September 19 2014, updated 5:22pm

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Socialite proud of banned ad

Paris Hilton tweets the world that her latest raunchy Carl's Jr ad has been banned in New Zealand.

Scots vote: It's a no

scotland strap 4:17pm LIVE: Scottish voters reject a break from the UK in a historic independence referendum. | Unionists buoyed | Top comments

Two major smashes

5:09pm Six in hospital including seriously injured child after two four-car crashes in North Canterbury.

6 kids shot in murder-suicide

4:10pm A convicted felon murders his six grandchildren and his adult daughter before killing himself in Florida.

Early votes may counteract rain

The ability to vote early may mitigate Saturday's stormy forecast for Election Day. | Key confronted | Tight race | Polls | Beehive live

Fighter's marathon weight-loss bid

Mark Hunt is facing a draining - and potentially costly - countdown to his UFC headline fight.

Puppy killer: A life for a life

Andrew Joseph Salisbury Man who stabbed "beautiful" puppy to death after it killed pet rabbit said he took ''a life for a life''.

Man killed in collision

A driver has died after his vehicle crashed into a parked truck on a rural road near Timaru.

Man admits historic sex offences

'Car on wrong side'


Brave Savannah's big goal

Three-year-old Savannah Clark has a goal - to be able to walk through the school gate on her own.

Soccer player falls into hole

Coritiba forward Joel Tagueu falls into a hole while celebrating.

Vote counting begins in Scotland

Scotland has finished voting on an epic referendum that could break up 307-year-old United Kingdom.

Militants capture 21 villages

Islamic State fighters with tanks take Syrian villages in 24 hours and are now besieging a city.

Kenyan mall massacre still haunts

US approves aid to rebels

'Day of Destiny' as Scotland votes

It's D-Day for the United Kingdom as 4.2 million Scottish voters go to the polls.

Major Auckland development planned

House construction Apartment blocks and multi-level terrace homes may be built at Three Kings Quarry by Fletcher Building.

More Spark job cuts may come

Spark chief refuses to guarantee job cuts are over but says any changes will be small and slow.

Housing WOF supporters frustrated

Migration boom hits record high


No cork in spending yet

The economic party might be winding down but shoppers aren't ready to leave the dance floor.

Hungry days are ahead

Pamela Day Anti-poverty campaign Live Below the Line challenges people to feed themselves for just $2.25 a day.

Young voters neglected

Lower rent, cheaper food and less tax are top of young people's financial wishlist before tomorrow's election.

A million-dollar property plan

Bad news for buyers

Jyoti Morningstar: How I keep well

jyoti_strap The founder of yoga fashion brand We’ar stays healthy by doing yoga, swimming and surfing.

Get your brand on the racks

Having your product picked up by a department store is a big coup. So how do you get your brand in the door?

Entrepreneurs nervous about vote

Get up and running lean

Shuttlerock opens US office

The Rangiora software firm with a Lady Gaga link, raises $2.35 million from big-name backers and opens up in Los Angeles.

Microsoft lays off 2100 staff

The moves are part of CEO Satya Nadella's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 per cent of its workforce.

Robot cheetah's quantum leap

Google Maps goes 3D

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.

Is Lara Bingle pregnant?

Lara Bingle There must be something in the coconut water as there appears to be a baby boom happening in fashion land.

Furry Friday: Election edition

Behold, the Four Legs Good election edition, totally non-serious and non-partisan except that it's strongly pro-pet.

George won't pay for wedding

Introducing Frances & Craig

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The week's best & worst dressed

Good actresses make bad decisions, J-Lo wears a leather t-shirt as a dress, and Reese looks chic.

My treadmill desk left me cold

Treadmill desk I harbour a gnawing suspicion that treadmill desks are the wrong solution to an important problem: too much desk time.

My obsession with CrossFit

Grunting, followed by banshee yelping. Later: deep, satisfied exhaling. Welcome to The Box.

Tackling our 'niggling jiggle'

The emotional eating myth

Green juice

Eating for pleasure no more

With more people slavishly following healthy trends, are we forgetting food is something to be enjoyed?

Inside Kirsten Dunst's NY home

strap 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

As the weather slowly begins to warm, the garden centre shelves are groaning with new plants.

Life in a new subdivision

How to: plan your outdoor living


Top 10 open homes this weekend

As the nation heads to the polls, maybe you would like to stop by a few of these homes on the way to vote?

On choosing the right pans

pan Get your equipment right and you'll be a better cook. Here's where to start.

Gluten-free salmon pikelets

Sometimes you just need a little something under your salmon. Here's how to make that happen, gluten-free.

Neil Perry's choc hazelnut tart

Potato, sesame & salami salad

Sour milk price taste

Nick Barrett Former Fonterra shareholders' councillor feels betrayed by the co-operative's forecast milk price for last season.

Cow cruelty ruling to be appealed

Takaka farmer appealing ruling that he was unjustified in firing a worker for cruelty to a cow.

Robotic sheepdog idea rejected

Feds unhappy swede link kept quiet

U2's horrible giveaway was 'punk'

Bono Stirring things up and annoying people is the point, says Bono in defence of iTunes bomb.

Back in black

The Blacklist’s first season turned actress Megan Boone’s world upside down.

What's she done now?!

Stuff's weekend movie guide

jono & ben

Election madness

It's been an insane election campaign, and Guy Williams is trying to make sense of it all.

Dirndls for Oktoberfest

Lufthansa flight attendants put on traditional costumes to mark Oktoberfest.

The world's tiniest countries

They may be small, but here's why you should visit the smallest countries in the world.

Time travel on Pullman Rails

Serenity and the city

Fans mob Friends cafe

Fans are flocking to Central Perk pop-up coffeehouse, but not for the coffee, which is "pretty terrible".

Fewer jobs, more problems

Job ads Permanent work is almost impossible to find and there's still a severe lack of special needs funding.

John Key owes me $6000

Beneficiaries need at least a $50 per week pay rise just to keep pace, Martin Buck writes.

And then this happened...

EPL fireworks ahead

Saltire flag

Independence: top comments

As the votes are counted in the Scottish referendum, debate over its possible independence is still buzzing.

Found: Jag stolen in 1968

This 1967 Jaguar XK-E convertible, stolen in 1968, was spotted by US Customs and Border Protection in Los Angeles as it was being readied for shipment to the Netherlands. Rare 1967 Jaguar E-Type stolen in 1968 was spotted eagle-eyed customs officer in Los Angeles.

Ferrari double take

A man has doubled his trouble by allegedly stealing the same Ferrari car twice in the space of 24 hours.

NZ car buff tastes victory

Camaro bound to draw crowd

Radar gun

Texters targeted

Police could soon be equipped with a hand-held device to catch drivers using their phone behind the wheel.

All Blacks own worst enemy

Richie McCaw World Cup is NZ's to lose - and crack under the pressure they will, British rugby writers declare.

Frustrated SBW needs to fire up

With his NRL career nearing an end, Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams needs to rediscover his mojo.

Wallabies eye silverware

Jockey handed massive ban

Mark Hunt

Fighter's marathon weight-loss bid

Mark Hunt is facing a draining - and potentially costly - countdown to his UFC headline fight.

Savannah Clement

Links with the land

A nine-year-old confidently outlines 100 years of family history to 150 people at her parents' bull sale.

Serenity and the city

It's hard to leave this lush Japanese hideout, but it's left us feeling relaxed and invigorated.

Leeann Watson, general manager of Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce

Cementing China connection

The Canterbury Chamber of Commerce signs a co-operation agreement with a Chinese business.

Tackling our 'niggling jiggle'

Amy and Jason Jeong are taking on the Stuffed no more challenge to lose weight and put a zing back in their steps.

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