July 24 2014, updated 10:21pm


Top MP's airport breach

Gerry Brownlee faces investigation after airport security breach which he offered to resign over.

Live Opinion The fallen Top gaffes

'50 Shades' appeal lost

gavel 9:42pm The Crown loses appeal in the case of a woman who claimed she was raped by her ex-husband after he pretended to be someone else.

Flight missing, 116 on board

10:21pm An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has disappeared during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers.

Body found in forest foliage

The remains of a man who has been missing for 20 years has been found among foliage in a forest in Northland.

Craig chastises candidate

9:33pm Conservative leader hauls candidate into line for threatening to name a "prominent New Zealander" with permanent name suppression.

Aussie cops to secure MH17 site

8:54pm More bodies of MH17 victims begin trip to the Netherlands, while Australia offers help securing crash site.

Dead driver named

Police An teenage driver killed in a head-on crash in Tararua has been named.

'No ill will' over death

The family of former detective Joshua Liava'a says they hold "no ill will" against the relative accused of their father's murder.

Major drug haul at routine check

Rewa rape inquiry errors

Brendan Horan

'I'm not scared of a few little papers'

Brendan Horan went down to the pub to get served - a $350,000 damages claim.

Brownlee skips airport security

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee has offered his resignation after skipping airport security while running late for his flight.

Cartoons 'negative, insulting'

Louisa Wall MP Louisa Wall is appalled the Human Rights Commission has not upheld a single complaint under its race relations section.

'Make Maori compulsory'

Mana wants Maori made compulsory in all schools and more funding for Maori immersion schools.

'I'm not scared of a few little papers'

Kids' ratings released

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A case of second-term-itis?

A contrite Gerry Brownlee must have skated very close to losing his job after his breach of airline security.

60 dead in Iraq bus attack

Iraq A shooting and bombing attack on a bus in Iraq has killed 51 prisoners and nine policemen.

TransAsia death toll rises

Leaders of China and Taiwan mourn victims of plane that crashed during a thunderstorm.

13 children die in bus crash

Persecuted woman leaves Sudan

A Palestinian woman

Palestinian death toll hits 718

Israeli tanks and warplanes have continued to bombard the Gaza Strip.

Rates rise hits homeowners

interest rates Mortgage rates head up, with the latest official interest rate increase passed on to customers.

Moa plans $5.3m capital raising

Listed brewer seeks new capital from shareholders to fund further growth.

Low deposit home loans lift

Beermakers fear tough draft rules

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South Island primed for platinum

Canadian company given go-ahead to search for precious metal in Tasman and Southland.

Veda accepts $10 credit fee cap

Credit control Credit bureau Veda has bowed to pressure to reduce its fees ahead of a change in rules.

A pause after rate rises

After four increases this year, the Reserve Bank looks set to hold the official interest rate at 3.5 per cent for a while.

ACC levy cuts better for some

Banking in the future

Living the dream

nalisha Patel A Kiwi couple design their own fairytale life, travelling the world while building a business from their laptops.

Beermakers fear tough draft rules

Craft beer faces "disastrous consequences" if beer over 6 per cent is restricted in Auckland.

Cafe culture at school

Longer parking limits wanted

Raygun detects a billion bugs

Kiwi-made error reporting tool has alerted customers to a billion software errors since its launch.

Regulators step up Google probes

EU antitrust watchdog stepping up investigations of Google's practices on several fronts.

Nats claim superior broadband

Braille phone printed

The internet is watching your cat

Cat photos. They seem so cute and fun to share online - until they give up your personal information.

The stars of the opening ceremony

Pup Amidst the fire works and synchronised-dancing, the cutest pups on the block strutted their stuff.

If adverts said it like it is...

What if the focus of ads aimed at women was being 100 per cent BS free, rather than 100 per cent fat free?

The return of the man-skirt

(Bad) sex still sells


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House of the week: Flat Bush

Hotw This couple spent almost a year sourcing design inspiration for their dream home, and the result is impressive.

7 transformations: Laundries

Before and after, these little laundries are what sweet smelling dreams are made of.

Let's live in ... Matamata

Add charm to your garden


Real life reno: The kitchen

On how to get the best bang for your buck in the heart of the home (and the bitchin' our kitchen caused).

On finding NZ's best pie

pie The hunt for the finest filled pastry offering in the country is on: so what makes a good pie?

Gorgeous gluten-free recipes

Have you got a great gluten-free recipe? Share the goodness with other wheat-free readers.

Sweetest fusion of them all

Inside a M-Chef judge's kitchen

Seeds rendered worthless

Carrots in flower for seed Some Canterbury farmers are facing big losses after bad weather ruined their seed crops.

Export suspension lifted

Alliance Group's Pukeuri plant has been given the green light to resume exports to China.

Sheep placenta beauty treatment

Bees knees

'A crimson river of warm blood' (graphic content)

Titus Andronicus It's Shakespeare's most violent play, but that wasn't warning enough for fans at London's Globe, where even a reviewer fainted.

GoT author's letter to young fan

All this 13 year old boy wants is to die a grisly death at the hands of George R.R. Martin.

Cross-Tasman tug of war

Heath Ledger immortalised

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Bindi slams 'hurtful' death account

Bindi Irwin slates cameraman's public account of the Crocodile Hunter's painful final moments.

40 scams to watch out for

barcelona Check out these common scams before your next trip, so you won't have to learn the hard way.

Oh wait, isn't that Auckland?

Auckland harbour on a summer's day - it's a beautiful image, being used to sell a US state.

Kicked off plane for tweet

Are you brave enough?

MH17 tweet


Malaysia Airlines has tweeted a poignant message, winning the support of thousands around the world.

Let's tunnel across the Strait

Creating a fixed link between the north and south islands would solve a lot of problems, says Grant McLachlan.

Cats' canine bestie missing

Jazzi has been a guardian angel to Cara Thomas' three-legged cat, and they want her back.

Highlanders hard core

One drink, lots of vomit


Top five reader comments

Jealous furballs, faking allergies and futile resistance in the face of chocolate. It's all in your top comments.

The Jay Leno car show

Jay Leno collection To say US television icon Jay Leno is obsessed by cars could be considered a vast understatement.

Darth car 'fully operational'

Life-sized "Darth Vader car" set to create a disturbance in the force.

A dream Ferrari collection

Pintos go from beast to beauty


ACC levy cuts better for some

Motorists who drive less and those with safer vehicles will benefit most from tweaks to proposed ACC levy cuts.

Cricket to stay off agenda

cricket ball International Cricket Council turns down invitation from the governing body of Comm Games.

Manly united, rumours persist

Players talk off rumours of stars wanting to quit NRL club ahead of key clash with NZ Warriors.

Quartet re-sign with Blues

Crusaders discipline crucial

Val Adams

Scotland puts on a show

Strong display of national fervour as Glasgow ushers in the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games.

Moata Tamaira

Weird for art thou?

As a tribute to Mr Yankovic's genius, behold my own song parody.

Cliff Curtis in Dark Horse.

Challenges and chess

Cliff Curtis and Boy star James Rolleston have reunited for a new film about challenges and chess.

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Jaws tourism on the rise

Despite its reputation as a predator, the great white shark brings in the tourists.

Child abuse

Three very powerful words

Three of the most powerful words we can say to survivors of violence are, "I believe you".

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A grandparent by any other name

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