October 26 2014, updated 4:53pm

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Chemotherapy not in travel plan

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

'Dodgy' taxis shut down

taxi sign Facebook page offering unofficial $20 taxi rides in Christchurch is closed over safety concerns.

Hitch-hiker's terror ride

4:53pm A hitch-hiker got more than they bargained for when they got caught in a police chase that ended in flames.

Ewen Macdonald gets farm job

Family of slain Scott Guy "getting on with their lives" as man acquitted of his murder gets day leave from jail.

Live A-League: Phoenix vs Jets

3:50pm Follow our coverage from the Westpac Stadium as the Wellington Phoenix host the Newcastle Jets.

Catholic divorce debate heats up

NZ's senior Catholic believes the church is ready to change its hardline stance on divorcees.

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.

Cop and missing drugs

Beware of backyard chickens

Jess Weller

Chemotherapy not in travel plan

When Jess Weller headed to Europe on her 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.

Site of attack on Canadian soldier reopens

Canadians return to the reopened grounds of their parliament building, three days after the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military.

Woman six times over limit

Chilling final tweets

'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.

He turns men into women

After operating on pilots, commandos and pastors, NZ's only sex change surgeon retires his scalpel.

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

Leggings - not just for the gym

Who do they think they are?

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

Stalked by inherited cancer gene

Annie Parker's fight to have an inherited gene mutation understood by the medical profession is the subject of a new movie.

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

12 natural dandruff remedies

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.

Haloumi and BBQ lamb

Make the most of barbecue season with haloumi and lamb.

Victoria sponge with a twist

Italian classic with vegan twist

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 pain is building...

Third time is far from a charm for the Block NZ, which hasn't changed much since last year's series.

Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies

Jack Bruce, who formed British rock band Cream in the 1960s with guitarist Eric Clapton, has died aged 71.

Film's ultimate storyteller

The big-noters

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.

An elegant trip back in time

If money is no object, there's no beating this well-hidden historic lodge near Christchurch.

In search of Monet's muse

In the world of gardening pilgrimages, Monet's garden at Giverny rules supreme.

Squeezed out of seat

Air NZ flight turned back

Get your home sorted

In the rush to head away on holiday, don't forget those last-minute tasks that ensure a happy return.

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.

Blitz wins series for USA

Blacks Sticks Three goals in five minutes has allowed the US to secure a 3-2 series win over the women's Black Sticks.

Potential exits no worry for Tew

NZ Rugby boss relaxed about losing up to six high-profile All Blacks after next year's World Cup.

SBW to start against USA

Confident Kiwis never doubted

Lewis Brown

Tough decisions await Kearney

Kiwis coach expects a headache as he tinkers with his winning side to make room for Issac Luke.

In search of Monet's muse

In the world of gardening pilgrimages, Monet's garden at Giverny rules supreme.

Blair Donaldson

Cop and missing drugs

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

Wearing the hijab: 'It's a choice'

"Are you hiding bombs in your skirts?" a stranger yelled as Radiya Ali walked down a NZ street in the mid-2000s.

Halle Berry

'Cougars' biologically driven

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

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