Thomas Leuluai (l) and Sam Moa following the Kiwis v Kangaroos, Brisbane ,Australia on May 3, 2015. Copyright Photo: Patrick Hamilton/

Kiwis deserved win, says Moa

Kiwis prop believes Aussies got what they deserved in their convincing loss in Anzac test.

Patient was 'failed'

Surgeon Mike Parry.

Man who died on the operating table was not told his surgeon was working under restriction.

Caregiver mother wins legal fight

The Court of Appeal has backed a mother's right to be paid as her son's caregiver.

Elderly Auckland man rescued

Rescuers worked together to free man trapped at the bottom of a bank near a creek.

Police search dog still missing

Police dog who went missing after training exercise still lost in Wairarapa bush.

Man dies at Auckland court

Man found dead in cell was facing serious charges, including kidnapping.


102 and still more birthdays

Highfield Rest Home resident Halsey Hood starts to blow out the candles on his 102nd birthday cake, helped by caregiver Rachael Skudder.

17 min ago  There were a few fewer than 102 candles but Halsey Hood still managed to blow them all out.

Police search dog still missing

A police dog who went missing after a training exercise in Wairarapa on Sunday is still lost in the bush.

Margaret Spencer's claim against the Ministry of Health for compensation can go ahead.

Carer's claim can proceed

Margaret Spencer can pursue her compensation claim for caring for her dependent disabled son.


Around 6800 migrants rescued

Around 6800 migrants were rescued from overcrowded boats crossing to Europe over the weekend, including a mother who gave birth.


Around 6800 migrants rescued video

A child waves before disembarking from tug boat Asso29 in the Sicilian harbour of Pozzallo.

11:32 PM  Around 6800 migrants were rescued from boats crossing to Europe over the weekend.

Suicide bomb rocks Damascus

A suicide bomber blew himself up on Monday in a central neighbourhood of the Syrian capital.

Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina .

New White House contender emerges

11:37 PM  Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina says she is running for president.


PM pays for ponytail legal advice

Prime Minister John Key

John Key seeks legal advice over ponytail incident, which threatens to land him in court.

Loss of discretionary power

Christchurch City Holdings will no longer be able to make investments without council approval.

A view from the Woodbox restaurant, which was re-opened a year ago as Angus Rd. Eatery. The restaurant has now closed to become an events and wedding venue.

Angus Rd. Eatery closes

A year after being refurbished, Angus Rd. Eatery has closed its doors.


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.

Mai Chen's sells Bucket List

Perpetual Guardian has snapped up high profile lawyer Mai Chen's online wills-making business.

Seeking Islam-friendly mortgages

Auckland's crippling 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


Surface 3 worth a closer look video

microsoft surface 3

REVIEW: Microsoft's new Surface 3 strikes a surprisingly good balance between notebook and tablet.

Home batteries coming video

Tesla Motors' announcement highlights new home batteries that can store solar power for later use.

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New fad: zit-popping videos (graphic content)

Watching people pop zits and squeeze cysts is so popular the genre is racking up millions of views and creating celebrities.

life & style

The dreaded over-thinker label

Peggy Olson in Mad Men, was often told she was 'over-thinking' things by male colleagues.

When men peel back layers, they're "philosophising". So why are inquisitive women labelled "over-thinkers"?

Meet Concerned Kitten

First there was Grumpy Cat. But could this "Gary Barlow lookalike" ursurp the internet favourite?

Eva Longoria, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and Mel C with birthday boy David.

David Beckham's balling 40th gallery

It was a $500k bash featuring snake charmers, belly dancers, cocktails... oh, and a Spice Girls reunion.

well & good

The 'I deserve a treat' habit

Our changing attitude to treats is adding to weight gain.

Treats have become part of our daily diet - but you can learn to control your urges.

Dealing with difficult colleagues

Don't let a bad work situation get out of hand - follow these tips instead.

Swapping sitting for walking for two minutes an hour can reduce the risk of dying by a third.

Change your life in two minutes

New research shows walking for just 120 seconds every hour can help you live longer.

home & property

Bathrooms bring the wow factor

Bathroom with a million-dollar view.

Clear tubs, open fireplaces and million-dollar views - these aren't your typical bathrooms.

'Great gardens take time' gallery

An unexpected pregnancy saw a couple swap a 5ha country garden for an compact courtyard.

This Swiss villa is like a very modern Hobbit hole.

Ten homes that embrace nature gallery

A bit of landscaping isn't enough for these boltholes, where the surroundings actually form part of their structure.

food & wine

Mushroom and lentil mash-up

This mushroom, silverbeet and lentil dish makes a great addition to bruschetta.

Embrace all of autumn's best flavours with this delicious vegetarian dish, perfect tossed through pasta.

Bec Stanley's warming risotto

With butternut, leek and toasted pine nuts, the MasterChef NZ finalist's recipe is incredibly moreish.

A pasta bake to make you melt

Recipe: Lamb and polenta pie

nz farmer

MP 'd***heads' comments

CHESTER BORROWS: Lambastes health and safety inspectors for enforcing "bull****" rules.

National MP incures wrath of Labour MP for his criticism of health and safety rules around quad bikes.

Closing in on footrot problem

Sheep farmers hope new genetic testing will spell the end of footrot in merinos which is costing them $10m a year.

Les still going strong at 91 gallery

Greenhouse gas breakthrough


X Factor: A tale of two Steves

Steve Broad sang his last on Monday night's X Factor results show.

12 min ago  After weeks of looking like he wanted to go home, Steve Broad has got his wish.

GoT revived Keisha's passion video

It was not luck but ingenuity which landed Keisha Castle-Hughes a key role in the fifth season of Game Of Thrones.

Bachelor Arthur Green talked to big sister Emily about which of the bachelorettes should stay and which should go.

Bachelor steps in for royal baby

The absence of a new royal left the imminent conclusion of The Bachelor NZ as probably the main story of the week.


Secret rooms for the crew video

Boeing's official representation of the crew rest area on a Boeing 777.

When you're on a long-haul flight, you know the importance of sleep. But what if you're part of the crew?

Private plane pile up in Sin City

It was dubbed the 'Fight of the Century' and the rich and famous were out in throngs to see it.

Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard (R) and Andre Boschberg celebrate after Piccard landed the Solar Impulse 2 at the Chongqing Jiangbei international airport.

Pilot braces for 5-day flight

The pilot of Solar Impulse 2 in anxious but excited for the longest leg an attempt to fly around the world without fuel.

stuff nation

Running map competition: The beetle stuff nation

The beetle

Bike, drink, run repeat. That's the aim of the game in this running map competition entry.

A new era for NZ rugby league? stuff nation

These are heady times for Kiwi league fans, but do you dare dream of bigger things ahead?

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn daughter at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am this morning, weighing 8lbs 3 oz who will be fourth in line to the throne.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Top royal baby comments

Readers pontificate on how the Duchess of Cambridge managed to look so good after giving birth.


New Top Gear presenters nearer?

Jodie Kidd host of The Classic Car Show, with an Aston Martin DB5 and Mini Cooper at the Soho Hotel in London in January.

BBC close to signing a trio of new presenters for Top Gear, according to British media reports.

M & M a fair suck of the SAV

BMW's latest M-division Sports Activity Vehicles offer lighter weight, more power and torque and Porsche-troubling zero 100kmh times.

The Reduce Speed Dial aims to remind parents why they shouldn't speed.

Children slow parents video

Volkswagen guilt-trips parents into reducing their speed in a Road Safety Week experiment.


Moa: Kangaroos weren't unlucky

Kiwis interchange forwards Martin Taupau, left, and Sam Moa celebrate following their dominant win over the Kangaroos in the Anzac test in Brisbane.

Kiwis prop believes the Australian team got what they deserved in 26-12 loss in the Anzac test in Brisbane.

Daley's Origin plans in disarray

Poor form, injuries and possible bans hamper Blues' buildup to first defence of Origin shield in eight years.

Disconsolate coach Ernie Merrick walks off Westpac Stadium after Sunday's 2-0 loss to Melbourne City.

Striker a priority for Phoenix

A striker, maybe a couple of fullbacks, a bit of size in midfield; coach Ernie Merrick has some work to do.

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good reads

Why I choose not to wear a hijab

Donna Miles-Mojab threw her hijab into a rubbish bin.

OPINION: The Islamic veil "has became the universal symbol of oppression and backwardness," says a former Iranian now living in Christchurch.

A great escape from noise of the world

Cascade Creek Retreat, an eco-tourism venture created by Table Hill Farmers Dave and Janene Divers, winners of the Otago Ballance Farm Environment Awards for 2015.

It is hard to hear yourself think for the rowdy chorus of birdsong.

What makes a book sexy?

Christian Grey

Like in any romantic relationship, you want a balance of the emotional and physical.

Up a hill for tea

Novice Buddhist monks play tag in Pankam in Myanmar's hill country.

A visit to the hill tribes of northern Myanmar means sharing in a divine gift.

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Politician's mic catches him peeing video

Councillor Rachael Jonrowe was unable to hold back her laughter.

Texas council member takes toilet break mid-meeting, but forgets his microphone's still on.

Dog invades rugby pitch to catch rabbit

The canine pitch invader with its rabbity prize is grabbed by Coastal's Thomas Watt.

What do you get when you put a rabbit in front of a dog at the rugby? Answer: A pitch invader at the Okato Domain.

Pothole penises send a message

"Wanksy" artwork motivates council to fill in potholes.

A disgruntled ratepayer is using phallic street art to force his local council to fit potholes.

Doorbell row leads to throttling and arrest

Francisco of the Spanish company El Cobrador del Frac (The Debt Collector in Top Hat and Tails) rings the doorbell of a house in Pozuelo de Alarcon, outside Madrid July 4, 2012. The company specialises in sending men dressed in tailcoats to make debtors pay up. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

An elderly man has been arrested after an altercation over his doorbell ringing whenever his neighbour's did.


May the fours be with you

May the fours be with you as the next stage comes at us.

Newborn stage: done and dusted. Terrible twos: passed with distinction. Threenagehood: I still have the scars. Next up: four.

Cashing in on the royal baby

The Licktators breast-milk ice cream.

Commemorative gifts to mark the royal arrival range from breast-milk ice cream to barf bags.

Royal baby name has been picked

The Duchess of Cambridge plumped for a silk buttercup-print Jenny Packham dress for her first post-princess appearance.

But Prince William and Kate are waiting to tell the Queen later today before announcing it to the world.

To those needing more support

The problem with both chronic morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum is that it's not always taken seriously.

For women suffering from chronic morning sickness, early pregnancy is the roller coaster from hell.

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?