princess charlotte

Princess Charlotte: birthday girl

10 min ago  The youngest royal is about to turn one and she's looking more and more like her father.

Diver's 'terrible' ascent

William Trubridge has broken his 16th world record in the Bahamas, diving to a depth of 122m.

Freediver William Trubridge has set his 16th world record in the Bahamas.

Grandma died in crash

She was being driven by her grandson, and was not wearing a seatbelt, police say.

Australian goalkeeper dies

9:59 PM  A promising young Australian goalkeeper has died after he was struck by lightning.

Luke dropped from Kiwis

9:42 PM  Warriors hooker misses out on team to play Australia as Jesse Bromwich named captain.

Iraq declares state of emergency

9:46 PM  Supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr storm parliament to protest against corruption.

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national

Tucker murder arrests

Marcus Luke Tucker, 36, was found dead near Lake Ellesmere on Anzac Day.

Man charged with murder after Marcus Tucker was found burnt and dumped near Christchurch a week ago.

'Mom saved my life' video

A couple more hours and I would've been a goner, says rescued tramper.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with the recipients of the prestigious arts honour, Peter Jackson and photographer ...

Peter Jackson honoured

9:43 PM  The Hobbit movie maker receives prestigious arts medal from French Prime Minister.

Video

Cats on display for national show

"No matter what happens, you bring the best cat with you and take the best cat home."

world

Obama roasts Trump video

"Obama out": The US President drops the mic to conclude his speech at the annual White House Correspondents' Association ...

"They say he lacks foreign policy experience. But he's been meeting foreign leaders: Miss Sweden, Miss Argentina, Miss Azerbaijan."

US race a not so civil rite

ANALYSIS: If you were looking for a symbol of what has hit Indiana in the US presidential race, you could do worse than twisters.

Fire burns part of an estimated 105 tonnes of ivory and a tonne of rhino horn confiscated from smugglers and poachers at ...

Ivory burn 'heartbreaking' video

Ex-NZ PM Helen Clark is in Kenya to watch thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns go up in flames.

business

Night flight touches down video

Runway, taxiway, approach and apron lights were all switched on for the first time in April as a part of the lighting ...

Introduction of evening flights will maximise Queenstown airport's current operating hours.

Crackdown on slave fishing crews

All ships in NZ waters must be flagged to New Zealand from today.

Indian president Pranab Mukherjee at a state banquet with Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae.

More Indian tourists

New deal hopes to boost Indian tourist numbers to New Zealand.

technology

Nintendo reveals release date

The new Legend of Zelda game, originally scheduled for release on Wii U in 2015, has been moved to 2017.

Nintendo has confirmed that its new video game system will launch in March 2017.

Twitter destined to be small

Maybe Twitter just isn't meant to be an all-encompassing social utility.

Talkshow lets you follow a topic and watch as people text each other about it - sort of like live video for texting.

App is like texting in public

Talkshow lets you follow a topic and watch as people text each other about it - sort of like live video for texting.

life & style

Shimmer makeup for age 40+

Forget girly glitter and go for something more sophisticated.

A glittery look isn't just for teens - watch how The Style Insider pulls it off.

Miss Universe bags show

Beauty queen blasts "cold" and "loud" Canterbury Fashion Week show.

Who could forget that snowflake scene? If only Ally Sheedy had our dandruff remedies.

6 tips for dealing with dandruff

Ah, the dreaded 'd' word. Sure, it's not the sexiest of topics, but those tiny white flecks are a big problem.

well & good

The pressures of blooming early

"There is time in a long life to try many different things. It's OK to take your time."

There is time in a long life to try many different things. It's OK to take your time.

Brace yourself for a big bill

''I didn't smile a lot because I didn't really feel comfortable with it.''

Take yourself on a meditation vacation …

Meditation cured my anxiety

Will I ever be free from anxiety? I don't know. But am I getting more sleep? Yes.

home & property

Resisting the creed of Marie Kondo

To stay sane, women have to reject this compulsion to organise everything.

OPINION: "If, as Queen Elizabeth II once said, grief is the price we pay for love, then mess is the price I pay for a family."

Reno for modern families gallery

This stunning award-winning renovation in Auckland combines the best of the old with the new.

"I still want to help my kids out, and this means I can do that a bit," says Rose Holmes of her caravan home.

Living in caravan to help kids

Mum sold up her home to help out her kids. Now, she lives right outside.

food & wine

Arnott's Shapes: taste test video

In a classic taste of new vs old, it drove home the fact some people really don't like change.

There was outrage when Arnott's changed its Shapes biscuits - but how bad are they really?

Lamb with 40 garlic cloves

France's famous 'chicken with 40 garlic cloves' is even better done with lamb.

Creamy chicken soup

When sweet and citrus meet

nz farmer

Kiwifruit lovers safe, says Zespri

Kiwifruit is safe says Zespri after grease was found on packaging.

Zespri assures kiwifruit lovers they are safe after 1.7 million trays were put on hold.

Facial eczema shocker not over

The worst facial eczema scourge in nearly two decades is tipped to drag well into May.

Finding the perfect flock

NZ beef cattle reach China

entertainment

The Bachelor meets the parents

There's three things Jordan Mauger says you should never wear when meeting the parents.

The Bachelor NZ's Jordan Mauger says how he handles meeting parents, and what not to wear.

Fans await more Prince songs

​Before his death, fans searching online for Prince were likely to find just a handful of his recorded music.

A Beyonce fan slays the Single Ladies routine.

Bey fans slay Single Ladies video

Queen B almost upstaged by two fans who nailed Single Ladies routine.

travel

Teacher comes to boy's rescue

Sophie Murphy is a fine example of why teachers rock.

When she first boarded her flight from Sydney to Melbourne, Sophie Murphy felt an "awful tension" in the cabin.

The world's coolest little capital

They say you can't beat Wellington on a good day and they - whoever they are - are bang on.

A young boy poses with his interactive wand outside Hogwarts.

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Wand held high, a little girl casts a spell: "Wingardium Leviosa!"

stuff nation

Dog rules 'too relaxed' stuff nation

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Any dog can be dangerous in uneducated hands, regardless of breed traits or public perception.

Phoenix miss A-League party stuff nation

This feeling of being left out is one Phoenix supporters know all too well at the moment, writes Darren Butter.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 28:  Warriors coach Andrew McFadden during a New Zealand Warriors NRL media session at Mt ...

Warriors? More like 'Woe-rriors' stuff nation

If Andrew McFadden's lost the faith of his players, it might be time to admit the obvious - he's not up to it.

motoring

Monster price predicted gallery

McLaren Special Operations is selling this factory condition McLaren F1.

Deep pockets will be needed if you want this gem from McLaren.

Racing roads well travelled video

We put Jaguar's top handling claims for its first-ever SUV to the test in Europe ahead of its NZ launch.

Prince aboard his beloved Honda on the cover of his 1984 album, Purple Rain.

'Purple Rain' bike an icon

Prince Rogers Nelson, the Grammy-winning pop star who died April 21, loved music - and motorcycles.

sport

Warriors boss slams 'the six' video

Manu Vatuvei is set to miss the Kiwis' Anzac test against Australia on Friday.

Players stood down by the Warriors 'don't deserve to represent their countries', Jim Doyle says.

Adelaide win A-League final video

Adelaide United down Western Sydney in the A-League final to claim the club's first league title.

Shaun Johnson scores an early try for the Warriors against the Dragons.

'I saw steel in their eyes' video

After a week from hell, the Warriors upset the Dragons - and surprised everyone else.

good reads

Home ownership with a side of guilt

Political reporter Stacey Kirk has made it onto the property ladder - but it's not all smooth sailing.

OPINION: I recently bought a house, and it feels great. Kind of.

'Life's like a bad dream' stuff nation

She fled home at 14, ending up in Kathmandu's adult sector. Now Kubita says her life feels "worthless".

She fled home at 14, ending up in Nepal's adult sector. Now Kubita says her life feels "worthless".

The Pacific Rim: Five myths

Seismic graphs show the earthquake waves at 8am on Tuesday detected by the northernmost seismographs.

A tragic month of earthquakes along the "Ring of Fire" has kept seismologists busy.

The almost-Kiwis

Niloofar Khamsetabar from Iran despairs about her life in Indonesia and can't wait to come to New Zealand.

When refugees are accepted for resettlement in New Zealand, often their ordeals are far from over.

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Pop goes a weasel, down goes collider

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One of the physics world's most complex machines has been immobilised - temporarily - by a weasel.

The softest biker in town video

Baxter and owners Jason and Bee Wawatai out for a ride on their Harley-Davidson.

The fluffy maltese-bichon wears a harness and a pair of custom-made "doggles".

Teeth and guitars in lost property

Frontline support officer Janis​ Moore says about half a dozen items are handed into the police station every week.

Missing a ring, a skateboard or your teeth? Have you tried New Plymouth police station?

A prank for a dead mate

The Warehouse in Lyall Bay found stained clothes for days after two friends decided to cheer themselves up by squirting ...

To honour their deceased friend, a Wellington duo decided to squirt mustard around the Warehouse's clothing section.

Parenting

Rock-a-bye baby?

Just for a moment, put yourself in your baby's booties and consider how overwhelming the physical and sensory changes ...

My six-week-old baby will only sleep in my arms. Help!

'Daddy will break his legs' video

Four-year-old Grace wants a boyfriend but her dad won't hear of it.

Four-year-old Grace wants a boyfriend but her dad won't hear of it.

Tweens, teens and screens

Miranda Harcourt with daughter Thomasin McKenzie, 15.

With tensions rising as parents try to rein in kids' techno habits.

Capturing the joy of adoption

"Why Superman? Superman was adopted."

Children in foster care can have uncertainty disappear the day they meet their "forever family".

kiwi traveller

From Montreal to Auckland

Emilie Scrase and Zack Rath enjoy waterskiing at Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach.

Zack Rath and his wife Emilie Scrase have embraced Auckland's beaches, hiking trails... and fish and chips.

5 things you can't miss in May

Bluff's infamous oyster season has officially begun.

A new month brings plenty of events you won't want to miss.

Where to go in Canada

The resort town of Banff in Canada's Alberta province is known for its stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.

Heading off on an overseas adventure? Send us your questions and we'll put them to the experts.

Logan Dodds is not a good choice

Kiwi plumber Logan Dodds is back with another holiday video. Hurrah!

OPINION: His latest video is 4.27 minutes of brow-furrowingly cliched footage that somehow, we can't get enough of.