Hansen

A nation hold its breath

3:15 PM  Hours out from the most eagerly awaited AB squad naming in history, speculation is rife.

A cruel Rugby World Cup cut

Dad in court over fire

The three children were rushed to Princess Margaret Hospital, where the youngest remains in a critical condition.

2:09 PM  Perth father faces charges after allegedly pouring petrol over his three children and setting them alight.

'Wild Thing' collapses on course

2:31 PM  Golfer John Daly taken by ambulance to hospital after collapsing at tournament.

Jonah Lomu's greatest goal

Rugby great reveals major ambition is to live long enough to see his two sons turn 21.

Worker bashed with bottles video

3:06 PM  Young men raiding liquor store attacked a staff member with full bottles of alcohol.

Kiwi holiday ends in dad's death

Death of dairy worker in Southland again stirs debate over foreign drivers.

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national

Scott Watson sells artwork

Scott Watson in the High Court in Christchurch. He was denied parole.

Artwork by convicted double-killer Scott Watson is fetching hundreds of dollars on Trade Me.

Tale of survival video

Heather Walsh's captivity in remote bush made headlines in 2012. Now the full story of her ordeal will be told.

Police are urging the public to call 111 if they see Thomas Shortcliffe.

Another bracelet cut

Man charged with offences including kidnapping cuts off ankle bracelet and flees.

Video

Burglars make themselves at home

Theft of laptop with film-makers' creations is the worst loss in home invasion.

world

Thousands protest in Beirut

Protesters set rubbish on fire on barbed wire erected near the government palace.

2:26 PM  Thousands of protesters waving Lebanese flags and chanting "revolution" took to the streets to campaign against politicians.

Reporters on blackmail charges

Two French investigative journalists have been charged with trying to blackmail the king of Morocco.

Deputy Darren Goforth was shot at point blank range while putting petrol in his patrol car in Houston.

Murder charge after cop shot

Man is arrested after a Texas police officer was gunned down from behind while refuelling his patrol car.

business

Creditors left in the lurch

Angry creditors of Valiant Homes say director Hamish Clarke was in Venice celebrating his engagement to Petra Fuerst while they were not getting paid.

A failed property developer gave fiancee a diamond ring months before his company collapsed.

Focus turns to US data

2:44 PM  After two dizzying weeks that saw equity prices plunge and rebound, investors seek clarity on US rates.

Sheyna Huband credits midwife Jacqui Anderson, left, with giving her support and confidence ahead of the birth of her third son, Oliver.

Midwives drop pay bombshell

A High Court action on Monday will have 'global ramifications' for women's pay.

money

Studying on the breadline

The University of Auckland, Grafton Campus

More students are having to live with their parents to make ends meet.

Rich-listers lose millions

Some of NZ's top business people saw over $40m wiped off their own company shareholdings.

Fuel prices down, margins up

Power shop and save

small business

Flower power drives business

Florist Kathryn Fleming believes flowers can give people a spiritual lift.

A new subscription flower business backed by upmarket grocery chain, Farro, proves a hit with romantic men.

On a right royal roll

A year after feeding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gourmet Delicious is still on a high.

A quilter's haven

How to get start-up respect

technology

Ashley Madison CEO quits

Stepped down as CEO ... Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses with a poster during an interview at a hotel in Hong Kong in August.

Chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has resigned.

Giant robot gears up to battle video

One arm is a missile launcher and the other a cannon. And it's headed for Japan.

Tim Schafer and Cookie Monster

Kickstart your game right

The best way to ensure your campaign's success is probably to get Tim Schafer onboard.

life & style

A is for air kiss

A is for All Blacks. Rugby met runway for Jockey in the Designer Selection show.

From Andrea Moore to Zambesi: The A-Z of Fashion Week.

Raise an eyebrow to middle age

OPINION: Add eyebrow tattoos to botox and fast cars as signs of a mid-life crisis.

Research has found men are more likely than women to carry a torch for their ex.

Dealing with a man's first love

Wise women know you can fight present danger, but life-long obsessions are in a different league.

well & good

Is your phone your shield?

The vast majority of us own mobile phones and are rarely parted from them.

This is the new normal, so to speak - our emerging consensus on when and where to use phones in public.

Suffering from memory loss

Taking aerobic exercise every day helps because it increases blood flow, sending more oxygen to the brain.

A couple of drinks can soon add up to the kilojoule equivalent of a doughnut or sandwich, but without filling you up.

How drinks can destroy a diet

2:14 PM  Watching what you eat is one thing, but it's all too easy to forget that drinks have kilojoules too.

home & property

The O.C mansion's up for sale

Got a spare $NZ9.6million? You too could live like the Cohens.

California here we come! If you loved The O.C and have a spare $9.6million, you too could live like the Cohens.

Doorstep notes you don't want

How does one deal with a neighbour from hell? You write them a letter, of course.

The exterior of 167 Moor Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, gives no clue as to what lies beneath.

Dungeon whips auction frenzy

3:33 PM  Unusual Melbourne terrace with an underground 'dungeon' sells for more than $400,000 above reserve.

food & wine

How to make chorizo Scotch eggs

Scotch eggs are making a very tasty comeback.

Scotch eggs with mustard are back on the radar.

NZ's best chardonnays video

Can you guess which winery makes Cuisine magazine's top chardonnay pick?

Why dessert can be good for you

Three ways with... stale bread

nz farmer

Bike death makes tragic point

Police investigate a quad bike death on a Puketaha farm, near Hamilton

A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.

Surprise! It's quadruplets video

Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock

Fonterra helping fight fires

Depiction ignores ag history

entertainment

TV's most memorable drunks

Megan Mullally, second left, playing Karen Walker who revels in her drunkenness in Will & Grace.

2:58 PM  The best characters aren't perfect and, when it comes to personal flaws, alcoholism writes itself.

Miley Cyrus goes undercover video

Miley Cyrus poses as a reporter for Jimmy Kimmel Live! to find out what people really think of her. The answers aren't pretty.

Director Quentin Tarantino is known for his outspoken views.

Tarantino knocks Blanchett

3 min ago  Cate Blanchett is unlikely to sign on to a Quentin Tarantino movie after the director said her "arty" movies had no staying power.

travel

Expat tales: The great outdoors

Simon Dilks with his wife and daughter against the mountainous scenery of their home.

Simon Dilks ditched the rat race for a life of adventure in Yangshuo, China.

Highway to heaven

Driving the rugged stretch of the Californian coast known as Big Sur is a road trip to remember.

Machu Picchu, Peru: These Incan ruins, perched on an Andean mountaintop and surrounded by steep green slopes, rushing rivers in the valley below, won't disappoint.

Top 10 lost ancient cities

These 10 cities were hidden for years. Now rediscovered, you can visit them again.

stuff nation

Lessons from RWC campaigns stuff nation

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  (L-R) Kieran Read, Dan Carter, Richie McCaw, Israel Dagg and Jerome Kaino of New Zealand pose for the media during the adidas All Blacks Rugby World Cup kit launch on November 5, 2015 in London, England.  The kit is the blackest ever created by adidas for New Zealand Rugby. The New Zealand team will wear the kit for the first time against England at Twickenham this Saturday.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for adidas)

The ABs' track record is testament to their resilience, professionalism and sheer bloody mindedness.

Inked at age 69 stuff nation

I was envious of those with tattoos, but didn't feel comfortable getting myself inked until after I retired.

The Ten Commandments of Happy!

10 commandments of happy stuff nation

I've learnt in my short 32-year-old life span that happiness is truly a prized possession.

motoring

Bad driving a real turn-off

It's never to early to get it right and they could love you for it.

British research discovers the surest way to woo a potential love interest is to brush up on driving skills.

Triumph shows Triple benefits

Triumph's Speed Triple is still a treat, but you pay more for it.

On the open road is where the new 'baby Jag' with oodles of balance, poise and grip.

Drool Britannia

Jaguar introduces the car it has promised and we've lusted after since the late 60s.

sport

Durante ends All Whites career

Australian-born defender Andrew Durante has called time on his brief All Whites career after nine appearances.

Australian-born defender stands down after just two years in the national squad ahead of Myanmar friendly.

Obituary: King of the Cup gallery video

3:21 PM  Legendary trainer Bart Cummings' triumphs beyond the Melbourne Cup were not without setbacks.

Kiwi golfer Danny Lee shot a one-over 71 in the third round at The Barclays to finish tied for 33rd at two-under par.

Lee slips down leaderboard

New Zealand's No 1 golfer can't get going in third round at The Barclays, carding three birdies and four bogeys.

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good reads

Fly my pretties

Falconer Conal Dixson with one of his charges.

Reginald is giving me the evil eye. The hulking 24-year-old hawk glares at me from his perch.

Memorable moments for ABs fans stuff nation

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  (L-R) Kieran Read, Dan Carter, Richie McCaw, Israel Dagg and Jerome Kaino of New Zealand pose for the media during the adidas All Blacks Rugby World Cup kit launch on November 5, 2015 in London, England.  The kit is the blackest ever created by adidas for New Zealand Rugby. The New Zealand team will wear the kit for the first time against England at Twickenham this Saturday.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for adidas)

The ABs' track record is testament to their resilience, professionalism and sheer bloody mindedness.

Pay off your mortgage in 10 years

Enableme financial advisor Hannah McQueen counsels home-owners on how to pay off their mortgages in less than 10 years.

Just like the TV ads say, you can pay off your mortgage in 10 years.

50 shades of clay at erotic museum

Parque del Amor in Miraflores, Lima.

They say sex sells. But sometimes it just gets you into trouble.

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oddstuff

Hipster house creeps out UK media video

This so-called "ghost" might actually just be a hipster.

An eerie-looking hipster house for sale in Sydney has UK media in a spin.

Monk relaxes atop wind turbine

Brother Joseph Byron like the view from this turbine in Rhode Island.

A Benedictine monk tired to find solitude on top of a wind turbine.

D.Dog for president

Bailey the dog shows he's got what it takes to be President of the United State, with owner Jacob Rubin, 14.

Running for president of the free world is so easy, even a dog can do it.

Most beautiful city, best loo

The beauty of Hastings is surely evident to every casual observer.

Hastings won NZ's most beautiful city, as well as best toilet - which had more entries.

Parenting

How to talk to teens about sex

It seems many teenagers feel school sex education focuses too much on risk prevention and not enough on communication in relationships.

Teenagers have good understanding of the mechanics of sex, but want to know more about building relationships.

'Realistic' Disney princesses

Belle from Beauty and the Beast with a fuller, and some would say, more realistic figure.

From beards to 'real life', Disney princesses have been re-imagined too many ways to count.

My son isn't getting a mobile

Giving your child a smartphone shouldn't be a rushed decision.

My colleague Michelle Quinn got her son an iPhone when he entered high school last year. My son wasn't so lucky.

Good things come in threes

Shelley King's 9-month-old triplets Dylan, left, Indie and Ryder King-Mather.

As an older first-time mum, Shelley King wanted a scan for reassurance. Instead she got a shock.

kiwi traveller

What sight to see in HK?

For amusement-park-loving teens, Hong Kong Disneyland is the place to go.

There's something for all the family to enjoy in Hong Kong, from markets to theme parks.

Expat tales: The great outdoors

Simon Dilks with his wife and daughter against the mountainous scenery of their home.

Simon Dilks ditched the rat race for a life of adventure in Yangshuo, China.

Lost and found in Italy

Passport, credit card, phone, the Holy Trinity of travel.

Travel is full of heart-stopping moments, not all of which are about ogling scenic wonders.

The reality of London life stuff nation

Living and working in London is challenging and exhausting, but it's also one of the most enriching experiences you can have, says Amelia.

There are heaps of opportunities in London, writes Amelia Abplanalp. You just have to be patient, network like crazy and work damn hard.