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Charlotte's christening gallery video

7:08 AM  All eyes on Wills and Kate's baby daughter in the family's first public outing since her birth.

Greece votes 'no' video

A referendum campaign poster that reads "Yes" (Nai) is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads "No" (Oxi) on it in Athens, Greece.

Greeks draw battle lines with Europe, rejecting new bail-out terms, early results from referendum show.

Kidney donor in agony and poverty

Giving her dad a kidney saved the taxpayer thousands, but she's still waiting for support.

'Cannibal' weightlifter heads home

7:13 AM  A Kiwi exits the Pacific Games after apparently calling PNG locals "cannibals".

Alex McKinnon rage over replay video

7:31 AM  Paralysed NRL player blasts Cameron Smith after watching bad tackle for the first time.

Govt pushes tougher NCEA measure

Less flattering NCEA results will be publicised as the Government takes sides in a schools spat.

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national

Ayla well enough to return home

Neemia Tialata tweeted this photo of baby Ayla.

Jerry Collins baby daughter is now well enough to leave French hospital and return to her mother's native Canada

Brownlee under fire

7:17 AM  Two Christchurch City councillors have shared on social media an article calling for Gerry Brownlee to step down.

A scene examination is continuing at the Truman Rd house where a 15-month-old boy was fatally injured.

Probe into baby's death

Police speak to two adults who lived at baby's home in Christchurch, but investigations are "ongoing".

Video

Bikers' memorial ride

More than 100 motorcycles rumbled around South Canterbury on Saturday in memory of  TTAG (Temuka Timaru and Geraldine)  motorcycle club member, Sword.

world

A future without Dalai Lama

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he will wait until he is about 90 before getting an advisory group of high lamas to flesh out a succession plan.

7:53 AM  With the Dalai Lama due to turn 80, Tibetans are beginning to ask what happens after the inevitable?

25 militants killed in air strikes

Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai, security sources said.

Hand sanitiser has put an Australian child in hospital with a blood-alcohol level five times the legal driving limit for adults.

Toddler poisoned by sanitiser

8:12 AM  Hand sanitiser puts child in hospital with a blood-alcohol level five times the legal driving limit for adults.

business

Cheesy ad boosts refund payouts video

Inland Revenue has spent $41,000 on a series of tax refund videos based on 1980s aerobics.

A cheesy aerobics video ad campaign has led to Inland Revenue handing out an extra $50 million in tax refunds.

Pets mean vet bills

If faced with a big vet's bill for a dog, I'd prefer to ask the vet to put it down and spend the money on the kids.

A referendum campaign poster that reads 'Yes (Nai)' is seen on a bus stop with a graffiti that reads 'No (Oxi)' on it in Athens, Greece.

Greece– lessons for NZ

OPINION: Christian Hawkesby looks at lessons for New Zealand from the Greek financial crisis.

money

Jewellery theft victims underpaid

A spat between valuers has exposed deep confusion about the way stolen jewellery is valued.

Warring valuers are at odds over how to value lost antique jewellery.

More mortgage rate cuts?

Floating mortgage rates are tipped to fall sharply this year, but depositors will feel more pain.

NZ's Ponzi scheme shame

ACC to refund 9000 motorists

small business

Crowdfunding key for taco truck

Lucky Taco owners Sarah and Otis Frizzell are looking to raise $100,000 to get their products into supermarkets.

Sarah and Otis Frizzell made a bold move to launch their range of taco kits and Mexican pickles.

High-flyer's tips for startups

Kiwi Victoria Ransom, who sold her business to Google, has some advice for Kiwi business owners.

Selling a start-up in my teens

Silicon Valley eyeing up NZ video

technology

Reddit: what just happened?

Social network restores most of its online message boards after protest over the firing of Reddit's director of talent, Victoria Taylor.

Social network restores most of its boards after meltdown following the firing of director of talent.

Can we beat Instagram bots?

"Selling followers is a multi-million dollars business. And a bot is worth gold."

Minecraft

Minecraft overhauled for W10

New beta for the hit world-building game Minecraft will launch for Windows 10 on July 29.

life & style

Get the best out of your primer

Widely regarded as having one of the best complexions in the business, actress Cate Blanchett would know more than a thing or two about the benefits of primer.

Primers aren't crucial, but they do add polish. Here's how to use them.

Smarty pants: The science of undies

Making a bra, says one designer, is harder than building a bridge: there's a thesis in biomechanics in your undies drawer.

CHRISSY TEIGEN: It's not how we usually dress at our hairdressers (unless we want to be slapped with a restraining order) but props to this gentleman for keeping his eyes so firmly fixed elsewhere. Perhaps that explains the excess volume - hard to pull off beachy waves when avoiding looking at your model at all costs. (Ah, we're just jealous. Our first thought when we saw this picture was 'crikey, we'd need a much shorter, much wider can.')

The week in celebrity Instagrams gallery

Third wheels, unsuccessful tongues, elephant fashion, modesty-saving hairspray: all in a week of the A-list.

well & good

Why can't I shift those kilos?

Dr Libby.

Dr Libby explains why you shouldn't always run to lose weight, and extols the magic of eggs.

Will you need me when I'm 104?

New Zealand's population is living longer and stronger than ever before.

Love handles are common at any age. The best workouts to tackle them should focus on calorie expenditure through increased heart rate, says trainer Patrick Murphy.

Lose your love handles in 20 minutes

'Love handles' are common at any age, but this 20-minute workout will help blast them away for good.

home & property

Grow an edible vertical garden

A vertical garden made with gorgeous succulents.

When it's too chilly to be out in nature, bring it inside with exotic blooms, succulents and fresh herbs on the walls.

Joan Rivers' opulent NY home gallery

Rivers once described it as "Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger", and now Middle Eastern royalty have snapped it up.

From left: Elli, Sampsa, Oiva and Elina Kiuru. The couple consider this a home, not a house.

A Finnish doctor's home in Clyde

"I like how we can walk around in bare feet all year round. I didn't build this for resale value. I built it as our home."

food & wine

How to make produce last

Store asparagus upright in a glass with an inch of water.

A few tips and tricks to avoid opening the fridge door to wilted greens, mouldy berries, limp carrots and squishy eggplant.

Salmon, broccolini & dill tart

Nadia Lim proves that healthy can be mouth-wateringly tasty, too.

Kiwi takes on hot dog champ video

Snazz up your sausage rolls

nz farmer

Young farmers 'shattered'

Young Farmer Contest winner Matt Bell from Aorangi, East Coast's Sully Alsop, Waikato/Bay of Plenty's Dwayne Cowin, and Tasman's James Hoban competing in the sheep shearing section of the competition in Taupo.

The best young farmers in the land went to town for a showdown in Taupo.

Couple battle tough times

Award-winning Southland couple have battled through a tough season

Farm to city and back

'The world needs less milk'

entertainment

Kiwi star to join Neighbours

Zoe Crammond as Amy Williams in Neighbours.

Zoe Crammond discusses moving on from Packed To The Rafters and the change of pace on soaps.

Emilia Clarke's new action hero video

Emilia Clarke holds her own alongside brawny co-stars in the latest installment of the Terminator series.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Genisys.

O.J. Simpson as the Terminator?

If James Cameron hadn't insisted that Arnold Schwarzenegger was the perfect Terminator the franchise would look very different.

travel

Peace and quiet at Lake Pukaki

131211 Feature Photo:Dean Kozanic The Press. Mt Cook Village where the Department of Conservation also acts as the local council and The Hermitage hotel is the major employer. Aoraki Mt Cook at the head of Lake Pukaki seen from State Highway 80.

Even on a grey and rainy day, this beauty of this glacial lake is hard to beat.

Art from the heart

Kiwi artist Simon Denny is in the spotlight at the world's most prestigious art event.

If you're not into surfing, check out the gentle waves at La Jolla beach.

What to see in San Diego

With an average of 250 days of sunshine a year, any time is good to visit San Diego.

stuff nation

Change food attitudes, not price stuff nation

A can of Coke once in a while won't kill you. It's the mindset that's the problem.

People who are hooked on junk food will buy it no matter how much it costs. We need education.

'Unassuming angel' saves day stuff nation

The kindness of a stranger stopped Amelia Findlay's plans for her mum from falling flat.

Looking good, Griff.

Pet of the day: Griff the trickster stuff nation

Griff is our toy poodle/griffin cross. He gets away with anything because he's so darn cute.

motoring

Nissan's ute heritage continues

The new NP300 Nissan Navara. This model is the top version, the $64,990 ST-X 4WD auto.

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

True to Vespa’s style

Better looks and additional security improve the Sprint 150.

Local Motors' 3-D printed car on display at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

3D-printed cars closer

The 3D-printed car, easily configurable and made right before your eyes, is coming closer to reality.

sport

Four new caps for All Blacks

Blues wing George Moala will make his All Blacks debut against Samoa in Apia on Wednesday.

George Moala, Nepo Laulala, Brad Weber and Charlie Ngatai in line for test debuts against Samoa.

Safe as Banks, Marty does biz

Third-time lucky for Highlanders reserve first-five, whose "off the cuff" drop goal sealed the deal on Saturday.

Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara makes a break during the Super Rugby final against the Highlanders at Westpac Stadium.

'Senior Canes deserved better'

Hurricanes No 9 feels for senior players after last chance for a Super Rugby title eluded them.

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good reads

A future without Dalai Lama

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says he will wait until he is about 90 before getting an advisory group of high lamas to flesh out a succession plan.

With the Dalai Lama due to turn 80, Tibetans are beginning to ask what happens after the inevitable?

The Americans are coming!

Many Texas residents suspect that an upcoming military exercise is a secret plot by US President Barack Obama to spy on them, confiscate their guns and ultimately establish martial law.

Many Texans suspect military exercise is secret plot by President Barack Obama to establish martial law.

Peace and quiet at Lake Pukaki

131211 Feature Photo:Dean Kozanic The Press. Mt Cook Village where the Department of Conservation also acts as the local council and The Hermitage hotel is the major employer. Aoraki Mt Cook at the head of Lake Pukaki seen from State Highway 80.

Even on a grey and rainy day, this beauty of this glacial lake is hard to beat.

Why we are living longer than ever

26062015 Feature Photo:Lawrence Smith/Fairfax NZ
Bob Foster, aged 101, pictured with his wife Shirley at the Selwyn Heights retirement home in Auckland.

New Zealand's population is living longer and stronger than ever before.

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Jumping fish kills girl

Jayln Rippy, 5, was travelling along the Suwannee River near Gainsville, Florida, when she was struck and killed by a jumping sturgeon.

A 5-year-old girl has died after a sturgeon leapt from a river and struck her.

Feral fox traps patrons for hours

One of the people trapped in the club took a picture of the fox from the window.

"Vicious" fox terrifies, bites and torments group for three hours.

Sheep urinates on TV reporter video

Conor Macauley had a little lamb, and a very wet boot by the time this segment was over.

Ewe could say it was the kind of live-stream TV report that gives you a warm feeling; a number one shot, even. 

Pet dogs turn out to be... bears

That's one giant dog. Owner mistakes his new Asian black bears (also called Moon bears) for puppies.

The owner didn't blink an eyelid at his unusual 'puppies', until they grew up.

Parenting

Every parent knows the 'poo face'

Ah yes, the classic 'pooface'.

Pampers uses universal look that indicates baby is working hard in a clever advertising campaign.

Autism diagnosed in a sniff?

Can autism be measured in a sniff?

Autism could be diagnosed using smells, finds a new, small study that could prompt further research.

Carrey sorry for vaccine rant pics

Comedian Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey has apologised to the family of an autistic child after posting photos of the boy during an anti-vaccination rant.

A Royal christening surprise

Following a private christening ceremony, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to take Prince George and Princess Charlotte outside to meet well-wishers.

As Princess Charlotte's christening approaches, the identity of her godparents is being kept a closely guarded secret.

kiwi traveller

Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

My wife, Marie, taken at Bow Lake, Canada. We went to Canada to see the Rockies. This photo is of my wife, Marie, taken at Bow Lake halfway between Banff and Jasper. During our stay in Canada this weather was fairly standard, clear crisp days, no cloud and no wind. The Rockies themselves just go on and on. Turn another corner, another snow-capped mountain range. Amazing

This week's travel photo entries take us from the Canadian Rockies to a sunset in Spain.

Expat tales: Some like it Scot

Emma Miller and husband Sam visit the park at Loch Lomond.

Emma Miller and her husband find Glasgow an ideal base for exploring Europe.

Ask the expert

The journey is part of the adventure when travelling in China.

Planning a trip to China and overwhelmed by its sheer size? Read on...

Global gap year fun

Kate Pinn has been experiencing the ups and downs of volunteering at a school for deaf children in Malawi. She says she has made life long memories and friends.

While her friends are at university, Kate Pinn is volunteering at a school for deaf children in Malawi.