Sarah Cudd

Exhausted soldier stumbles on video

In the closing moments of a gruelling road march, Army Captain Sarah Cudd fell to her knees.

Hunter's body found

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The remains of a missing hunter have been found in North Canterbury.

'Bizarre' Abbott airport incident

7:30 PM  Australia's ambassador to France offers resignation after incident while greeting PM.

Nats raise more than Kim Dotcom

6:58 PM  Donations to the National Party in 2014 jumped, as the party's fundraiser outgunned Kim Dotcom's largesse.

Ex-Wallabies' staffer in settlement

12 min ago  Out-of-court settlement reached over abusive texts from Wallabies player.

Crash blocks SH1 near Wellington

7:48 PM  Road expected to be closed for hours after crash near Paekakariki.


Dog handler won't leave bush

Police dog Thames, who is missing in the Tararua Range.

7:16 PM  Despite forecast gales and rain, the handler of a lost police dog continues his search.

Giant pig saved by 'personality'

"I don't want revenge", says Dunedin woman trapped in car by Boris the 150kg kunekune.

Police in Diomede St on the North Shore following a pursuit across Auckland.

Man sleeping after police chase

14 min ago  A man who allegedly evaded police in a car chase was found asleep in a stranger's home.


Shooting probe widens

Scene investigation shows shots appeared to have been fired in early hours of morning.


Obama: inequality behind unrest

US President Barack Obama is interviewed on the Late Show with David Letterman in New York.

Following week of protests, President says residual effects of racism have built up and created inequality.

Cop wary of Bali 9 situation video

Identity of AFP officer who opposed dealing with a death penalty situation may never be known.

Shroud of Turin is believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus.

The face of boy Jesus

New technology has revealed what Jesus looked like as a child.


Premiums to rise

The damage bill from the Christchurch earthquakes is expected to lead to higher insurance premiums.

House and car insurance will rise as insurers look to increase profits and an expected overhaul of EQC scheme.

ANZ defends staffing reductions

6:54 PM  The country's biggest bank has posted its fifth record interim profit in a row.


'Wrong' to cut possum control

7:04 PM  Regional council have been told in no uncertain terms they should continue funding possum control.


Mr Whippy lesson

Robbing a Mr Whippy is a poor risk/reward choice.

Two armed teenagers who robbed an ice cream van showed a bad grasp of risk and reward.

Why you need Pricemaker

Who has time these days to traipse from shop to shop when looking for a big ticket item?

Mai Chen's sells Bucket List

Seeking Islam-friendly mortgages

small business

Tax compliance costs fall for SMEs

The government says SMEs are paying less tax now.

OPINION: Tax compliance costs continue to fall for small to medium sized enterprises according to a government report.

Bribery report a wake-up call

OPINION: Eight ways to protect your business from bribery and corruption risks.

LeftBrain creditors wait

Shoe repair man walks


How Apple changed Molly's life

Molly Watt, who is deaf and blind, says the Apple Watch has helped her navigate city streets.

Deaf and blind British woman says the Apple Watch has transformed her ability to navigate.

Treadmill accident killed exec

The husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sanberg fell off the treadmill and hit his head in Mexico.

At least one of the new Star Wars Battlefront maps will be inspired by Iceland's lava fields.

The 4th will be with you, always

Battlefront gets 12 maps, Xbox teases Star Wars controllers, Google's Force-sensitive search.

life & style

Best & worst: Met Gala gallery

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It's the biggest red carpet of the year, we're bringing you the looks as J-Law, Beyonce, Lorde and more arrive.

Life after Shrek at Bendigo

John Perriam and daughter Christina start a new chapter in the story of their iconic Tarras property.

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Difficulties of maternal giftware

Are mums really keen on teacups, slippers, kitchen appliances and chocolates shaped like shoes?

well & good

Why diets do not work

A person's weight doesn't always reflect their willpower attempts.

"Everyone is blaming dieters for regaining weight they lose, and that's just wrong," says one expert.

Control stress with your breath

Stress can play havoc with your breathing, so here's how to use it to bring down anxiety levels.

For some women, however hard they work to shape up with resistance exercise, their genes seem to work harder to thwart their efforts.

Working out and still no leaner?

Some women's genes protect their bodies from fat loss even in the face of heroic body-sculpting efforts.

home & property

Auckland sales hit 10-year high

The Auckland housing market faces a shortage of properties in the coming months.

Barfoot & Thompson says that "lack of choice is an issue" but they do have homes under $500,000.

How to: build a house in Nepal

This week, I've put aside my own home build to look at how the rebuild process might unfold in Nepal.

Actress Jayne Mansfield in her Pink Palace.

Most OTT celebrity homes gallery

Seven notable moments in A-list real estate that make Xanadu look like a minimalist one-bed apartment.

food & wine

The legend behind River Cafe

Ruth Rogers

Ruth Rogers' London restaurant is celebrating 28 years in business.

A hearty autumn soup

This chicken and egg noodle dishes makes for a quick, nourishing dinner on a cold day.

Mushroom and lentil mash-up

Bec Stanley's warming risotto

nz farmer

Toxic swede truth demanded

Dairy cows grazing swede on a Southland farm.

A Southland farmer whose herd was severely affected after eating toxic swedes last year, said he just wants the truth.

'Mootel' investment pays off

Building a cow barn has allowed Tony Allcock to better feed his herd, control his environmental footprint and protect his pastures.

MP 'd***heads' comments

Which firewood is best?


Justin Timberlake's bizarre ad

Popstar Justin Timberlake plays a sad lime in an ad for his tequila.

New father Justin Timberlake is playing an oversized lime in an ad for his own tequila brand.

Kris Jenner breaks down

The Kardashian matriarch says she now feels as if her life with Jenner didn't exist.

Steve Broad: 'It was frustrating stepping out on the stage and not delivering what I know I could have.'

Steve's beef with X Factor

The X Factor's Steve Broad admits he didn't always gel with his mentor Melanie Blatt.


It's my room, I'll cry if I want to

A hotel in Japan is offering women a special room to cry in.

In Japan, you can check in to a hotel room to have good bawl when life gets you down.

The fate of Nepal's heritage

The blue-rimmed eyes of the gold-spired stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city.

More people are discovering clothing-optional cruises.

On the ocean, in the nude

Well this certainly makes packing easier. Sunscreen will be essential but clothing optional on this cruise.

stuff nation

Persistence pays off in love stuff nation

Becky Ellen-Johnson and her husband Nathan.

Becky Ellen-Johnson didn't start online dating and find true love the day next, but she did find it.

One day for mums not enough stuff nation

Forget Christmas or Thanksgiving, Joe Guse says Mother’s Day should be the biggest holiday.

THE GREAT: Lorde looks so very her, and so very glam in this stunning sequined deep blue Calvin Klein gown. We'd love to have been able to pull off edgy backless sequins at 18 (in fact, we'd settle for pulling them off now. Or at any point. At any age in which we are alive). The singer's signature wavy hair looks fantastic here, and she's added a touch of her new-goth sensibility with a strong winged eyeliner. Is this the best Lorde's ever looked on the red carpet? We think so.

Top 5 reader comments stuff nation

Once we've had our say on a new tax evasion crackdown, we can appreciate the glitz of the Met Gala.


'Musclecarmania' auction gallery

A 1967 Shelby 427 CSX3356 that is to go under the hammer at the annual Mecum Musclecarmania auction in the US.

When it comes to musclecarmania it is hard to go past this annual auction in Indianapolis.

New Camaro reveal teased

The countdown is on for the release of the new Camaro and Chevrolet has teased with photos of the rear and bonnet.

The new Bond car for the 24th James Bond film Spectre is revealed, the Aston Martin DB10

Bevy of bespoke Astons video

Eight bespoke Aston Martin DB10s have been delivered to the set of the latest James Bond movie, Spectre


Boxall joins the Phoenix exodus

Defender Michael Boxall salutes Phoenix fans after they exited the A-League finals with a 2-0 defeat to Melbourne City.

6:49 PM  A-League franchise release five players after playoff failure as defender confirms South Africa deal.

Hurrell back in Warriors side

Scintillating international form sees two players recalled for away clash with Cronulla Sharks on Saturday night.

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International Olympic Committee Chairman Thomas Back speaks at a media Conference in Auckland.

Bach: 'NZ can host Games' video

Olympics boss says NZ is "a great sports country" that should not be afraid to host world's biggest sporting event.

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The uncertain fate of Nepal's heritage

A man walks through the famous Swayambhunath stupa after it was damaged in the April 25 massive earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Swayambhunath, which dates back to the 5th century, is one of at least 68 cultural heritage sites in Nepal that were damaged by the earthquake.

The blue-rimmed eyes of the gold-spired stupa have long stared silently across this sprawling city.

The rise of the 'late late' marriage

Bob Geldof recently married long-term partner Jeanne Marine.

Pledging your troth when bits are falling off you is much braver then getting hitched in your 20s or 30s.

Commitment the key to his success

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says he is as passionate about the dairy industry as ever.

DairyNZ leader Tim Mackle says success will come through working hard, doing a great job and taking the initiative.

Deciding if in-laws are too close

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We feel we are asked to events simply to present our child as a dog-and-pony show of sorts.

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The face of boy Jesus

Shroud of Turin is believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus.

New technology has revealed what Jesus looked like as a child.

Customs a killer for Darth Vader video

Tilena Jackson with Cadence Nixon, 4, share a laugh with Darth Vader on the Main Highway in Otaki.

Sith Lord, in Otaki yesterday, explained it could cost an arm and a leg going through customs.

It's my room, I'll cry if I want to

A hotel in Japan is offering women a special room to cry in.

In Japan, you can check in to a hotel room to have good bawl when life gets you down.

Woman seeking kiss man hears from wife

Runners head to the finish line in the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.

A woman searching for a man she kissed while running the Boston Marathon has heard back – from the mystery man's wife.


A full house of royal names

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, appear with their baby daughter outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital.

My family may never be royals, but we share some blue-blooded names. 

When labour doesn't happen 

I waited for the contractions to come - but nothing.

The contractions never came. I was sent home in defeat and told to return first thing in the morning.

Plunket's plan for Asian mums

Angela Hong with her daughter Renee Tom believes more Asian mums in New Zealand should use Plunket.

For the past year Plunket has been working on a strategy for mothers stretching from Japan to Afghanistan.

Breaking cycle of family rage

I envisioned clearly one afternoon after a particularly destructive fight with my husband that he, a historically reasonable and loving ally, might take the children away from me.

There was a time when I could imagine losing my children because of my ongoing issues with anger.

kiwi traveller

No refuge at The Church

Sunday services are shutting down.

Notorious London party bar, frequented by Kiwis, is closing down.

Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

Our family went to Hanmer Springs just before the school holiday finished. On the day of leaving Hanmer Springs we decided to go for a short walk in the mountains. So we drove to Jack's Pass. The short walk actually turned to a full-length tramp. The girls were tired and wanted to stop at two thirds of the way. But we persisted and reached the summit. The panoramic view was magnificently rewarding. Mt Isobel is 1319m and we climbed 449m from Jack's Pass which is 870m. Well done for my 8 year old (Jasmin)and 12 year old!

This week's entries this week take us from the villages of Siem Reap all the way to the massive Grand Canyon.

Why everyone should travel solo                        
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When you travel alone, you're in charge. That means you can plan your days however you want.

10 etiquette rules for travellers

Your actions create ripples that affect people you will never meet.

Your actions create ripples that affect people you will never meet. So what are the essential rules for 21st-century travel?