October 21 2014, updated 1:01pm


Disney's Frozen in the South Sea

The South Pacific is getting the Disney treatment with a new film that's kind of haka meets Frozen.

I failed my Jojo: Dad

Jojo 11:38am The last thing Faizal Kalim said to his toddler before she went missing with her mum was a promise to keep her safe.

Ikea: will it or won't it?

11 min ago Ikea is ramping up its online efforts but what does that means for Kiwis keen for some of its furniture goodness.

75,000 fireplaces at risk

12:17pm Tens of thousands of fireplaces could be snuffed out in Auckland within four years, under a new anti-pollution bylaw.

Coro ditched plot over Maddie

11:10am Coronation Street's storylines were thrown into chaos when Madeleine McCann was abducted.

Live: Black Caps vs Proteas

12:40pm Vettori's return to the batting crease in ODI cricket shortlived as the former NZ skipper goes for a duck.

A new Parliament begins

John Key Job fairs across the Tasman, tax cuts and helping first home buyers are part of the Government's priorities for its next term.

Boy sent flying

Four-year-old thrown into air after being hit by a car as he ran across the road to greet his brother.

Sex pest denied parole

Man hit by car at boat ramp


Snake, lizards found in mail

An attempt to smuggle live reptiles into New Zealand has been sniffed out by a crafty beagle named Lilly.

Walking with the cheetahs

Auckland Zoo's cheetahs Anubis and Osiris spend their mornings on a guided tour before the gates open.

Gough Whitlam dies

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam has died, aged 98.

Why women should go to Mars first

Thanks to their size, women are, on average, cheaper to launch and fly than men.

Deadly spider hitches a ride in the groceries

Nigeria declared Ebola-free

Pentagon to train Ebola support team

Pentagon to create a 30-person team of medical experts that could quickly leap into a region if new Ebola cases emerge in the US.

Fletcher's sees higher earnings

Builder The strong construction sector is seen boosting annual profit by up to 10 per cent in 2015.

Migration boom hits new high

NZ gained 4700 people last month, matching the record set during the last big migration flood in 2003.

Live chat: Consumer NZ

Aussies buy Intergen for $19.3m

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Jobs boom in Auckland

A surge in construction work is behind the 20 per cent lift in Auckland jobs on Seek.

Pressure on Auckland prices

coins House buyers and renters may have to dig deeper in the wake of the city's property revaluations.

Love of books save money

I can't help but convert my mental money to its book equivalent, even though I don't end up buying the book.

Judge me, budget me, take away my booze

SCF a lesson for all of us

From homeless to millionaire

Kylie Bartlett When Kylie Bartlett was 18 she thought her life was pointless. Three years later, she'd set up a business.

'Can do' spirit wins out

Doug Lawry is the essence of Kenny Beverages: your classic ‘can-do' New Zealander chipping out a business from his own hands.

Time to crow about your business

Cosmetics fill eco niche

Raymond leaves Ubisoft

Founder and managing director of Ubisoft Toronto is leaving the studio.

Bankruptcy may expose Apple

Supplier believes public should be made aware of the details of 'oppressive and burdensome' deal.

Master Chief's myth

Nadella caught out again

Microsoft cloud to fight Ebola

Free cloud and research applications supplied to medical researchers working on the Ebola virus.

Go home models, you're drunk

This awesome Tumblr imagining dishevelled J.Crew models as slurring, tipsy, end-of-the-night girls is going viral.

Feel the fear, buy it anyway

What is it about cosmetics counter retail staff that reduces me to a jittery pile of nervousness?

Too picky in your old age?

Amazing makeup transformations

We married the day we met

Married for 33 years, a Hare Krishna couple share the secrets to their strong relationship.

Why you should try running drills

It might feel like being in the army, but you'll almost certainly get strong and faster.

Seasonal vegetables to eat right now

The five vegetables you should be eating right now ... and why.

Dieting? You're doing it wrong

On giving up processed food

Is reheated pasta really better?

A BBC TV show has found that reheating pasta makes it healthier and may even help us to lose weight.

Let's live in... Wilton

It may be a relatively unknown suburb of Wellington, but it still has plenty on offer for its residents.

How to build a house - step one

Join this family of four as they experience the highs and lows of building a home.

What $1 mill buys: Waimauku

They're dirtier than you think

Inside Lady Gaga's new home

Lady Gaga is moving to Malibu and has spared no expense finding the perfect pad.

Move over cronuts

It turns out cronuts aren't the last word in irresistable highly-processed carb yum - introducing the "baissant".

The power and the glory

I like riesling. Why don't you?

Try this smart summer salad

Lim: Teach your kids to cook

Union supports closures

Roger Middlemass Meatworkers' union comes out in support of possible plant closures, even if that means some of its members lose jobs.

Low water table worries

A good spell of rain is needed in the Waikato to help refill water tables on drystock farms that dried up during the droughts.

Honey smugglers busted at airport

Dive bombers to protect vineyards

Biebs got 'real boxing potential'

Justin Bieber has enlisted the help of his good mate Floyd Mayweather to hone his boxing skills.

Lorde teams up with Chem Bros

Lorde has drops another song from The Hunger Games soundtrack with dance duo, The Chemical brothers and singer Miguel.

When James Bond came to town

World at her feet

Coro ditched plot over Maddie

Coronation Street's storylines were thrown into chaos when Madeleine McCann was abducted.

Lonely Planet rates New Zealand

New Zealand rates some honourable mentions in Lonely Planet's top 10 lists for 2015.

Tales from Oktoberfest

This year, it became clear that I'm too old to camp - or at the very least, to camp at Oktoberfest.

Australian family burgled in NZ

'A suitcase for this century'

Walking with the cheetahs

Animal enthusiasts are getting a chance to get up close and personal with Africa's most endangered cats.

Who should lead Labour?

Labour contenders There are four candidates in the running to be the next Labour leader, but who's got what it takes?

Cat's best pup pal missing

Three months after escaping from the kennels, Roxy the cat's best mate Jazzi is still missing.

Is a degree in NZ worth it?

Let's talk toilet talk


Who is the Opposition?

Can Labour compete with the Greens and NZ First, both hungry for more parliamentary presence?

Aprilia's primal ride

Aprilia RSV 4 It's effectively the Italian bikemaker's entry point superbike, but it's way better than that.

SUVs dominate finalists

A pack of SUVs dominate the top finalists for first of New Zealand's two major car of the year awards.

500 accidents in a day

Driverless at 200 kmh

Rio Tinto uses self-driving trucks in its West Australian mining operations.

Monster self-driving trucks

Automated giant trucks, controlled from 1800km away, are driving around the west Australian outback.

Pay problems in securing Nonu

Ma'a Nonu Competition for All Blacks midfielder's signature believed cause of stalled negotiations with European club champion Toulon.

EPL review: A lethal dose

Argentina striker Sergio Aguero scores four for the champions as Mario Balotelli’s lean spell in front of goal goes on.

Anzac Test half inspires Hiku

Football somersault fatal

Brendon McCullum

Live: Black Caps vs Proteas

Vettori's return to the batting crease in ODI cricket shortlived as the former NZ skipper goes for a duck.

Moata Tamaira

Feel the fear, buy it anyway

What is it about cosmetics counter retail staff that reduces me to a jittery pile of nervousness?

Beautifully weird and creepy

There's almost a tangible feeling to crossing the threshold. Is it the history or something creepier?

Master Chief's myth

Fans of Halo's epic campaigns and addictive multiplayer all have something to look forward to.

Toilet doors

Let's talk toilet talk

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk and nobody has time for that.

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'Mum, who do you like best?'

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For women who suffered from bad morning sickness in their first pregnancy, can things really be that different the second time around?

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Regulations target tourism industry

Every time a tourist stands on the edge of a cliff, steps into a harness or grabs a paddle they take a calculated risk.

Do you 'switch off' on holiday?

In an age of 'plugged in' travel, Kiwi's aren't actually that device dependent.

Negotiating the French

I moved to France just over a month ago and it has fulfilled every cliche I have dreamt of.

The spider of your nightmares

Here's something to keep you awake at night - imagine coming across an arachnid the size of a puppy. Piotr Naskrecki did just that.

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Walter White is so last year - this spooky season it's all about Ebola.


Athlete tooth troubles

Experts have reviewed 39 studies into the oral health of elite sportsmen and women.

These kangaroos can't jump

The kangaroos' ancient relatives had legs made for walking, and that's just what they did.

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