April 25 2014, updated 5:35pm

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Honouring the fallen

Tom Large numbers of young people going to Anzac Day services show youth are "taking a leading role" in commemorations.

Burglary ring smashed

A major burglary ring was busted after a series of dramatic car chases in Nelson.

Royals head for home

5:25pm With a royal wave, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said goodbye and thanks.

Search zone nearly exhausted

With 95 per cent of search zone examined, no signs emerge of flight MH370.

School mourns its ferry victims

"There are too many pictures, way more than I thought," a weeping student says at floral tribute to South Korean ferry victims.

Police hunt teen after robberies

 ARMED: An offender from a robbery at Caltex, Penrose. A petrol station attendant has been hit with a shotgun in the latest of three armed robberies in Auckland.

Sex torture videos 'the worst'

A man downloaded sordid files so extreme a judge described it as a snuff movie.

Severed hand saved

Bali jail 'taking toll' on Kiwi woman

 CENTENARIAN: Bill Mitchell served in the air force's engineering service in the Pacific in World War Two.

101-year-old veteran soldiers on

Bill Mitchell says this year's Anzac Day service may be his final one - but his daughter's not so sure.

Anzac Day Services around NZ

Thousands have gathered around the country to attend Anzac dawn services to remember those who had fallen.

Tonne of heroin seized off Kenya

heroin Australian warship seizes heroin valued at $315 million from a smuggling boat off Africa.

Pope's statue collapses

Just days before Pope John Paul II is declared a saint, a giant crucifix dedicated to him kills a man.

Kim Jong Un: The ladies' dictator

Japan says no trade deal with US

Cliven Bundy supporters

Slavery remarks lose hero support

A US rancher who became a star lost staunch defenders after his slavery comments.

Analysts expected rate rise

Percent The Reserve Bank may take an extended winter break from raising interest rates after another move up in June, some economists say.

Telecom deal seen as expensive

Users group criticises Telecom for lack of info on how new uncapped broadband plans will be work.

Sea mining company raises $1.79m

Aviation painting firm folds

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Cash sought for anti-inflammatory product

Promisia Integrative will begin a share purchase plan to raise $2.8 million to scientifically prove its dietary supplement works.

Telecom deal seen as expensive

Users group criticises Telecom for lack of info on how new uncapped broadband plans will be work.

Rate hikes may pause

Official interest rates rise again, but relief may be in store for homeowners.

How retailers get people to spend

Fewer have health insurance

NZ money, cash

Savers back in the money

Savers with money in the bank should get a boost after five years of poor returns.

Google's stake in trial revealed

Apple says that Samsung hasn't been forthcoming about Google's behind-the-scenes role in its US patent case.

Add a second layer of protection

If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection.

Time travel on Google Maps

World's first payWave suit

Literally all this widget does

If you're a cranky language bully, it figuratively bugs the hell out of you; people who use 'literally' wrong.

Furry Friday: Our best poses

Four legs good Pets don't have to do any arduous squinching and smizing in photos - their posing is natural and continuous.

Why I started a 'stop it' list

Four weeks weeks ago, Sarah Berry was hit by a car. It gave her a new sense of perspective.

War tomatoes a Timaru success

Women who have a lot of sex

Best & worst

The week's best & worst dressed

This week bold citrus hues rule the roost while extreme leg cleavage and frumpy frocks fail dismally.

The world's best pizza is made in...

Pizza The world's best margherita pizza is made not by an Italian chef, but by an Australian pizzaiolo.

Biscuits had no nutritional value

Life in the trenches was no fun, and wasn't made any better by the tooth-breaking army biscuits the soldiers put up with.

Leek, spinach & ricotta cannelloni

The perfect hard boiled egg

Holidays cut commute

Auckland traffic Rejoice Auckland commuters - you are enjoying your fastest travel times for years.

Car yard hit again

Staff "absolutely gutted" at brazen theft of sought-after vehicles from car dealership.

Driver pass rates drop

Ken Block unveils 'Foothkana'

Beyonce on the cover of Time

Beyonce and Barack Obama Beyonce Knowles has landed the cover of Time magazine's most influential issue.

Kiwi classic returns to Cannes

Vigil, Vincent Ward's first feature film, will re-screen at the film festival 30 years after it was first shown.

Is it an advert or a movie?

Olivia Wilde gives birth


Surprise for final Hobbit movie

Peter Jackson decides not to follow the script with his name for the last of the trilogy.

Kate and Wills, who?

Royal Islands A royal title is not a prerequisite for guests looking to stay at this luxury resort.

Quirky transport jobs

These jobs paint an incredible picture of the travel challenges people face (and overcome) in different cities.

Top 10 cycling cities

Bag behaviour


The bard's birthday tour

In celebration of the Bard's 450th birthday, we take a look at some locales associated with his plays.

Forbes got it right

Percent Forbes magazine thinks the New Zealand economy is going to tank, and John Murphy agrees.

My Anzac Day image

I was fortunate to photograph a spectacular sunset at the Cenotaph on the top of Tuikairangi Hill last week.

My mother, my best friend

Teaching us about the past


Letters from the front

A postcard home shows the conflicted feelings of one WWI soldier on Armistice Day.

Facial eczema warning

Facial eczema spore North Island farmers have been warned to check their stock for signs of facial eczema following a sharp jump in spore numbers.

Storm cuts milk flows

Westland Milk Products may not meet a few export orders because of last week's ferocious storm.

Love transcends language bar

Pushing the boundaries

Nats milking Housing NZ: Labour

NZ house, real estate, property Labour has accused the Government of using Housing NZ as a "cash cow" by demanding dividends of almost $500 million.

Axe falls on EECA staff

The state agency responsible for boosting energy savings is shedding 20 per cent of its staff.

Rebuild tensions bubbling

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Normal services resume for Ko

Lydia Ko After celebrating her 17th birthday and receiving a nod from Time magazine, Ko has found a return to form.

Whitelock makes Sevens team

Adam Whitelock will make his NZ Sevens debut next weekend in Glasgow for the eighth leg of the World Series.

Bright wins opening V8s race

Time for Chiefs to find mojo

ALL WHITES POST?: Former Socceroo Graham Arnold.

Arnold eyeing All Whites' job

Graham Arnold is set to talk to New Zealand Football next week about the vacant All Whites coaching job.


Why I started a 'stop it' list

Four weeks weeks ago, Sarah Berry was hit by a car. It gave her a new sense of perspective.


Forbes got it right

Forbes magazine thinks the New Zealand economy is going to tank, and John Murphy agrees.

Vince Ashworth with a photo of his late brother

History brings closure

After a wait of 62 years, one family finally learns what happened to a lost brother, shot down during World War II.

World's first payWave suit

Move over James Bond and Maxwell Smart, this Samurai suit has a surprise up its sleeve.

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Misdiagnosed bipolar

One day, Tessa Gallo was a typical 12-year-old, the next she was as frantic as a caged animal. Then she stopped talking.

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School holiday activities

Many at-home parents dread school holidays. There's no kindy, no swimming classes, no dancing. It all adds up to a lot more hours to fill.


The appetite police

Violet is in kindergarten and already people, even complete strangers, are judging her food choices

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A few Hollywood mums came together to inspire healthy body image, posing nude for Allure, and we have a sneak peek.

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Travel tips: Statue of Liberty

How to avoid disappointment when visiting one of New York's biggest draw cards.


Travel secrets from Kiwis

With the big OE in our blood, we can assume we're a nation filled with travel knowledge.

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Kiwis gather in Turkey

Australian and New Zealand voices are beginning to invade Backpacker Street in Istanbul.

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Between two worlds

Kiwi couple Jo Crabb and Stephen Allwood live in rural France, and in Martinborough.

Ladies' man: Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un: The ladies' dictator

It's hard being dictator. You have to look at things. Point at things. And deal with groupies.


'Murder' tattoo dilemma

Before his murder trial, a man wants his tattoo removed. It reads "MURDER".


Duck 'ambushed' woman

A US woman has sued her mother's neighbour over a pet duck.

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Viper, centipede to the death

Reptile researchers stumble across remains of vicious battle which saw two predators literally devour each other.

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