July 12 2014, updated 11:30pm

Singing in the rain

Chiefs tough it out to stay alive

The Chiefs have beaten the Blues 11-3 on a rain soaked night at Eden Park.

Residents flee floods

Flooding in Moerewa, Northland Northland residents in for long night as flooding prompts some to evacuate their homes.

Lydia Ko slides back

Lydia Ko's major championship struggles continue after a four-over round at the British Open.

Kayaker apologises

Scott Donaldson says sorry to public for abandoning mission to be first solo kayaker to cross Tasman.| Cruel sea

Ice-challenge warning

Cancer Society warns people doing ice-water fundraiser to avoid alcohol after man dies.

Tasers more favoured by police

Police are using Tasers more frequently, but they remain the least used tactical option.

Mower man sentenced

Court A lawnmower driver who ran over and killed 4-year-old has been sentenced to home detention.

Will teen be jailed for life?

Court will consider preventive detention for a teen who raped an 11-year-old girl and a teen.

Air NZ's Dreamliner lands

Man jailed for underage sex

Mike Pero

Mike Pero nominates PM

The Christchurch real estate mogul gets iced, then nominates John Key for the challenge.

Top 10: Close calls

In the wake of the near miss at Barcelona airport this week, we've compiled nine other people who got just a little bit too close.

Beehive Live: July 11

Winston Peters Would you like some ice with your morning run Prime Minister? And why so angry Winston?

Diplomat case inquiry head named

Former top public servant John Whitehead to head probe into why Malaysian diplomat allowed to leave NZ while facing attempted-rape charge.

Peters criticises property sale

Cowboy builders' reins tightened

A baby

Beneficiaries dip out on baby help

Beneficiaries won't be included in a package for families with newborn babies, despite advice they were most vulnerable.

Gaza offensive continues

palestine Israel strikes Gaza from air and sea, as Palestinian militants keep up rocket attacks on the state.

Church breaks from lender

Church of England says it has severed its ties with Britain's biggest payday lender Wonga.

Landmine kills four

Sickening wait for family

Nancy Grace and Charlie Bothuell IV

Boy 'forced to do intense workouts'

US boy found in his basement after a 11-day search was abused by father and forced to rise before dawn for intense workouts.

Auction site Wheedle closes

keyboard Online auction site Wheedle is closing, less than two years after it was set up to take on Trade Me. 

Strong NZD not bad for all

Exporters and manufacturers are "digging deep" to cope with the kiwi, but some firms are making the most of it.

Food prices rise 1.4pc

Fewer homes on the market

gavel

Arm injury costs firm $67K

Golden Bay company ordered to pay $67,000 after a worker's arm was caught in a rock-crusher machine.

Spending, not splurging

Reserve Bank of New Zealand dollar notes High NZ dollar is a boon for shoppers, who are taking advantage of lower prices to buy more gadgets.

Fewer homes on the market

The number of homes for sale has dipped, but average prices - especially in Auckland - are at a record high.

House prices blamed on land

Couple beat big power bills

Auction site Wheedle closes

keyboard Online auction site Wheedle is closing, less than two years after it was set up to take on Trade Me. 

Labour pledges start-up grants

Labour promises “garage grants” of up to $10,000 for novice IT entrepreneurs and 1200 ICT apprenticeships.

Online analysis push for small biz

More funding for SODA Inc

Silent Circle goes global

Company unveils one of the best commercial options for individuals and business to make encrypted phone calls.

Microsoft bust frees 4.7m PCs

Microsoft said it has freed at least 4.7m infected personal computers from control of cyber crooks in its most successful digital crime-busting operation.

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Give up Facebook for 99 days?

Most apps in App Store basically lifeless

Nearly 80 per cent of apps in Apple's marketplace have hardly any downloads at all.

Maybe she's not worth it?

Axelle The teen model talent-spotted at the World Cup is now embroiled in a hunting scandal.

J-Law's workout secrets

She's the ultimate warrior in the Hunger Games, so how does Jennifer Lawrence get so strong and speedy?

The week's best & worst dressed

5 beauty buys for under $10

beauty

10 ways 'hot' becomes 'beautiful'

Clem Ford breaks down the key differences between 'beautiful' and 'hot' women according to internet bros.

Meet the new Block NZ judges

The Block A magazine editor and an architect will join hosts Mark Richardson and Shannon Ryan on the hit show's third season.

Mould on our mattresses

We thought we were on to a bargain with our freshly painted Wellington flat. We were wrong.

Real-life reno': Budget blues

Inside Olivia Munn's home

To rent

To rent: Studio apartments

From a sunny Wellington spot to a buzzy Britomart pad - here are the best one-room rentals on the market.

Wood vs plastic

Chopping board Which board comes up trumps for chopping meat, and other vexing food questions answered.

Wise Owl has eye for new markets

I'm no marketing expert but I have been around for long enough to figure that the biggest factor in selling wine today is the cost.

Mushroom & spinach carbonara

The backlash has begun

Fonterra expands in China

Fonterra Theo Spierings Planned $342m dairy joint venture in China would help Fonterra's push into added-value products, expert says.

Stink over cattle compost

A business has had to stop taking cattle heads and ears for composting.

Cows the moojority

Sheep 'abuse' prompts inquiry

Rodriguez pays tribute

Fast  & Furious Michelle Rodriguez has paid tribute to Paul Walker as Fast & Furious 7 wrapped.

The best Emmy Instagrams

The cast of Orange is the New Black is going to make you want to weep.

GoT author tells fans 'f**k you'

Aussie anchor's dong doodle

becca tobin

Glee star's boyfriend dies

Glee star Becca Tobin’s boyfriend has been found dead in Philadelphia hotel room, TMZ reports.

Global snapshots

Pamplona Here's a round up of some of the top travel photos from around the world.

Holiday like a French president

It's an old fortress on a tiny island, surrounded by pine trees and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Luxury you can't refuse

Top 10 island beaches

Air NZ Boeing 787-9

Air NZ's Dreamliner lands

The newest addition to Air New Zealand's fleet was welcomed at Auckland Airport this afternoon.

Avoiding the slow life in NZ

London Paul Arkwright's years abroad have given him travel and culture he just can't get in New Zealand.

Life in 'giant polluted city'

There are days when we feel like it's a holiday, and there are days when I feel like we moved to Mars.

A pup among the chickens

Imagine this for your child

Star Wars

Top five reader comments

The secrets to hotness, getting rich and whether people care about your gluten-free diet revealed.

Stunt site choice back fires

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson. Motoring show Top Gear is embroiled in a fresh controversy after staging a stunt at the site of a fatal car crash.

Harley-Davidson recall

More than 65,000 motorcycles recalled overseas after brake issues.

'Chop shop' busted

A dolly of a crash

New Ford Falcon teaser image.

New Ford Falcon teased

Ford has taken to social media to tease the first official image of its new Falcon, due later this year.

NZ rowers straight to final

Hamish Bond (L) and Eric Murray NZ's elite women's pair advance directly to the final at the last World Cup rowing regatta in Lucerne.

Brumbies clinch playoffs spot

Matt Toomua hat-trick catapults the Brumbies into Super Rugby playoffs at expense of the Western Force.

Foran steers Manly to win

Suarez heading to Barca

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko slides back

Lydia Ko's major championship struggles continue after a four-over round at the British Open.

Maria Slade_strap

Baby talk

Awarding SME owners who just happen to be mums is condescending.

Taylor Swift

Taylor's secret of success

Taylor Swift has outlined her strategy to combat music's changing landscape.

Jewish baby Hessy Taft

Ideal Nazi baby Jewish

It was a Nazi photographer's sly joke, but a Jewish family didn't always appreciate the irony.

Planet of the apes

'Not too far from reality'

The Planet of the Apes films have become a campaign tool against animal experiments.

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Man claims wasn't he wasn't threatening a massacre at a US army base - his phone just autocorrected his message.

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High-ranking chowhound Joey "Jaws" Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his girlfriend, then ate 61 hotdogs.

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