July 31 2014, updated 1:10pm

Christopher Gunness

When it's just too much to bear

After being asked about childrens' deaths in Gaza, the UN official's chin quivered. Then he fell apart.

We have hearts, occasionally they break

'Where's mum?'

 Sina Nerisa Solomona 1:10pm The killing of a solo mother divided a family, divided a community and left behind a child who'll never know her mother.

Whittakers recall chocolate slabs

12:58pm Whittakers recalls a batch of mini slabs after blue plastic was found in some bars.

TV boss takes blame for blunder

12:38pm Broadcaster apologises for NZ's 600th medal oversight but backs his cuddly presenters.

Ex-Green claims Craig spoof

11:50am Former candidate, who once told Judith Collins "kill yourself", says he's behind colincraig.co.nz.

The Wests return to TV screens

1:01pm After six incredible seasons, Outrageous Fortune has gained funding for one more. A prequel.

Death a mystery

Police Detectives investigate man's "unexplained, unusual" death at Christchurch residential home.

Man flees with baby in car

Police arrest man who led a high-speed car chase through Whangarei with a baby in his car.

Knifeman on the run

High winds cause havoc

Sonja Russell

Mother in custody

Christchurch mother, 24, remanded in custody after allegedly stabbing a man in the stomach last night.

Orlando Bloom lashes out at Bieber

Was it this kiss from 2 years ago that led to Miranda Kerr's ex Orlando Bloom to try to punch singer Justin Bieber at an Ibiza restaurant? Grainy footage shows the altercation.

All at sea over fishing 'slavery' bill

Fish A bill outlawing slave labour-like fishing in NZ will pass into law despite a "cock-up" in communication.

Beehive Live: July 31

On the last sitting day of the 50th New Zealand Parliament, we reflect on the past term.

Alcohol limits to be cut

Enabling the disabled to vote

Ex-Green claims Craig spoof

Former candidate, who once told Judith Collins "kill yourself", says he's behind colincraig.co.nz.

Boy shot and killed while he slept

US police, emergency A sleeping eight-year-old boy has been fatally shot in the latest gun violence in Detroit.

Gaza school attack 'outrageous'

Survivors of attack on Gaza sanctuary left to hunt for body parts of the 15 dead to bury.

Liberia in lockdown over Ebola

Fears over drug-resistant malaria

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris' sentence stands

Victims of Rolf Harris let down by decision not to appeal his "lenient" sentence, groups say.

Property market slowing?

houses for sale Residential land developer CDL Investments expects property sales to soften in coming months.

OceanaGold turns profit around

The gold and copper miner has posted a first-half profit of US$56.8 million (NZ$66.9m).

Cheesemakers raise the bar

Crowdfunding gets tick

Greg Beaton

Working dogs in demand

Dozens of cockies go looking for working dogs at the 57th annual sale of heading and huntaway dogs.

Westpac wins best-value gong

The red bank's digital offerings won praise from ratings agency Canstar.

KiwiSavers warned on fees

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

Health insurance revamp

Taxes on savings 'fairness' issue

Cheesemakers raise the bar

Miles Janet King Wairarapa sheep farmers become pioneers in their field.

Selling your business to a client

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

New head for SODA Inc.

'Society-changing' firm wins big

Who pays for piracy crackdown?

Malcolm Turnbull suggests Australia's anti-piracy scheme be modelled on New Zealand's.

What's a group selfie called?

In contrast to one-person selfies, group shots are "more about the relationship, and less about you and your hair".

Tor admits attack

Arcade to art gallery

Ex-Green claims Craig spoof

Former candidate, who once told Judith Collins "kill yourself", says he's behind colincraig.co.nz.

3D tech for a better-fitting bra

Bra It is no secret that bra fitting can be a pain – literally – but a new study is planning to change all that.

Political muppetry

If our parliament were to be filled with Muppets, then which Muppets would align themselves with which parties?

Aussie model's naked message

Call for obesity to be disability

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Healthy foods you're overeating

If you relax portion sizes with 'healthy' foods, you just might be undoing all your good nutritional work.

When a car came at our house

reno Our real-life renovation columnist recalls the first bit of 'demo' work that was done to his doer-upper.

Nicole in holy smoke screen

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

Chairs that look, feel like skin

Luxury in Heathcote Valley

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Talking to your house

There’s not much that smartphones can’t do these days, apart from making you dinner. Or can they?

Four ultimate crimes against food

crimes Behold the most abominable food creations of all time: poultry is a key player.

Jumbo a piece of cake

It was the elephant in the room that everyone wanted to talk about.

Your dairy-free recipe joy

The top five Food Show trends

Sheep milk - better for ewe

milking ewes kingsmeade Sheep milk holds out the promise of being a potential money maker for New Zealand farmers, with the bonus of a lower ecological impact.

Wild wind behind rural fires

Firefighters kept busy as winds up to 130kmh level powerlines and fuel scrub fires over Canterbury.

Time to trim the fat

Working dogs in demand

Bieber taunts Bloom: You crybaby!

Justin/Orlando Justin Bieber has posted an image on Instagram of Orlando Bloom crying.

Pharrell is happy with that

Kiwi retirees' charming version of Happy gets a big lift after a shout out from the man himself.

How much TV do kids watch?

Disney's treasures

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Why Big Bang is delayed

Production on a new season of The Big Bang Theory is being delayed.

The kids are all right

Travel with kids A bit of planning can take the stress and tears out of travelling with children.

Solve US airport issues, get paid

Think you have a better way to run airport security? The TSA may pay you US$5,000 for it.

Airport to track passengers

The worst time to take a selfie

Mexico

Stop kidding yourselves

You might think you 'know' a country when visiting, but you're really inside a 'travel bubble'.

What makes my vote tick

Winston Peters Karl Hutchins says he'll be lining up to vote this year, and hopes to see Winston as King Maker again.

Review: RNZB's Allegro

Grace, space and hip hop, the Royal New Zealand Ballet's mixed bill is a set of high class delights.

Take a 'harden up pill'

Is Latta worth a watch?

Kara and Bear

Rescue pup's new bestie

A five-month-old rescue dog turns an irritated 'only child' Labrador into a doting mother figure.

It's a keeper

The purchase of a rare Traveller has concluded Ian Rookes' Morris Minor collection. The purchase of a rare Traveller has concluded Ian Rookes' Morris Minor collection.

Flying axe lodges in dashboard

Secure your load or this could happen.

Lotus 7 dream comes true

Enjoyable round of Golf

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Jaguar unleashes F-Type

An "intimidating" sports car was trailed by helicopter searchlights through Auckland streets last night.

Stars remain out of position

Richie McCaw Richie McCaw to play 6, Dan Carter 12 for Crusaders in Super Rugby final against the Waratahs.

Injury offers 'valuable time'

All Blacks coach finds positives in likely season-ending shoulder injury of prop Tony Woodcock.

Tahs pack tipped to 'dominate'

Kiwis bag 600 - still more to go

Valerie Adams

Val Adams wins NZ's 600th

A golden throw of 19.88m secures champion shotputter a special place in NZ's Games history.

Moata Tamaira

Political muppetry

If our parliament were to be filled with Muppets, then which Muppets would align themselves with which parties?

Arcade to art gallery

Documentary director says he was not hooked as a gamer until he recognised their artistic value.

Endometriosis cells courtesy euthman/flickr

Take a 'harden up pill'

Kate Hegarty was told it was normal cramps - even though the pain made her vomit and faint.

Travel with kids

The kids are all right

A bit of planning can take the stress and tears out of travelling with children.

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