August 28 2014, updated 4:57pm

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Caught on surveillance video

What chief of a multibillion-dollar company did in a lift has left him "ashamed and embarrassed".

Man killed at port

Lyttelton Port 4:43pm A worker at Lyttelton port has been killed - the third on the waterfront in 12 months.

Trafficking charges laid

3:57pm Three men charged with deceitfully arranging entry of 18 Indian nationals into New Zealand.

Greens pull Whale Oil ads

4:50pm Cameron Slater says he was happy to take the Green Party's money. But why did they give it to him in the first place? | Slater lays police complaint

Dodgy legs thwart burglars' getaway

3:54pm Two men, with only two good legs between them, failed to get away from police in Auckland.

Shrek still a world-bleater

4:29pm Those Aussies are forever trying to pull the wool over our eyes. But this time, the dags have fallen short.

Catheter pierced woman's heart

Keith Nelson Couple wonder how a medical mistake that killed their toddler happened to another family.

Partygoers take note

Review of police handling of "out of control" parties shows officers overstep the mark at times, but brings clarification of their powers.

Guilty of parents' attack

'Ended in tears, nasty case'

	 Cory James Clements

'Frantic tooting' before crash

Cory James Clements had a 22 second window to get out of the way of the train that would kill him.

Bugatti crash was insurance fraud

A man who became an internet sensation when he crashed his Bugatti Veyron into a lake has admitted the incident was an insurance fraud.

Doing deals with Winston Peters

Peters Key National leader John Key says he trusts NZ First leader Winston Peters not to force the country back to the polls, but that Peters will demand a price.

And the underdog is....

Both David Cunliffe and John Key are playing down their chances in their first head-to-head debate.

MP's anger over Dirty Politics

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National's health promises

National is promising faster cancer treatment and extra money for arthritis, back pain and joint conditions.

Homes buried, people dead

A landslide in southwestern China has buried or collapsed 77 houses, leaving six people dead and 21 missing.

Girl beaten with chair leg

US police unable to act owing to diplomatic immunity despite suspicion ambassador brutally attacked his daughter.

Friendly fire kills on Cops

Suspect's sister arrested

Blaming racism 'ludicrous'

Muslims living in a British town shocked by news its council seemingly turned a blind eye to abuse of young girls speak out.

KiwiRail sells land

NMDHB Land once earmarked for a replacement ferry terminal is sold to winegrower Peter Yealands.

Poor shoes sales hit Hellaby

Underperformance by Hannahs and Number One Shoes wipes out owner Hellaby Holdings' profit.

Ship with dark past NZ-bound

Next step for NZX

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Resignation amid fraud probe

Senior Dunedin City Council manager steps down but says he knew nothing of major fraud.

Still tough for the first-home buyer

mortgage The ability of first home buyers to get a mortgage has eased only slightly with banks holding volumes of low deposit lending steady.

Tax policy elusive

National continues to dance around whether it will promise tax cuts in the coming weeks.

Division over KiwiSaver's future

Agents criticise home plan

Cost of success was failure

Shehan Wijetillake As co-founder of a tech start company with over 15,000 members I thought we had the next big thing, but I failed.

Capital Gains Tax: Relief for SMEs

The fourth of our series questions the wisdom of allowing businesses a 'get out of jail free' card from capital gains tax.

Recognition for sled designer

Akarua expands in Central Otago

All Blacks? There's an app for that

IPhone app by Wellington company lets fans keep up to date with the season.

Still vulnerable to Heartbleed

More than half of the world's 2000 most profitable companies still aren't fully protected from the Heartbleed security flaw, experts say.

Spark hopes for pirate boost

PC sales surging

Does Facebook stifle opinions?

A surprising study finds that people who use social media are less likely than others to share their views on controversial issues, even while offline.

NZFW Live: All Blacks in their undies

fashion It's the final day of Fashion Week, and we're psyched for half-naked All Blacks and a Kate Sylvester show.

Amazing Race Emily's beauty tips

How does she manage to look so fabulous while backpacking with haste? We find out.

Spurious science of baby

Does this float your boat?


11 hottest undie-selling celebs

With the ABs strutting their stuff at NZFW today, we take a look at the world's top undie ambassadors.

Get your DIY questions answered

strap2 Whether you're contemplating a serious reno' or just want to jazz up your living room, our experts have the answers.

10 signs of a good builder

There's a few lessons I've learned that can help others choose the right builder for their project.

It's all about re-loving, baby

House of the week: Kelburn, Wellington


The dos and don'ts of decorating

Add some style and personality to your home with these expert tips.

The perfect on-the-go snack

Bliss balls These raw carrot cake bliss balls are a sweet yet guilt-free snack for when those arvo muchies hit.

Good eating without going broke

Flatters and young marrieds often ask me how they can keep their weekly food bill in check. Here are 10 ideas.

Nadia's tour around NZ

Taste of food on film

More obey poo rules

cows ECan says more dairy farmers are following rules for disposing of their cows' waste.

MPI approves canning plant

Synlait Milk has had its new $28.5m canning plant given the tick by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

A2 growing but little profit

Beyond the pale

Global icon isn't what you think

Hello Kitty Get ready to have your mind blown: Hello Kitty is not a cat. She is also British.

Did Tony Soprano die?

It looks like the fate of Tony Soprano will remain a mystery after all.

MKR beats The Block

Gwyneth approves of J-Law

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Scorsese to direct Ramones film

It's a busy time for Martin Scorsese. He has now been linked to a film about the New York punk band.

Top 5 in Mexico

Jungles, deserts; teeming cities, one-street pueblos; fiesta fireworks, Frida's angst: Mexico conjures up so many vivid images.

The gadget that sparked a fight

The Knee Defender has got a global boost after it caused a midair scuffle.

Plane rude

Ryanair launches business class

Escape to Coromandel

Exchanging the hard, grey angles of Auckland for the soft green of Coromandel can be cruise-y.

Mutton birds are a hard chew

Mutton bird The mutton bird may be a prize for Kiwi palates but I learnt the hard way - pick your birds wisely.

Island date disaster

My date said he never tried hard to impress but I wasn't expecting to be ignored on our island getaway.

Loving the Christchurch life

SBW 'loyal to bank account'

Hello Kitty

Top five reader comments

When is a cat not a cat? When it's Hello Kitty. We're as surprised as you in today's top comments.

Supercar crash deliberate

Bugatti Veyron's lake crash was attempted fraud Man faces up to 20 years prison after admitting deliberately crashing his Bugatti Veyron.

New Falcon cost $263,254

Australian Ford enthusiast says "there's nothing like a GT Falcon".

At 50 not out

Hundreds caught by camera

Tulloch inks Camaro deal

Southland motor-racing icon "Inky" Tulloch is importing a rare Chevrolet Camaro racer in GT3 spec for key NZ events.

Wozniacki has bad hair day

Caroline Wozniacki Caroline Wozniacki painfully got her hair caught in her racquet while hitting a forehand at the US Open.

England star: Why ABs are best

England flanker Tom Wood believes his side lacks mental toughness in comparison to the ruthless All Blacks.

Hunt confirms AFL exit

ARU offers sabbaticals

David Walker

Rider pulled up horse, bet on rival

In the biggest scandal to hit racing in years, jockey David Walker had his licence withdrawn and faces charges of pulling up a horse.

Escape to Coromandel

Exchanging the hard, grey angles of Auckland for the soft green of Coromandel can be cruise-y.

Split Enz

One step ahead

Eddie Rayner, of Split Enz fame, unveils his new band.

Moata Tamaira

Spurious science of baby

Come with me as I flagrantly subvert science and maths for my own jocular purposes.

Moutoa potato farmer Tony Parlato

A head for potatoes

Tony Parlato knows a bit about growing potatoes. He has been in the business for almost 20 years.

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