Bali nine pair moved for execution

4:19 PM  While Australia still fights for their reprieve, the Bali nine drug duo were "ready to go".

Cheating man stabbed

JAILED: Sonja Russell stabbed her partner because he was cheating on her.

4:21 PM  A mother-of-two who stabbed her partner has been jailed for two years and eight months.

'Discount spying claims', says Key

4:38 PM  PM says he can "guarantee" claims about spying will be wrong.

RSA booze battle resolved

5:00 PM  Inner-city residents give Chch war veterans the all clear to serve drinks at new RSA.

First date sleepover for pair video

Picton's most popular love story looks set to continue. 'All cuddly' on first date

Colin Craig denies rumours

3:30 PM  Newly re-instated Conservative leader says talk of a bid to replace him is "intriguing".


Accused filled cans with petrol

ACCUSED: Shivneel Kumar and Bryne Permal

Jury hearing the case of a man burnt to death has been shown video footage of one of the defendants filling petrol can.

Tourist swimmers scrutinised

Move over foreign drivers - now tourist swimmers are under the spotlight, following complaints in Rotorua.

Court generic, NZ court

'Guilty my bro'

3:30 PM  Drink-driver who crashed and killed his passenger during police chase pleads guilty to manslaughter.


Katy Perry launches $170 onesie

Singer cashes in on the freestyling "Left Shark" from her Super Bowl perfomance with pricey novelty item.


Bali Nine pair's execution nears

SECURITY PLUS: Indonesian policeguard the fence line of Ngurah Rai International airport during the transfer of Bali Nine duo Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan

4:17 PM  Clemency looking unlikely as death row pair make their grim final journey.

Dead homeless man 'ex-con'

3:58 PM  Reports say dead man was an ex-con and using a stolen French passport.

Members of Nemtsov family stand pay their last respects at the coffin of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was murdered on a bridge just few steps from the Kremlin on February 27.

Slain Putin critic laid to rest video

Mourners call slaying of Boris Nemtsov a "watershed" that has left them afraid for future of Russia.


Auckland housing plan on track

BELOW ITS PEAK: But the number of dwelling consents issued in Auckland is back at 2006 levels after a decade of little growth.

15 min ago  Government and council say they're on track with strategy to ease Auckland's housing shortage.

Aus central bank probes spike

4:27 PM  Aussie dollar spikes moments before the RBA releases its decision on rates.

NOT BUDGING: Vodafone is sticking by its claim it has the largest 4G mobile network in new billboards.

Size matters for telcos

4:30 PM  Vodafone and Spark trade fresh blows over which has the biggest 4G network.


Few power customers switch

ON THE FENCE: Kiwis are fairly passive about switching power companies compared with consumers in the US.

Kiwi consumers are 'relatively passive' about looking for a better deal, despite fierce competition among firms.

Securing the card you 'rent'

There's something in your pocket that does not belong to you, though you may not realise it.

Auckland house prices up 13pc

Rate rises are starting to hurt

small business

Do you want that X factor?

Julie-Anne Black views charisma as an unparalleled attribute.

The right amount of charm can win over clients, inspire staff and drive great business achievements.

The man behind Clooney's rise

This Aussie shoe maker is the reason many stars are tall, if not dark and handsome.

A business with an edge

Stop stress becoming toxic


Size matters for Vodafone, Spark

NOT BUDGING: Vodafone is sticking by its claim it has the largest 4G mobile network in new billboards.

4:30 PM  Vodafone and Spark trade fresh blows over which has the biggest 4G mobile network.

Dollhouse to make sparks

Toy house with parts you wire yourself aimed at getting girls interested in engineering at a young age.

ScreamRide: Microsoft Studios.

Buckle up for a ScreamRide

REVIEW: Although this rollercoaster sim has its ups and downs, for the most part it stays on track.

life & style

Katy Perry launches $170 onesie

CASHING IN: The $170 "Left Shark" onesie.

4:51 PM  Singer cashes in on the freestyling "Left Shark" from her Super Bowl perfomance with pricey novelty item.

Cate pulls off Superman look video

Actress could easily move into undies modelling, if her appearance on The Ellen Show is anything to go by.

A DIVISIVE WORD: The term "drama" can quickly become a substitute for calling the other person "crazy" or "irrational".

'You're just causing drama'

3:28 PM  Sometimes drama is real. But sometimes, it's a word used by men to shut down discussion.

well & good

How to make meal planning easy

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How to eat well without being chained to the kitchen or breaking the bank.

What to eat after a workout

Whether trying to lose weight or bulk up, the last thing you want is to undo all of your hard work post-training.

While we started out strong, with searches relating to health and wellbeing peaking in the first week of January, our interest has already begun to wane.

Interest in self-improving wanes

If Google search habits mirror our actual habits, then our new year's resolutions need some resuscitating.

home & property

Shades of grey for your home gallery


If a colourful interior is not your thing, then stylish monochrome might be just right for you.

Before & after: retouching gallery

Even if many don't agree, these photos show that digital retouching in real estate is a necessity.


Buying or selling a first pad? gallery

One of the experts from Our First Home shares some advice for those on either sides of the property fence.

food & wine

Baking treats with whole-wheat

Blueberry and ricotta scones

Use this flavoursome flour to make hearty and nutritious snacks, like these blueberry and ricotta scones.

Recipe: crispy cheese chicken

This flavour-packed dinner, with parmesan-breaded chicken and red cabbage salad, is super speedy.

Everything to know about tahini

World Cup food: NZ vs Aus

nz farmer

Another fruit fly found

MORE EXPECTED: MPI staff have set traps on fruit trees in the Grey Lynn area.

3:45 PM  The 11th fruit fly has been found in Auckland, and traps are expected to catch more.

Formula maker profit dives

4:18 PM  China's Beingmate, in which Fonterra is set to take a stake, sees profit fall 91pc.

Fonterra dairy prices creep up

Farm wouldn't meet standards


J-Law is his first in 30 years

EYEING ANOTHER OSCAR: Jennifer Lawrence lands lead role in Steven Spielberg's new biopic.

It's been a long time between leading ladies for Steven Spielberg.

Details in wine-glass death

Further details have emerged about the death of R&B singer Charmayne Maxwell, who fell while holding a wine glass.

SPOCKED: Leonard Nimoy sketched on a bank note.

Canadians are "spocking a five"

3:37 PM  Canadians are urged to stop honouring Leonard Nimoy by defacing banknotes.


Singapore's best noodle dish

Foodie heaven: In a city where delicious food is abundant; planning where to have lunch or dinner is almost like an art form. Pictured, Maxwell Food Centre.

Would ask for french fries in France? No? So why would you ask for Singaporean noodles in the Lion City?

10 things to do in the Islands

While the Cooks Islands are known for their weather, their culture shines even on a rainy day.

Abisko, just north of Kiruna, is known as one of the best places on Earth to see the northern lights.

An Arctic town in the limelight

In Sweden, there are people who say that you can hear the northern lights.

stuff nation

Iraq a 'false dilemma' stuff nation

JOHN KEY: The decision on Iraq wasn't as black and white as he made it out to be.

John Key thinks it's a choice between sending troops to Iraq and joining the enemy. It's not.

Wanaka's the winner stuff nation

What's the best place to live in New Zealand? For Lily Waters, it has to be Lake Wanaka.

A cat carries a fish on Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture in southern Japan February 25, 2015. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one. Picture taken February 25, 2015.  To match story JAPAN-CATS/  REUTERS/Thomas Peter (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TRAVEL)

Top 5 animal comments

4:00 PM  A cat island, a spider vs a snake, and a lucky labradoodle. It's not the apocalypse, it's top comments.


Aston Martin's track-only Vulcan

ON TRACK: Aston Martin's Vulcan is aimed at the very top of the track day warrior market.

Aston Martin's latest limited edition is only the wealthiest of track day warriors.

Bentley's EXP 10 concept coupe gallery

Bentley may add fifth model to its lineup - the EXP 10.

ARMOUR ALL: The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show today.

Maybach unveils S600 Pullman

The limited-edition limo that will cost at least NZ$1 million in armored form.


Injury cloud hovers over Tomkins

Sam Tomkins makes a pass during a New Zealand Warriors NRL training session at Mt Smart Stadium on January 28, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand

The Warriors have potentially suffered a big blow ahead of their NRL opener, with Sam Tomkins a doubt.

Retallick ruled out for Chiefs

4:13 PM  All Black lock ruled out of the Chiefs’ Super Rugby match against the Highlanders in Hamilton on Friday night.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09:  Dean Barker speaks to the press during the Americas Cup press conference to promote the 35th america's cup at St. Pancras Renaissance hotel on September 9, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Barker signs with Russian team

Dumped Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker lands a job calling tactics on board a computer magnate's yacht.

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War-torn path to CWC cult heroism

CULT HERO: Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan.

Afghanistan bowler dodged bombs and hid his love for cricket. Now his clumsy cartwheels are rejoiced.

Michele A'Court: Men are awesome


OPINION: Men are awesome. OK, not all men, but sometimes a bunch of them do something bloody delightful.

Reason: Minnows play major role

MINNOW SUCCESS: Shaiman Anwar has impressed with the bat for tournament minnows UAE.

OPINION: Mark Reason names his best XI of the World Cup so far - and springs some interesting surprises.

India's crumbling treasure chest

TOMB OF SECRETS: The Taj Mahal endures but its little-known birthplace, in town off tourist map, crumbles slowly.

The Taj Mahal endures but its little-known birthplace, in a town off the tourist map, crumbles slowly.

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Helping your child to read

Reading time: Helping kids develop through the stages.

Reading (and writing) is very much a developmental process, which can look very different for different children, regardless of their age.

Teaching kids not to interrupt

How to teach kids not to interrupt.

It's never too early to teach kids manners, especially when entertaining. 

Will I ever go back to work?

As it turns out, I don’t much want to rejoin the paid workforce at the moment.

As it turns out, I don’t much want to rejoin the paid workforce at the moment.

Preparing to embarrass

No longer cool: When you're child goes from thinking you're fun to embarrassing.

It has come to my attention that I'll soon mortify my children.

kiwi traveller

Incredible history in Paris

Patrick Whatman at Disneyland in Paris.

Patrick Whatman moved from Wellington all the way to Paris' 11th Arrondissement.

Adventure capital of the world video

Carmen Roberts

Kiwi Carmen Roberts is bringing the world back home with her, for a bit of adventure.

Kiwis are taking flight more often

INTREPID TRAVELLER: Kiwis are packing their bags and seeing the world more often than they did before.

New Zealanders took almost 134,000 overseas trips in January, up 5 per cent on the same month a year ago

Travel tips: How to access money

TRAVEL DILEMMA: Sometimes ATMs, carrying cash, and prepaid cards aren't enough. How do you ensure you're not fussing with money on your holiday?

There are so many different cards, and so many different fees. So where do you start?


#WeaselPecker becomes online sensation


It looks like a scene from a Disney movie - but is this photo too good to be true?

Snapchat 'priest' offers confession

Snapchat, which makes a mobile application for sending photos and videos that disappear within seconds, wants to raise as much as $500 million.

A mysterious San Antonio 'priest' is offering to absolve sins digitally - by taking confessions using Snapchat.

Duang, what does it mean?

BUZZ WORD: "Duang" has many meanings, but people seem to be mainly using it as an adjective to give emphasis to the word that follows it.

Duang is taking China by storm but no-one has any idea what it is.

Daughter dug grave for will


A US woman has admitted digging up her father's grave in search of his "real will". She found only vodka and cigarettes.