Live Cricket World Cup: Black Caps vs Australia

Australian opener Aaron Finch is out for a duck but David Warner has been aggressive since as the Black Caps look to defend 183 in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Black Caps all out for 183

Video: Australian wickets as they fall

Video: NZ wickets as they fell

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Journey to the MCG

Bluffer's guide

Woman hurt amid gang tension

03032015 news photo: Martin de Ruyter/Fairfax NZ

Police at crash between a car and empty truck on the Richmond Deviation.

8:08 PM  A woman has been seriously injured in a suspected altercation between rival gangs in Masterton.

Man killed in crash

A man was killed after the car he was driving collided with a truck north of Orari in Canterbury.

A man has died en route to Timaru Hospital after his car collided with a truck on SH1 north of Orari in Canterbury.

Air Canada runway accident

An Air Canada Airbus A320 has been damaged landing at Halifax airport.

7:31 PM  Twenty-two taken to hospital after a plane made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway at Halifax airport in bad weather.

Charges laid over racist rant video

Valley flyer racist rant

Hutt Valley police have arrested and charged a man over a racist rant incident filmed by a bus passenger.

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Police believe car located

MISSING: Mike Zhao-Beckenridge, 11.

Police believe they have located the vehicle at the centre of a search for a missing 11-year-old boy.

Northland: The day after video

It's just after 8.30am and new MP Winston Peters is pacing Russell's waterfront.

Prime Minister John Key does not believe the Northland by-election result was a tipping point for his Government.

PM defends Northland efforts

7:40 PM  Prime Minister John Key admits National has been delivered a message by Northland.


Video: Aussie wickets as they fall in the CWC final

Trent Boult has Aussie opener Aaron Finch out caught and bowled in his first over.


'Hazardous' gas link before blast

A car sits amongst the rubble after an explosion destroyed threes buildings and damaged a fourth in New York.

Meter reader smelt gas in basement of building months before explosion in New York.

24 dead in hotel bloodbath

Blood spattered utensils mark the reception area of prominent hotel following attack by Islamic extremists.

A still image taken from video shows tourists running for cover as armed men stand guard at Tunisia's national museum, March 18, 2015.

Nine militants killed in raid

7:48 PM  Tunisian forces raid southern region as part of crackdown following attack on museum that targeted tourists.


'Pre-nup' protection...for parents

Audrey Seaton, a director of Blenheim law firm Wain & Naysmith, says parents giving financial help to their adult children should consider a 'pre-nup' agreement.

Mums and dads who give cash to help their grown-up children should insist it's protected in case of a falling out, lawyer says.

Quake city recovers its mojo

Developers are revamping Christchurch city centre.

In the end, Cinderella gets the prince and the palace, and the other women get absolutely nothing. That's the way of tournaments.

Be rich or be a pumpkin

OPINION: Remake of the Disney classic seems innocent, but a troubling economic lies within message.


Club up for Christmas

COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS: Only nine months to go before finances come under Yuletide pressure.

Many households are already squirreling money away each month to "pre-fund" Christmas.

Know NZ Super's limits

The sum of $375 is one to etch in our heads, tattoo on our brains, burn into our retinas.

Comedian cash counter

Make your credit cards work

small business

Fans go batty for Laver video

220114 NEWS FEAT.  Photo: John Cowpland / alphapix. James Laver, cricket bat maker, Waipawa.

The crafting of traditional cricket bats is boosted by two-screen technology.

Chocolatiers ride craft wave

You've heard of craft beer. The new thing is craft chocolate - and the industry is on the rise.

The best thing in sliced bread

Designers choose Kiwi-made


TV freedom for just $60

A WAY AROUND THE CENSORS: A Chinese-made portable media player, which North Koreans call "Notel".

Portable media player provides many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite Govt efforts.

Reddit CEO loses sexism trial video

Jury rejects Ellen Pao's gender-bias claims in case that that riveted Silicon Valley for weeks.

Battlefield: Hardline

Battlefield: As seen on TV video

REVIEW: Hardline is a love letter to the crime dramas that have dominated screens since the 70s.

life & style

What she wore to wed Benedict

BRIDE-TO-BE: Sophie Hunter posed for Vogue in her Valentino wedding gown shortly before marrying Benedict Cumberbatch.

Sophie Hunter poses for Vogue in the stunning Valentino gown she donned to tie the knot with Sherlock actor.

What's love got to do with it?

Arranged marriages have happy outcomes for most Kiwis, but in some cases coercion leads to tragedy.

NO SEX PLEASE: Sara Campbell says her year of celibacy gave her a new perspective on her relationship with men.

How they live without sex

It feels like we're in an age where everyone is doing it (thanks Fifty Shades). So, what is it like to go without?

well & good

4300 kilometres and 4900 selfies

QUITE A TRANSFORMATION: Andy Davidhazy lost around 22kg during his hike from Canada to Mexico.

Man creates epic timelapse video - which shows 22kg weightloss - while hiking from Canada to Mexico.

Chronic fatigue? Don't give up

Triathlete Anneke Jenkins' tips for recovery give hope to another sufferer.

LET'S GET PHYSICAL: Olivia Newton-John's inspiration on the '80s is evident.

Watch 100 years of fitness video

Forget $150 yoga pants and vomit-inducing spin classes, we want to go back to the gentle stretches of 1910.

home & property

What you could get for $1m gallery

Villa in Thailand

A Thai villa, English country pile or NYC flat ... see where you could splash your cash around the globe.

This tiny plot packs a punch gallery

It may only be one hectare, but this small garden in the centre of Blenheim is simply stuffed with blooms.

MEET THE MURRAYS: Charlie, 18, Craig, 16, Fiona, 13, Andrea, 50 and Keith, 52.

Home for outdoors lovers

We look inside Andrea and Keith Murray's active home in Queenstown.

food & wine

Avoiding Easter's bad eggs

Easter is one of the biggest trading times for chocolate.

We're spending up on chocolate but is anyone paying attention to ethical production?

Cajun salmon with fruit salsa

Make the most of the barbecue and our delicious stone fruit before the cold nights set in.

What your hot drink reveals

Make the sushi chef happy

nz farmer

Big dry a haphazard blight

Sheep feed on dry pasture.

The unfairness of drought has some hit home for some Canterbury farmers.

Investors backing Lincoln

Major companies putting big money into Lincoln University's growing demonstration and research farms base.

Fonterra adds more to auction

Organic push 'worth wait'


TV's best love-hate relationships

A BATTLE OF QUEEN BEES: Blake Lively as Serena and Leighton Meester as Blair in  Gossip Girl.

Is there anything that'll keep you more gripped to the box than a great case of the frenemies?

Has Swift got a new man?

Pop star appears to have ended her self-imposed man-ban with DJ (and Rita Ora's ex) Calvin Harris.

BURNING BRIGHT: Carice van Houten as Red Priestess, Melisandre.

'There is a lot of power in sex'

Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke and Carice van Houten say there's a good reason why the show has so much nudity.


Longest road coming soon?

NEW ROUTE BEING CONSIDERED: A superhighway between the UK and the US would be "very ambitious and expensive".

Plans for ambitious 20,000-kilometre superhighway linking the UK and America are reportedly being considered by Russia.

Saunas, sausages and seats

Three writers reveal the strange experiences that preoccupy them while they're travelling.

SPECTACULAR: The Western terrace ruins of Mount Nemrut.

Don't turn a trip here down

This treasured Turkish spot makes flying across the world for a wedding worth the effort and expense.

stuff nation

Four-pronged attack on anxiety

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Letting go of anxiety gives us an abundance of time and energy to do with as we please.

Pet of the day: Sports fan Rocky stuff nation

Rocky loves playing catch and barking at wildlife, but there's always time to watch cricket on TV.

Doctors anticipate and increase in women getting testing and opting for surgery after Angelina Jolie's public statements about the BRCA 1 gene.

Being pro-active against cancer? stuff nation

"Take control and tackle head-on any health issue." Have you taken steps to fight cancer?


Still a lovable animal

Latest C-Class shape looks even better with added muscle of AMG C 63 styling.

Latest Merc-AMG C 63 now uses turbos and plenty of tech to give the dramatic looking sportster a dual luxo-sport personality.

Sky high delivery service gallery

Feeding millions of aircraft passengers every year involves a specialised fleet of road vehicles.

Michael van Druten, Philip Kane and Tim Sinclair are heading south.

Hello pork pies

Mad Mini drivers are road-tripping down the country in a fundraiser inspired by a 1981 film.


NZ rolled for 183 in final video

New Zealand's Grant Elliott put up a brave fight, scoring 83, as the Black Caps were rolled for 183 batting first in the Cricket World Cup final against Australia.

8:24 PM  A fired up Australian side has bowled the Black Caps out for a paltry 183 in the World Cup final at the MCG.

Video: Oz wickets as they fall video

8 min ago  Trent Boult has Aussie opener Aaron Finch out caught and bowled in his first over.

Manny Muscat of the Phoenix beats the defence of Bernie Ibini-Isei of Sydney FC during his side's 3-0 loss in Wellington.

Sydney FC too good for Nix

8:27 PM  Phoenix remain on top of the A-League ladder despite poor loss to Sydney FC in Wellington.

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Living with a bomb: life after war

Life after the war: Fadel Nasser with family members inside their home in Gaza. Photo: Ruth Pollard

For seven months it lay there, under the floor, ready to explode any time.

Our public and private faces


The image we present to the world and the reality of those struggling with depression are often at odds.

1080: The secret poisoner

A 1080 activist at his home in the bush on the South Island's West Coast.

 On the West Coast emotions run high about the use of the poison 1080.

Breweskis, island-styles

rarotonga beer

Inside a Rarotongan microbrewery that's taking on the big boys.

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March a month of marijuana mishaps

Indonesian police accidentally made an entire suburb of Jakarta inhale marijuana smoke.

Burning cannabis goes wrong in Indonesia, while dad in US eats hash brownies and thinks he's having a stroke.

Yoga studio arson made her so happy

SMOKING HOT: Nancy Duarte was smiling in her mugshot after being arrested for setting fire to a yoga studio.

Nancy Duarte is capturing headlines in the United States for her smoking hot mugshot.

Elephants stop stranded truck from overturning

HEAVE HO: "Lucky we came along, isn't it," said elephant one to elephant two.

Two elephants are heroes after stopping the truck they were in from flipping over after the 18-wheeler got stuck in mud.

Teapot racers will pour it on

TEA SPORT: Steampunk teapot races, from left, Professor Phoenecea Carwardine (Julia Harris), Mrs Hudson (Jane Craven), Captain Josiah Smollett (Mark Harris) and Coloinel Julius Hawthorne (Jane Craven) will be racing their teapots-on-wheels during CubaDupa.

They may be short and stout, but a bunch of New Zealand teapots now also lays claim to wheels.


When a dad bullies his son

One of the telltale signs of emotional abuse is that the victim develops issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and a host of other symptoms both physical and emotional that can last a lifetime.

I see a man (your husband) who is beginning to become a bully and emotionally abuse his son.

Royal baby due on Anzac Day

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles during an official visit to the set of Downton Abbey at Ealing Studios on March 12, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly expecting a sibling for Prince George on one of NZ's most significant days.

Twins make it a full house

Our little one plus five-month-old twins - it has been busy times all round.

What a busy house we've had with my sister and her family - including five-month-old twins - staying. 

Let the man change a nappy

Mar 22, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Mila Kunis and fiance Ashton Kutcher watche the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Clippers won 112-103. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Actor Ashton Kutcher is a new dad. A frustrated new dad who just wants a spot to change his daughter's nappy.

kiwi traveller

When one door opens

ROYAL HISTORY: Sudesh and Mona visit Oxford Castle, built in 1071.

Sudesh Lourdes and his family are making the most of the "gateway to Europe", in Oxford, England.

'I'm going for Dad's sake'

Australian and New Zealand soldiers stand guard during a dawn ceremony at Anzac Cove.

When Joan Altwasser travels to Anzac Cove next month, she will be following in the footsteps of her father.

Smugshot: Photos of the week gallery

Kiroro Snow Resort, Hokkaido, Japan.

This week's travel photos have everything from mules to doppelgangers... with a few stunning sunsets for good measure.

A road trip through Europe stuff nation

FOUR'S COMPANY: Scott, Jennifer, the van and Tes.

Jennifer and Scott Martin were travelling around Europe when their adventure took an unexpected turn.