April 18 2014, updated 12:42pm

Easter road toll rises to 3 after two Canterbury deaths ... Read more

Storm 'like a hurricane hit'

West coast

State of emergency may be declared on the West Coast, with storm damage compared to that of a hurricane.

Bad start to Easter on the roads

White crosses, death, road toll, grave The Easter road toll has risen to three after two deaths in Canterbury.

Kids home as house fire-bombed

Fire bomb/molotov cocktail Police are examining the remnants of a fire bomb thrown at a Palmerston North home.

Chelsea Clinton pregnant

Chelsea Clinton Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, is expecting a baby.

Earth-like planet breakthrough

Nasa Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected.

Worry over missing teen

Demetrius Masiutama Police continue to be concerned for the welfare of an East Auckland 14-year-old boy who has not been seen in weeks.

Woman, kids sought over thefts

Police believe a woman and her two children have been stealing from open homes around West Auckland.

New social housing accord

Kiwis go for mystery

Fire bomb/molotov cocktail

Kids home as house fire-bombed

Police are examining the remnants of a fire bomb thrown at a Palmerston North home.

Blues lock Tuipulotu emerges

Blues lock Patrick Tuipulotu has recovered from his knee injury, and will use his athletic stature and ability against the Hurricanes tonight.

Ferry captain faces questioning

Lee Joon-seok Captain of South Korean ferry which sank with 475 people aboard faces probe amid claims he was one of first to jump from ship.

MH370 expert sacked over bad clothes

A Canadian instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been fired partly because he "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.

Oil slick not from MH370

Three dead in Ukraine


Marijuana warning ignored

Student who jumped to his death from hotel balcony ate more than recommended serving of marijuana cookie.

New home for hotel

Grand Chancellor site Christchurch's tallest building pre-quake, the Hotel Grand Chancellor will not be rebuilt in its old spot.

Farmers urged to seek help

Mental illness among farmers is like grass staggers a top agricultural communicator claims.

$9.9m sustainable farming funding

Strong debut for Genesis

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From bean to bar to belly

The Wellington Chocolate Factory is the new kid on the block.

Are 362.5 days not enough?

easter bun I understand a business needs to make money but can you not make that money the 362.5 days a year you're open?

'As-is' sale tops $1m

A 20-year-old house considered uneconomic to repair with no insurance has sold at auction for over $1m.

World's largest curved TV revealed

High dollar keeps lid on inflation


KiwiSaver tax rules 'unfair'

Tax rates for KiwiSaver are too high and need to be lowered, a fund-management industry group says.

Mt. Gox to be liquidated

A court in Tokyo has rejected bankruptcy proceedings for the bitcoin exchange.

Playstation 4 sales top 7 million

Sony says the sales are double the number the Playstation 4 sold in the same time frame after its launch.

Mt Gox founder won't appear

Vein scanning the next big thing?

Online activists battle paedophiles

As the internet makes it easier to exchange child porn, groups are creating tools to fight it.

Introducing Louis & Dee

wedding This wedding boasts a magical proposal moment involving sparrows and the prettiest flowers we've ever seen ...

Celebrity body quirks

Who was born with a tail, and who can use their feet like an extra pair of hands?

Why this viral vid is offensive

Oz Tour: What Kate's Wearing

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The week's best & worst dressed

This may be the best batch of bests we've ever had ... the worsts? See for yourselves.

Paleo? You should be eating bugs

bug If you're really going to follow a paleo diet, you ought to be eating bugs, 'lots and lots of bugs'.

Recipe: Hot cross bun pudding

If for some crazy reason you have leftover hot cross buns this Easter, here's what to do with them.

Make your own Easter eggs

Six big food myths busted

Ford unveils tribute Mustang

Special 50th anniversary Ford Mustang coupe pays tribute to 1964 original. Special Ford Mustang coupe pays tribute to 1964 original.

Focus provides Falcon hint

Revised styling on popular sedan provides a hint at how final Ford Falcon will look.

Mercedes drops Benz

Driving caution urged

The Chuck D of Palestinian rap

rapper Tamer Nafar has given voice to a generation of young, disaffected Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line.

X-Men director accused

A former child model is accusing X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him.

Council funds punk art

Lorde meets Royals muse

Lynley Dodd

Do you know Kiwi kids books?

Show us that you know your Kiwi kids books and be in to win a fantastic prize.

Ride the rails

Germany train Don't let Europe's vast railroad system intimidate you. It's the best way to see the sights.

A taste of London

Don't forget to take your appetite for this culinary fest in London.

Jeepers peepers

Avoiding travel illness

Train travel

On the fast track

"Breakfast in London, lunch in Paris, dinner in Barcelona." I read that as nothing short of a challenge.

NZ's own Saving Private Ryan

hunter The Hunter family provided many sons for war. Five sons served and sadly, only one came home.

Changes to tax system key

It's hard to narrow an election down to one issue, but on the whole it's mostly about tax.

A NZ president? Overkill

You gotta have garlic

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Pink hues over Paihia

Greg McCabe took this photo as the sun rose over Paihia.

Killing the evil weevil

The path of the clover root weevil is easily detected by its distinctive U-shaped notches on clover leaves. Scientists suck up nearly 500,000 wasps from Canterbury paddocks to fight a clover root weevil infestation on Southland farms.

Moths, beetles rid farm of ragwort

Once covered in ragwort, a Manawatu farm is now almost free of the stock-threatening weed thanks to the introduction of moths and beetles.

Farmers urged to seek help

$9.9m sustainable farming funding

New social housing accord

rent A new entity set up to make housing affordable in Christchurch could lead to millions in revenue.

Benefit figures at 5-year low

Benefit figures are at a five year low due to some people finding employment and others having their benefits cut.

Labour auctions Tongan king's wine

'New low' for PM - Greens

Nonu ruled out of Blues

Ma'a Nonu Ma'a Nonu has been ruled out of tonight's match against the Hurricanes in Wellington through injury.

V8 restart rules scrapped

V8 Supercars' controversial new restart rules have been scrapped in favour of a return to last year's format.

Lydia Ko tied for 14th

Saints take revenge on Sharks

Patrick Tuipulotu

Tuipulotu looming large

In any combat arena, size helps. So, too, does athleticism. Luckily Patrick Tuipulotu has both in spades.

Germany train

Ride the rails

Don't let Europe's vast railroad system intimidate you. It's the best way to see the sights.

Patrick Tuipulotu

Tuipulotu looming large

In any combat arena, size helps. So, too, does athleticism. Luckily Patrick Tuipulotu has both in spades.


Scotland on foot

"Three weeks ... in Scotland?" more than one person asked, with a touch of doubt. Absolutely.


Separate beds

Warmth and security? We have flannel pajamas and deadbolts now.

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