October 3 2014, updated 12:15am

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Sevens players plead for help

NZ rugby sevens players who were stranded in Kenya following a travel dispute head home.

Murder charge

Huntly homicide Eighteen-year-old man to appear in court charged with murder after man found dead in a Huntly backyard.

Shark bites man's arms off

Surfer loses both arms in attack by great white shark off Western Australian beach.

Court move in Cairns case

Ex-NZ cricketer Chris Cairns again denies allegations of perjury, and his case is moved to a Crown court.

One dead in West Coast crash

One person is dead and two others are injured after two cars collided on a West Coast bridge.

Powerful or too much?

Shortland St’s episode addressing youth suicide is praised by some, while others felt it went too far.

Man charged after crash

Singapore Airlines Man charged with reckless driving after two-vehicle crash involving five Singapore Airlines staff near Christchurch.

Drug delivery goes awry

A suspicious figure near a prison was chased up a tree by a police dog while carrying drugs, witness says.

Spikes stop car thief

'We want him home'

Adam Slade

Trapped granddad 'close to death'

Man stuck under 300kg slab of wood all night was pale as a ghost when rescued, his grandson says.

NZ v Australia Netball

The Silver Ferns were out-played in Invercargil beaten 42 - 59 by a strong Australian side.

Cunliffe 'not into gutter politics'

David cunliffe David Cunliffe appeals to Labour to come back from edge as it plunges into leadership race.

Beehive Live: The race is on

The date's been set for what could be bitter Labour leadership contest, while talks are going on between National and Maori Party for a deal.

New Labour leader by November

Note to Labour: it's also policy

David Cunliffe and Karen Price

Attacks herald a bitter contest

Hell hath no fury like a woman whose husband is scorned.

More than 80 had contact

About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a health spokeswoman says.

Royals consider legal action

Prince William and wife Kate threaten legal action against a photographer monitoring their son Prince George.

Kurds make gains on ground

Racist remark sparked murder

Boko Haram leader alive

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video.

ANZ moves jobs to India

ANZ The country's largest bank will not rule out "offshoring" more jobs to cheap labour as it eyes new ways to cut costs.

Vodafone hits the red

Vodafone NZ has reported a $28 million annual loss and warned there's more to come.

Suicide house censure appealed

Forced annual leave not fair


House asking prices dip

Average asking prices hit $491,050 in March but fell to $487,650 last month, Trade Me says.

House asking prices dip

coins Average asking prices hit $491,050 in March but fell to $487,650 last month, Trade Me says.

Plan now for a financially festive Christmas

Sit down and work out a budget so you don't find yourself in strife once the tinsel is packed away.

Having a house and a life

Petrol prices may soar

Stationery and booze don't mix

booze and notepads An Auckland office product store's bid to sell alcohol to workplaces is struck down by Liquor Licensing Authority.

When is it right to ditch a client?

'Never work with people you don’t like’ is a rule many business owners have learned to live by.

Building a great small business team

Connecting Kiwis in the Big Apple

Global action needed

Attack that brought Spark to its knees sign of a problem that could threaten the viability of the internet.

Kevin Smith gets bricked

Filmmaker and avid Batman fan will star in the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - as himself.

App teaches kids basic coding

Feel the force with Sims update

Demand to be anonymous

Even before Edward Snowden made headlines, a group was dedicated to making life more anonymous.

Fat suit experiment results revealing

Fat suit worn on date What happens when a woman shows up looking rather different to her Tinder pictures?

Your spelling blindspots?

We all have words which, no matter how many times we write them, will always trip us up.

Amal is the new Kate

Can a 5-minute facial work?

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6 summer trends to try

From Kate-Moss-style cheetah to florals, here are the six prints you need to pick up this season.

Celebs are #feelingnuts

nuts Prepare for your Facebook and Twitter feeds to go nuts, as the new #IceBucketChallenge has arrived.

Rescue of tar-covered dog

Sad story, happy ending: determined rescuers spend hours saving a dog caked in tar and frozen in place.

What not to say to a cancer patient

She definitely lifts, bro


5 facts on dry skin & how to stop it

It's time to bare more limb. But what are you harbouring beneath those jeans? Here's how to keep skin moist.

Who pooed in the drawer?

strap We're wondering - did our five-year-old Tasman help Alvin the dog with his rather far-fetched toilet stop?

Tour Reese's LA home

See inside Reese Witherspoon's amazing LA home while she answers Vogue's 73 questions.

Is there harmony in your home?

House of the week: Hurunui


Sold: For $1.37 million

The average doer-upper in Mt Eden that we featured on Tuesday has sold for more than expected at auction.

Get the dirt on winespeak

wine generic Want to fool dinner party guests into thinking you're a proper connoisseur? Then get to grips with these buzzwords.

Pete Evans' paleo rant

'You have ignited a spark inside me, which is now a raging fire in my belly. The warrior in me is ready'

Recipe: Skirt steak tacos

Authentic Thai taste in Chch

Zespri slam Kiwifruit claim

zespri Chairman Peter McBride has slammed the $885 million "kiwifruit claim" against the Government.

Fonterra denies stink

Fonterra has pleaded not guilty to dumping of millions of litres of milk byproduct.

Dairy drop 'kick in guts'

Manager cleared of dirty dairying

Ed Sheeran's NZ tour sells out

Ed Sheeran Fans of the British musician snap up tickets within minutes, leading to second Auckland show being announced.

Mila Kunis joins the mum club

The nerves were high when Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their baby girl.

Trailer shows star power

Pirates film heads to Aussie

KJ Apa playing Kane Jenkins

Powerful or too much?

Shortland St’s episode addressing youth suicide is praised by some, while others felt it went too far.

16 lessons for travellers

You'll learn about the world while travelling, but you'll learn more about yourself.

French museums to open 24/7

France's top three most visited museums will soon open seven days a week.

NY: Top culinary spot

Fictional spots you can visit

Yoga obsessed need not apply

I'm no yoga enthusiast. But after a few lessons, I'm calm, relaxed, content and completely "zen-ed" out.

Top five reader comments

Celebrities are #feelingnuts Bike wars, work office booze supplies and cancer awareness all make the chart for today's top comments.

Facing your own mortality

Months after my final clearance from the oncologist I was diagnosed with secondary cancer and told it's incurable.

Timelapse star trails shine

5 Welly cycling deathtraps

Christchurch Cathedral and post quake CBD in rebuild mode.

Dear John letter to Chch

People are trying Christchurch, but we are fighting a battle we are quickly running out of strength to fight.

Tiny car jumps drawbridge

Driver jumps tiny car across opening drawbridge A driver's inattention has led to a drawbridge stunt that would not be out of place on a movie set.

Mustang sallies forth

Our own Dave Moore has been in LA testing what he believes is the least American Mustang ever made and finds it is better than expected.

Gilding the sales lily

Hoeft shifts into top gear

Arras Tunnel

Cyclists flout tunnel ban

Wellington cyclists are putting themselves in danger by pedalling through the newly opened Arras Tunnel.

Thrush, Moody get chances

Jeremy Thrush, Joe Moody Two injury-enforced changes, rewards for strong form, and new-look bench feature in ABs team.

Auckland hand Mooloos hiding

Place in premiership semis all but secure with record 60-19 victory over Waikato at a rain-soaked Eden Park.

F1 on typhoon watch

Hodgson dodges row

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Silver Ferns humbled

Mission to inject pride back into black dress remains work in progress after 59-42 loss to Australia in Invercargill.

Rattle Music

The brilliance of Rattle

Rattle is a label that bills itself as offering "contemporary art music from Aotearoa/New Zealand".

Katikati rhubarb grower Trevor Bridge

Rhubarb era to end

Trevor Bridge grows NZ's biggest and reddest rhubarb, but not for much longer.

Fictional spots you can visit

Movie buffs and bookworms who wish that some fantasy worlds were real, look no further.

Outback at 2K Games

2K Australia have captured the feel of the Borderlands humour perfectly.

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