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Say hello to the 'hairy hunter'

5:00 AM  Manscaping is so last year - the new brand of male model is what's being coined the "hairy hunter man".

United in grief

Hirata Harris, sister of murder victim Ihaia Gillman-Harris at her home in Wellington.

5:00 AM  The family of murdered man Ihaia Gillman-Harris stand ready to defend him.

Fonterra in $11m cheese blunder

5:00 AM  Fonterra has lost its US cheese market after "forgetting" to renew its import licences.

New principal under investigation

5:00 AM  The principal of a Government charter school is under investigation by the Teachers Council.

Eerie echoes in death case

5:00 AM  A celebrant who officiated at the funeral of a Taranaki shooting victim is now herself dead, and a homicide inquiry is under way.

SBW wins unanimous decision

Sonny Bill Williams extends unbeaten record as a professional boxer to seven fights in Sydney.


Crackdown on drone dangers

Three drone operators have been fined as part of a recent crackdown on drone use.

5:00 AM  Aviation authorities are mounting an unprecedented crackdown on drone operators, with three fined in safety scares.

Refugee pleads for help

5:00 AM  A Saudi refugee who suddenly left the country last year has contacted friends pleading for help.

Emotional moment: Don Reid'holds  his son, James, after completing the 12.5km  swim as  James’s mum, Sonja, fights back the tears.

Love propels dad through seas

5:00 AM  A Bay of Plenty father swam 12.5km through choppy ocean yesterday to raise money to send his son to the US for life-changing surgery.


Black Caps ease to ODI win over Pakistan at a canter

NZ sailed on confidently to a fourth win from their past five one-day internationals tonight.


'The biggest wave you've ever seen'

A monster wave that washed a woman off Nobbys breakwall in Newcastle.

She'd stopped to take a photo. Then came a wall of water that sent her plummeting and rescuers scrambling.

Ukrainian act of mercy

Ukrainian becomes internet hit after he posts open letter to mother of a Russian tank commander whose life he spared.

The entrance gate of the former concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.

Refugees housed in Nazi camps

German local governments are using the sites of former Nazi concentration camps to house a flood of asylum seekers.


Asia waits for software innovator

IN CONTROL: Finzsoft managing director and major shareholder Andrew Holliday is looking to future growth.

5:00 AM  Singapore listed Silverlake's attraction to Finzsoft is obvious - they speak the same language.

Finance by degrees

5:00 AM  In the battle for student banking business, gone are the days of cash giveaways and competitions with princely prizes.


Follow Black Caps' lead

5:00 AM  OPINION: There are sound business lessons to be learned from sport.


What are KiwiSavers saving?

Kiwi dollar on a high.

5:00 AM  Most KiwiSavers are stuck on the lowest contribution rate possible.

Caravan and trailer cover

5:00 AM  Caravan insurance feels like a bit of a mix of contents and vehicle insurance.

People power for fairer tax

'Opt-out' probe could widen

small business

Cheers to $500k from beer fans

Brewer and Creative Director of Yeastie Boys Stu McKinlay

Brewer Yeastie Boys raised $500,000 in less than 30 minutes after launching a crowdfunding campaign.

Woman admits tax evasion

Palmerston North woman may have big bills to pay after defrauding IRD of thousands.

Craft beer demand froths over

Meet the bootcamp babes


When did we stop 'surfing'?

MOVING ON: Back in the days when surfing the internet was still cool.

Nobody - and I mean nobody - still says they surf the internet

China tightens lockdown

Users face tougher challenges as the government locks down ways to skirt increasingly strict web controls.

HBO hit Girls is one of the shows Sky hopes will attract non-Sky-subscribers to its delayed Neon internet television service.

Sky's Neon delayed again

Sky Television looks likely to delay the launch on its Neon internet television service once again.

life & style

Here's the skinny, man

Jehan Casinader was just like every other kid at school – desperate to fit in.

5:00 AM  I have learnt something many other waif-like Kiwi men have also learnt: our perception of male beauty is narrower than our biceps.

Warriors strip off for Klum

Supermodel Heidi Klum has played a game of "show me yours I show you mine" with New Zealand's rugby league team.

IF ONLY: These aren't my feet. My feet are nothing like this.

My feet of clay

5:00 AM  My feet are after a twelve-hour day of gardening in flip-flops. I've never cared for neat feet.

well & good

Milk does the body good?

PERFECT FOOD? Some studies have shown potential ill effects from drinking too much milk.

Here's a quick review of what science currently says about milk's health benefits.

Pole work takes sheer strength video

Is it a workout only for those blessed with abs of steel and an ability to defy gravity? This reporter says less. 

THREE KEY AREAS: Any exercise programme should focus on safety, effectiveness and progress.

6 tips to keep your fitness on track

Your exercise programme should be enjoyable but there are some rules that ought to be followed.

home & property

Victorian home frozen in time gallery

An old property containing relics of Australian life through the decades is as much a museum as it is a home.

Top 10 open homes under $500k gallery

Planning on a little bit of house-hunting this weekend? These are our top 10 to check out around the country.

LITTLE THINGS COUNT: Sometimes a lick of paint can make a huge difference to the look of your home - inside and out - and it doesn't cost the earth. You can even do it yourself.

5 tips to add value to your home

You've given your body an overhaul as part of your new year's resolution - why not do the same for your home?

food & wine

Recipe: Huevos rancheros


This Mexican classic makes a really cracking breakfast for a weekend treat. Serve the eggs with soft tortillas.

Pub walk to show off craft scene

Craft beer enthusiasts set to guide their first walking tour of popular, inner-city breweries and bars.

Marmite Easter eggs are a thing

How 3D printers will change food

nz farmer

Robotics the way ahead

Ben Cameron, with sons James, 13, left, and Izaac, 11, is about to start building.

5:00 AM  A Waikato dairying couple are about to welcome six robots to the family.

United on succession plans

5:00 AM  A Hawke's Bay couple are carefully planning for the time when their four sons take over three farms.

More land in foreign hands

Messy block goes native


The art of diplomacy

The Art of Excavation by Leilani Tamu.

5:00 AM  A civil servant takes to poetry and takes an unusually blunt approach.

Of mice and Malawian men

5:00 AM  Ian Brennan has worked with Green Day and Kris Kristofferson but his latest project, roast mice by the roadside to earn a living.

Shonda Rhimes is also notable for discussing her shows in the manner of a die-hard fan.

Gift of the gasp

5:00 AM  The woman behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and Private Practice, Shonda Rhimes dominates the modern TV drama landscape.


Top NZ spots for a family fun

The countryside around Queenstown and Arrowtown is at its best when dressed in autumn colours.

5:00 AM  We have rounded up some of New Zealand's top family holiday spots for the coming autumn.

Drawn to London's diversity

5:00 AM  Chris Walsh never tires of life in Notting Hill, London.

Torrent Bay. Every year I come here, and am amazed all over again.

Heaven ... with sandy togs

5:00 AM  Take pity on me as I endure yet another annual holiday at the tiny, bush-ringed hamlet of Torrent Bay.

stuff nation

I'm childfree for Mother Earth stuff nation

El Ninos play a big role in the global climate.

5:00 AM  Me not having children will create a few more precious placements in the paradise we call New Zealand.

Pet of the day: Who's top dog? stuff nation

5:00 AM  Willow and Ruby keep each other company, even if that sometimes needs a bit of toleranc

TOUCH DOWN: Zara Stevens makes her summer splash.

More Kiwi summer moments stuff nation

5:00 AM  As part of our Kiwi summer project, we asked you to show us how you're spending your days in the sun.


Unlikely Hollywood star cars

Rambler Gremlin

5:00 AM  The oddest cars can make an impact in movies.

Opposites really do attract

Meet Walter and his girlfriend, Wanda.

Toyota Corolla RZ badge

Toyota world's biggest seller

5:00 AM  Top three carmakers are fighting it out for world domination.


Do or die for desperate Warriors

BREAKING FREE: Solomone Kata tries to make a break for the Warriors against the Gold Coast.

5:14 AM  The Warriors have got themselves into a position they desperately wanted to avoid at the NRL Nines.

NZ ease to win over Pakistan video

NZ sailed on confidently to a fourth win from their past five one-day internationals.

NICHOLAS DAVIDSON QC: "As a perception, it would be inappropriate to be involved in any investigation into a bidding process while I am part of hosting a Fifa World Cup tournament."

Kiwi QC exits Fifa probe

6:03 AM  Fifa loses NZ barrister from its high-profile probe into alleged World Cup bidding corruption.

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Surprise from kids' food trial

Everything in moderation:  Aria Ferris, 10, gets stuck into a McDonald’s Happy Meal in Auckland.

Child obesity figures are enough to wipe the smile off Ronald's face.

An all-American Kiwi hero

NO TYPICAL KIWI: Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance chairman and founder Riki Ellison and former Missile Defense Agency director Henry Obering (left) at a news conference in Washington.

Riki Ellison was the first Kiwi to play professional American football. Then he became a missile defence lobbyist in Washington.

I'm childfree for Mother Earth stuff nation

El Ninos play a big role in the global climate.

Me not having children will create a few more precious placements in the paradise we call New Zealand.

Who killed me?

NO TIME TO REFLECT:  Broadchurch’s high drama is being undermined by some shoddy use of promos for other programmes.

OPINION: Trevor Agnew rages against TVNZ’s handling of Broadchurch’s end credits.

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Drawn to London's diversity

Chris Walsh in London.

Chris Walsh never tires of life in Notting Hill, London.

Heaven ... with sandy togs

Torrent Bay. Every year I come here, and am amazed all over again.

Take pity on me as I endure yet another annual holiday at the tiny, bush-ringed hamlet of Torrent Bay.

Hijabs and hospitality stuff nation gallery

UGC - 14. A street vendor, Shiraz

Iran is a destination with more to offer than you might think - you just have to ask, writes Mike O'Connor.

Your funniest signs from around the world stuff nation gallery

A McDonald's drive-thru served up this treat for Viv Cairns, who said: "Kids thought this was funny as they can't go through drive-thru without their butts!"

We showed you 18 of the world's funniest signs. You saw us and raised us with examples of your own.


Goose guard at Southport

ON PATROL: The mysterious goose, who has stationed itself near the guard house at Southport, honks at passersby.

He's feisty and feathered and he's on patrol outside the Seafarers' Centre.

Daisy moo-ving with the Times video

Joshua Drummond

She's kept Garden Place shoppers company for years, now Hamilton's iconic fibreglass cow is getting a psychedelic makeover.

'Dead' cat claws himself out of grave video

DETERMINED: His owner thought Bart was a goner, but five days after being buried Bart showed up at a neighbour's house.

His owner thought Bart was a goner, but five days after being buried this fearless feline clawed his way home.

Absolutely dotty video

Wellington's forgotten little laneway Bond Street, has had a major spruce up for a summer of fun and music.

Bond St in central Wellington has a new look - it's gone completely dotty.