April 23 2014, updated 9:29pm

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Marshall, Blues agree release

Benji Marshall admits he never grasped the technical aspects of rugby and doubted his ability.

Superstar on the wane Storm role?

Debris washes ashore

Samuel Archibald 8 min ago Debris has washed up on the coast of Western Australia, raising hopes it may be from the missing flight MH370.

Kidnap suspect flees

A man arrested over an alleged violent kidnapping of a woman has escaped police custody.

Body found in Akld creek

7:57pm Man's body found in creek on North Shore, but specialist team needed to recover it from site.

'Indecent acts' in the classroom

Auckland schoolteacher charged with committing "indecent acts" in his classroom.

Assault on former All Black alleged

Two men are charged with assault with intent to injure former All Black Justin Marshall.

Driveway death plea

driveway accident Otahuhu Safety groups issue urgent warning after a spate of child deaths in NZ.

Jail for torture trio

Trio tortured teen by burning circles on his body, shaving his head and sticking him with pins.

Crime drops after liquor law change

White powder was flour

Anzac Day

Anzac weather reprieve

Dry weather looks to be on the way for Anzac Day dawn services around much of the country.

Gisele sings

The official, slightly awkward, music video from Gisele & Bob Sinclar for 'Heart of Glass'

Prince Charles at Gallipoli?

prince charles Prince Charles tipped to attend the 100th anniversary of Gallipoli landings in 2015.

Veteran NZ guide backs sherpas

Veteran NZ hiking guide slams the "plans of wealthy white men", saying they are insignificant compared with the loss of 13 sherpas on Mt Everest.

Ukraine to begin crackdown

'One of worst abuse cases ever'

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New Washington guessing-game

The US government has many secrets. The White House Easter Egg Roll has created another one.

Kiwi gets a boost

Nz dollars NZ dollar jumps against the aussie after soft data casts doubt on rate rises across the Tasman.

Court orders $14m to Maori land trust

A Maori businesswoman who made the New Year's honours list plans to appeal against a court decision ordering her to pay almost $14.5 million to a Maori land trust.

Migration boom rolls on

Macraes mine collapse investigated

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Georgie Pie serves McDonald's well

Relaunch of Georgie Pie helps boost fast food chain's sales, but annual profit is down.

Small property investors hit

mortgage "Mum and Dad" property investors could be hit by the next raft of clampdowns on mortgage lending.

Easter shopping sweet

Retailers had an extra sweet Easter this year in the capital, with spending up by more than $2 million from the holiday weekend last year.

Coffee truck business fills niche

Kiwi investors take new interest

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Not ready for $5 coffee

If the prospect of a price rise has you spluttering into your latte, you can try to keep the cost down.

Kiwi XP use drops

Trade Me says the proportion of its visitors using Windows XP computers has dipped below 10 per cent for the first time.

Apple environmental initiative

Company highlights the ways it is increasing its reliance on alternative power sources and sending less electronic junk to landfills.

Police selfie campaign backfires

Vevo viewership hits six billion

Greens crowdsource internet bill

Website first to allow New Zealand public to shape party policy.

She's not good at everything

gisele We thought Gisele Bundchen was superhuman but, well, she can't sing ...

George's 20 cutest moments

His chubby little cheeks had us at hello, here are his best moments.

Miranda Kerr's beauty secrets

Oz Tour: What Kate's Wearing


Posture: Don't sit up straight

Getting headaches, muscle pain and feeling sluggish? Well the key to fixing them all may be in your posture.

Leek, spinach & ricotta cannelloni

pasta This gorgeous vegetarian dish will become a firm family fave.

The perfect hard boiled egg

A how-to, with a heaping side of geekery.

Recipe: Beef it up

Win! A slick coffee machine

In-built burnout mode

Ford Mustang burnout Ford's upcoming Mustang features an industry-first performance feature: burnout mode.

Basin flyover warning

Australian architect says building the Wellington's Basin Reseve flyover would be like putting a motorway beside the Sydney Opera House.

Proof of life after Holden

Safety first with sirens

The rapper of the moment

Future His new album 'Honest' puts Future well and truly at the centre of the hip-hop universe.

GoT will survive shocking scene (spoiler)

The reaction to this week's Game of Thrones episode has been heartening, but it appears deliberate.

Filming in honour of Paul

Katy Perry 'panting like a dog'


More star cameos for Girls

A popular songstress and a controversial model are in talks to appear on Girls. Can you guess who they are?

Tourist's taboo tattoo

Buddha A Buddha tattoo has gotten a British woman kicked out of Sri Lanka.

Cebu plans direct NZ flights

Philippines budget airline Cebu plans to launch direct services to Auckland next year.

Armrests out

Baggage drop scandal

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Worth the splurge

Want to get more bang for your travel buck? Here's a few ways to consider.

Anzac Day: The touchstone

Anzac Day For Bart Couprie attending Anzac Day Dawn Parades as a child set him on a path of service and honour.

When good films go bad

You know that film - it's not necessarily bad, in fact it's almost good. Until that one scene ruins it all.

Travel secrets from Kiwis

Let the kids do it themselves


Who's ready for England?

The Sweet Chariot hits town in June and Steve Hansen's wider training squad will be growing firmer in his mind.

Exports down, value up

Lamb carcases. The value of New Zealand's lamb exports rose 11 per cent in the first half of the 2013-14 year, despite fewer lambs.

New plant starts production

The first products have rolled off the factory floor at a new $120m Fonterra UHT milk-processing plant in Waikato.

'Massive task' ahead

'Albino' kumara grown

Jones job offer 'not shot at Labour'

Shane Jones PM John Key is denying Shane Jones was shoulder-tapped primarily to disrupt the Labour Party. | Party in crisis | Colourful career

Departure screams party 'crisis'

Disarray. There is no other word to describe the mess the Labour Party plunged into last night.

'Bully Cunliffe' tweet history

Crime drops after liquor law change

Parker gets ringside seat

Shannon Briggs Joseph Parker got his hands on the world heavyweight belts - and a taste of the bizarre circus surrounding them.

Auckland gearing up

V8 Supercar fans got to meet their favourite drivers today before the upcoming four day ITM 500.

Beale to face Blues

St Kilda loving Wellington.

Benji Marshall

Marshall, Blues agree release

Benji Marshall admits he never grasped the technical aspects of rugby and doubted his ability.


The rapper of the moment

His new album 'Honest' puts Future well and truly at the centre of the hip-hop universe.


Where childhood is a full-time job

Do your kids complain about their chores? Tell them to read this article.


The battle for Delhi's bellies

There's a battle brewing in the fine-dining kitchens of India, pitting the old against the new.

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Last stand in Homs

Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs.

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Most expensive daycare?

This day care in New York costs almost as much in tuition as Harvard University.

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Final thumbs up

A teenager charting his fight against cancer has farewelled his thousands of Facebook followers with a final thumbs up.

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Starting to walk

Parents always place so such emphasis on this milestone. It is one of the big ones, but it doesn't really matter when it happens.


Worst bully advice ever?

Don't defend yourself, don't tell anyone and mock yourself when a bully attacks you, this was actual advice sent home with students.

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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.


Auckland's best breweries

They say beer should be drunk within the shadow of the brewery.


Duck 'ambushed' woman

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

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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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Leopard on the loose

Dramatic video shows a leopard running amok on a roof as panicked villagers run for their lives.

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