October 26 2014, updated 5:30am

Peter Walker

He turns men into women

He's operated on pilots, commandos, pastors: NZ's only sex change surgeon is hanging up his scalpel.

He 'stole my passport'

Rex Smith The Madeleine McCann kidnap ring suspect fled to Portugal - on a passport he stole from a close Kiwi friend.

Plucky Lucy returns the love

She's suffered a violent head injury, but Lucy Knight feels lucky just to sleep in her own bed.

Kiwis dominate Kangaroos

Shaun Johnson inspires Kiwis to emphatic 30-12 victory over the Kangaroos in Brisbane.

Owner orders attack (graphic content)

A backyard dispute over lawn mower noise left Dave Griffiths fighting for his life after a dog attack.

Partner of AB in road-rage claim

The wife of All Black Charlie Faumuina is being investigated by police after allegations of road rage.

Cop and missing drugs

Blair Donaldson Blair Donaldson's career came to an ignominious end when drugs went missing from a police station.

Beware of backyard chickens

High lead levels in backyards are killing household chickens and may be endangering egg-eaters.

Wife's heart used to justify secrecy

Abusing doctor avoids conviction

Jess Weller

Travels with Mr Lumpy

When Jess Weller headed to Europe on her big OE, she didn't foresee a battle with the big C.

Kiwis dominate Kangaroos

The Kiwis demolish Australia in their first game of the Four Nations, beating them 30-12.

Ebola toll tops 10,000

Official figures show more than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, as the outbreak continues to spread.

Chilling final tweets

'It won't last...It'll never last....' the final social media postings of the prom homecoming prince who shot four of his classmates.

Mali fights Ebola fears

Pistorius 'pathetic figure'

'We did not start this': Putin shifts blame

Accuses the US of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world.

Apartments John? Really?

John Key John Key is giving dangerous advice suggesting first home buyers look at apartments.

Tiptoes to openness

The veil of secrecy has been lifted by Auckland Transport - the super-city's roading, rail, ferry and cycleway arm.

Smooth food operators

Sharing the final send-off

Zahra Al-Harazi

From war to business high achiever

Not many people can claim to have gone through two civil wars before becoming a successful chief executive.

Kiwisaver's comeback kings

Thousands of "second-chancers" who fell off the property ladder have climbed back on using KiwiSaver.

Face Value: A global perspective

Growing up with with four mothers in his household left its mark on Vodafone NZ's chief financial officer.

Hard to get more for less

No-one needs shoe umbrellas

Smooth food operators

Pure Food Co Olympian George Bridgewater and brother Sam are providing quality blended food to sick people.

Sharing the final send-off

Kiwi tech start-up One Room claims a worldwide lead in the live-streaming of funeral.

Mighty Ape's online monkey biz

Move your business 'furniture'

Facebook anonymous app

Wraps come off new app for iOS called Rooms that brings people together around their interests.

Fresh, but bare, formula

Civilization: Beyond Earth makes for a promising start, but isn't as fleshed out as predecessors.

Sky goes on-demand with Neon

True blue Borderlands

Battery life sets Sony apart

Sony claims its batteries will last two days meaning users can finally say goodbye to night charging.

Sunday loves: new in beauty

Mascara, night cream and micro-glitter nail polish: We take a look at what's new in beauty.

Amal is "perfect" for George

Clooney's best friend describes why the Lebanese lawyer is the actor's perfect match.

Leggings - not just for the gym

Wearing the hijab: 'It's a choice'

Who do they think they are?

Campbell on his ears, Mau on her ponies, Kightley on his posture: how famous Kiwis see themselves.

Four treadmill don'ts

Runners seem to be embarrassed by these pieces of running machinery, but they shouldn't be.

The importance of a good lunch

Even though fast food might seem more appealing when our energy is lagging, we pay with poor performance.

12 natural dandruff remedies

Home is where the health is

Happy meals, the ethical way

Breatharians unite, let's SAVE THE SALAD, because the ethics of eating plants have been called into question.

Surviving The Block NZ

As The Block NZ draws to a close, we catch up with the teams to find out how they're feeling ahead of the auctions.

6 cleaning non-negotiables

Hanging around home this long weekend? It'd pay to put these on your to-do list.

Caught short: NZ underinsured

John Legend's Zen home

Mark Ambrose & Melinda Jones

At home with ...

Inside Melinda Jones and Mark Ambrose's intriguing African room in the heart of Remuera.

Nadia Lim: A 'good fat' recipe

nadia The dietitian-chef talks up fat and then shares a delicious avocado and prawn recipe for us to try.

Victoria sponge with a saucy twist

With limoncello and balsamic strawberries, this new take on the classic Victoria sponge is bound to knock your socks off.

Italian classic with vegan twist

Coconut oil 'a health hazard'

Menus for cows?

Dairy cow A trial under way in South Taranaki is looking at whether it's worth giving measured amounts of feed to individual cows.

Expansion may post challenge

Fonterra's proposed new Studholme expansion could provide a challenge to recruit for 250 positions.

Water storage feasibility study

Chilean prickly pest threatening farms

The big-noters

Sol3 Mio It read: "Come home. Don't embarrass us. Give someone else a shot," recalls Pene Pati.

Who is Madeleine Sami ...

The Renaissance woman talks being famous, plumbing, Auckland housing and Jacinda Adern.

Russell Brand's 9/11 controversy

'Outstanding' musician remembered

James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron

Cameron wants to be a Kiwi

Film director James Cameron says he is preparing to permanently leave Hollywood for these shores.

Baby dies after plane birth

The baby of an Australian who went into labour on a Brisbane-bound flight did not survive.

A girl, a boat, a dream

Laura Dekker, the youngest person to have circumnavigated the globe, talks to Bess Manson about her remarkable mission.

Get your home sorted

In search of Monet's muse

Squeezed out of seat

Woman forced to spend most of trans-Tasman flight standing after obese man made it impossible to sit.

Drivers put my life 'at risk'

cycling Cycling is my sport. It is my passion. It is my pastime and obsession. But is it safe?

Southampton to strike again?

After a week of incredible football and amazing results, see how round nine of the EPL is shaping up.

On a red cloud nine

Top five reader comments


Have you bagged a trophy?

What is it that draws you to the bush, mountains, or maimais in pursuit of that elusive animal?

Keep calm and drive on

Red road stripes confuse Aucklanders. Red stripes appear on Auckland's roads, alarming locals. But what are they for?

Take it easy plea

Motorists are being urged to take it easy on the roads over Labour weekend, as thousands of New Zealanders hit the highways.

Holden hunts first owner

Record price for fake?

Japan builds real Transformer

Your dream of a sports car that transforms into a real robot just inched closer to reality.

SBW to start against USA

Sonny Bill Williams Sonny Bill Williams' return will headline an experimental side that takes on the United States in Chicago this week.

Plenty of room to improve

Liam Napier runs the rule over the All Blacks strengths and weaknesses ahead of their end of year tour.

Cricketers face greater security

Merrick focused on tangibles

Shaun Johnson

Kiwis dominate Kangaroos

Shaun Johnson inspires Kiwis to emphatic 30-12 victory over the Kangaroos in Brisbane.

Halle Berry

'Cougars' biologically driven

Breeding, not lust, is what drives "cougars" to hunt down younger partners, new research shows.

Open purse and money

Help the parents, not just the kids

When my little monsters come along they won't be getting any pocket money from mum and dad.

mike o'donnell MOD

Time for TV to be freed

What's really made it tough for television broadcasters is social media.


Health funding "root of evil"

How can we make a saved life the best it can be with an under-funded and inefficient health system?

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