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How Williamson equalled Crowe

13 min ago  Kane Williamson now has 17 test centuries. This is how he scored them.

Black Caps v Proteas

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson celebrates his century.

5:04 PM  Kane Williamson equals Martin Crowe's record with his 17th test century.

Children feared dead in avalanche

5:09 PM  Mountain-climbing lesson at Japanese ski resort takes horrific turn after avalanche hits.

Boy beaten after call from teacher

10 min ago  Man punched and kicked his son, but says it was discipline "the Samoan way".

Visa policy halts urgent travel

3:38 PM  Christchurch family miss funeral in South Africa because of political "tit for tat".

$100k for 'cake-maker' plan

4:47 PM  A Westland council executive was planning to build sewage plant for at least six months before putting it to council.

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Devil, dead man told him to do it

Hemi Te Poono heard the voice of a man he was accused of murdering when he attacked prison guards and inmates.

4:55 PM  Echoes of the man Hemi Te Poono was accused of killing led him to attack prison guards and inmates.

Drugged at the wheel

4:20 PM  The driver had a cocktail of drugs in her system at the time of the crash.

Six kiwi birds are set to be released in the Hunua Ranges after extensive pest control work in the area.

Help name a kiwi

13 min ago  Te Whai or Jessie? Phil Goff needs the public's help in deciding on a name.

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Wed ahead of risky surgery

The love story between Jessica Elena Davonport-Lee and Troy Lee Fesola'i hasn't been easy.

world

One dead in Cyclone Debbie

Cyclone Debbie closes in on north Queensland on Monday morning.

4:03 PM  Category 3 storm claims its first life on Monday, after woman dies in two-car crash in Queensland.

Corbyn 'sabotaging' Brexit

UK Labour leader says he'll only back the deal if it guarantees "unfettered access" to European market.

Police cordoned off some five stores, and established a crime scene, after the axe attack.

Woman attacked with axe

3:37 PM  Terror in shopping mall as Aussie woman is struck "multiple times" after being chased by a man into a store.

business

China steel dumping denied video

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was given a traditional Maori welcome at Government House in Wellington.

The Chinese premier noted "we haven't said NZ is dumping in China".

White-collar meth use on rise

More professional jobseekers are using meth - and they're getting busted by pre-employment drug testing.

Manchester United's Juan Mata in action with Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing one of the season's latter weeks.

EPL broadcaster avoids caution

Fans say they still can't watch the EPL via beIN - and there are only nine games left this season.

technology

How a billionaire toppled Apple

Oppo and Vivo employed tactics Apple was reluctant to match, such as cheaper devices with high-end features.

Duan Yongping is the reclusive billionaire who founded Oppo which dealt Apple a stinging defeat in China.

Montblanc unveils smartwatch

Montblanc has became the first brand in the Richemont family of luxury companies to put out a smartwatch.

The Solarin will go on sale from June 1.

$23,000 'spy' phone unveiled video

The Android device is aimed at wealthy security-conscious users - and possibly spies.

life & style

Woman's dramatic 43kg loss

Sue French turned her life around and lost 43 kilos.

Sue French weighed more than 100kg and worried for her health. So, she did something about it.

Federer's funny photo shoot

He's one of the world's greatest sportsmen. But judging from his new GQ cover story, he's also a good sport.

Bachelorette Ally is a yoga teacher and cosmetic tattooist.

Fake tan banned on The Bach

Bachelorette Ally Thompson reveals the dos and don'ts of looking good on screen - and what makes Zac smell so good.

well & good

Cancer caused by DNA errors video

New research has found most cancers are caused by random DNA 'mistakes'.

Don't blame yourself if you get cancer - new research says many cancers are caused by random DNA "mistakes".

David checks in to hospital stuff nation

This week, David Downs heads into theatre and can't stop giggling during the eye-wide-open surgery.

A new weight-loss study has found that significant results can be achieved without counting a single calorie.

No need to count calories, study

A new weight-loss study has found that significant results can be achieved without counting a single calorie.

home & property

'Vicar of Dibley' eye opener

The somewhat severe character of the exterior gives way to something altogether different on the inside.

We know this house as Dibley Manor, but the Hortons would be horrified at what's happened to the interior.

Genius 'cube' for small spaces

Artist Till Konneker took a cue from multi-function, pocket-sized tools when he came up with the Living Cube.

Every surface gleams in this new kitchen in a contemporary New Plymouth house at Fitzroy Beach. The cabinetry features ...

New Plymouth kitchen wows

Black rules in this New Plymouth house, from the glossy kitchen with the dumb waiter to the amazing walk-in wardrobe.

food & wine

$34 for a bottle of beer?

Mutiny on The Bounty, by Garage Project, is a new world take on a foreign extra stout.

The pros and cons of splashing out for a high-end craft beer. Hint: there are no cons.

Recipe: Chinese steamed fish video

In the latest in the Chop Chop video series, Cuisine's Ginny Grant demonstrates a quick and tasty fish dish.

Tropical fruit stack

How to make your own gravlax

nz farmer

Deadline day looms for farm funds

The Government's $4 million earthquake damage fund will help repair farm land.

4:23 PM  Farmers have until April 1 to make claims under a $4 million earthquake relief fund.

Westland whips up customers

4:23 PM  Westland Milk Products says it's making progress over its added-value strategy.

Science answer for farm issues

'Shearathon' raises thousands

entertainment

TVNZ content director resigns

Jeff Latch leaves the broadcaster ahead of job cuts after 23 years at TVNZ.

4:44 PM  Jeff Latch leaves the broadcaster ahead of job cuts after 23 years at TVNZ.

Age gap left Bachelorette cold

The three years between Mariana Morrison and The Bachelor made leaving the mansion less of a challenge.

Pete Evans 'grilled' on Sunday Night

Pete Evans gets a grilling

Well, it's more of a light toasting really, as the controversial chef is given a chance to "share the truth" on TV.

travel

Cleaning up Thailand's image

Sex tourism began in Pattaya when it became an R&R spot for US soldiers during the Vietnam War.

3:37 PM  It started as a rest spot for US soldiers during the Vietnam War and now there are 120,000 prostitutes.

Three-minute guide to Beijing

Explore its big-name attractions, but make sure to seek out its quieter corners too.

A road trip where everyone constantly wants to pull over — for all the right reasons.

Place where 24 time zones meet

Adventures don't get any more intrepid than a two-week-long road trip across Antarctica.

motoring

New Cross has highs and lows

Looks the part, but i20 Cross won't be going off-road. Or anywhere fast, really.

Has Hyundai focused too much on low-tech rivals with the new i20?

'Offensive' plate withdrawn

Lorne Grabher was proud of his unique last name. But Canadian authorities were not so impressed.

Nikki Willis and Thomas Putt were found dead in their car in December. Tests showed modifications to the vehicle had ...

Couple killed by car fumes

British police urge car enthusiasts to have modifications checked after carbon monoxide tragedy.

stuff nation

Too many fish in the sea

Online dating

Swipe, type and invite - dating apps sound simple, but they're far from it.

Your bridesmaid horror stories

The ultimate privilege or a special kind of punishment?

Man stressing out looking at laptop.

It's always watching. And listening

Facebook gazed into my childhood - a level of omniscience that was new and bloody creepy to me.

sport

Nadal brings up 1000

Rafael Nadal joins a small group of 11 players in playing at least 1000 tour matches.

Spaniard comes from behind to seal win as he joins small group of players in hitting special feat.

Durante happy to compete for spot video

4:04 PM  The Wellington Phoenix skipper is elated with how his club side played in his absence, beating Newcastle 5-0.

The Kieran Foran situation is becoming slightly comical.

Dragons provide lesson in effort

OPINION: The Warriors didn't have the personnel or strength to stand up to the Dragons in Sydney.

good reads

NZ-bound refugees detained with baby video

Sivarangini and her husband, Bakitharam Kandasamy, say they wanted to move to New Zealand so their newborn son Rithisan ...

Young families fleeing torture in Sri Lanka paid people-smugglers to put them on a dilapidated fishing boat to New Zealand.

VICE: growing up in public

VICE co-founder, Suroosh Alvi.

VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi has come a long way: from unemployed junkie to global media mogul.

The secrets of Tombstone Rock

Tom Arnold, of Abseil Access, beside ''Tombstone Rock'', above SH1, Kaikoura.

Abseiling their way down the scree left after the Kaikoura earthquake, they made a spine-tingling discovery.

Smoking gun proves cover-up

Nicky Hager, left, and Jon Stephenson have produced a fine piece of investigative journalism, says Duncan Garner.

OPINION: Author Nicky Hager and journalist Jon Stephenson had provided some inconvenient facts.

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Get 'enlightened' about creating coffins

The Coffin Club film director Briar March.

The short film will be a mix of documentary and musical.

Switching clothes for a good cause

Zach Renshaw, 8, and Sebastian Lambert, 11, with newly painted nails.

Sebastian Lambert's mum always wanted another girl and on Friday she got one for a day.

'Galactic' fence for sale

After getting sick of rubberneckers, Bob Laloli is selling the 'galactic' and 'gluten free' fence at his Kapiti home.

The unusual "fence" has been described as gluten free and a "casserole of special and galactic ideas'' on Trade Me.

TV station accidentally airs porn

The explicit material ran from between 1.10pm to 1.30pm.

A religious channel in Senegal has slammed an unidentified saboteur for hacking the network to air explicit material.

Parenting

Cumberbatch welcomes baby boy

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are said to have become parents for the second time.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter are said to have become parents for the second time.

Husband has baby wife couldn't

Chris & Amy Rehs-Dupin and their two children.

After his wife struggled to conceive, transgender man Chris Rehs-Dupin decided he would give it a go: he would try to get pregnant.

Angelina Jolie fires brother

Angelina has "quietly dismissed" James from his role as head nanny, after she realised the job was taking a heavy toll ...

James Haven has reportedly been "quietly dismissed" by his sister from his job as head nanny to her brood.

Baby for Guptill & McGoldrick

Black Caps star Martin Guptill and TV presenter wife Laura McGoldrick are expecting their first child.

The Black Caps' star batsman and his TV host partner reveal they're expecting their first child.

kiwi traveller

Where pilots sleep on long flights

Here's where they get to rest on the Boeing 777.

Passengers and flight attendants aren't the only ones who need sleep.

Kiwis' year in the South of France

Phil and Carmen enjoy treks through the mountains near Perpignan.

Phil Mitchell and his family, from Eastbourne, are on a year's sojourn in the South of France.

Secret Edinburgh

Castles, whisky, medieval architecture and the birthplace of Harry Potter – Edinburgh has a compelling charm that has stolen many travellers' hearts over the years. Including my own.

It's time to bin the bucket list

The memory of horse riding with locals on a Fijian island may last longer than your ''must-visit'' to the Leaning Tower ...

Memories of horse riding with Fijian locals may last longer than your ''must-visit'' to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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