September 20 2014, updated 5:00am


Parents welcome son's diagnosis

Dylan Byers has spent much of his short life screaming in rage at his family.

'Insulting' rewards

pregnant 5:00am Scheme enticing pregnant Maori and Pasifika women with gift vouchers to stop smoking is slammed.

Last clue in death

5:00am Scientists, defence force investigators and even the US Army fail to solve mysterious death.

Drink-driving numbers tumble

5:00am The number of us prepared to drink and drive plummeted in past five years, but there are still pockets bucking the trend.

Walking the talk to shed kilos

5:00am A 200kg woman has embarked on a 700-day journey to better health.

Dogs really can smell a dirty rat

5:00am Rodent sniffer-dogs get to work to hunt out rats in pest-free conservation sites.

Bungalow bites the dust

Christchurch graffiti house A condemned Christchurch house which became a makeshift art gallery after the quakes has finally been demolished.

Fourth time drink driver caught

The former wife of a top harness racing trainer has been caught drink-driving for the fourth time.

Beer for defeated Scottish expats

NZ not immune to Ebola

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School lunches 'harm kids'

School canteens are selling foods high in fat and sugar which experts believe are harming children's health.

Hoki Trawler in Cook Strait

Sealord is seeking to turn the domestically unpopular hoki into an everyday alternative to salmon.

Scots vote no

Supporters of Scottish independence react with bitter disappointment as hopes of breaking away from UK are dashed.

'Happy' singers sentenced in Iran

Six Iranians arrested for singing along to the pop song Happy were given suspended sentences of 91 lashes and six months in prison.

Japan won't stop hunting whales

6 kids shot in murder-suicide

'Day of Destiny' as Scotland votes

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

Haka's tourism strategy pays off

v Ryan Sanders is a driven entrepreneur who sought autonomy after a brush with the corporate world.

Businesses back BYOD

Bring your own device policies are increasingly common in SMEs as a way to lift productivity and meet staffs' growing technology expectations.

Port takeover highlights confusion

Synlait focused on future

Hoki fishing

Taking hoki up a notch

Sealord is seeking to turn the domestically unpopular hoki into an everyday alternative to salmon. Come aboard its trawler.

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

iPhone 6 passes 'drop' test

He was the first owner of a new iPhone 6 in Perth. And the first to drop it - right outside the store.

GCSB clarifies 'Project Speargun'

Government Communications Security Bureau tightens its defence over claims of mass surveillance.

Shuttlerock opens US office

Microsoft lays off 2100 staff

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.

Love letters: a lost art

Letter The story we write through love letters is a story of two souls intertwining in inky delight; the creation of a future world.

Stunted by Botox

New research has found that "frozen face" prevents young people from learning how to fully express their emotions.

Is Lara Bingle pregnant?

The week's best & worst dressed

You can really get stuff done in a sensible pair of trousers.

16 tomboy style icons

These women aren't bossy, they're the bosses of tomboy style. Prepare to meet your muse ...

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

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Eating for pleasure no more

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

Top 10 open homes this weekend

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

Inside Kirsten Dunst's NY home

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

Life in a new subdivision


A block with style

What The Block lacks in drama, it certainly makes up for it with style over the last two seasons.

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

Money's not everything

NZ money, cash Surveys suggest farmers are not money hungry and lean more toward environmental stewardship than making big profits.

GM on the agenda

Kiwi farming couple attending Global Farmer Roundtable that will focus on the challenge of feeding another two billion people.

Synlait focused on future

Beef prices tipped to rise

Love in its right place

Sarah Jane Parton So, what's wrong with hooking up someone in Courtenay Place, asks Sarah Jane Parton. It's still love, isn't it.

Election madness

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

U2's horrible giveaway was 'punk'

Back in black


NZ's answer to Girls

It's a bumper time for women in comedy. Kiwi web-series Flat3 joins Broad City and Girls on screens.

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".

Total abstinence too tough

Drinking beer I've completed a course in addiction, researched the issue and tried AA. Now I've accepted I'm an addict.

Independence: top comments

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

Fewer jobs, more problems

John Key owes me $6000

Astro accident's a top seller

A night of astro shooting was ending in disappointment for Brendon Gilchrist, until he spotted a digger...

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.

Texters targeted

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

Ferrari double take

NZ car buff tastes victory

Ginny and Pat Rickets

Inventor's climate change drive

Takaka inventor Albie Burgers' electric car can travel 50 kilometres and cost him $1.

Selectors make 'brave choices'

Waimarama Taumaunu Daring isn't a trait always associated with New Zealand netball. A steady-as-she-goes orthodoxy might be more appropriate.

Lacklustre Cantabs limp to win

There were no smug looks from the NPC champions as they beat Counties Manukau 28-20.

Maloney rescues Roosters

Walker odds never good

Pero Cameron

Cameron backed for NZ

Mark Dickel has given former Tall Blacks team-mate Pero Cameron his seal of approval to take over as national coach.


Stunted by Botox

New research has found that "frozen face" prevents young people from learning how to fully express their emotions.


Love letters: a lost art

The story we write through love letters is a story of two souls intertwining in inky delight; the creation of a future world.

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.

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