April 24 2014, updated 12:08pm

Anzac Biscuits

Biscuits had no nutritional value

Life in the trenches was no fun, and wasn't made any better by the Anzac biscuits we know and love.

Rate hikes may pause

mortgage 10:55am Relief may be in store for homeowners as some economists say the Reserve Bank delay interest rate hikes.

Christchurch rebuild too slow

11:11am Christchurch's recovery is "painstakingly slow" and hampered by government say key rebuild firms.

Bodies telling a sad tale

Broken fingers on bodies reveal students' desperate attempts to climb walls of ferry that sank.

Dolphins flip off shark

Adam Walker was told he wouldn't have to worry about sharks in Cook Strait. Then he looked down.

School hols cut commutes

11 min ago Rejoice Auckland commuters - you are enjoying your fastest travel times for years thanks to Easter school holidays.

Crash clogs motorway

northwestern Traffic clogged for most of the morning after a serious crash on Auckland's Northwestern motorway.

Marshall in stoush

Ex-All Black Justin Marshall allegedly drinking inside Queenstown strip-club before he was assaulted.

Widow's heartfelt Alzheimer's plea

Blind climber aims for Kilimanjaro


Family's grief 'too raw'

Blood and flowers mark the spot where a family's world was shattered on a driveway.

Ken Block kicks goals

Ken Block auditions for Fifa World Cup with tyre frying football match against Brazilian star Neymar Jr.

Debris 'unlikely' to be from MH370

Bluefin 21 MH370 Material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is unlikely to have come from missing plane, official says.

McCann case looks to sex offender

Madeleine McCann may have been among the victims of a series of sexual assaults on British children in Portugal.

This iceberg's bigger than Taupo

Duchess of Cornwall's brother falls and dies

Manila protests

Obama 'not welcome' in Manila

Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose have clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists.

Business briefs: Chorus earnings

magnifying glass dollar Snippets on today's business news: Chorus warns of earnings cut, Mako Networks signs deal with Australia's Telstra.

Call to remove chairman

Two Abano Healthcare shareholders are calling for an Extraordinary General Meeting to oust the company's chairman.

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Rate hikes may pause

Relief may be in store for homeowners as some economists say the Reserve Bank delay interest rate hikes.

Small property investors hit

mortgage "Mum and Dad" property investors could be hit by the next raft of clampdowns on mortgage lending.

Not ready for $5 coffee

If the prospect of a price rise has you spluttering into your latte, you can try to keep the cost down.

Coffee truck business fills niche

Support high for interest rate hike

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Fewer have health insurance

The number of Kiwis with private health insurance is down a little, but increased claims hit industry margins.

Russian social media CEO flees

Wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg has fled the country in fear of cronies of Vladimir Putin.

World's first payWave suit

Move over James Bond and Maxwell Smart, this Samurai suit has a surprise up its sleeve.

Amazon snares classic HBO deal

Kiwi XP use drops

Time travel on Google Maps

Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.

Oz Tour: What Kate's Wearing

kate Middleton The Aussie sunshine's bringing out fresher fashions from the stylish duchess.

It's how we're eating

How you consume your calories each day could be all that you need to improve your nutrition.

Insomnia: Don't overthink it

Beauty bag: Caroline Marr

Lerae Barrett

Dress-stress averted

Thanks to the kindness of strangers in Nelson, this bride managed to salvage her wedding day.

Leek, spinach & ricotta cannelloni

pasta This gorgeous vegetarian dish will become a firm family fave.

The perfect hard boiled egg

A how-to, with a heaping side of geekery.

Recipe: Beef it up

Win! A slick coffee machine

Driver pass rates drop

learner driver More than half of young drivers are failing the new driver licence tests.

Ken Block unveils 'Foothkana'

It's football against car in the latest web video from the world's biggest hoon.

Mechanics in post-quake boom

Nissan's bovver boy

Selena Gomez 'on the edge'

Selena Gomez Is this the beginning of yet another young starlet's very public breakdown?

TV anchor turned rapper

Respected news anchor Brian Williams has an unexpected talent for rapping Snoop Dogg.

Chris Brown stuck in jail

Capital wooing La De Da festival

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend

Jodie Foster has married photographer and actress Alexandra Hedison.

Kate and Wills, who?

Royal Islands A royal title is not a prerequisite for guests looking to stay at this luxury resort.

Quirky transport jobs

These jobs paint an incredible picture of the travel challenges people face (and overcome) in different cities.

Bag behaviour

Can't fly with oxygen tank

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Top 10 cycling cities

It's only when you travel that you realise what a safe and enjoyable mode of transport cycling can be.

My mother, my best friend

Emily Devine Emily Devine says her mum Donna is the biggest role model in her life.

Teaching us about the past

I am sure I am not alone in saying that Anzac Day is our most important national day.

The gifts of travel

The gluten-free fridge

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The quiet life

Memories of farm and family got my grandad through the war, and he never left it again.

Storm cuts milk flows

Westland Milk Products Westland Milk Products may not meet a few export orders because of last week's ferocious storm.

Love transcends language bar

Love bloomed in a Mongolian desert for a Golden Bay woman. Now she and her husband are creating a new life in rural New Zealand.

Pushing the boundaries

No confidence vote for straw

Show goes on - Cunliffe

Shane Jones Labour leader David Cunliffe says the Shane Jones' departure is not a disaster, and won't scupper the party's election chances.

Jones, Greens exchange barbs

War of words escalates with Greens calling departing Labour MP Shane Jones sexist and saying he won't be missed.

Davis resurfaces, keen to hound Harawira

Labour promises pensions for all vets

Honesty as Benji bids adieu

Benji Marshall Benji Marshall needed just 16 minutes to sum up his three-and-a-half hour rugby career.

Prop Franks only change

Returning prop Ben Franks is the only change to the Hurricanes side named to play the Reds at Westpac Stadium.

Team Parker demand better

Paget makes unusual request

Winston Reid

West Ham for Wellington

Winston Reid's West Ham United will play the Wellington Phoenix at Westpac Stadium in July.

World's first payWave suit

Move over James Bond and Maxwell Smart, this Samurai suit has a surprise up its sleeve.

Anzac Day

The quiet life

Memories of farm and family got my grandad through the war, and he never left it again.

South America

Not all dog eat dog

People seem to think planes crash frequently, have drugs on board and can't be relied upon.


Insomnia: Don't overthink it

Insomnia made my life unbearable ... and then I changed my frame of mind.

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Celebrity mums pose nude

A few Hollywood mums came together to inspire healthy body image, posing nude for Allure, and we have a sneak peek.

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I swore I would be so damned gracious and thankful when I finally fell pregnant that I now feel like an absolute idiot for what I'm about to say.

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Travel secrets from Kiwis

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Kiwis gather in Turkey

Australian and New Zealand voices are beginning to invade Backpacker Street in Istanbul.

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Kiwi couple Jo Crabb and Stephen Allwood live in rural France, and in Martinborough.


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A US woman has sued her mother's neighbour over a pet duck.

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Viper, centipede to the death

Reptile researchers stumble across remains of vicious battle which saw two predators literally devour each other.

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Houseboat weighs anchor

The owner of this makeshift houseboat says he has no job, draws no benefit and wants a quiet life.

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