July 13 2014, updated 4:10am

Ian Thorpe

Thorpe reveals he is gay

After years of dismissing speculation about his sexuality, Ian Thorpe reveals he is gay.

FitzSimons: Hope he's happy

Night hampers search

Rescue attempts Search for woman missing in a swollen Northland river was to be suspended and resumed tomorrow.

Warriors smoke Eels

An almost perfect 80 minutes of league and the Warriors's biggest win in eight years.

Maori Party aims high

The Maori Party has launched its election campaign by outlining its ambition and policies.

Another night of storms

More severe weather may be yet to come for the storm-lashed North Island.

Last original Ramone dies

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band The Ramones and the last member of the original group, has died.

Fraudster sentenced

Court A viticulture and winemaking student was sentenced for taking more than $20k from WINZ.

Kids appeal help for ailing mum

Three Nelson siblings are appealing to the public to help raise $80,000 so their mum can have ongoing specialist treatment in Germany for a rare form of lung-cancer.

'Appalling' driver blamed informant

Douglas Goodfellow dies, aged 97

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Families feel bite

With food prices at their highest in three years, low-income families are feeling the pinch.

Stand tall, says Flavell

Te Ururoa Flavell Maori Party adopts that theme, Tu Maori Mai (Stand as Maori), as its rallying cry for the election.

Harre on the other side

In her previous life, the new Internet Party leader was the Left's darling of her time, their warrior princess at the Cabinet table.

Rizalman file opened

DOC hits back at Greens' claims

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Maori Party aims high

The Maori Party has launched its election campaign by outlining its ambition and policies.

Bomb in India's northeast

India A crude bomb exploded in India's northeast, wounding at least six, and authorities searched for four Muslim traders believed to be abducted.

Ukrainian forces strike 'epicentre'

Ukrainian war planes have bombarded separatists along a broad front, inflicting huge losses.

Volunteers bolster Iraqi forces

Can the UN intervene?

Gaza strip debris

Palestinian death toll climbs

Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque and a center for the disabled, killing two women.

Lab milk to hit shelves

Milk A new milk due for sale in 2016 could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy export industry.

Beware Google's golden goose

Google Flights puts Google in the position of effectively competing with its advertisers and erasing their competitive advantage.

Coup for Epic co-founder

Big city office rents on the rise

Online fraud

How to spot a fraudster

Kiwi businesses underestimate their vulnerability to fraud and are surprised when it happens to them.

Self-discipline key to money

Generic money Some subjects just aren't sexy, like anything with the words ‘financial literacy' in it.

Spending, not splurging

High NZ dollar is a boon for shoppers, who are taking advantage of lower prices to buy more gadgets.

Fewer homes on the market

House prices blamed on land

It's business time again

.Siblings Fiona & Kim Dunkley After several rough years following the global financial crisis and the quakes, a raft of Chch businesses are changing hands.

Coup for Epic co-founder

The director of Christchurch's Epic innovation hub is looking to take the concept global, after receiving a prestigious United States government fellowship.

Auction site Wheedle closes

Labour pledges start-up grants

Dumber by the day online

Countless hours spent online could be making us dumber, a new study has found.

Boss uses Facebook more than you

Study shows management spending significantly more time on social networks at work than those who sit lower on the pecking order.

Pleasure and pain of downloads

iPhone a danger to China's security

Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo storm

Free-to-play brawler is Blizzard's mash-up of its three most popular game franchises.

Belgian fan a model no more

Axelle L’Oreal cuts ties with World Cup fan after a flood of criticism over pics of her hunting.

Italian men just dress better

Why are Kiwi men so afraid to express themselves?

Is forty the new twenty?

Modern scarlet lady

Dean Rattray

Half the man he used to be

An Ashburton man no longer lives in fear of his heart stopping while he sleeps after losing more than 120kg.

See inside Ellen's house

ellen degeneres house The talk show host has just pocketed $17 million after re-selling a house she bought late last year.

Meet the new Block NZ judges

A magazine editor and an architect will join hosts Mark Richardson and Shannon Ryan on the hit show's third season.

Mould on our mattresses

Real-life reno': Budget blues

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To rent: Studio apartments

From a sunny Wellington spot to a buzzy Britomart pad - here are the best one-room rentals on the market.

Wood vs plastic

Chopping board Which board comes up trumps for chopping meat, and other vexing food questions answered.

Wise Owl has eye for new markets

I'm no marketing expert but I have been around for long enough to figure that the biggest factor in selling wine today is the cost.

The story behind your coffee price

Mushroom & spinach carbonara

Lab milk to hit shelves

Milk A new milk due for sale in 2016 could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy export industry.

$40,000 fine after river turns pink

Allowing piggery effluent to flow into a stream lands a Waikato disposal company with a large fine.

In farmers we trust

Genetic selection boosts antlers

Grohl slams TV talent shows

Dave Grohl Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl thinks reality music shows are the exact opposite of "what music's about".

Will Walter White return?

Producers announce who will be joining Bob Odenkirk in Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul.

Harry Potter actor dies

The Curtis method

Luke Mitchell

Home and Away actor's break

Aussie actor Luke Mitchell, otherwise known as Home and Away's Romeo, has signed on to a big-budget US drama.

Walking on water

Whanganui River Whanganui River was billed "the Rhine of the South Pacific" by early travellers.

Air NZ's Dreamliner lands

The newest addition to Air New Zealand's fleet was welcomed at Auckland Airport this afternoon.

Global snapshots

Holiday like a French president

Travel, suitcase

A travel mistake to never make

There's one simple and potentially expensive mistake that many of us make on travel insurance.

Hong Kong's hidden magic

Hong Kong Exploring my wanderlust has opened my eyes to adventure, wildlife and breathtaking sights.

Being pregnant with no baby

I feel like my body has given me every pregnancy scenario possible and it has been a rocky road.

Top five reader comments

Avoiding the slow life in NZ

NZ sparkles in winter's light

The south-west coast may get smashed by wild weather, it's that weather that makes it so beautiful.

Stunt site choice back fires

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson. Motoring show Top Gear is embroiled in a fresh controversy after staging a stunt at the site of a fatal car crash.

New Ford Falcon teased

Ford has taken to social media to tease the first official image of its new Falcon, due later this year.

Harley-Davidson recall

'Chop shop' busted

Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss and one of his favourite cars, the Maserati 250F, to headline a 100 year celebration at Silverstone.

Sir Stirling and Maserati

Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss and one of his favourite cars, the Maserati 250F, to headline a 100 year celebration at Silverstone.

Stars align for Crusaders

Israel Dagg Crusaders grab a rare bonus-point victory to overwhelm the Highlanders 34-8 in Christchurch.

Ko makes front nine move

Lydia Ko surges into contention at the women's British Open after a three-under 69 in the third round.

Tahs smash fumbling Reds

Bulldogs down Storm

Shaun Johnson

Warriors smoke Eels

An almost perfect 80 minutes of league and the Warriors's biggest win in eight years.

Lorraine Downes

Flashback: Crowned Miss Universe

Lorraine Downes was 19 when she arrived in St Louis. She left an international celebrity.

Andrew Mehrtens

Meet rugby's clown prince

In this exclusive extract from his memoir, Phil Gifford talks of his affection for Andrew Mehrtens.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong's hidden magic

Exploring my wanderlust has opened my eyes to adventure, wildlife and breathtaking sights.

Cliff Curtis in Dark Horse.

The Curtis method

Missing from our screens for some time, Kiwi actor Cliff Curtis is back with a vengeance.

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