October 1 2014, updated 8:34am

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Deans still yearns for ABs job

He coached our arch-rivals but Robbie Deans insists that shouldn't count against him.

Cunliffe wife takes aim

David Cunliffe and Karen Price David Cunliffe's wife behind Twitter account taking aim at rivals and critics. | Labour 'out until 2020' | Analysis: NZ Votes

Fines for getting close to cyclists?

Motorists could be forced to slow down and sit behind cyclists until it's safe to pass, and any inconvenience "is worth it", panel pushing law change says.

Ex-wife turns down $1.6m

Ex-wife who launched civil suit alleging negligence by law firm loses opportunity to pocket $1.6m.

Wife in video plea to IS captors

8:33am Wife of a captive British aid worker in new appeal for his release after receiving audio message.

Teen dies after crash

8:31am Passenger in a car rear-ended and shunted into oncoming traffic dies. | Tourist killed in crash

Cyclist death sentencing today

Court A truck driver will be sentenced today after admitting he caused the death of a young cyclist.

NZ gets a taste of summer

Another balmy day ahead for most of the country, while Gisborne and Hawke's Bay continue to shake off rain.

Man wields stick in robbery

Quake strikes north of Chch

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Off-duty principal lends hand

Neil Fraser's commitment to the school he led for 25 years has cost him the tips of two fingers after a freak wood-splitting accident a day after his retirement.

Protesters prepare for long-haul

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters vow to continue their fight, occupying Hong Kong's central business district despite fears police may clear the roads before Chinese National Day.

Labour 'out till 2020'

beehive parliament Labour could be out of power until 2020, based on analysis of average voting patterns over nearly 100 years.

Beehive Live: Twitter tussle

As war within Labour rages on, fires appear to have been stoked by former-leader David Cunliffe's wife, Karen Price.

Moveable feast for leadership

Free trade agreement 'close'

David Cunliffe and Karen Price

Cunliffe wife takes aim

David Cunliffe's wife behind Twitter account taking aim at rivals and critics. | Labour 'out until 2020' | Analysis: NZ Votes

IS fighters hit near Turkey

US-led strikes hit Islamic State group fighters closing on a key town on Syria's border with Turkey.

Britain to China: Find peace

In Britain's strongest interjection over clashes in Hong Kong, finance chief George Osborne urged China to seek peace.

Survivor recounts ordeal

System 'broke down'

The truth of that White House breach

Armed intruder at US President's home made it much further inside than officials let on.

Russian trade deal in limbo

Tim Groser NZ almost finalised an agreement with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan before the Crimean and Ukraine crises stalled talks.

Boss' pay rise defended

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch chief executive Peter Davie's salary keeps rising, this year by 18 per cent to $1.24 million.

No warm fuzzies if taxpayers lose

Election jitters see confidence fall

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Mortgage brakes misplaced

One year in, controversial home loan restrictions are working but at the expense of first-home buyers.

Mortgage brakes misplaced

home loan break fee One year in, controversial home loan restrictions are working but at the expense of first-home buyers.

Kiwis still click-happy

NZ's love affair with overseas online shopping continues, but the falling dollar may take its toll.

The poverty trap of Gen Y

Get your foot in the door

Connecting Kiwis in the Big Apple

Ronnie Peters_strap Design firm owner Ronnie Peters is helping Kiwi expats adjust to the demands of New York.

Building a great small business team

Building a great team is about more than just hiring the right people, Xero's NZ boss says.

App aims to cut coffee queues

Delivering data to the farm

Refined, revamped, remarkable

If football is the beautiful game, then FIFA 15 is the beautiful videogame.

Robotic octopus crawls, swims

Scientists build a robotic octopus capable of swimming in the same way as its biological counterpart.

Hardline 'will work' at launch

Stream-boxes a mixed bag

Microsoft skips 9 for Windows 10

Company skips version 9 of its famous operating system to emphasise the advances it's made.

Amal: an overnight style icon

Amal Alamuddin Mrs Clooney's elegant yet quirky style is gaining followers, sparking mini-trends and has fashion watchers transfixed.

First look: Amal's wedding dress

The first images of Alamuddin's Oscar de la Renta wedding gown have hit the internet.

Swift defends Emma Watson

13 great pics of Paris Fash Week


Puppies swimming: Cute overload

What's more joyful than pictures of puppies? Well underwater snaps of them happily swimming, of course!

Support key to huge weight loss

weight To lose 100kgs like Petranoff Smith takes dedication, but also supervision and people on your side. | 100kg down, more to go

Your joy, my bundle of nerves

One person's joy is another's burden, and we'd all do well to honour that.

Shedding 100kg - but more to go

Slow and steady or fast and hard?


The ugly secret I kept for a decade

After all, what right have I, who was handed everything on a silver platter, to be a screw-up?

Michelle Williams' NY mansion

strap This 1200 square metre beautiful Brooklyn townhouse is the stuff interior dreams are made of.

I'm a property orphan

Debating between renting and buying can go on forever and go nowhere. Do what's right for you.

Modern barn wins top award

What $1 million buys in Auckland


House of the week: Hurunui

A careful renovation of an original 1890's cottage has this couple sitting pretty in the heart of Canterbury.

Recipe: Skirt steak tacos

neil perry Feel like a Mexican fiesta? This simple dish is just the ticket.

Authentic Thai taste in Chch

Who needs an overpriced holiday in Bangkok when you can simply dine at Chinwag Eathai?

Perfect brussels sprouts

McD's most horrid-looking burger?

Fonterra in uphill battle

Fonterra Fonterra is the second-largest milk processor in the world but it trails many of its peers in adding value, research suggests.

Kiwis seek gas remedies

Almost half NZ's greenhouse gases come from farmed animals and Palmerston North-based research groups are looking at ways to reduce that.

Land sale approved

Farmers better prepared

Disney empire strikes back

star wars strap The new animated series Star War Rebels will fill the void for fans eagerly awaiting the seventh film in the series.

Director scores Kiwi finance first

Hollywood director Lee Tamahori scores a NZ first by crowdfunding backing for new movie.

Kiwi musician covers Purple Rain

Lorde's Hunger Games beat

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Witherspoon's intimate anxiety

Legally Blonde star needed a hypnotist to soothe her nerves before filming racy scenes for new film.

Boeing 747-8 v Airbus A380

Seeing a 747-8 in the air is like watching Cinderella, while watching the A380 is like watching her ugly stepsister.

Is it OK to intervene?

The little girl threw a 7-hour tantrum, interrupted by a blessed hour when, she fell into a coma of exhaustion.

The big paddle

The forgotten highway

Breath-taking Norway

It took 5 months and thousands of images from a 15,000 km road trip. And the result is breath-taking. 

Leadership beyond charisma

David Cunliffe You can't help feeling just a bit sorry for David Cunliffe. After all, he's no outlaw.

Six (really) alternative flags

Forget the silver fern. Forget the Southern Cross. These flags show the true glory of Kiwi heroes.

Why Labour is losing my vote

Picking the right high school


I'm a property orphan

Debating between renting and buying can go on forever and go nowhere. Do what's right for you.

Rare cars up for sale

Southward cars Six century-old cars, including one that raced in early New Zealand competitions, are being sold.

Third Take on TT

Our own Peter Louisson has been test driving the new Audi TT at its world launch on the roads of Spain and the Ascari racetrack.

Auckland cops new cameras

Honda's hottest?


One year on, Ernie is back

A Model T Ford damaged in a crash last year is ready to hit the road once more.

Time to scar frustrated Boks

Duane Vermeulen Inflicting further mental scars on South Africa is a core motivation for the All Blacks this week.

Northern Knights knocked out

Former Black Cap James Franklin sends NZ T20 team home from India with six and four wallops of Tim Southee.

Luke to miss NRL grand final

Rutherford set for test recall

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps arrested

Most decorated Olympian of all time drink drives, speeds at 135kmh and crosses a tunnel's centre line, police say.

The big paddle

This is the "Everest of sea kayaking," but the day's peak experience will have nothing to do with a high mountain.

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Disney empire strikes back

The new animated series Star War Rebels will fill the void for fans eagerly awaiting the seventh film in the series.

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A little bit famous

It takes a fair bit of confidence to walk on stage and talk into a microphone.

The forgotten highway

Venturing into the depths of the Australian Outback, following the path of the Ghan.

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