April 24 2014, updated 8:50pm

WHATAROA storm damage

'It's been quite sobering'

Aerial images reveal scale of destruction wrought upon West Coast and its native bush by storm.

No minimum price

booze Minimum pricing on alcohol will not get the green light, Justice Minister Judith Collins says.

Royals to mark Gallipoli centenary

Prince William, his wife and Prince Harry will take part in Anzac centenary events.

New formula rules introduced

Around 50 infant milk formula companies face uncertainty over exports to China, as tighter regulations are introduced.

Measles warning at tourist attraction

People who visited Rotorua gondola over Easter should check themselves for measles.

Shopping for charity

Women's Refuge open their first Yellow Belle - a recycled designer clothing store.

Alleged casino cheat 'very unlucky'

Casino chips A man accused of cheating while playing baccarat at SkyCity casino is bewildered by the charges and said he lost $25,000 there in a year.

Shotgun, man sought

Police look for shotgun allegedly used in Makara Beach shooting - and a third suspect.

Davis steps up

Dry patches picked for Anzac Day


Daughter remembered

It was a long time before Andy and Rebecca Templeman could visit the spot where the body of their murdered daughter was found.

Ken Block kicks goals

Ken Block auditions for Fifa World Cup with tyre frying football match against Brazilian star Neymar Jr.

Russia dismisses sanctions

Russian flag Russia tells the US that its Ukraine-related sanctions on a Russian bank and Russian citizens are illegal and must be scrapped.

Afghan guard shoots dead 3 foreigners

A security guard opened fire in an Afghanistan hospital, killing three foreign doctors and wounding two others.

Ferry boy's body found

Debris not from MH370

Base jumpers

Base jumpers break world record

French base jumpers have set a new record after jumping off the world's tallest building.

79 mill jobs to go

timaru logs A worker laid off as part of the Southern Cross Forest Product mill closure says more than just low log prices are to blame.

Ross banned by accountants

"Difficult to imagine more serious professional misconduct," accountants' institute says.

'Stars aligned' for NZ business

ComCom forces probe co-operation

mortgage rates

ANZ first to raise rates

ANZ blinks first after the RBNZ lifted the official cash rate today. | More interest rate rises expected

Rate hikes may pause

mortgage Official interest rates rise again, but relief may be in store for homeowners.

Fewer have health insurance

The number of Kiwis with private health insurance is down a little, but increased claims hit industry margins.

Small property investors hit

Not ready for $5 coffee

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How retailers get people to spend

Next time you grab fast food, take note of the swirl of reds and yellows around you.

Google's stake in trial revealed

Apple says that Samsung hasn't been forthcoming about Google's behind-the-scenes role in its US patent case.

Add a second layer of protection

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection.

Time travel on Google Maps

World's first payWave suit

Literally all this widget does

If you're a cranky language bully, it figuratively bugs the hell out of you; people who use 'literally' wrong.

Women who have a lot of sex

Undies It's time to expose reality by shattering outdated perceptions of women who enjoy an active sex life.

Lupita crowned most beautiful

She's trumped the likes of J-Law and Amber Heard to be named People Mag's Most Beautiful Person.

Dress-stress averted

It's how we're eating


Oz Tour: What Kate's Wearing

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

The world's best pizza is made in...

Pizza The world's best margherita pizza is made not by an Italian chef, but by an Australian pizzaiolo.

Biscuits had no nutritional value

Life in the trenches was no fun, and wasn't made any better by the tooth-breaking army biscuits the soldiers put up with.

Leek, spinach & ricotta cannelloni

The perfect hard boiled egg

Holidays cut commute

Auckland traffic Rejoice Auckland commuters - you are enjoying your fastest travel times for years thanks to Easter school holidays.

Car yard hit again

Staff "absolutely gutted" at brazen theft of sought-after vehicles from car dealership.

Driver pass rates drop

Ken Block unveils 'Foothkana'

No bar to celebrity chef's trip

nigella lawson Immigration department admits Nigella Lawson doesn't need special permission to enter NZ.

Big Bieber misstep in Japan

Nothing may have quite prepared the pop star for the global scale of the situation he just got himself into.

Olivia Wilde gives birth

Meet the spinoff mother

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

Jodie Foster has married photographer and actress Alexandra Hedison.

Quirky transport jobs

Meter maid These jobs paint an incredible picture of the travel challenges people face (and overcome) in different cities.

Top 10 cycling cities

It's only when you travel that you realise what a safe and enjoyable mode of transport cycling can be.

Bag behaviour

Stowaway missed Africa

Royal Islands

Kate and Wills, who?

A royal title is not a prerequisite for guests looking to stay at this luxury resort.

My Anzac Day image

Anzac STUFF NATION USE ONLY I was fortunate to photograph a spectacular sunset at the Cenotaph on the top of Tuikairangi Hill last week.

My mother, my best friend

Emily Devine says her mum Donna is the biggest role model in her life.

Teaching us about the past

The gluten-free fridge


The gifts of travel

When we first talked about hitting the road, leaving steady jobs - we didn't know what the future would hold.

Facial eczema warning

Facial eczema spore North Island farmers have been warned to check their stock for signs of facial eczema following a sharp jump in spore numbers.

Storm cuts milk flows

Westland Milk Products may not meet a few export orders because of last week's ferocious storm.

Love transcends language bar

Pushing the boundaries

Show goes on - Cunliffe

Shane Jones Labour leader David Cunliffe says the Shane Jones' departure is not a disaster, and won't scupper the party's election chances.

Jones, Greens exchange barbs

War of words escalates with Greens calling departing Labour MP Shane Jones sexist and saying he won't be missed.

Davis resurfaces, keen to hound Harawira

Christchurch rebuild too slow

Tightest comp in a decade - Smith

Conrad Smith This year's Super Rugby competition is shaping up to be the tightest in a decade, Conrad Smith says.

Taranaki down Pistons

The Taranaki Mountain Airs have beaten the Waikato Pistons to claim their first win of the season.

Few changes for Highlanders

Prop Franks only change

Benji Marshall

Storm would love Benji

Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy would love to have Benji Marshall but believes he's intent on Sydney.

World's first payWave suit

Move over James Bond and Maxwell Smart, this Samurai suit has a surprise up its sleeve.

Anzac Day

The quiet life

Memories of farm and family got my grandad through the war, and he never left it again.

South America

Not all dog eat dog

People seem to think planes crash frequently, have drugs on board and can't be relied upon.


Insomnia: Don't overthink it

Insomnia made my life unbearable ... and then I changed my frame of mind.

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Isolation of motherhood

Mums share their stories of feeling isolated, and what they do to try to break out of it.

Kristen Bell

Celebrity mums pose nude

A few Hollywood mums came together to inspire healthy body image, posing nude for Allure, and we have a sneak peek.

Greer Berry

Feeling the frump

I swore I would be so damned gracious and thankful when I finally fell pregnant that I now feel like an absolute idiot for what I'm about to say.

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Olivia Wilde gives birth

Actress Olivia Wilde has given birth, announcing the arrival of her baby via Twitter.

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Travel tips: Statue of Liberty

How to avoid disappointment when visiting one of New York's biggest draw cards.


Travel secrets from Kiwis

With the big OE in our blood, we can assume we're a nation filled with travel knowledge.

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Kiwis gather in Turkey

Australian and New Zealand voices are beginning to invade Backpacker Street in Istanbul.

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Between two worlds

Kiwi couple Jo Crabb and Stephen Allwood live in rural France, and in Martinborough.


'Murder' tattoo dilemma

Before his murder trial, a man wants his tattoo removed. It reads "MURDER".


Duck 'ambushed' woman

A US woman has sued her mother's neighbour over a pet duck.

Snake Island

Viper, centipede to the death

Reptile researchers stumble across remains of vicious battle which saw two predators literally devour each other.

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Houseboat weighs anchor

The owner of this makeshift houseboat says he has no job, draws no benefit and wants a quiet life.

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