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Assessing Cannes' final days gallery

9 min ago  The final red carpet struts delivered one of the worst worsts we've ever seen.

Snow moves north

Snow blankets Arrowtown.

6 min ago  There's been snow from Southland to Taupo, with up to 30cm in places. What you need to know Best photos

$100m leaky home lawsuit funded

10:44 AM  Leaky buildings are a 'national disaster', lawyer planning class action says.

One dead in head-on crash

11:09 AM  One person has died after a car crash on the West Coast.

McClenaghan: I like aggression

11:32 AM  Black Caps firebrand says before games he'll even take a chomp out of his own hand.

Wayward seal caught in Auckland

11:41 AM  Authorities have finally caught the mammal after it took a shine to a local driveway.

national

Woman's euthanasia case starts

Lecretia Seales has an inoperable brain tumour and wants the option of asking a doctor to help her die.

11:38 AM  Lecretia Seales' lawyer says she may have only weeks to live, as proceedings in her euthanasia case begin.

One dead in boating tragedy

10:42 AM  One man died and three others were rescued after clinging to trees after a boat capsized on the Waikato River.

Sergeant Shane Benge with fake driver's licences and 18+ ID cards produced by a 16-year-old boy and sold to his mates.

Fake IDs getting harder to spot

10:23 AM  New technology is making it "virtually impossible" to tell genuine drivers licences and ID card from forged ones.

Video

Half marathon a hit

Hundreds of people came out to be involved in the Huntly Half Marathon on Sunday.

world

Suspected of killing neighbours

Richard "Dick" Vilardo and wife Julianne "Jody" Vilardo.

11:33 AM  Before going on holiday a man is believed to have stabbed neighbours he'd known all his life to death.

Iraq regains ground from IS

Iraqi forces recaptured territory from IS militants, while in Syria the Islamists killed hundreds of people.

US activist Gloria Steinem with other activists march to the Imjingak Pavilion along the military wire fences near the border village of Panmunjom.

Activists cross into South Korea

International women activists made a rare crossing from North Korea into South Korea, a step toward bridging divisions between the countries.

business

$75m apartment plan canned

Richard Diver's company abandons plans for apartment tower and parking complex by Cranmer Square.

11:06 AM  Christchurch developer 'too busy' to build a central city apartment tower and parking complex.

'There is going to be some pain' 

Fonterra told to sharpen its communication act and publicly report milk price guidance monthly.

Contact Energy chief executive Dennis Barnes.

Investors get $367m reward

16 min ago  Contact Energy returns cash to investors as there are no 'suitably rewarding' investments around.

money

Bid for homeowning victory

Robyn Forryan from Auckland's North Shore has a business teaching auction skills to house hunters.

Milford real estate expert Robyn Forryan teaches first time home buyers how to bid at auctions.

Debunking child poverty myths

Experts believe poor families need their benefit quadrupled.

Big spender, savvy saver

Extreme frugality - it's a thing

small business

Wellington soda business bubbling

Owners of Six Barrel Soda Co, Joseph Slater and Mike Stewart are growing their business and concentrating on the wholesale side of trade.

It's only been three years but Wellington business Six Barrel Soda is thriving and predicting more growth.

Small biz Budget benefits

OPINION: As expected, the Government's support for small business continues.

Last orders at Quenched site

You can now track your home

technology

Fake IDs getting harder to spot

Sergeant Shane Benge with fake driver's licences and 18+ ID cards produced by a 16-year-old boy and sold to his mates.

10:23 AM  New technology is making it "virtually impossible" to tell genuine drivers licences and ID card from forged ones.

Wowed by the Witcher's world

10:22 AM  REVIEW: The Witcher 3 is an instant classic and arguably the best epic adventure game ever made.

Connor Franta at the 2014 VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

YouTube redefines celebrity

3 min ago  Connor Franta isn't a singer, chef, comedian or athlete, but he's angling to be Oprah for millennials.

life & style

Prince Harry back with his ex?

Britain's Prince Harry visits his Sentembale charity's garden at the Royal Horticultural Soceity's Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, May 18, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

'She's always been the one for him', and now Prince Harry is (apparently) back with Chelsy Davy.

Life in a high end brothel

NZ is reportedly the best place in the world to be a prostitute: we go behind the doors of a brothel.

"Texts From Your Ex" may be a popular Instagram account, but what should you do when a new partner discovers them?

Sexts from the ex

I say think about deleting what you wouldn't want your new lover to see...

well & good

How to sleep like a caveman

Revert to a Paleolithic pattern of sleep by switching off your electric lights at dusk and keeping them off until dawn.

7 min ago  Finding peace may be as simple (or difficult) as turning out the lights.

8 ways to lower cancer risk

A few lifestyle tweaks could significantly up your chances of staying disease-free.

Dr Libby.

Dr Libby on corn syrup

Dr Libby answers your questions: this week she talks corn syrup and getting 10 hours sleep.

home & property

Inside Paul McCartney's new pad gallery

The former Beatle and his wife have reportedly bought a penthouse at 1045 Fifth Avenue.

10:59 AM  The former Beatle has snagged a glam NY penthouse for a cool $21.2m.

How to bid for victory

Milford real estate expert Robyn Forryan teaches first time home buyers how to bid at auctions.

Add interest to empty spaces; this homeowner has filled the space beneath a bench seat with a collection of woven baskets.

8 secrets of a home stylist gallery

Ever wondered how to make your home look as impressive as those in magazines?

food & wine

Model inhales dog-sized burrito

Nela Zisser - a model and a competitive eater (not a common combo) - has managed to scoff a 2.3kg burrito in under five minutes.

11:18 AM  She wants to break stereotypes by becoming a competitive eating champion, one giant burrito at a time.

Easy Moroccan lamb shanks

Lamb shanks to take the chill out of a winter's evening

The Jewish-American deli

Competition heats up

nz farmer

Different thinking pays off

Angus (left) and Forbes Cameron, 2015 Steak of Origin champion farmers.

Alternative thinking is paying off for father and son farmers who recently won NZ's "Steak of Origin" competition.

There's milk in thar hills

Life is very busy for one young Hawke's Bay farmer.

Chinese sales behind targets

Kanuka right at home

entertainment

X Factor contestant sues Cowell video

X Factor contestant Sally Hessnice is suing judge Simon Cowell.

5 min ago  Rejection hurts, but perhaps it's nothing a million-dollar law suit won't settle.

Star struggled with sex storyline

Bus crash injuries caused actress Cassie Howarth to question the show writers' choices.

This image angered people when it was posted by someone saying: “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.”

Dancing Man thrown own party video

10:10 AM  Social media sensation gets to dance without shame.

travel

Howe's that for an island escape

Rising above lush rainforest and the lagoon, the two mountains are a majestic sight.

18 min ago  The challenge is to find a spot which is attractive enough to tour without being dominated by tourists.

Epic parties you should go to gallery

From Oktoberfest to Carnival and Mardi Gras, these are the wildest parties around the globe.

An artistic impression on the Abraj Kudai, the world's largest luxury hotel set to open in 2017.

World's largest hotel to open

10:12 AM  The world's largest luxury hotel, set to open in Saudi Arabia in 2017, will house 10, 000 rooms.

stuff nation

Middle class new lower class? stuff nation

Moving back to New Zealand has been tough for Kelly McQuinlan's family.

11:03 AM  We can't save for a home, and when a doctor's visit becomes a luxury, something is not right.

Religious study no punishment stuff nation

It is good for children to learn that others have different beliefs and to tolerate that, says Barry McDonald.

Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona in action during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Camp Nou stadium on April 21, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain

Adios, Xavi Hernandez, and muchas gracias stuff nation

17 min ago  If there is one player who deserves an elongated farewell, it's Xavier "Xavi" Hernandez.

motoring

BMW's modern day 3.0 CSL

The 2015 BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage with the original 'Batmobile'. Photo: Supplied

BMW's legendary 3.0 CSL Batmobile has been revived in modern day guise with this dramatically-styled concept car.

Tyre punctures singalong video

10:30 AM  A quartet's singalong performance for a selfie goes into a spin as a tyre in their vehicle punctures.

Speedback looks like an Aston Martin at a glance, but a little less so when you focus on it.

$1m car thinks it's an Aston

Is this quirky, Jag-powered faux-Aston worth a million dollars?

sport

Taylor hushed praised for Stokes video

Ben Stokes acknowledges the crowd applause after striking the fastest century at Lord's on day four of England's test against the Black Caps.

10:32 AM  "He lived in New Zealand for 10 years, didn't he?" - Black Caps batsman says of rival's bid to bat NZ out of Lord's test.

Dixon fourth in chaotic race video

17 min ago  Kiwi driver just misses a podium finish in an action-packed Indy 500 punctuated by crashes and a fast finish.

Roger Federer

Federer fury over fan selfie video

11:20 AM  Tennis maestro turns on French Open officials after teen's centre court invasion to nab a shot.

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More to a new flag than a rebrand

POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 24:  A New Zealand flag waves her national flag during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group F match between Paraguay and New Zealand at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 24, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

OPINION: By considering a new flag, New Zealand is being asked to take part in a costly corporate rebranding exercise.

Forest walks lift the spirits

Images from Hanmer Forest walks taken by Pat Barrett for his column - for Press Escape May 25. Girl is his daughter Bernadette.

The trail twists on, a slow meandering journey of discovery deep into the recesses of the tall trees.

Company knew but didn't act

Raetihi locals were forced to rely on water tankers after the spill

How can a skifield operator spill 19,000 litres of diesel into the local water supply and not notice?

Smooth sailing without selfies

The crew of Haunui, this traditional waka hourua (double-hulled canoe), takes her out for an afternoon spin in Auckland Harbour.

Young Maori are disconnecting from technology to reconnect with their culture on a new show called Waka Warriors.

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Kiwi model inhales dog-sized burrito

Nela Zisser - a model and a competitive eater (not a common combo) - has managed to scoff a 2.3kg burrito in under five minutes.

She wants to break stereotypes by becoming a competitive eating champion, one giant burrito at a time.

Mechanic's spelling blunder goes viral

A mechanic's spelling blunder in repairing a Porsche sports car has gone viral.

A mechanic's spelling blunder in repairing a Porsche sports car has gone viral.

Tyre punctures in-car selfie stick singalong video

In-car selfie stick singalong ends in crash.

A quartet's singalong performance for a selfie goes into a spin as a tyre in their vehicle punctures.

Royal flush on pimped-out portaloo

Chris Gerrard, supervisor at McCashins  Brewery takes time out in the Hiace Porta Palace with The Butler, Luke Taplin in the foreground.

The world's most luxurious portaloo, with its own butler, TV and PlayStation made a brief stop in Nelson last week.

Parenting

I almost lost my daughter 

Drowning doesn't look like the images we have been shown.

I ran into the ER with mismatched clothes and wet hair. "My daughter was just brought in," I said.

Duties need to be shared

When he’s home, I’m off the clock too. We split the remaining chores and neither of us rests until both of us can.

The term "stay at home" mum connotes an air of leisure and inactivity far from the reality of my daily life.

Anna Guy: Out of control life

Anna Guy.

Are you ever like me and are sometimes super organised and achieve a lot, but then others go to custard?

Getting kids to do chores 

Don't discount the importance of chores ...

We've been doing something wrong when it comes to chores in our house. 

kiwi traveller

Readers' pics of the week

Vietnam

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.