HOUES

What $1m can buy you gallery

16 min ago  Feeling flush? Here's what you could score on the global property market.

Rowing claim wrong

ST BEDE'S ROWERS: Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell

The High Court judge who allowed two the St Bede's College boys to row in regatta may have been misled.

Black Caps: 'They can do it'

10:38 AM  OPINION: They won't have thought about the possibility of losing the final. 

Martin Crowe: Bring it home boys

9:40 AM  Cricket legend says CWC final may be last match he sees - so don't hold back.

Living with a bomb: life after war

10:59 AM  For seven months it lay there, under the floor, ready to explode any time.

Crash dad: Pilots need our help

10:24 AM  He lost his son but still has compassion for "tormented" Germanwings pilot.

national

School water under the pump

SAFE TO SLURP: Ashley Armstrong enjoys a drink from Bombay School’s newly installed filtered water taps.

Potentially unsafe water supplies are being pumped into schools, a filter company says.

Suspicious fire hits dunes

A beachside scrub fire in the New Brighton sand dunes, in Canterbury, is being treated as suspicious.

Winston Peters recorded a landslide victory over Mark Osborne to claim the Northland seat from the hands of National.

'Cyclone Winston' hits video

Even Winston Peters' supporters weren't expecting the scale of his victory.

Video

Living with a bomb: life after the Gaza war

A family has been living above a 3m Israeli missile for seven months following the war in Gaza.

world

Islamist groups seize Syrian city

ARAB INSULT: Rebel fighters place shoes on a damaged sculpture of late Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, father of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in Idlib city, after taking took control of the area on Saturday.

10:18 AM  Hardline Islamist insurgents have taken the city of Idlib and are roaming the streets.

Permission slip for an Oreo

Mum can't believe it after teacher sent back permission slip over a cookie.

CLAIMS REJECTED: Ellen Pao, right, and attorney Therese Lawless leave the courtroom after losing in Pao's high profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a venture capital firm on Friday (local time).

Reddit CEO loses sexism trial video

Jury rejects Ellen Pao's gender-bias claims in case that that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks.

business

'Pre-nup' protection...for parents

Audrey Seaton, a director of Blenheim law firm Wain & Naysmith, says parents giving financial help to their adult children should consider a 'pre-nup' agreement.

Mums and dads who give cash to help their grown-up children should insist it's protected in case of a falling out, lawyer says.

Quake city recovers its mojo

Developers are revamping Christchurch city centre.

In the end, Cinderella gets the prince and the palace, and the other women get absolutely nothing. That's the way of tournaments.

Be rich or be a pumpkin

4 min ago  OPINION: Remake of the Disney classic seems innocent, but a troubling economic lies within message.

money

Club up for Christmas

COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS: Only nine months to go before finances come under Yuletide pressure.

Many households are already squirreling money away each month to "pre-fund" Christmas.

Know NZ Super's limits

The sum of $375 is one to etch in our heads, tattoo on our brains, burn into our retinas.

Comedian cash counter

Make your credit cards work

small business

Fans go batty for Laver video

220114 NEWS FEAT.  Photo: John Cowpland / alphapix. James Laver, cricket bat maker, Waipawa.

The crafting of traditional cricket bats is boosted by two-screen technology.

Chocolatiers ride craft wave

You've heard of craft beer. The new thing is craft chocolate - and the industry is on the rise.

The best thing in sliced bread

Designers choose Kiwi-made

technology

Reddit CEO loses sexism trial video

CLAIMS REJECTED: Ellen Pao, right, and attorney Therese Lawless leave the courtroom after losing in Pao's high profile gender discrimination lawsuit against a venture capital firm on Friday (local time).

Jury rejects Ellen Pao's gender-bias claims in case that that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks.

IT guy helps Kiwi tech firms

How do you build a billion-dollar business? If any Kiwi knows, it could be Guy Haddleton.

Nick Fuentes with his beloved Nokia 208 after breaking so many smartphones.

Switching back to dumb phones

Abandoning your smartphone for an older-style mobile phone frees you to pay more attention to the world around you.

life & style

What's love got to do with it?

AISHWARYA JAWALE AND KALPESH SARODE: "Once we met in person it was actually really hard to be away from each other."

Modern arranged marriages have happy outcomes for most young Kiwis, but in some cases coercion leads to tragedy.

When people hate your hair

Why women get hair harassed by other women.

PASTEL PLUS: A Kenzo model wearing makeup by MAC.

Pastels are back

Creamy pinks are both subtle and sophisticated – and they're universally flattering.

well & good

Chronic fatigue? Don't give up

BEEN THERE: Triathlete Anneke Jenkins (left) shares her chronic fatigue experience with sufferer Tracey Turner.

Triathlete Anneke Jenkins' tips for recovery give hope to another sufferer.

What's stopping weight loss

Chronic carbohydrate deprivation: we need to give our muscles some readily available fuel.

Nat Manville who fractured his fifth cervical vertebra in his neck during a ruck while playing for the school's first XV in May last year.

Striving for the 'new now'

It's been 10 months since Kiwi teen Nat Manville suffered a serious spinal injury during a rugby match

home & property

This tiny plot packs a punch gallery

IN THE PINK: The back wall is painted in Resene 'Salsa' - a shade repeated in the house and throughout the garden.

It may only be one hectare, but this small garden in the centre of Blenheim is simply stuffed with blooms.

3 weekend gardening tasks

Here are our top three tips on what should be on your gardening to-do list this weekend.

MEET THE MURRAYS: Charlie, 18, Craig, 16, Fiona, 13, Andrea, 50 and Keith, 52.

Home for outdoors lovers

We look inside Andrea and Keith Murray's active home in Queenstown.

food & wine

Avoiding Easter's bad eggs

Easter is one of the biggest trading times for chocolate.

We're spending up on chocolate but is anyone paying attention to ethical production?

Cajun salmon with fruit salsa

Make the most of the barbecue and our delicious stone fruit before the cold nights set in.

What your hot drink reveals

Make the sushi chef happy

nz farmer

Big dry a haphazard blight

Sheep feed on dry pasture.

The unfairness of drought has some hit home for some Canterbury farmers.

Investors backing Lincoln

Major companies putting big money into Lincoln University's growing demonstration and research farms base.

Fonterra adds more to auction

Organic push 'worth wait'

entertainment

'There is a lot of power in sex'

BURNING BRIGHT: Carice van Houten as Red Priestess, Melisandre.

10:25 AM  Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Carice van Houten say there's a good reason why the show has so much nudity.

Cate opens up on adoption

10:49 AM  Cinderella star is "besotted" with new daughter, but admits she's made some "crap" choices professionally.

MAN BAN OVER? Taylor Swift may be back on the dating scene.

Has Swift got a new man?

15 min ago  Pop star appears to have ended her self-imposed man-ban with DJ (and Rita Ora's ex) Calvin Harris.

travel

The smells and spirit of Bali

Monkey business: Macaques in the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest are generally happy to ignore visitors, provided you don’t make the mistake of arriving with bananas.

Taking a tour of Bali with a local driver gives a new appreciation of the resort island.

4 things to do in Rotorua

Fly through the trees, get soaked at the Polynesian spa, try bottled steak and more.

MURDERER'S BAY: Abel Tasman lost four crew here but it was re-named after gold was discovered.

The frantic days of summer

It was the last of the golden weather, and it was Golden Bay.

stuff nation

Four-pronged attack on anxiety

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Letting go of anxiety gives us an abundance of time and energy to do with as we please.

Pet of the day: Sports fan Rocky stuff nation

Rocky loves playing catch and barking at wildlife, but there's always time to watch cricket on TV.

Doctors anticipate and increase in women getting testing and opting for surgery after Angelina Jolie's public statements about the BRCA 1 gene.

Being pro-active against cancer? stuff nation

"Take control and tackle head-on any health issue." Have you taken steps to fight cancer?

motoring

Still a lovable animal

Latest C-Class shape looks even better with added muscle of AMG C 63 styling.

Latest Merc-AMG C 63 now uses turbos and plenty of tech to give the dramatic looking sportster a dual luxo-sport personality.

Sky high delivery service gallery

Feeding millions of aircraft passengers every year involves a specialised fleet of road vehicles.

Michael van Druten, Philip Kane and Tim Sinclair are heading south.

Hello pork pies

Mad Mini drivers are road-tripping down the country in a fundraiser inspired by a 1981 film.

sport

B-Mac: 'We're not intimidated'

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum addressing the press conference ahead of their World Cup Final match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Saturday 28th March 2015. Copyright Photo: Raghavan Venugopal / www.photosport.co.nz

Black Caps skipper has a simple message for his men - embrace the occasion and play with freedom at MCG.

Not ready to lose big Manu

Club locked in negotiations to keep powerful winger when his Warriors contract runs out at end of the NRL season.

Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo is tackled by the Bulls' Jesse Kriel at Loftus Versfeld stadium.

Crusaders downed by Bulls

An intercept try by Grant Hattingh sealed the Bulls' 31-19 win over the struggling Crusaders in Pretoria.

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good reads

1080: The secret poisoner

A 1080 activist at his home in the bush on the South Island's West Coast.

 On the West Coast emotions run high about the use of the poison 1080.

Breweskis, island-styles

rarotonga beer

Inside a Rarotongan microbrewery that's taking on the big boys.

Suits you, Sir

Rolex, dark blue suit, light blue shirt, fast car - The immaculately-tailored Crane Brothers’ boss Murray Crane.

Tailor Murray Crane's dedicated following of fashion has brought him business success and personal difficulties.

Diary of a road death

Kiley and Tony Sparrow pose for a selfie, taken the day before he died.

Kiley Sparrow's dad died in a car crash when she was in her 20s. At Christmas she lost another loved one.

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oddstuff

March a month of marijuana mishaps

Indonesian police accidentally made an entire suburb of Jakarta inhale marijuana smoke.

Burning cannabis goes wrong in Indonesia, while dad in US eats hash brownies and thinks he's having a stroke.

Yoga studio arson made her so happy

SMOKING HOT: Nancy Duarte was smiling in her mugshot after being arrested for setting fire to a yoga studio.

Nancy Duarte is capturing headlines in the United States for her smoking hot mugshot.

Elephants stop stranded truck from overturning

HEAVE HO: "Lucky we came along, isn't it," said elephant one to elephant two.

Two elephants are heroes after stopping the truck they were in from flipping over after the 18-wheeler got stuck in mud.

Teapot racers will pour it on

TEA SPORT: Steampunk teapot races, from left, Professor Phoenecea Carwardine (Julia Harris), Mrs Hudson (Jane Craven), Captain Josiah Smollett (Mark Harris) and Coloinel Julius Hawthorne (Jane Craven) will be racing their teapots-on-wheels during CubaDupa.

They may be short and stout, but a bunch of New Zealand teapots now also lays claim to wheels.

Parenting

Twins make it a full house

Our little one plus five-month-old twins - it has been busy times all round.

What a busy house we've had with my sister and her family - including five-month-old twins - staying. 

Let the man change a nappy

Mar 22, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Mila Kunis and fiance Ashton Kutcher watche the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Clippers won 112-103. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Actor Ashton Kutcher is a new dad. A frustrated new dad who just wants a spot to change his daughter's nappy.

'How do you do it all?' Err...

How do you do it all? The same  way you've always done it.

Why this question is the most unhelpful thing you can say to a mother and what you can say instead.

Breastfeeding's higher IQ link

Does breastfeeding make for more IQ for babies?

A study of 3,500 infants has found that babies who are breastfed are more intelligent and wealthy.

kiwi traveller

When one door opens

ROYAL HISTORY: Sudesh and Mona visit Oxford Castle, built in 1071.

Sudesh Lourdes and his family are making the most of the "gateway to Europe", in Oxford, England.

'I'm going for Dad's sake'

Australian and New Zealand soldiers stand guard during a dawn ceremony at Anzac Cove.

When Joan Altwasser travels to Anzac Cove next month, she will be following in the footsteps of her father.

Smugshot: Photos of the week gallery

Kiroro Snow Resort, Hokkaido, Japan.

This week's travel photos have everything from mules to doppelgangers... with a few stunning sunsets for good measure.

A road trip through Europe stuff nation

FOUR'S COMPANY: Scott, Jennifer, the van and Tes.

Jennifer and Scott Martin were travelling around Europe when their adventure took an unexpected turn.