03052015 News Photo:Dean Kozanic/FairfaxNZ. Marllisa Lewis with her son, Seth Holmes, who was born within minutes of a royal birth.

Baby will be treated like royalty

11:43 PM  Seth Holmes may not be a prince but he'll still be treated like royalty.

First look

$2bn baby

Name game

3700 migrants rescued

More than 3700 migrants were rescued from boats off the Libyan coast at the weekend

11:01 PM  Nearly 3700 migrants have been rescued from boats near the coast of Libya.

Body found in burnt car

Police are investigating after a body was found in a burnt car near Nelson.

PM: Minister willing to step down

10:21 PM  PM John Key says Cabinet minister whose brother is facing indecency charges is willing to step down.

Princess spends first night at home

Britain's as yet unnamed new princess has spent her first night at Kensington Palace.

Filipinos take Pacquiao loss hard video

Filipino boxer's loss to US rival met with anger and accusations of foul play in his homeland.


Morrinsville woman off to Nepal

Morrinsville resident and Red Cross Aid worker Jacqui Dixon heads over to Nepal to help with earthquake emergency response.

Jacqui Dixon had just seven hours to finish packing, wave goodbye to her husband and depart for a disaster zone.

Hunt on for police search dog

He may usually be the one doing the tracking but this time it's police search dog Thames who has gone missing.

Lady June Hillary at the service to raise funds for victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Nepal fundraiser at Sir Ed's church

Sir Edmund Hillary's Knight of the Garter banner flew over a fundraiser for Nepalise quake victims.


Baby will be treated like royalty

Seth Holmes may not be a prince but he'll still be treated like royalty.


Sukumaran could have fled

Australian Myuran Sukumaran sits in Denpasar court in Bali in this October 11, 2005 file photo.

Myuran Sukumaran tipped off about the arrest of the four Bali nine mules and could have fled.

Relief goods held up at customs

The United Nations said on Saturday, as the death toll from the disaster passed 6,600.

Krishna Devi Khadka is carried on a stretcher after being rescued from a building that collapsed in Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.

3 found alive after quake

10:44 PM  Two women and a man have been rescued alive in north-eastern Nepal.


Panhead's new Canheads

Two of Panhead's new Canhead beer characters, Lola Deville and Johnny Octane.

Mike Neilson thinks it's time New Zealanders gave canned beer a second chance.

Muslims, mortgages and banking

A Muslim woman who unsuccessfully lobbied New Zealand’s big banks for interest-free mortgages is turning her attention to other financial institutions.

Fieldays chief executive Jon Calder.

Fieldays eyes up red meat sector

New Zealand's sheep and beef farmers are in the spotlight for Fieldays. 


Mai Chen's sells Bucket List

Andrew Barnes, managing director of corporate trustee company Perpetual Guardian.

Perpetual Guardian has snapped up high profile lawyer Mai Chen's online wills-making business.

Muslims, mortgages and banking

Sara Jawadi is lobbying banks saying Kiwi Muslims are having to choose between religion and financial stability.

Auckland's crippling mortgages

Petrol prices up again

small business

Tax compliance costs fall for SMEs

The government says SMEs are paying less tax now.

OPINION: Tax compliance costs continue to fall for small to medium sized enterprises according to a government report.

Bribery report a wake-up call

OPINION: Eight ways to protect your business from bribery and corruption risks.

LeftBrain creditors wait

Shoe repair man walks


A toast to failure

I Am Toast is the story of a slice of bread's epic and emotional journey to be toast.

REVIEW: Whether you enjoy I am Bread or not will depend entirely on your capacity to fail.

No Dead Island 2 until 2016 video

Developers promise delay will mean a "better game to play as a result".

Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly on Friday night, his brother Robert wrote in a Facebook post.

Tech exec David Goldberg dies

Chief executive officer of SurveyMonkey.com and husband of Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, has died.

life & style

Boxer bans female reporters?

Floyd Mayweather Jr has been arrested several times for domestic violence.

Floyd Mayweather reportedly blocks two female journalists from the ringside for reporting his domestic violence history.

Aussie designers feeling blue gallery

Fashion Week across the Tasman was a mostly black-and-white affair - except for one bold exception.

A new study has revealed chewing gum can help rid your mind of a catchy song.

Got a song stuck in your head?

A new study has uncovered a method for getting a catchy song out of your head.

well & good

Are superfoods really super?

Green and swampy - it must be a superfood.

Kale? Sure. Chia seeds? Fine. But the rolled oat? Since when is porridge a superfood?

The guide to reaching 100

Staying slim, not smoking and owning a home could be the secret to living to 100.

The best wrappers are the ones made by nature, like banana peels and the skin on vegetables.

When can it be called 'natural'?

Although many consumers want as-unprocessed-as-possible products, the term has proved difficult to define.

home & property

Decorating a small apartment

Don't overstuff your apartment and get suffocated by your belongings.

How to decorate your small home and still have plenty of space to spare.

The hotel of dog lovers' dreams

No your eyes aren't decieving you - this B&B in America is really housed inside a giant beagle (with carpet ears).

Jo McDougall and daughter Abigail Eiolart are selling their Seatoun Heights, Wellington house.

Owners hope bubble spreads

Jo McDougall has put her four-bedroom home on the market after deciding it is time to downsize.

food & wine

Recipe: Date and cranberry loaf

A delicious, nutritious date, carrot and cranberry loaf

You can't beat a slice of a good loaf, eaten slightly warm with a little butter spread on top, and a nice cup of tea.

What to know about radicchio

Also known as Italian chicory, this ravishing redhead doesn't have to leave a sour taste in your mouth.

The science behind perfect coffee

Ekim owner doesn't regret rant video

nz farmer

Culverden sharemilkers win

Justin and Melissa Slattery have been named 2015 New Zealand Sharemilker/Equity Farmers of the Year.

NZ Dairy Industry Awards winners ahead of the game in driving profitability on farms, during a forecast period of low milk payouts.

Farming the friendly breed

Hayden Slack is on a mission to change perception that ayrshires are not a good breed.

Farming smarter not harder

Milk offer a 'token gesture'


X Factor: What's wrong with it

Steve Broad is doing a vanilla version of Tiki Taane's Always On My Mind.

10:19 PM  Sunday’s episode of the X Factor sums up what’s wrong with New Zealand music.

The beauty of imperfection gallery video

Wet-plate photography has been obsolete for 135 years - but is making a comeback.

Fantasy girl: British actress Sophie Turner has said that her Game of Thrones character is her "first love".

Growing up with Sansa Stark

"If I arrive on set and they tell me I have five minutes before hair and make-up, then I head straight to my trailer for a nap."


Lonely Planet's best of Switzerland

The Aletsch Glacier, a 23 kilometre-long, five-lane highway of ice.

Look past the cuckoo clocks and yodelling – this cosmopolitan city is all about epic train rides and alpine highs.

'Airportman' scam on travellers

Dressed in a smart suit and tie, a flustered Andrew Gradon pleaded for help to get home.

Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road.

'Mad Max: Fury Road': Namibia

The crimson deserts, dramatic dunes and stark mountain ranges of Namibia make a magnificent film set.

stuff nation

My tattoos tell my story stuff nation

Jess Lowe

My first tattoo was anything but beautiful, but although it was badly done, it changed my life.

Mum taught us to thrive stuff nation

She's a single mother of three, and she's overcome a lot. Mum taught us resilience.

If Prince George was grumpy before, wait until he realises what the younger sibling means for his life.

First born to forlorn stuff nation

Prince George's life is about to change dramatically. Do you remember when your sibling as born?


Expensive auction classics

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

The most valuable new car is worth about $2 million, and if you go for the even more special limited editions you can add quite a bit to that.

Humungous Honda

For all its size, the Honda Valkyrie proves to be an easy-riding power cruiser.

"Kontrolled Kaos" has been dominating custom motorcycle shows in the US.

A world-class chopper contender

You could say that US custom motorcycle builder Larry Moore is on a roll with his latest creation.


Kiwis rout Australia in Anzac test

Kiwis star Shaun Johnson, second left, celebrates a try with team-mates during the Anzac test in Brisbane.

10:43 PM  Stephen Kearney's side stun the Kangaroos to record their third straight win over the world champions.

Phoenix's A-League hopes over

Phoenix fall at the first playoff hurdle after a 2-0 loss to Melbourne City in A-League ellimination final in Wellington.

Kiwis five-eighth Kieran Foran runs the ball during the Anzac test against the Kangaroos in Brisbane.

Foran hails defensive effort

10:54 PM  Kiwis star Kieran Foran says it was crucial not to give the Kangaroos a sniff of a comeback in Anzac test.

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Stephie Key: I'm no rebel

Stephie Key, centre: "My parents are very supportive even if they'd prefer I didn't dress up in sushi or slutty bride get-up."

PM's daughter talks art, her dad's job and her hyper-sexual artistic alter-ego.

The Karl Lagerfeld of cheese

Some of the 130-plus varieties of French cheeses at the Noumea Festival des Fromages.

A festival in Noumea in June will star the Karl Lagerfeld of cheese.

Where the wild things are

Get up close to a turtle at Heron Island.

Queensland's remote Heron Island is a famous bird sanctuary and breeding ground for turtles.

The rise of high school feminism

Wellington Girls College Feminist Club.

Feminism is firmly on the agenda for a growing number of teenagers.

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Pothole penises send a message

"Wanksy" artwork motivates council to fill in potholes.

A disgruntled ratepayer is using phallic street art to force his local council to fit potholes.

Doorbell row leads to throttling and arrest

Francisco of the Spanish company El Cobrador del Frac (The Debt Collector in Top Hat and Tails) rings the doorbell of a house in Pozuelo de Alarcon, outside Madrid July 4, 2012. The company specialises in sending men dressed in tailcoats to make debtors pay up. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

An elderly man has been arrested after an altercation over his doorbell ringing whenever his neighbour's did.

Dead man convicted for stealing

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Court sentences man to six-months for stealing power - even though he had died weeks earlier.

Woman sets car on fire at petrol station video

It all started innocently.

Caught on video - a woman gets her revenge on this motorist by setting his car on fire as he's filling it up. But why?


All in a day's work for Kate video

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Lindo Wing with her newborn daughter at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am this morning, weighing 8lbs 3 oz who will be fourth in line to the throne.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Slipping past the paps, a two-hour labour, a photocall looking perfect that evening ... how did she do it?

Life as a 21st-century princess

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn daughter at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am this morning, weighing 8lbs 3 oz who will be fourth in line to the throne.  (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

She will be worth $2b ... but newest child of William and Kate will likely pay a hefty price with a life under scrutiny.

Princess for William & Kate video

Royal baby

Kate shows off her baby daughter as Prince William slips in a dad joke for the crowds.

Most famous modern babies gallery

Prince George was famous before he was even born.

In honour of the newest royal baby's birth, we look at 10 tiny tots on track to world domination.

kiwi traveller

Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

Our family went to Hanmer Springs just before the school holiday finished. On the day of leaving Hanmer Springs we decided to go for a short walk in the mountains. So we drove to Jack's Pass. The short walk actually turned to a full-length tramp. The girls were tired and wanted to stop at two thirds of the way. But we persisted and reached the summit. The panoramic view was magnificently rewarding. Mt Isobel is 1319m and we climbed 449m from Jack's Pass which is 870m. Well done for my 8 year old (Jasmin)and 12 year old!

This week's entries this week take us from the villages of Siem Reap all the way to the massive Grand Canyon.

Why everyone should travel solo

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When you travel alone, you're in charge. That means you can plan your days however you want.

10 etiquette rules for travellers

Your actions create ripples that affect people you will never meet.

Your actions create ripples that affect people you will never meet. So what are the essential rules for 21st-century travel?

Vanuatu, in sickness and in health

Dianne (center) with local guides and a tour group on the Millennium Cave Tour in Vanuatu.

Dianne Hambrook says Vanuatu is still recovering, but its people are no less welcoming.