April 20 2014, updated 10:18pm


Slade seals Crusaders win

They didn't score a try but the Crusaders snatched a rare Super Rugby away victory over the Chiefs.

Inside the Mei Fan case

mei fan A closer look inside the complex Mei Fan murder inquiry that led to the arrest of her husband, Michael Preston.

Bubble 'going to burst'

New Zealand's economic boom will pop, and with dramatic results, US experts say.

Dog attack stopped with beer

Father and son armed with only a six-pack of beer hailed as heroes for stopping a dog attack.

Helicopter crashes beside hospital

One crew member suffered minor injuries when a helicopter crashed next to Taupo hospital today.

Woman attacked in Wellington

A young woman fought off a 'sexually motivated' attack last night in a part of the city police know to be unsafe.

Gareth Anscombe
Slade seals Crusaders win

They didn't score a try but the Crusaders snatched a rare Super Rugby away victory over the Chiefs.

Car catches fire on motorway

Emergency services vehicles Auckland’s Southern Motorway has been reopened following a car fire tonight.

Police assault man remanded

A man charged with assaulting police officer has been remanded in custody over Easter.

Inside the politics of pot

22 breaches of protection order

Kevin Middleton

P house costs renovators

A couple are $25,000 out of pocket after decontaminating their home which was once used as a p-lab.

13th body found on Mt Everest

Mourning family Search teams recovered a 13th body from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, after a deadly avalanche a day earlier.

Gunman in LA Times building

A man has been arrested after threatening to open fire in the Los Angeles Times building in California.

MH370 black box search continues

Baby killed over game

Sewol recovery mission

Rescue mission turns to recovery

Relatives of the children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry have offered DNA swabs to help identify the dead.

Bank dampens talk of 6pc growth

per cent Consumer and business confidence is so high they suggest the economy could grow as much as 6 per cent.

Dick Smith online sales up

Consumer electronics retailer Dick Smith reports 47pc bounce in online sales, but NZ sales fell almost 6 per cent.

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Fraudster's wife gets $900k

BNZ chief executive Anthony Healy

New BNZ chief bullish

BNZ's new chief executive is banking on consistent growth as NZ's economy continues to expand.

Are 362.5 days not enough?

easter bun I understand a business needs to make money but can you not make that money the 362.5 days a year you're open?

'As-is' sale tops $1m

A 20-year-old house considered uneconomic to repair with no insurance has sold at auction for over $1m.

World's largest curved TV revealed

High dollar keeps lid on inflation


KiwiSaver tax rules 'unfair'

Tax rates for KiwiSaver are too high and need to be lowered, a fund-management industry group says.

Mt. Gox to be liquidated

A court in Tokyo has rejected bankruptcy proceedings for the bitcoin exchange.

Playstation 4 sales top 7 million

Sony says the sales are double the number the Playstation 4 sold in the same time frame after its launch.

Mt Gox founder won't appear

Vein scanning the next big thing?

Online activists battle paedophiles

As the internet makes it easier to exchange child porn, groups are creating tools to fight it.

We're going on an egg hunt

gorilal An Easter Egg hunt with a difference has provided plenty of fun for a family of gorillas.

Finding success in failure

Can the dreaded concept of failure actually help us reach dizzying heights?

The week's best & worst dressed

Introducing Louis & Dee


Oz Tour: What Kate's Wearing

The Aussie sunshine's bringing out fresher fashions from the stylish duchess.

Paleo? You should be eating bugs

bug If you're really going to follow a paleo diet, you ought to be eating bugs, 'lots and lots of bugs'.

Recipe: Hot cross bun pudding

If for some crazy reason you have leftover hot cross buns this Easter, here's what to do with them.

Make your own Easter eggs

Six big food myths busted

Ford unveils tribute Mustang

Special 50th anniversary Ford Mustang coupe pays tribute to 1964 original. Special Ford Mustang coupe pays tribute to 1964 original.

Making road trips with kids OK

How do you make your holiday road trip as safe, comfortable and kid-friendly as possible?

Focus provides Falcon hint

Mercedes drops Benz

A record celebration

Roger Liddle International Record Store Day is a chance to visit independent record stores and celebrate vinyl.

Easter funeral for Peaches Geldof

Peaches Geldof will be laid to rest on Easter Sunday, according to reports.

Please put your clothes on

The Chuck D of Palestinian rap

Amie Bentall

Kiwi short film heads to Cannes

A 15-minute movie made by an NZ pair will screen at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.

On the fast track

Train travel "Breakfast in London, lunch in Paris, dinner in Barcelona." I read that as nothing short of a challenge.

Ride the rails

Don't let Europe's vast railroad system intimidate you. It's the best way to see the sights.

A taste of London

Jeepers peepers


Eat your way through Nashville

If you come here to eat first and line-dance second, you won't be the first.

A vote for our future

Girl silhouette Children are the future of this country and our Government needs to do more to protect them.

Pink hues over Paihia

Greg McCabe took this photo as the sun rose over Paihia.

NZ's own Saving Private Ryan

Changes to tax system key


Cycling from Bluff to Cape Reinga

Ken Guest and Rob Waterhouse flew in to Queenstown from the United Kingdom on 19 February.

Killing the evil weevil

The path of the clover root weevil is easily detected by its distinctive U-shaped notches on clover leaves. Scientists suck up nearly 500,000 wasps from Canterbury paddocks to fight a clover root weevil infestation on Southland farms.

Moths, beetles rid farm of ragwort

Once covered in ragwort, a Manawatu farm is now almost free of the stock-threatening weed thanks to the introduction of moths and beetles.

Farmers urged to seek help

Sustainable farming gets $9.9m

Sales a case of opportunity lost

Sharemarket After all the angst, National has effectively put any major sales of state-owned companies on ice for a generation.

Dunne: No conflict in son's job

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says there is no conflict in his son working for the legal-high industry.

Labour backs 'subbies'

English upbeat on Genesis

Warriors' woe continues

Manu Vatuvei The Warriors can now lay the reluctant claim to the longest current losing streak to a rival NRL club.

Folau dazzles in return

Try-scoring king Israel Folau has made a royal return to Super Rugby to lead the Waratahs to a bruising 19-12 win over the Bulls.

NZ jockey wins $A150k

Ko falls further behind

Gareth Anscombe

Slade seals Crusaders win

They didn't score a try but the Crusaders snatched a rare Super Rugby away victory over the Chiefs.

Auckland Nines

'More than a game'

The NZRL has a catchline of "More than a Game" and it is a catchline they are delivering on.

mike o'donnell MOD

The importance of traction

A private equity mate talks about the six "Ps" of pitching - prior planning prevents piss-poor performance.

Roger Liddle

A record celebration

International Record Store Day is a chance to visit independent record stores and celebrate vinyl.

ABs WRC 2007

Finding success in failure

Can the dreaded concept of failure actually help us reach dizzying heights?

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Happy Easter

Whatever you celebrate about Easter, be it secular or religious, I hope you enjoy the special time with your families and your little ones.

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Easter fun with little ones

Milin is allergic to eggs, so Kiran has found some inventive and fun ways to celebrate easter with the kids.

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Hot cross muffins

Love hot cross buns? Why not try these hot cross muffins?

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The Raro party kicks off

After having a blast there on a family holiday, I went back with a friend and it was even better.

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It's every man for himself

New Zealand's "can do" attitude is a world away from the American lifestyle of "gotta haves".


Our Tahitian dream holiday

Last week, my partner and I headed off for a luxury week of relaxation and sun in Tahiti.

Ben Blackwell

Thailand, it's paradise

No matter how poor, Thai people appear happy, making them great hosts for a holiday.

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Tot found in Claw machine

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Kim's bad hair day

Kim Jong Un's "bad hair day" riles North Korean officials.

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Lada v tank: Lada wins

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Ohio bully shamed

Man forced to wear sign calling him a bully for mistreating his neighbours.

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