A full moon helped crash survivor

Scott Saunders' car burst into flames and he had to walk through the night to get help.

Craig Norgate dies

Craig Norgate, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants chief executive, has died.

4 min ago  Leading NZ businessman Craig Norgate has died in the UK.

Baby suffers injury

7:10 PM  Police launch investigation after baby girl suffered a serious head injury.

McCaw says ABs have a job to do

6:50 PM  All Blacks skipper wants troops to match Samoans when it comes to passion. Samoan fans gear up

Ashburton victim 'happy little girl'

Ashburton school tried in vain to contact mother when her daughter didn't turn up to school.

Dawn Fraser sorry for comments video

7:00 PM  Australian sporting icon apologises for controversial TV rant about tennis star's antics.

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Injured rugby player recovering

076072015. News Photo. Stacy Squires/Fairfax NZ.
Toko Rugby Football Club captain Peter Morton is recovering in the Christchurch Burwood Spinal Unit after damaging his C5 & C6 vertebrae while making a tackle in his side's senior thirds game against Stratford on Saturday 4th.

Taranaki rugby player Peter Morton is recovering after surgery to stabilise vertebrae in his neck.

'Unbelievably exciting' research

Drilling off Gisborne will provide key data for global quake research.

Conserative Party leader Colin Craig says discussions to lift a confidentiality agreement around his relationship with former aide Rachel MacGregor are progressing slowly.

Craig asks for 'forgiveness'

Colin Craig puts his leadership to a party ballot and asks "forgiveness" from the Conservative Party.


Smith 'declines McKinnon interview'

Maroons skipper reportedly declines an offer by the Nine Network to respond to former NRL player's scathing criticism.


Trial for chillybin murder

The body of Napier man Campbell Paterson was found stashed in a chilly bin in Australia.

7:44 PM  The man accused of killing New Zealand man Campbell Paterson in Australia and stashing his body in a chilly bin has reportedly been committed to stand trial.

Car bomb hits Kabul convoy

4 min ago  A suicide car bomber slammed into a convoy of foreign forces in the Afghan capital.

U.S. President Barack Obama winks at visitors and reporters watching as he returns via Marine One helicopter after travel from Tennessee to the White House in Washington July 1, 2015.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama shows looser side

8:15 PM  US President using Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even guacamole.


How FOMO marketing works

New Zealand's Marmite shortage sparked a national crisis.

Marketers are seizing on our "fear of missing out" to sell products.

Film industry hub for Auckland

Big screen productions could be attracted to a new film precinct at Hobsonville.

Molly Malone’s Irish bar and 3 C Bar former director Ewan Henderson.

Bar director blames scaffolding

6:49 PM  Ex director of Molly Malone's bar says scaffolding at 3 C lead to the popular bar's closure.


Plan for financially capable Kiwis

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell's national plan aims to make us all better money managers.

A national strategy has been devised to build more financially capable Kiwis.

Cheesy ad boosts tax refunds video

A cheesy aerobics video ad campaign has led to Inland Revenue handing out an extra $50 million in tax refunds.

Jewellery victims underpaid

More mortgage rate cuts?

small business

Crowdfunding key for tacos

Lucky Taco owners Sarah and Otis Frizzell are looking to raise $100,000 to get their products into supermarkets.

Sarah and Otis Frizzell made a bold move to launch their range of taco kits and Mexican pickles.

High-flyer's tips for startups

Kiwi Victoria Ransom, who sold her business to Google, has some advice for Kiwi business owners.

Selling a start-up in my teens

Silicon Valley eyeing up NZ video


Hacking Team gets hacked

Private Italian firm Hacking Team install malware for law enforcement agencies and governments around the world.

Milan-based company that makes surveillance software for governments finds itself the victim of hacking on a grand scale.

My favourite messaging app

REVIEW: There's a bunch of small features that make Telegram one tech columnist's favourite little app right now.

The GoPro Session goes on sale on July 12.

GoPro goes smaller, and square

The company that invented the action camera has added a new camera to its range.

life & style

Did Pippa steal Kate's thunder?

Pippa & Kate

The middle Middleton sister needs to stop copying her royal elder sister, etiquette expert says.

Where are the funny hot men?

If this is irrelevant, then why is Hollywood fixated on a supposed lack of beautiful, funny women?

The latest trend in viral challenges has been accused of mocking others less conventionally attractive.

Backlash over 'ugly to cute' vids

Social media challenge appears to have scored an own goal when it comes to embracing body positivity.

well & good

Bond girl's brush with cancer

Catherine Rabett, left, pictured with Duliece Liecier, played Liz in 1987 Bond movie The Living Daylights.

As her scars prove, Catherine Rabett has paid a high price for her love of tanning.

Five habits to boost happiness

They take no longer than brushing your teeth, but these tricks can result in better work and home lives.

running in the rain

Joys of running in the rain stuff nation

Battling the weather is its own reward. It's one of the rare times in a city you can feel alone and free.

home & property

Kiwis prove home is where heart is

Bill Ryalls on his boat Segara.

Nearly 100,000 people in NZ, like Bill and Penne, live in "alternative housing".

9 ways to a cutting-edge home

Nice wallpaper and pretty cushions are all very well, but these design details will pay off come sale time.

Ben and Rosie Ponifasio and their 2-year-old son Hughie are ready for the moving truck to help them relocate from Red Beach, North Auckland, to Whangarei.

We had no option but to move

Large numbers of Aucklanders are flocking to buy property in other regions as prices continue to increase.

food & wine

A hearty soup for winter

The almond parsley pesto is a garnish to this soup, but can also be served on its own as a dip.

Cosy up with this chicken, carrot and pea dish, with a zesty almond-parsley pesto garnish.

Great red wines for winter video

The friendly Aussie shiraz rarely fails to please, so here's our top 10 picks.

Best bread & butter puddings

Fragrant chicken with bok choy

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Gay marriage hasn't hurt NZ trade

Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce believes gay marriage could affect his country's trade with Asia.

New Zealand's trade with Asia has increased since same-sex marriage was legalised, rubbishing Aussie minister's claim.

Livestock division investigated

PGG Wrightson has been investigated by the Commerce Commission for breach of the Commerce Act.

Woman killed in farm accident

Six modern homes for hens gallery


Rhys Darby to star in new X-Files

Rhys Darby is heading to Vancouver to join the cast of the new X-Files

Kiwi comedian Rhys Darby is set to star in the new X-Files series.

Humanity in grimmest settings

Wellington film-maker Sven Pannell returns to Rwanda 10 years later to track down his saviour.

An artist's impression of the proposed Film Studio Campus at Hobsonville Point.

Film industry hub for Auckland

Big screen productions could be attracted to a new film precinct at Hobsonville.


The beauty of hotel bathrooms gallery

Ayana, Bali: Bathtubs filled with rose petals.

Forget the sights - spend your holiday soaking in one of these opulent baths instead.

Cities with the cheapest beer

The average bottle will cost about $2.50 in these two European cities.

A classic neon sign welcomes visitors to downtown Reno.

Reborn Reno is the new Vegas

Nevada's "Biggest Little City in the World" has finally found its feet.

stuff nation

The joys of running in the rain stuff nation

running in the rain

Battling the weather is its own reward. It's one of the rare times in a crowded city you can feel alone and free.

'Think laterally' on Auckland stuff nation

Instead of trying to get more people into the city we should provide options on the outskirts.

Sonny Bill Williams didn't make the cut in Duncan Johnstone's Samoan All Blacks first XV.

Top five Samoan All Blacks comments stuff nation

"NZ promotes its team as one of the greatest yet obviously has pinched...95% of their talent."


The most stolen cars in NZ

The Honda Torneo has topped AA insurance's most stolen list for four years in a row.

If you own a Honda Torneo, you might want to consider investing in some extra security.

Nissan's ute heritage continues

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

The McLaren F1 was a true supercar built for the purist.

Ten F1 cars for the open road gallery

What happens when you take professional F1 technology and inject it into a road car?


Smith 'declines TV interview' video

Cameron Smith trains with the Maroons at Suncorp Stadium ahead of Wednesday night's Origin decider.

7:43 PM  Maroons skipper reportedly declines an offer by Nine Network to respond to Alex McKinnon's criticism.

Lee's win brings Open into sight

PGA Tour winner will play in Illinois this week before catching a charter flight to Scotland for the British Open.

NSW coach Laurie Daley, second left, watches his team a day out from the Origin decider in Brisbane.

Daley copies ABs technique

A psychological ploy learned from NZ in 2011 is helping Blues coach keep his team calm for Origin decider.

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'We'll enjoy it while it's here' video

07072015 NEWS Photo: Mike Scott/Fairfax NZ. Mokau on the South-West Waikato coast has history of battling erosion of its coastline to the churning Tasman Sea. Permanant and temporary residents have taken up the battle themselves creating rockwalls in front of their homes and baches.

At one pristine coastal spot in the Waikato less than $100,000 can buy you a bach. The catch is, the sea may steal the land.

Apartments transform after dark

A corridor on the ground floor of Franklyn Village identical to the one on the second floor where Bruce Andrew Mortimer was assaulted on Saturday morning.

The scene of a Nelson homicide probe is a palace for some and a horror for others.

On women tradies in NZ

The author, Michelle, sanding back the filler on the fascia boards of her house so they're ready for their final coat.

Can I get that tool belt in pink? Are women welcome in the building trade?

The CIA's 'billion dollar spy'

Adolf Tolkachev in 1984.

How the CIA eluded KGB surveillance in the 1980s to get secrets from a Soviet radar engineer in Moscow.

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Coromandel fishermen catch pig

Glen Dobbs and mate Adrian landed the 63kg boar during The Bounty Hunter Fishing Tournament.

The two fishermen weren't expecting a pig to be part of their catch.

Sex on the beach leads to prison time

The police mugshots of Jose Caballero and Elissa Alvarez.

A US man convicted of having sex on a beach in Florida will serve 2-and-a-half years in prison.

Feral fox traps patrons for hours

One of the people trapped in the club took a picture of the fox from the window.

"Vicious" fox terrifies, bites and torments group for three hours.

Sheep urinates on TV reporter video

Conor Macauley had a little lamb, and a very wet boot by the time this segment was over.

Ewe could say it was the kind of live-stream TV report that gives you a warm feeling; a number one shot, even. 


When do children learn to fib?

The focus of my interest isn't the lie itself, but the truth one tries to conceal. What is so unbearable to face?

It is possible to trace the first time a child realises that the truth is just one of many options.

Mum shamed for 'wearing' kid

Erica Kalnins and her daughters.

Mother shocked after a store manager publicly ridiculed her for wearing her five-year-old daughter.

Pregnant drinking is 'common'

Female smokers are much more likely to drink alcohol when pregnant, a new study shows.

Between 20 and 80 per cent of expectant mums drink alcohol at low levels, new study shows.

I'll never have a 'clean' house

I'm not even sure I want a clean house. I'd much rather spend time making forts.

While our house is usually clean (as in, hygienic), it's also usually a mess.

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Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

My wife, Marie, taken at Bow Lake, Canada. We went to Canada to see the Rockies. This photo is of my wife, Marie, taken at Bow Lake halfway between Banff and Jasper. During our stay in Canada this weather was fairly standard, clear crisp days, no cloud and no wind. The Rockies themselves just go on and on. Turn another corner, another snow-capped mountain range. Amazing

This week's travel photo entries take us from the Canadian Rockies to a sunset in Spain.

Expat tales: Some like it Scot

Emma Miller and husband Sam visit the park at Loch Lomond.

Emma Miller and her husband find Glasgow an ideal base for exploring Europe.

Ask the expert

The journey is part of the adventure when travelling in China.

Planning a trip to China and overwhelmed by its sheer size? Read on...

Global gap year fun

Kate Pinn has been experiencing the ups and downs of volunteering at a school for deaf children in Malawi. She says she has made life long memories and friends.

While her friends are at university, Kate Pinn is volunteering at a school for deaf children in Malawi.