celeb seat buddy?

John Key has a lot of buddies hoping to sit next to him in Parliament - but that pales in comparison to those who want to share an armrest with him.

Feeling at home in Japan

The opportunities of life in a giant Japanese city make up for some of the challenges.

Biker on ride of his life

The odometer ticked over 22,436 miles on Rhys Lawrey's Triumph Tiger 800XC motorbike as he rode into Nelson.


Scorpion tale stings MPI agents

Traveller says a scorpion was scuttling around airport arrivals lounge after inspector failed to find it.

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Lamb-tastic arrival

From the deepest reaches of southern NZ, a biological anomaly has been born.

The CIA's secret Starbucks

Even the baristas go through rigorous interviews and background checks at the Central Intelligence Agency's coffee shop.


Rolling pin going for $77 on TradeMe

A TradeMe user is cashing in on the iPhone #bendgate to raise money for charity.

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