November 26 2014, updated 1:38pm

Charlie the cat

The cat burglar

By day, Charlie is an affectionate family pet. By night, he turns to more sinister activities.

Sick toddler to stay

1:30pm A girl, 2, who is so ill she couldn't get on a plane has won the battle to stay in NZ after an "unduly harsh" deportation bid failed.

Hughes vigil grows

12:55pm Australia's top cricketers are at the bedside of the batsman fighting for his life after a ball struck him in the head.

Huge phone hikes ahead

12:00pm Thousands face higher phone and broadband bills as Chorus makes billing changes.

Britain's largest home for sale

12:53pm It's a house so big you could sleep in a different room every day of the year.

Brown 'looked like a demon'

This is the testimony of the white cop who killed a black teen, sparking riots.

Rudd behind the beat

Drama outside court as AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd puts on a show for the crowd, and almost takes out a truck.

Arson 'plotted over drinks'

Plan to burn down an Auckland food business was hatched over cups of kava, court told.

Bud the otter put down

Ear lost in boozy attack

Ava's mission to inspire

Losing her legs at the age of 2 has not stopped Ava Meehan, 9, living life to the full.

Ava aims to inspire

Losing her legs six years ago has not stopped Ava Meehan, 9, living life to the full.

Ferguson reels after riots, looting

"I don't think we can prevent folks who really are intent on destroying a community," says the police chief.

More troops deployed in Ferguson

More than 2200 National Guardsman will patrol the streets after rioting and arsons rocked the Missouri town.

Many Ferguson 'witnesses' wrong

Building collapse kills at least 17

Ferguson cop: 'I did my job right'

In his first interview, Darren Wilson says he has a clean conscience in shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

Jailed for $2m fraud

Elderly lawyer and "consummate liar" jailed after investors lost millions in his 21-year "predatory" Ponzi scheme.

Bidder hits back at criticism

Just Water founder and majority owner defends his takeover bid for the water cooler company.

Flights from China to double

Masala restaurants fined $66K

Should you buy or rent?

There are endless arguments about which makes most money sense and no easy answer.

Debt snowball can bury bills

Paying off consumer debt can be difficult and debt consolidation is not always the answer.

What will Santa bring?

Santa's sleigh is going to be bulging with board games, action figures and life-like robot animals.

Make jewellery insurance pay

Control your spendy habits

From hobby to business

A couple who moved from Paris to Hastings are bringing the old world to the new, one shipping container at a time.

Building on a solid reputation

Come December 21, George Roberts will be downing tools and taking a year off.

The best financing options

Psych testing for SMEs

Dotcom broke, expects jail

Kim Dotcom says he is likely to be sent to jail tomorrow because he is broke and has become a political pariah.

Ex-Tinder execs' dating app

New "respectful" dating app, Bumble, where matches can only be initiated by women.

Sony settles over PSVita ads

Proposal looks at drone operators

No advance reviews for The Crew

Media won't get review access to The Crew until launch with Ubisoft warning fans to be wary of early reviews.

Do what you want

Makeup isn't either a tool of oppression or uncomplicated and good. Find what works for you.

'Pray the gay away'

Gay conversion therapy still exists, and it hurts vulnerable young people.

The right attitude

One time to lie

Munchkin on the move

Go home, internet. You won't be able to top this video today.

Carbs worse than fat?

Saturated fats have long been seen as the devil, but they're catching a break in a new study.

All in our heads?

Science tells us that exercise can make us smarter. But is it the exercise or a placebo effect that's improving our minds?

Heels, our arch nemesis?

Fighting depression ... for free

Can running keep you young?

New research suggests running could slow down the ageing process, but you may want to proceed with caution.

Should you buy or rent?

There are endless arguments about which makes most money sense and no easy answer.

How to: Find a builder

This close to Christmas, finding the time to quote our job was about as likely as a possum learning to drive a digger.

Let's live in... Taupo

Renting is now a 'valid choice'

House of the week: Nelson

Grown-ups can have tree houses, too, and that was the aim for the owners of this Nelson home.

Stop giving my kids junk food

Could we please agree to stop turning most kids' events into free-for-all sugar sprees?

Wine sales are coming up rose

The pink drink has lost its reputation as lolly water and customers are buying it in record volumes.

'Froyo' craze takes off

Pinots to the fore at awards

Westland cuts payout forecast

West Coast dairy co-op lowers its farmer payout forecast by 40c to a range of $5 to $5.40 a kilogram of milksolids.

Living and loving life

In the deepest darkest area of King Country, Mark Fagan has discovered and farms a slice of paradise.

Growing drought insurance

Newcomers win coveted award

Are you a Royal?

Have you lost sleep wondering which Lorde video you are? Buzzfeed can help.

Jake Gyllenhaal gets creepy

Jake Gyllenhaal takes creepy to the next level in his latest movie NIghtcrawler

Rudd behind the beat

Kris Jenner 'fears Kimye divorce'

Paul Rudd's aggressive 80s hair

Paul Rudd's acting career may have taken off in the 90s, but his hair peaked in the 80s.

Travellers are the worst

Consider this a definitive ranking of the 15 worst things people do at 30,000 feet

New ways to float your boat

Here's 15 reasons why we should be excited about cruises in 2015.

Terrified of flying?

What's wrong with Tinder tiger shots

Paying homage to Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes never existed but his fictional address of 221B Baker Street still receives a steady flow of letters.

Rival's take on ABs' RWC chance

William Webb Ellis Cup Long-time South Africa rugby fan Garrick Bergh analyses the ABs chance of winning the World Cup.

Book's 'a doozy for summer'

Station Eleven is a post apocalyptic nightmare with a heart, writes Bridget Schaumann.

Achieving with a disability

Pet of the day

Lewis Hamilton

F1 merry-go-round spinning

As Lewis Hamilton claims his second F1 title, changes are already under way for the new season.

Colorado poised

Holden has listened to its customers and sorted out all the little niggles about its Colorado ute which results in a much improved vehicle.

More XR6 turbo power?

Limited edition model would be faster and more performance-oriented than current car, says Ford insider.

Flying car nears liftoff

Txting a top distraction

'The robot will takeover'

Personal transportation is on the cusp of its greatest transformation since the advent of the internal combustion engine.

Aguero revives City’s hopes

Sergio Aguero's scores a hat-trick to keep City's European hopes alive with a 3-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich.

Hughes wore old model helmet

Latest model helmet may have offered more protection to Australia batsman felled by a bouncer, manufacturer says.

Funding freeze called for

Vettori miracles not expected

Hughes vigil grows

Australia's top cricketers are at the bedside of the batsman fighting for his life after a ball struck him in the head.

From Outback to Hollywood

Jan Logan, whose jewellery is the choice of many A-list celebrities, is celebrating 25 years in business.

Seeking something different

A 50km trek through Myanmar's hill country was hard but worth it, writes Petra Chappell.

Breaking with the pack

It's the last Assassin's Creed for PS3. Will it improve on Black Flag or disappoint like AC3?

Stones having time of their lives

I reckon there is a lot to celebrate about this quartet of septuagenarians who have been doing what they do for 50 years.

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Meeting my birth mother

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The odd girl out

My daughter is friends with a pair of twins, but gets on better with one. Can she invite one twin to hang out without the other?

Cate 'intimidated' by other mums

Cate Blanchett may be an international star but admits to being intimidated by the 'mummy mafia'.

Couple's epic Alaskan adventure

A Nelson sailing couple has received a national award for an epic journey around Alaska that covered nearly 10,000 nautical miles.

Kiwis hate smelly tourists

Almost a third of Kiwi flyers think smelly passengers are more annoying than naughty kids, a survey finds.

NZers are loners: study

Despite our uber-friendly reputation with the rest of the world, we Kiwis wish we had more mates.

Young legal eagle soars

Ruby Yeats is putting her law degree to good use in the Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh.

Stray dog joins epic trek

Arthur followed a Swedish adventure racing team on 40-km trek and found himself a new home.

Log Ness Monster?

After 18 months without a sighting, there's been a recent spate of reports of mysterious beasts emerging from the waters of Loch Ness.

'There's a dead dude in there!'

Open home goes horribly wrong when prospective buyers find something not on the listing - a body.

Thai leader 'pets' reporter

In the ever constant struggle to keep a press pack happy, politicians will try a whole host of tactics. Petting is a new one.

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