September 22 2014, updated 12:22pm


Gales too much for jet

Winds hitting 111kmh make for a hairy ride into the capital's airport, as wild weather hits NZ.

Night out grounds AB

Aaron Cruden 11:45am First-five Aaron Cruden left out of All Blacks after failing to make flight to Argentina after night out drinking. | Hansen ruthless

Thief sold out by ringtone

11:54am Witness at murder trial stole cop's phone, only to be caught as it rang while she gave evidence.

Sentence angers family

11:45am Tense scenes in court as Stephen Fernyhough is jailed for killing a man in a bar room toilet.

Beehive Live: The work begins

12:08pm Parliament's preparing for the intake of new MPs and it's time to start the grip-and-grin photo ops. | Lessons for Labour | Knives out

Lundy hearing begins

10:58am Hearing will focus on scientific evidence in the retrial of Mark Lundy for family's murder.

Boy leads police chase

Police Wairarapa police led on brief chase by 13-year-old boy at the wheel of an allegedly stolen car.

Crash throws man from car

Man in critical condition with severe head injuries after smashing into ditch in North Canterbury.

National presses on with reform

Farmer's hand minced in machine

Jason Ede

'Black ops' man quits

John Key confirms Jason Ede, the staffer at the centre of the book Dirty Politics, has resigned from the party.

Cruden stood down after drinking

All Blacks first-five Aaron Cruden will miss matches against Argentina and South Africa after a late night drinking incident.

Greenhouse gases at historic high

Demonstrations around the world as greenhouse gas emissions surge to the highest levels in human history.

White House knifeman soldier

The man accused of breaking into the White House is a veteran recognised for his service in Iraq.

New phase in toddler search

Build your own Macca's burger?

'I've been crying a lot'

Mary Jorjor is no longer a mother - all seven of her children have died in fighting.

Energy shares leap

power line generic National's election win removes the threat of Labour's NZ Power proposal for a single buyer on the wholesale electricity market.

Jane Freeman leaves Pumpkin Patch

Children's clothing retailer has a changing of the board guard as the chairwoman retires and a new director arrives.

'Market-friendly' election boosts kiwi

Synlait Milk profit right on target

Open purse and money

Consumer confidence off the boil

Interest rate hikes earlier this year might be starting to be felt by households, latest survey shows.

New mortgage brake possible

house for sale The Reserve Bank is pushing a new way of restricting mortgage lending.

Bank helps families in debt

An Otahuhu, South Auckland, pilot project that helps get people off high-interest loans is being extended.

Face Value: Mayor on the money

How to speak money

Acoustic guitars sound like success

.Goldbeard Guitars owner Dave Gilberd (right) will receive business advice from former Black Cap and business owner Dion Nash (left), as part of a competition he won Dave Gilberd is a one-man-band as he labours away, now he's getting advice to expand.

Old-school recipe for modern life

A hunter's "waste not, want not" nature has seen him become an expert in home-kill, developing a range of smallgoods.

Billion-dollar hope for 'Death Star' molecules

Firm finds foundations for growth

More Facebook victims emerge

The number of people scammed through Facebook almost doubles, with fraudsters prowling popular buying and selling groups.

iPhone 6 passes 'drop' test

He was the first owner of a new iPhone 6 in Perth. And the first to drop it - right outside the store.

GCSB clarifies 'Project Speargun'

Shuttlerock opens US office

Larry Ellison steps aside at Oracle

His 37 years at the helm of the business software maker were a colourful reign marked by flamboyant behaviour and outlandish wealth.

Neither a boy nor girl

agenderstrap Kelsey Beckham, 18, is trying to live life without identifying with any gender at all.

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"I'm probably the most boring woman in the world." This is what journo-turned-prostitute Amanda Goff says of herself.

Fat, happy and fabulous

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We catch up with the South Auckland women overhauling their health four weeks into their 12 week regime.

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A block with style

strap What The Block lacks in drama, it certainly makes up for it with style over the last two seasons.

Inside Kirsten Dunst's NY home

Kirsten Dunst is renting out her chic NY apartment and it could be all yours for just NZ$15,000 a month!

New varieties for spring

Life in a new subdivision

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This party's on the house

A Christchurch street has hosted a unique party - for a house that's 150 years old.

Ricotta gnocchi pasta bake

gnocchi Like a warm Italian hug, this vegetarian ricotta and silverbeet dish is a family favourite.

Retro pleasure on a plate

Beef or pork, fried or grilled. When I was a child that was pretty much it - give or take a bake or casserole.

This beer has your number

Broadbean & orzo salad

Wine subsidies outrage

Jacob's Creek New Zealand wine companies are ratcheting up their use of an Australian government rebate.

Money's not everything

Surveys suggest farmers are not money hungry and lean more toward environmental stewardship than making big profits.

Swede risk creates planting dilemma

GM on the agenda

Watson: Men - take a stand

emma watson Emma Watson is calling for men to take a stand for gender equality at the launch of the HeForShe campaign.

Star Wars 'anti-Vietnam War'

Book spills on famous trilogy, from it being an anti-war protest to the naming of Wookiees.

Battling blindness

Election weekend

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Farrell joins True Detective

Colin Farrell has been confirmed in one of the leading roles in the second season of True Detective.

What it feels like to have a private plane

I once said I'd prefer to own a helicopter over a private jet. I take it back.

Unfriendly skies

Maybe it's because we come into brief contact with so many people. They come, they go. Anonymity brings out the worst in people.

Drunken antics divert flight

Plane aborts landing

Guardians of Lanai

There's place where the paths of two men intersect, where, in different centuries, both had a vision.

Flag change debate 'stupid'

New Zealand flag Changing the flag for the sake of it is silly. If we need anything it's unifying, not further fragmentation.

This is why I didn't vote

The election had one of the worst voter turnouts in 100 years, so why don't more people vote?

Setting sail for happiness

Trying to save troubled youth

Vibrant Milky Way awaits

Light pollution proved no obstacle to Jaxon Lane in capturing a crystal clear Milky Way under a new moon.

A steeper learning curve

Yamaha XJ6 The new XJ6-N is a not-so-gentle little LAMS bike.

Top-performing diesels

While increased road user charges are starting to stifle the benefits of diesel cars in NZ, such cars are still worth buying for the way they drive.

Pocket Audi rocket

Like driving a double bed

The Lamborghini Murcielago was a write-off.

Brand new supercar in smash

He had just bought his dream machine when this happened. And he wasn't even driving it.

Knights keen on jailed Packer

Russell Packer The Newcastle Knights have expressed an interest in re-signing jailed former Warriors prop Russell Packer.

Hansen ruthless over Cruden

All Blacks coach shows he's not afraid to make the tough calls despite team having records and titles on the line.

Balotelli taunt spurs racism

Cape Town beckons for Aussies

Aaron Cruden

Night out grounds AB

First-five Aaron Cruden left out of All Blacks after failing to make flight to Argentina after night out drinking. | Hansen ruthless

Guardians of Lanai

There's place where the paths of two men intersect, where, in different centuries, both had a vision.

Hone Harawira

Death throes, low blows

Everyone could have used some pseudoephedrine on election night.

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer shines on

The expectations for Spencer since her Oscar win in 2012 are higher.

Review: The Rover

A fairly quirky film with an excellent soundtrack, but ultimately a bit too arty.

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What do you make of the call to leave Aaron Cruden in NZ?

It's too harsh. He should have caught the next flight.

He should meet the ABs in South Africa.

It's a fitting punishment. The team comes first.

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