November 25 2014, updated 6:49am

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Henare's 'nasty' Lorde tweet

Former MP Tau Henare is under fire for a tweet suggesting Lorde's dance moves look like she has epilepsy.

110kmh limit closer

The Government is warming to the idea of a 110kmh speed limit on the best roads.

No record for insane killers

Mass killer's work as tutor in Wellington exposes how little is recorded about people found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.

Key: People make mistakes

John Key has criticised two top public servants over their handling of Roger Sutton's resignation.

Taxi driver says sex consensual

14 min ago Taxi driver accused of abducting and raping female passenger says the sex was consensual.

Deaths highlight risk

Top roading cop warns tougher drink-drive laws may not curb recent surge in deaths in Canterbury.

Potential corruption denied

NZ Fire Service writes an open letter responding to allegations of potential corruption within its organisation.

Call to make alarms mandatory

Series of fatal house fires prompts call for compulsory smoke alarms in rental accommodation.

Winner's many options

Victim reforms on table

Victim's son urges vaccination

A Wellington man whose mother died of influenza is calling for free vaccines for all, after a study revealed it is NZ's deadliest virus.

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Lorde: Yellow Flicker Beat Live at AMA's 2014

Museum accepts Nazi art hoard

A Swiss museum will accept a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era.

Aftershocks continue in Japan

Dozens of villagers remained in shelters as aftershocks rattled a region in central Japan hit by quake that injured at least 41 people.

Shot for toy gun

Women's rights on the line

US defence chief quits

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned after less than two years in the job.

Another Gull station docks pay

Another petrol station admits docking workers' wages to pay for drive-off petrol thieves.

Disease warning

Insidious and debilitating disease leptospirosis is probably more common than we think a Massey University professor believes.

Migration boom continues

Council set for consents go-ahead

The sleeping giant awakens

In the wake of the China-Oz Free Trade Agreement, New Zealand firms exporting to China need to develop a thick skin and commercial edge.

What will Santa bring?

Santa's sleigh is going to be bulging with board games, action figures and life-like robot animals.

Make jewellery insurance pay

Insurers have a whole arsenal of arguments to avoid paying jewellery claims. Here's what you can do to beat them.

Christmas - good for finances?

Life lessons from a super guy

From hobby to business

A couple who moved from Paris to Hastings are bringing the old world to the new, one shipping container at a time.

Building on a solid reputation

Come December 21, George Roberts will be downing tools and taking a year off.

The best financing options

Psych testing for SMEs

Stealth malware uncovered

Nation state likely behind long-term surveillance malware called Backdoor.Regin.

Curran Sky criticism curtailed

Labour MP sidestepping questions after picking up responsibility for broadcasting in the party's reshuffle.

Charity at Apple's core

Net neutrality balancing act

Nightmare creator returns

The maker of Resident Evil and The Evil Within returns to satisfy those in need of true survival horror.

Lego: Fighting for equality since 1970s

Lego is regarded as a toy before its time in its promotion of gender equality, and this letter proves that.

The word 'girls': offensive?

Is it off-form to call grown woman girls? Let's look at the evidence...

Plus-size models lack diversity

25 stylish celebrity brides

Ignore the Tantrum Trolls

Tantrum Trolls are predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents.

Fighting depression ... for free

Can't afford therapy? Here are some ways to combat depression that don't cost a cent.

Eat carbs, lose weight

What if there were a diet that helped you lose weight while still allowing a generous amount of carbs?

Exercise in a bottle

Sweet nothing

Heels, the arch nemesis?

Heels take a lot of heat, but are they the root cause of our foot problems?

$110,000 to stay at home

The prospect of earning thousands over summer tempts Sydney's Palm Beach holiday homeowners to stay at home.

At home with: Dudley & Josh

'It is a total nana home with beautiful old carpet and frilly wallpaper and a little flower garden."

Room makeovers for sick kids

$33m for Bacall's NY home

7 tips from a Kiwi interior expert

Feel like you have interior inspiration overload? Never fear, just be true to yourself.

Wine sales are coming up rose

The pink drink has lost its reputation as lolly water and customers are buying it in record volumes.

Hawkes Bay wine wins top award

A Hawkes Bay wine has taken out the top award at this year's Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

A healthy summer barbecue

Celeb chefs' table tennis battle

$115k fine for milk stink

South Taranaki District Council has been fined $115k over smell from Fonterra milk dumped in eader.

Poachers cost 'millions'

Sheep slaughtered and taken for meat is the latest in a string of stock thefts.

Pengxin wants more

$18m boost for rural women

Silliness can sell more than sex

Who needs a greased-up rear view when you can mess around in a hotel room in pajamas?

The bold and the beautiful

Television is stuffed full of cop shows of one sort or another. I’m not sure if that means we have an endless appetite for them.

Gossip: Arnie vs Miley

Live blog: The Amazing Race

Can we save Cliff Huxtable?

Bill Cosby's done for, maybe. Probably. Certainly for now. What happens to Cliff Huxtable?

Time travel in Shanghai

There are ghosts all over Shanghai, a city reviving its cosmopolitan heritage.

Paris loses its love-locks

Paris is slowly, oh-so-slowly, moving toward a love lock-free future.

Tasting the authentic New York

Great bonus, while it lasted

Discovering the joys of Antwerp

Where to start in Antwerp? The beer? The architecture? The cutting edge arts and fashion scene? The diamond trade? The gorgeous railway station?

'My liver was about to rupture'

Blood cells A routine blood test uncovered a life-threatening invisible allergy Kendra Street never knew she had.

Sister's wardrobe prank

Jessica was left high and dry when her older sister discovered her secret hiding place while babysitting.

All Blacks seeing yellow

Top five reader comments

Pet of the day: Neville

Neville was a stray cat who really fell on his feet when Emelia Sanders and her flatmates took him in.

'Should be fast enough'

What do you tell the crowd after unveiling a carbon-fibre-bodied, 725-horsepower supercharged coupe based on the new Ford Mustang?

Devilish new Duke

Twin-sparks help stoke the Ducati Diavel's efficiency and refinement.

i3 is Green Car of the Year

Chinese copy sparks complaint

Video: Truck clears racing car

A 16-tonne truck has set a world record by jumping over an F1 racing car. See it to believe it.

All Blacks have cards to play

It was a good year for the All Blacks, but not a great one and that's how Steve Hansen preferred it.

Mauger leaving the Crusaders

Assistant-coach signs three-year contract as head coach of English side Leicester Tigers.

Ko carves place in history

Manley to lead NZ Black Sox

Ko's major ambition still burns

Golden hue of near $2 million payday does nothing to quash Lydia Ko's ambition.

Booze policy makes sense

The publicity blitz has barely spluttered on one of NZ's biggest road-related law changes.

Stories almost untold

When writer Katherine Mansfield died 91 years ago, there was little appreciation of her place in New Zealand letters.

Just a boy with a toy

In the minutes before he was shot Tamir Rice was no longer a boy with toy but a black male with a gun.

Six miracle babies

A one-week-old baby who survived six days in a stormwater drain isn't the only 'miracle baby'.

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