Kane Williamson hits a 6 to win the match for New Zealand during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 28 February 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.co.nz

NZ called and Kane delivered

8:17 AM  Kane Williamson had one shot at the gold and knew he had to make it count. Luckily he did.

Wife accused of hit plot

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A woman has appeared in court charged with attempting to arrange a hit on her police officer husband.

Leo's parents to give it a go

Mum accused of abandoning her son is back with the Kiwi dad who raised $660,000 for the baby.

Condoms given out at school

A high school gave girls as young as 15  condoms after 12 became pregnant.

Man struck by car

9:21 AM  Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck by a car in New Lynn overnight.

Father warns of diet pill scam 

Brian Hogan's usually sound judgement went awry when he saw an ad for a "miracle" diet-pill.

national

Secret death panel planned

Corporal Luke Tamatea and Sarah Erb.

Families of soldiers killed in the line of duty fear for the truth behind battlefield deaths could be covered up.

Tough life for many Kiwi kids

Up to a third of families with children under two years of age are working multiple jobs to get by.

Paul and Danica Weeks on their wedding day in 2007.

Danica's return voyage

After almost a year consumed with thoughts of planes, Danica Weeks boarded one.

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NZ called and Kane Williamson was able to deliver

Kane Williamson had one shot at the gold and knew he had to make it count. Luckily he did.

world

No review of executions

ON DEATH ROW: Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Tony Abbott said Jokowi was "carefully considering" his position on Chan and Sukumaran, the Indonesian leader disagrees.

Russian opposition leader killed

Russia's former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov has been gunned down near the Kremlin.

Joseph Jesse Aldridge, the suspect in a shooting spree that left seven other people dead.

Killer found mum's body before spree

Discovery of mother's body may have sparked Missouri killing spree.

business

Downtime dress dilemmas

GETTING AWAY WITH IT? It can be a fine line between under- and over-dressing for after-work functions.

Avoiding casual calamities when invited to an out-of-work-hours function is quite an art.

Firm exports good vibrations

Myovolt is preparing for the global launch of its vibrating, wearable technology.

PASSION: Richard Emerson has invested in the brewery which bears his name.

Raise a glass to craft beer

Art and science is an intoxicating mix for brewery boss Richard Emerson.

money

Know the hardship rules?

FOR LIFE? KiwiSaver can be accessed in times of true hardship.

A once-yearly review seems to indicate people don't understand the KiwiSaver "financial hardship" rules.

Kiwi homehunters cross Tasman

The surging New Zealand dollar is pushing Kiwi property investors and holiday home hunters across the Tasman in search of more bang for their buck.

Skimmers hijack Kiwibank ATMs

Small rewards for savers

small business

Stop office stress becoming toxic

In Australia, both parents became more stressed after the birth of a child, but for the mother the effect was three times as big.

Small disputes between staff can become hugely damaging in a small business.

Mystery shopping grows

Steve Howells has a network of informers who gather information.

Bike workshop little slice of heaven

Inspiring youthful ventures

technology

Battle Chasers returns as game

Artist Joe Madureira's first video game will be an adaptation of his long-dormant comic from the 90s.

Artist Joe Madureira's first game will be an adaptation of his long-dormant 90s comic.

Global Mode goes worldwide

Kiwi tech Slingshot and Orcon use to help customers access geo-blocked services itself going global.

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Online vileness is modern sport

OPINION: I'm wedded to digital technology but there's a dark side of internet life.

life & style

Can't live with them ...

Being 'together' doesn't have to mean close domestic proximity.

Adam Dudding meets some committed long-term couples who, like an increasing number of others, have chosen to live apart.

Do we need designer kidswear?

A surprising number of people are silly enough to buy $10k of trendy clothing that's only going to be puked on.

Sue Nicholson says she hears, sees and feels the spirits of the dead.

Messages from beyond

Spirits led ‘psychic medium’ Sue Nicholson to use her powers to help others

well & good

Why non-smokers get lung cancer

SHOCK DIAGNOSIS: Union chief Helen Kelly this week revealed she's been diagnosed with lung cancer.

Pollution, second-hand smoke, genes... there are plenty of reasons why the disease isn't just limited to smokers.

Cycling to confidence video

Nic Brockelbank, who has MD, has ditched his wheelchair and climbed on a bike.

SEEING THE LIGHT: A 'bionic eye' helps Allen Zderad see his wife Carmen for the first time in a decade.

Man sees wife through bionic eye video

For the first time in 10 years Allen Zderad can 'see' his wife: 'She's the most beautiful one in the room'.

home & property

Urbanites sign up to iconic locale

Artists impression of 223 Green Lane West, Alexandra Park, Auckland.

Interest is rising as a luxury village begins to emerge from Auckland's Alexandra Park car park

How to: pick an exterior paint

Stuck on what colour to paint your house? Here's eight simple ways to help you choose.

Henry is engrossed in a zombie novel while Katie and Charlotte cook sausages on the barbecue which, as well as handling the smoking chores, also serves as a fire pit long after dark when the children are asleep in their vintage canvas tent.

The next big thing?

A tiny camper-trailer packed with vintage accessories has all that's needed for a classic Kiwi holiday.

food & wine

Say ... cheesecake!

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Treating yourself every now and then won't hurt, says Nadia Lim.

The perfect weekend brunch

Get your Saturday off to a tasty start with these blueberry fritters and honeyed sour cream.

Richardson's guilty pleasures

KFC launches edible coffee cup

nz farmer

Stay positive, keep motivated

Cole Groves gives credit to an extra water source helping the family’s dairying business maintain milk production.

By good management and fortuitous leasing of land, the Groves are making the most of a tough dairying season.

Regrassing boosts seed demand 

Silver lining from North Island drought is demand for Canterbury seed increasing.

New lake call grows stronger

Dairy fund for predator control

entertainment

The next Eleanor Catton?

NEXT BIG THING? Anna Smaill

New Zealander Anna Smaill's debut novel is garnering international praise.

Sidekick not just for show

Paul Henry's new sidekick may be a TV virgin but she's capable of putting him in his place.

Mark Ronson's strengths aren't on the dance floor.

Getting funky with Ronson

Mark Ronson's song 'Uptown Funk' has been at the song of summer.

travel

Amazing Akaroa

Akaroa is a fishing village that thinks it's French (probably because it almost was).

Food, history, art, nature, and sexy inflections –you can savour them all on a visit to Akaroa.

Scorched earth video

Descending into a place once dubbed the cruellest on Earth... Ethiopia.

The 7th hole at The Els Club in Langkawi.

Putting with the primates

If you don't mind the odd monkey-led intrusion, Malaysia is a paradise for golf enthusiasts.

stuff nation

Triple-chocolate ice cream stuff nation

LOVIN' SPOONFUL: Triple-chocolate ice cream

Sometimes one type of chocolate just isn't enough. This ice cream can solve that problem for you.

Pet of the day: Minny's fetishes stuff nation

Minny enjoys rolling around in men's shoes, and out-smarting the one-way cat door.

SHOUT OUT: Let's hear it for the girls and boys.

Celebrate the coolest Kiwi kids stuff nation

Whether it's on the sports field, in the classroom, or at home, tell us about an amazing young person you know.

motoring

Mercedes-AMG joins track race

The Mercedes-AMG GT3 racing car.

Geneva Motor Show shaping up as more of a GP or LeMans starting grid rather than a forum for showing models that average people will embrace.

Roots ensure street cred

BMW's first sporting street bike is sharpened by its Superbike roots.

The new Audi R8 V10.

Audi supercar bows early

Audi's new R8 supercar has broken cover, getting a head start on its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

sport

McCullum in the clear

GOOD DAY'S WORK: Brendon McCullum  is presented the Chappell - Hadlee Trophy by Sir Richard Hadlee.

NZ captain cleared of serious injury after taking a nasty crack to the forearm from Mitchell Johnson.

Breakers into ANBL final 

The Breakers are through to the NBL grand final – and on this form are going to take some stopping.

Roger Federer celebrates beating Novak Djokovic at the ATP Championships tennis tournament in Dubai.

Federer floors Djokovic

Swiss tennis maestro shows his enduring class, beating the world No 1 in straight sets to win Dubai title.

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good reads

Sweet as: Talking Kiwi

MARIJUANA? No, "electric puha".

Has it been yonks since you had a stubby in the wop wops?

Maori 'nightingale' adored

MAORI NIGHTINGALE: Angela Skerrett-Tainui discovered her great-aunt was famous in Britain but remained virtually unknown in NZ.

The beautiful Iwa Kereti seemed a princess to war-weary soldiers. And, in a way, she was.

Risky business is good business

CATCH-UP: The most effective form of feedback for employees is a 10-minute conversation once a month with the team leader.

OPINION: Working on a more engaged workplace can increase your profits by more than double.

The true cost of fracking

SHAKY GROUND: Oklahoma has seen a dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes since 2009.

Locals were happy when the money flowed thick and fast from fracking in the oil-boom state. Then the quakes started.

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Incredible history in Paris

Patrick Whatman at Disneyland in Paris.

Patrick Whatman moved from Wellington all the way to Paris' 11th Arrondissement.

Adventure capital of the world video

Carmen Roberts

Kiwi Carmen Roberts is bringing the world back home with her, for a bit of adventure.

Kiwis are taking flight more often

INTREPID TRAVELLER: Kiwis are packing their bags and seeing the world more often than they did before.

New Zealanders took almost 134,000 overseas trips in January, up 5 per cent on the same month a year ago

Travel tips: How to access money

TRAVEL DILEMMA: Sometimes ATMs, carrying cash, and prepaid cards aren't enough. How do you ensure you're not fussing with money on your holiday?

There are so many different cards, and so many different fees. So where do you start?

oddstuff

Llama pursuit, sadly, comes to an end video

ON THE LOOSE: The two llama evade police at the height of the pursuit.

Two llama on the "llam" have won hearts around the globe this morning in their bid for freedom.

Octopus vs crab battle video

Octopus vs crab.

Australian seafood assistant captures epic octopus versus crab battle on video that takes off online.

'Priest' claims God a woman

Alanis Morissette as God alongside Silent Bob in Kevin Smith's Dogma.

Supposed priest claimed to have seen God as a 'Holy Mother' when he died for almost an hour.

'Michelangelo of buttocks injections'

'MICHELANGELO': Padge Victoria Windslowe fatally filled a woman's buttocks with industrial-grade silicone and Krazy Glue.

Woman who fatally filled woman's buttocks with industrial-grade silicone and Krazy Glue brags at her murder trial.