July 31 2014, updated 11:28pm

Kiwis at Commonwealth Games

Race for Games medal No. 600

Eclectic bunch of Kiwis in with a chance of winning sought-after 35th medal in Glasgow.

Day 6 highlights

Alcohol limits to be cut

alcohol generic 11:28pm Legislation to lower adult drink-driving limits from December 1 has passed its final reading in Parliament.

Dotcom told to tell all

Judge orders internet mogul to reveal his entire fortune to a group of Hollywood music and film studios.

Home, at long last

Grumpy and tired but happy to be home, the passengers of Air New Zealand flight NZ9 have landed. | Staff told to lift game

Kiwis in action on Day 7

Kiwi shot put sensation Valerie Adams is expected to nail gold on Day 7 in Glasgow.

Devoy slams ACT for Maori attacks

Race relations commissioner hits out at ACT attacks on Maori as "grotesque and inflammatory".

Govt: We'll fix Novopay

Minister Responsible for Novopay Steven Joyce Government to take over school payroll after the company running it refused to pay more to fix it.

Crews battle scrub fire

Five tankers have been sent to the scene of a major scrub fire in South Canterbury.

Crewe murders still a mystery

CAA not questioned


Taking tea with tigers

Tiger fans will have a rare chance to see the big cats up close during a special breakfast at Auckland Zoo.

Air NZ passengers arrive home

Air NZ passengers who have been stranded in Hawaii since Sunday arrive home.

Ryall bows out after 24 years

Tony Ryall Health Minister Tony Ryalls recalls career highlights as colleagues pay tribute to long-serving MP.

NZ helps protect Pacific fisheries

NZ is committed to monitoring illegal fishing in the Pacific, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.

Will you vote in this election?

Labour would hike minimum wage

Craig's satirical site spat

Satirical website refuses to say who is behind parody of Conservative leader Colin Craig.

15 killed as shells hit school

bomb school Israeli strike hits a UN school where hundreds of Palestinians had sought refuge. | Israelis back leader

MH17: New leader for Donetsk's rebels

A former intelligence officer wanted for subversion and deadly repression by two of Russia’s neighbours has taken charge in eastern Ukraine.

Stepfather jailed for pornographic images

150 feared buried in landslide

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Israelis embrace Gaza war

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is riding a massive wave of popularity. | Neighbourhood destroyed | Heavy bombardment

Hart's assets on block

Graeme Hart The country's richest man mulls selling three businesses that could bring in almost US$10 billion.

Trade Me changes property fees

Trade Me has partially backtracked on controversial fee changes it tried to impose on real estate agents last year.

Caring, sharing firms preferred

Sexually harassed worker paid $20K

Mainfreight Founder/Executive Chairman Bruce Plested (right) and managing director Don Braid (middle, right), meet shareholders at the Mainfreight AGM held at Villa Maria Estate, Auckland....

Mainfreight optimistic

Trucking and logistics firm Mainfreight says all regions of its global business are expected to outperform last year's result.

KiwiSavers warned on fees

Kiwisaver Fees are easier to compare under a new reporting regime, and big differences have been found.

Health insurance revamp

NZ's biggest life insurer will effectively pay customers' health insurance if they don't claim on a new policy.

Taxes on savings 'fairness' issue

Lowdown on your credit

Selling your business to a client

Generic money When you're ready to make an exit, can you make the ultimate sale to one of your customers?

New head for SODA Inc.

Claire McGowan has been appointed chief executive of the Waikato-based business incubator.

'Society-changing' firm wins big

Blueberry beer? Tell us more

Facebook to shut Gifts service

World's largest social network will shut its 2-year-old Gifts shop next month.

Police want assets forfeited

NZ police want Kim Dotcom asset freeze to stay, regardless of the outcome of US court cases.

The world's got his number

One thing iPhone 6 will not have

The Last of Us live

Sony has released the video of The Last of Us' stage show for all to see.

Miranda's latest words of wisdom

Miranda Kerr Step away from the cookies... according to Aussie health nut Miranda Kerr, the key to female empowerment is diet.

Smart women, better marriages?

Scientists have had us believe that successful, confident educated women have less success in love. Really?

New dolls set to empower

'Who took this hideous picture?'


When husbands want less sex

You ask yourself, 'What's wrong with me? Aren't I attractive? Why isn't he like all the other guys?'

Chairs that look, feel like skin

chair Oh, and they even smell like a human. Would you have one in your lounge?

Luxury in Heathcote Valley

Sprawling across 840 square metres, there's plenty of room for guests - the problem is they'll never want to leave.

Let's live in ... Avonhead

Meet the new The Block teams

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Nicole in holy smoke screen

Residents of the high rise where the famous couple own units have been dragged into an incense burning row.

The top five Food Show trends

chelsea This year it's all about juicing, blending and eating natural fats: here's what you'll find at Auckland's Food Show.

Giving tea a break

The time-honoured cuppa is making a new appearance in cocktails and canapes.

Jumbo a piece of cake

Almond milk: a new diet staple?

Westland to better Fonterra?

Rod Quin West Coast dairy co-operative makes a wide payout prediction which at its upper end tops Fonterra's reduced $6kg milk price.

Sheep theft charges

Seven people charged with stealing stock, slaughtering them and selling the meat.

Stock crashes spark warning

Income drop to hurt

Beyonce silences gossips

Beyonce Beyonce Knowles has once again put rumours to rest her marriage is on the rocks.

The Voice winner fights back

The Voice Australia winner Anja Nissen is so busy, she hasn't even heard her record yet.

TMNT shocking 9/11 promo fail

Is Kiefer a good or a bad boy?

Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom

Bloom 'throws punch' at Bieber

Orlando Bloom may not be a Belieber after footage appears to show him throwing a punch at the singer.

Putting playfulness in balance

Wanderlust Festival A buff man in underpants performs yoga. A striking woman plays violin and another walks a tightrope.

Rats on the rampage

So bold they romp on the grass in daylight, defying death threats from workers and scaring tourists.

Jetstar sorry for drug warning

Avoiding plane crashes

Mount Kirkjufell, Iceland

17 majestic mountains

There's so much beauty in the world, if you just look up - unless you're a city-dweller.

Privacy wins over right to vote

Polling booth The very freedom I am supposed to be voting for is taken away from me by the intrusion into my privacy.

My cat comes when I whistle

Catherine Steensma's cat - named Ninja - will also shake hands, play fetch, catch and come for walks.

Black Ferns five-peat threat

Have you pimped your ride?

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Top five reader comments

Could we blast Paul Henry into space? Our readers ask the important questions in today's top comments.

The Kiwi car-do attitude

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New Ferrari unveiled in NZ

After weeks of rave reviews overseas, Ferrari has launched its new roadster in NZ.

Where tuning is illegal

Threats, intimidation at drop-off

Paper deliveryman stopped in car on footpath.

News becomes the news

News not good for newspaper deliveryman stopped while driving on footpath to deliver latest edition.

Opinions divided over sevens

Sonny Bill Williams NZ rugby divided on how many top players should be made available for the Olympics.

Plans unchanged for Parker

NZ heavyweight remains set to spar in Las Vegas, despite still being stuck in NZ ahead of next week's fight in the US.

Teens savour Games glory

Smith back on the park

Nemani Nadolo

Nadolo could haunt Waratahs

Nemani Nadolo's Australian accent is one sign the Waratahs' decision to let him go could haunt them.

We're all guinea pigs

The fact is, big companies use customers as unwitting guinea pigs all the time.


A journey through India

A raconteur chauffeur is by far the best companion to have on the road.

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Grieving after miscarriage

Having a miscarriage launched me into the world of what if. I don't know if I could cope with another pregnancy.

Pop screamers

Pop's hysterical howlers

Screaming female pop fans have more in common with male sports fans than you may think.

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After a miscarriage, men too feel the pain, but feel they need to be strong for their partners.


TTC: Let's talk sex

It's ironic that the one thing you need to do more of to have a baby is harder to do the longer it takes.

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Working hard to achieve

Miss K's cartoon watching might be on hold for the Comm Games, but they show the value of hard work.


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An inspiring place to visit

Bosnia has faced hardship and heartbreak, but the spirit of the nation will make anyone a big fan.

A pilgrim in Wellington

Kaushiki Roy has travelled far, but a walk up Mt Victoria is its own kind of pilgrimage.

Reptile surprise in curry

Chefs serve up a special take on the traditional chicken curry to workers on Fiji's Malolo island.


The simple life for us

Running an eco lodge in the Andes is a great family lifestyle.


What was Veldette?

For decades a council believed a dog was buried in a human grave - only it was a horse.

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Giant bum farts at France

An idiosyncratic British inventor has off a flatulent noise across the English channel.

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Lizard sex satellite adrift in space

Mission control has lost contact with a satellite full of geckos who may (or may not) be copulating.

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LeBron's cupcake apology

NBA star sends community 800 cupcakes to apologise for a media circus.

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