Will Chambers of the Maroons celebrates scoring a try during game one of the State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on May 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia

Cronk field goal lifts Maroons video

Queensland win opening game of the State of Origin series against NSW 11-10.

Boy suffers head injury

Police said the boy returned home from school about midday on Thursday.

Police investigate how boy, 5, suffered serious head injuries.

Man clipped by train

Man seen running in front of moving train, but then disappears, leaving only scuff marks on track.

Fifa arrests in US corruption probe

Swiss police make arrests as part of corruption investigation involving Fifa.

Police block siege evidence

Police want to prevent public access to evidence at Sydney's Lindt Cafe siege inquest.

NZ's spike in road deaths

1:35 AM  NZ recorded biggest rise in road deaths in 2014, according to international study.

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NZ's spike in road deaths

New Zealand recorded the biggest increase in road deaths in 2014, according to international study.

1:35 AM  New Zealand recorded the biggest increase in road deaths in 2014, according to international study.

Troops should come home - Labour

Calls are growing for New Zealand's troops to be pulled out of Iraq.

The man was seen running across the tracks at Orakei train station, Auckland.

Man clipped by moving train

Man seen running in front of moving train, but then disappears, leaving only scuff marks on track.


Cronk field goal lifts Maroons in State of Origin I

Queensland have won the opening game of the State of Origin series against NSW 11-10 at ANZ Stadium.


Fifa arrests in US corruption probe

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter is hoping to get re-elected this week.

Swiss police have made arrests as part of an investigation into corruption involving Fifa.

Police block on siege evidence

Police seek to prevent public access to inquest evidence on siege at Sydney's Lindt Cafe.

Los Angeles Police officer Henry Solis is shown in this image released by LAPD on March 16, 2015. Solis, a rookie Los Angeles police officer, was being sought on Monday as a person of interest in the fatal Southern California shooting of another man in the bar district in Pomona, local authorities said.  REUTERS/LAPD/Handout  (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW HEADSHOT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Ex-cop murder suspect arrested video

Ex Los Angeles police officer accused of murder found hiding with relatives in Mexico.


Bribery claim over farm deal

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully.

Opposition MPs are labelling a $4 million payment to  a Saudi businessman a "bribe" after the Government confirmed doing the deal after it was threatened with a $30 million lawsuit.

Norris to leave Fonterra

The Business Hall-of-Fame member will step down in November, due to other commitments.

Summerset Group chief executive Julian Cook, left, and site manager Steve Trenberth at the new retirement village in Wigram, Christchurch.

Summerset expands in South

Retirement village operator Summerset Group Holdings to consider building around Christchurch. 


Breakdown insurance traps

Mechanical breakdowns can be an expensive headache.

Mechanical breakdown insurance isn't cheap, and isn't always easy to understand either.

Many Aucklanders scraping by

Aucklanders are the most likely to worry about their finances, a survey suggests.

Investors borrow up large 

Holiday drought ahead

small business

Quenched vows to return refuelled

Quenched was advertising with the phrase: "Don’t stop the party at your place early, we are here to help."

Booze delivery service says it will be back in business soon, despite criticism.

Kiwi lifestyle holds us back

Our love of lifestyle comes at the cost of bigger pay packets.

Getting employers 'youth ready'

Networking with heart


App steers foreigners right video

Isaac Mercer's Safe Driver project.

Generic alerts like "keep left" are provided every 15-20 minutes wherever user is driving.

Periscope up on Android

Twitter is finally making its live-video app available to the majority of smartphone users.

In Perception, you play as Cassie, a blind woman who needs to use her wits and echolocation to uncover the mysteries of a haunted estate.

Horror makes players blind

Industry veterans behind BioShock reveal a first-person horror where you have no sight.

life & style

Stewart leaving Fashion Week

18032015. About Town. Photo supplied / Jacqui Kenna.
SST Escape About Town: SKHY Apartments official launch.
Myken Stewart, Dame Pieter Stewart & Nicky Gadsdon

Could this year's New Zealand Fashion Week be the last ever?

Her 'anti-male' approach?

OPINION: She's been accused of "hate speech based on race and gender" - but did she really partake?

George Clooney admits growing old can be tough on actors, but there's no point trying to fight it.

Clooney cool about ageing

The secret to graceful ageing? Don't try to fight it, says George Clooney.

well & good

Proud to be 'like a dyslexic'

A video made by 12-year-old Australian girl Isley Hermansen has caught the attention of the rich and famous - in it she says she'd be proud to rule a country like a dyslexic, featuring a picture of Prince Harry; fly a plane like a dyslexic, Richard Branson and proud to sing like a dyslexic, Selena Gomez.

Being dyslexic doesn't count out greatness: this 12-year-old is on her way and Branson is taking notice.

How to nail every fitness goal

The best advice you never heard on how to reach every fitness goal you set.

After a CT scan revealed a severely inflamed colon, Kathy Lang Albright told a nurse that she felt her "guts were disintegrating."

Health mystery: Toxic chemo 

"I was surprised to discover how intimidated I was by the white coats."

home & property

Flat hunting is like online dating

Searching for either love or a living space online can be demoralising, but sometimes you get lucky.

Looking for love? Looking for an apartment? Same thing, in the online world.

House of the week: Kapiti gallery

A Te Horo bach is the ultimate stress-buster for a Wellington apartment-dweller.

Craig and Rowena Douglas's home sits on a 2500-square-metre block in a semi-rural subdivision in Lincoln.

'A long journey, but worth it'

What do you do if companies behind your house build go belly up? Take on the project yourself.

food & wine

Carrot fritters w/ chorizo relish

Add some punchy Spanish flavours to your weeknight repertoire

Add some punchy Spanish flavours to your weeknight repertoire

Cold brew coffee, hot right now

Is coffee brewed in cold water the next big thing?

Parsnips make an earthy treat

Three ways with... celery

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Dairy farmers in anxious wait

Predictions are for a higher Fonterra payout to dairy farmers in the coming season, compared to the present.

Dairy farmers anxiously awaiting Fonterra's next season's new milk price forecast told it will be "conservative'' by ASB.

Westland lifts payout prediction

Westland retains its payout for 2014-15 season but lifts its prediction for 2015-16

Top deer environment award

Cattle gallstones stolen


Road Cops fill Campbell gap

Campbell Live, hosted by John Campbell, will be temporarily replaced by Road Cops from next week.

Axed current affairs show will be replaced with repeats of Road Cops before new series screens.

Trailer: Point Break remake video

Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze classic remade as a 21st anti-capitalist extreme sport base jumping adventure.

The Tiki Taane cover option of the commemorative album.

40 years of chart-topping music

The country's Top 40 Music chart celebrates 40 years by honouring its smash hits.


The weird museums of NYC

Handmade sadomasochism items are displayed at the new Museum of Sex after it opened in 2002.

The city that never sleeps boasts an apartment filled with dirt, an exhibition on the sex lives of animals and a gallery featuring taxidermy squirrels hanging out at a bar.

Air NZ's secret society revealed

Members need to be personally invited by chief executive Christopher Luxon or his top executives.

sexy air france airline video

Airlines sexy up safety videos

Buckle yourself in for the best in air safety videos in the business.

stuff nation

Crusaders failures 'no big deal' stuff nation

Crusaders flanker Richie McCaw anxiously watches the final minutes of Saturday night's match in Sydney after being yellow carded for an incorrect ruck entry. The Waratahs won 32-22.

The Crusaders' under-achievement this year wil pale into insignificance we win the World Cup.

New ideas for old junk stuff nation

Have you taken rubbish like tyres or bottles and made them into something beautiful?

Are famous feminists like Beyonce focusing on the wrong issues?

Top five feminism comments

"Divide and rule is the oldest trick in the book, and we are constantly being suckered by it."


Kiwis queuing up for new Mustang

Once you have the Mustang, all you have to do is find the diner.

Over 300 Kiwis have already ordered the new Mustang, and DAVE MOORE is pleased that his favourite Triple Yellow won't be too common.

Are we ready for them?

We have to disagree with Transport Minister Simon Bridges about New Zealand's EV readiness,

Motoring writer Patrick George crashes the a Chevrolet Camaro mule during a test drive.

Journo crashes new Camaro

It's every driver's nightmare: being the first to test drive an all-new performance car, then wrecking it.


Fifa arrests in corruption probe

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter is hoping to get relected this week.

Swiss police have begun making arrests as part of a US investigation into corruption involving Fifa.

Time to scrub away the stench 

OPINION: After Wednesday's arrests surely Fifa cannot continue in its current form.

Maroons captain Cameron Smith, the leader of Queensland's 'Dad's Army' that got the job done in Game 1.

Meninga lashes out at critics

2:41 AM  Mal Meninga says his side beat NSW at their own game as he slammed critics of his ageing roster.

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good reads

Confessions of a tired mum

Greer Berry: I hereby admit to my various mummy guilt moments...

Whether it's hiding in the toilet or 'fake sleeping', my mummy guilt moments are on the rise.

Where Bali meets Europe

Surfing at Odeceixe beach in the Algarve, Portugal.

Yoga, surfing and spectacular beaches. Sound like Bali? Think again.

Dutch families adopted WWII graves

Gennaro "Jerry" Palmento has a moment at his father Jerry Palmento's grave site at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial on Saturday.

Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis and liberate Holland. The Dutch have never forgotten.

Healing the mind and body

Spa Village Resort Tembok, a doof-doof free zone.

The shaman princess spoke to her first departed spirits when she was a child, or so she tells me.

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No ears, but who cares? video

26052015  News, John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. Dot Smith pictured with her cat Ash that she rescued from a fire a year ago. Ash has had several skin grafts and has no ears.

He may not look like other cats, but don't feel sorry for him insists his owner.

The weird museums of NYC

Handmade sadomasochism items are displayed at the new Museum of Sex after it opened in 2002.

The city that never sleeps boasts an apartment filled with actual dirty, an exhibition on the sex lives of animals, and a gallery featuring taxidermy squirrels hanging out at a bar.

Bird photobombs Red Arrows

Bombs away! The bird taking on the planes.

Give seagulls half a chance and they'll steal anything. Even the (air) show.

Valuable cattle gallstones stolen and recovered

Queensland police have uncovered allegedly stolen cattle gallstones from a property in Toowoomba.

A man has been arrested in Australia and charged with stealing cattle gallstones.


Five lies you tell yourself 

Of course you won't be that mum who posts heaps of photos of your baby on Facebook. (Yes you will).

You're going to be a mum and it's going to be wonderful. You know exactly what you're going to be like. 

Taking on our own advice 

You can't control what others do, but you can control what you do.

Sometimes you can't help but take a bit of your own advice on board yourself. And that's OK.

Keira Knightley now a mum

"When can I drink?" Keira Knightley quipped while pregnant.

The British actress has given birth to her first bub according to reports.

The truth about large families

Yes, we have a large family. But there's no need to judge.

A couple of generations ago, a family of six would certainly not be referred to as a "large" family.

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Readers' pics of the week


This week's travel photo entries take us from Ho Chi Minh City to New Caledonia.

Cruising currency conundrum

Think about how much local currency you'll need before you touring Asia, but there are always more options if you run out.

If your cruise stops at ports with different currencies, transactions can get confusing.

How to find the perfect travel companion

Frodo and Sam! The best travel companions! The guy in the middle... not so much.

With a little bit of foresight though you might find at least one Thelma to your Louise.

Pittsburgh: it's not the pits

Pittsburgh's bike lanes make cycling around the city easy.

There's plenty going on in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, says Heather McCracken.