Majaska lashes out at Canterbury on Friday.

Horse bites at rival during race video

A horse attempted an unusual way of putting off his competition by trying to bite his opposition.

Young mum killed

It is understood Emily Hurley, 20, was the driver of a car carrying three others, including her partner, when it collided head-on with another car.

Tributes have started to flow for a young mum who lost her life in an early morning crash near Whanganui.

Butterfly befriends cancer survivor

11:40 PM  A flightless butterfly named Fluffy has helped one woman learn to fly again.

Celebrity rider suffers head injury

Top Kiwi horse rider suffers a concussion and memory loss after falling from her horse during rehearsal.

Mum, daughter fight together

Mum was grappling with cancer and her daughter's rare disease. Then things got worse.

Motorist stops tourists, takes keys

Tourists stranded after being "pushed" off road by motorist who took their keys, police say.

national

Three win Lotto

The winning tickets were sold at Countdown Botany in Auckland, Patumahoe Four Square in Patumahoe and Hornby Mall Lotto in Christchurch, Lotto NZ says.

Buy Lotto in Botany Auckland, Patumahoe or Hornby in Christchurch? You could be in the money.

Large house fire in Auckland

Huge blaze at derelict house in Flat Bush sparks high number of 111 calls.

Anyone with information on the Maxima is urged to contact the Palmerston North Police Station on (06) 351 3600.

Abduction case car appeal

Police appeal for sightings of late model Nissan Maxima after girl abducted in Palmerston North on Friday.

Video

Elegy to a friendship

Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy reveals how it nearly never made it to the big screen

world

Shooting ruled a murder-suicide video

The 15-year-old victims died at the scene.

Two 15-year-old female students killed in "tragic incident" at Arizona high school.

Pope finally meets Patriarch

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill meet in Cuba nearly 1000 years since Christianity split between East and West.

A collection of some of the same-sex emojis available on the LINE Store.

Backlash over same-sex emojis

Indonesia asks messaging apps to remove same-sex emojis in latest LGBT backlash.

business

Council charged over teen's death

Jane Lee Devonshire, 19, died after a rubbish truck plunged down a bank in the Auckland suburb of Birkenhead.

Charge laid against Auckland Council after Jane Devonshire was killed when a rubbish truck plunged down a bank.

Zorb shut down after accident

Company ordered to stop giant ball-rolling activity after accident last year left woman with broken legs.

Many Auckland homeowners will be financially underwater if house prices drop to January 2014 levels.

Banking woes a warning

OPINION: Global banking sector woes are a warning for NZ, says Shamubeel Equab.

technology

Wi-fi routers now more expensive

Google's OnHub Wi-Fi router has 13 internal antennas to pull internet from different networks.

The most under-appreciated gadget in your home is getting new tech and a new price tag.

Netflix geo-blocking hits PayPal

PayPal is refusing to process payments from at least one virtual private network provider.

Vegemite ice-cream?

There's now a Vegemite emoji

The popular breakfast spread is part of 40 emoji available on a new smartphone app.

life & style

No sex, we can't be bothered

Older couples are less likely to remain intimate, with other aspects of life becoming more important.

For one in four couples over 50, passion is a thing of the past.

Miranda Kerr gets the chop

The Aussie model has begun a new chapter in her life by getting a new 'do.

Rihanna comes out to take a bow at the end of the show.

Rihanna designs hit the runway

11:16 PM  Black and white designs with "Gothic undertones" feature in the singer's debut collection with Puma at NYFW.

well & good

Tricks to help you lose weight

Achieving a healthier lifestyle can be easier than you think when you use mind tricks.

Losing weight. It’s the obsession of our lifetime. Here are some tricks to help keep it off.

3 ab workouts that really work

There is actual scientific evidence on the best way to sculpt your stomach - without a crunch in sight.

Are young people raising their glasses less often than their forebears?

Why are the teens abstaining?

The current generation is foregoing alcohol more than young people before them - so what's changed?

home & property

Character bungalow transformed gallery

Darren Jessop Herne Bay home renovation 4.3.16

This stunning Herne Bay renovation ticks all the boxes for modern living.

Modular apartments stack up

You won't believe how fast this four-storey building went up in Australia.

The multi-million dollar home in the Waitakere ranges comes with a pool, jetty and tennis courts.

Own your own luxury resort gallery

If you have a spare $10 million you could consider buying your own private resort just outside of Auckland.

food & wine

Secret to perfect poached eggs video

egg

Get out the strainer and ladle because here are three steps to guarantee a professional-level poachie every time.

Taste testing at Noodle Markets

The night was warm, the beer was flowing, and the queues were long - but what was the food actually like?

Seared salmon with scallops

Toasted coconut ice cream

nz farmer

Herd the one about the sheep? video

A new perspective on sheep farming.

Drone footage of Hawke's Bay sheep being herded has attracted global attention.

Flashpoint over poachers

Fed-up farmers are losing patience with trespassing hunters.

Top shearers meet Welshmen 

Show hens some love

entertainment

Persistence with Carol pays off

Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett bring Phyllis Nagy's cinematic adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt to life in Carol.

11:16 PM  Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy reveals how the film nearly never made it to the big screen.

Manilow rushed to hospital

The 72-year-old singer had undergone "emergency oral surgery" on Monday night.

Kanye West and Taylor Swift are reportedly feuding once again.

Kanye disses Swift in song video

"I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that b***h famous", Kanye raps.

travel

Get more out of your cruise

Even if dancing isn't your thing, you owe it to yourself to bust a move at the ships disco.

How you can make a luxury cruise even better.

Weird laws tourists break 

The strange things you could easily find yourself arrested for while on holiday.

New Zealand has opened its wallets and donated over $2 million to the #buythisbeachNZ campaign.

We did it! The goal is reached

Keep donating, #buythisbeachNZ campaign co-organiser says.

stuff nation

Are you the man for me? stuff nation

"We were made to be with another."

"I smile, laugh and find the bright side in things."

Fixing a broken welfare system stuff nation

There are gaps in the system that people, real people, not numbers are falling through.

The exclusive Auckland suburb of Herne Bay is to lose its local pub to a housing development.

Look outside Auckland! stuff nation

I'd say that the best way to fix the housing crisis is to look outside of Auckland at the regions.

motoring

Celebs and their custom cars video

The classic Chevrolet Impala that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee rides around LA in.

A lot of celebrities - everybody from Nick Jonas to Kendall Jenner - are driving classic old cars.

Big bang equals big bucks

Repairing a damaged luxury car could cost $80,000 or more due to the top quality parts needed.

This 1999 Diablo SV is the last Lamborghini from its factory in Italy before Volkswagen completed its company takeover.

Fancy the last 'true' Lambo?

An important piece of Lamborghini history is headed for auction.

sport

Umpire's blunder flattens Caps video

Doug Bracewell was stunned by the no-ball call that knocked the stuffing out of the Black Caps.

Richard Illingworth's no-ball error evoked fresh memories of Nigel Llong for the luckless Black Caps.

Ko leads NZ Open  video

World No 1 cards five-under 67 to lead at Clearwater.

Trent Boult pulled in a one-handed screamer to dismiss Usman Khawaja.

Voges, Khawaja twist knife  video

Big centuries from Adam Voges and Usman Khawaja leaves the Black Caps with a familiar salvage job.

good reads

Missing man finds himself

An age progression image of Edgar Latulip.

Man remembers name to solve the mystery of his own disappearance 30 years on.

Why BMac's one of the greats stuff nation

Captain Brendon McCullum with the Chappell Hadlee and ANZ trophies. New Zealand Black Caps v Australia, Chappell Hadlee Trophy Match 3. ANZ ODI Cricket Series. Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand. Monday 8 February 2016. Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Brendon McCullum is a spectacular batsman to watch and among New Zealand's greatest cricketers.

'Huge step' in Zika fight

The discovery of the virus in the aborted baby's brain is the first time it has been confirmed as present in brain tissue.

The Zika virus has been confirmed as present inside the brain tissue of an aborted foetus for the first time.

Sanders' type of religiosity is common

Americans who are unaffiliated are now 23 percent of the population.

Sanders's faith embodies a lot about American religion, which is in a period of transformation.

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That's one long sickie

The man, who was ordered to pay €27,000 in compensation, blamed his manager for not ensuring he showed up.

Employee fails to show up for work, company notices his absence six years later.

Bridge jump: Brave or stupid? video

The video footage shows the whole process of the death-defying leap.

WARNING: Don't watch this if you have a fear of heights.

Two-headed snake is one of a kind

An academic said the double-headed snake would need extra care.

A snake breeder in Australia did a double take after one of his eggs hatched.

Cursed ring claims first victim

The ring had a curse placed on it after Gertrude Christina Nohl and Martin Johann Wagner were married in 1906.

The ring hexed with a 100-year-old curse has claimed its first victim: the guy who allegedly stole it.

Parenting

Alcohol at school functions?

Is providing alcohol for parents at school functions a good idea?

Should adults be given the choice to drink alcohol at school functions?

The lies that parents tell

All mums and dads tell the occasional lie about parenthood.

It's no lie when I say that as parents we often tend to manipulate truths a little.

Anxious about giving birth?

It's very common to feel a little stressed in the lead-up to your baby's birth.

It's very common to feel a little stressed in the lead-up to the big day - but here's how you can manage it.

Parenting link with ADHD

Why do the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) seem to go away in some kids but not in others?

Study asks why do symptoms of ADHD seem to go away in some kids but not in others?

kiwi traveller

Weird laws tourists accidentally break

Every country has different laws and some of them are, quite frankly, weird.

The things you could easily find yourself arrested for while on holiday.

15 pointless travel items

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Paper maps, rolls of film and money belts have joined travellers cheques as things of the past.

UK hits NZ with health charge

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Exploring the Great Wall

Wear layers when visiting the Great Wall - it can be chilly.

Heading off on an overseas adventure? Send your travel questions to us.