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What bicycle cameras show video

7:28 PM  Covert footage in Marlborough depicts just how close motorists can come to cyclists.

Snow, gales coming

Snow is expected to low levels in southern parts of the country on the weekend.

Spring is delayed, with snow, gales, bone-chilling temps and rain this weekend.

Migrants flood Budapest rail station

7:26 PM  Migrants poured into Budapest's Keleti train station as police ended their blockade.

Black belt 'broke woman's jaw'

7:30 PM  Gold medallist allegedly broke woman's jaw in three places, and a man's cheekbone.

Boy attacked at school

7:18 PM  The 14-year-old boy's mother says knuckle dusters were used in unprovoked assault.

Clerk defiant on gay marriage  video

6:50 PM  A US clerk who refuses to issue gay marriage licenses has received both scrutiny and been hailed as a hero.

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Fire victims' bodies removed video

The fire broke out in the Exeter Cres house shortly before 3am and was well ablaze when crews arrived, police said.

1 min ago  Two bodies, believed to be a grandmother and 6-year-old girl, removed from Palmerston North house.

Key softens on refugees

GRAPHIC WARNING: As devastating photos of a drowned boy bring refugee crisis into focus, PM seems to soften on quota.

A badge worn by members of RNZAF 3 squadron, has a silver fern and the stars of the southern cross in exactly the same location as the two flags designed by Kyle Lockwood.

Badge matches flag design

6:37 PM  An air force badge that is the "spitting image" of Kyle Lockwood's design is raising questions.

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Fire victims' bodies removed

Two bodies, believed to be a grandmother and 6-year-old girl, removed from Palmerston North house.

world

China's huge show of force

Chinese soldiers march past Tiananmen Square before a military parade on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China.

6:07 PM  China put on its biggest display of military might in a WWII parade shunned by most Western leaders.

Thai police issue 8 warrants

Warrants issued for eight suspects in connection with the Bangkok bombing and two others are in custody.

Jane Neame, with her partner Robert Passmore.

Bitten by shark in Thailand

Six-months pregnant woman dragged from water by husband after being bitten.

business

NZ's top earner is a woman

IAG New Zealand chief executive Jacki Johnson has good reason to look pleased.

IAG NZ chief Jacki Johnson earns over $4m and might be the country's top earning executive.

Market crash top risk to GDP

Stock market crash biggest threat to Auckland and Wellington's economies, new Lloyd's data says.

Uptake of Briscoe's offer was low, says Kathmandu.

'Low uptake' for Kathmandu offer

Few big Kathmandu shareholders appear to be taking up Briscoe's offer.

money

Kids call for money lessons

Kids want to be good with money, but few schools are teaching them.

School children think they are pretty good at managing their money. Their teachers think they are not.

A life without credit cards

OPINION: To me, credit cards are tiny plastic reminders you've spent money you don't have.

Will you have enough to retire?

Truck shop owner charged

small business

Three months to grow

Dogmatek audio owner Tim Prebble, left, and Jack Candlish from Organic Dynamic.

Entrepreneurs behind eight startups have yet to prove they can turn prototypes into saleable products.

Meet the dog whisperer video

It started out with a notepad and an 11 year-old girl. Now Selina McIntyre calls herself the dog whisperer.

Erin Reilly: 365 days later

Textile queen re-invents herself

technology

Kiwis get early Halo 5 taste video

Fans can play Halo 5: Guardians at XONZ before it's released in October.

NZ gamers will get the chance to play the latest Xbox games at an event in Auckland later this month.

Stylish with a stylus

The Galaxy Note 5 is handy for anyone who struggles using their fingers on a phone's touchscreen.

Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper in the Netflix adaptation of Wet Hot American Summer.

Netflix tips and tricks

Kiwis have had Netflix for six months, but there are a lot of tricks to make the experience better.

life & style

World's saddest bookworm? video

The book is finished. Emmett isn't happy.

Emmett likes books. A lot. He just doesn't like finishing them.

Teen's tips treat cancer patient

Waitress becomes local celebrity after serving up more than just pizza in heartwarming tale of paying it forward.

Lady Gaga has spotted wearing a Christchurch designer's collars in an Entertainment Weekly fashion shoot.

Gaga for Christchurch designer

Abbey Hardwick felt like her “dreams were leaking into reality” when Lady Gaga wore one of her collars.

well & good

32 solutions for sleepless nights

Don't stress if you can't sleep - that will just make your insomnia worse.

Can't sleep? Don't stress - try these simple steps instead.

Healthy brain, happy life

It's the magic ingredient in your brain which controls how you feel about life, and it's surprisingly simple to boost.

Serena Williams rocking the blazes out of this cutout swimsuit.

Serena slams body-shamers

Tennis star Serena Williams say she has no time for pathetic body shamers.

home & property

Price rises stall in Auckland

Barfoot & Thompson says house prices could resume their rise in spring

After five months of repeatedly breaking record prices, Auckland house prices may have paused for breath.

How to mix and match

Using patterns can inject some fun and colour into your home. Here's how to do it.

Look into my eeeeyes...

Trapped by cats from hell

Some pets, just like some people, should never be allowed to live in apartments.

food & wine

A showstopping red velvet cake

Vertical layered red velvet cake.

This rich, vertical layered cake may look tricky, but making it is surprisingly simple.

Feeling shame over 'ethnic' food

Somehow, my family's food went from "Chinese grossness" to the "hottest food trend".

Recipe: Spaghetti alle vongole

Recipe: Persian love pavlova

nz farmer

Banks back struggling farmers

Only 6.6 per cent of dairy farmers say they have come under undue pressure from banks over their mortgage.

A new survey shows banks are supporting struggling dairy farmers. But it comes with a warning that it may not last.

Battling Mother Nature's mess

Taranaki couple have barely started cleaning up their farm damaged in the June floods because the sodden ground is still hindering repairs.

Kiwis wary of Aussie claim

Breeder on top of his game

entertainment

Mid-lake bouncy castle lunch

Not long to go before Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce reach the shores of Lake Taupo in their bouncy castle.

Lunch delivery goes down a treat with Jono and Ben during their Lake Taupo bouncy castle crossing.

Kermit's GF looks like GoT star

Hours after Kermit's new girlfriend was revealed to the world, fans say she "looks exactly" like this Game of Thrones star.

Pretty Ricky performing in Christchurch on Saturday night.

'This isn't a damn porno'

Band members yelled at women to "take their panties off" on stage at Auckland's Pretty Ricky concert.

travel

TripAdvisor: This is your review

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Try as you might, you cannot avoid the website that changed travel forever.

World's weirdest airline?

Air Koryo has been named one of the world's worst airlines. But it is also one of the quirkiest.

The Huffington Post really likes the South Island - just a bit surprised to discover it actually exists.

NZ 'not one singular island'

Savvy travellers know NZ consists of two main islands, says Huffington Post writer.

stuff nation

Believing in yourself  stuff nation

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 01:  Sam Wasley of Upper Hutt receives a lineout ball during the Wellington Club Rugby Hardham Cup Final match between Johnsonville and Upper Hutt Rams at Porirua Park on August 1, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

You can conquer your dreams by making it a reality all with three words. "Believe in yourself."

Growing up with asthma stuff nation

I always told myself asthma was never going to stop me from doing anything.

A Syrian refugee girl from Kobani cries as she is carried away from the boat moments after arriving with other Syrian refugees on a dinghy on the island of Lesbos, Greece.

Please, John Key, NZ can do more stuff nation

As a fellow parent, John Key, I'm appealing to you to lend a desperate hand to refugee families.

motoring

Does this cure your road rage?

A green, black and white paint job is expected to create a "fresh, appealing and calming" driving experience in Wellington's Mt Victoria Tunnel.

NZTA is hoping green and black paint will calm motorists in Wellington's Mt Vic Tunnel.

Sculpture honours 911 gallery

Porsche has honoured its core model with a stunning 24-metre high sculpture outside the place where the first 911 was built.

Wellington man Luke Domb received a $200 fine for failing to renew his car registration. His lawyer later discovered the ticket may be invalid due to an issue in legislation.

Thousands of rego fines invalid?

Wellington lawyer challenges another "sloppy" flaw in traffic legislation.

sport

Hansen embraces unlucky dozen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has shown great empathy and understanding in dealing with the 12 players who missed out on his 31-man World Cup squad.

Twelve disappointed men have unwittingly became symbols of one of the All Blacks strengths.

McFadden blasts party boys

Warriors coach says it was unacceptable for three players to attended a concert 48hrs before a game.

Zac Guildford pleaded guilty to a lifting tackle charge and will spend four weeks on the sidelines.

Guildford cops four-week ban

7:14 PM  Hawke's Bay winger Zac Guildford has been suspended for four weeks for a lifting tackle.

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TripAdvisor: This is your review

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Try as you might, you cannot avoid the website that changed travel forever.

Joy in life's unexpected turns stuff nation

woman at the airport

Leaving Belgium, Charlotte Descamps had no idea where to spend the rest of her life. She does now.

Why this should be our national flag

The tino rangatiratanga flag should and will one day fly proudly as the New Zealand flag, argues political commentator Chris Trotter.

OPINION: It's a flag that speaks directly to this country's past, present and future.

Stars shine bright over desert

Participants in a nightly observation program at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucscon watch the sun set from a ridge on the 6,880-foot Kitt Peak

My journey begins standing on an Arizona mountaintop counting Jupiter's moons.

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oddstuff

Household invention lifts the moving game

Fred Willis of Kings House Removals checks progress of the 29 meter long building being removed from the old Waikiwi Tavern site on the longest self steering trailer in NZ , which Fred Willis designed  in 1979 and has now been copied by many.

If necessity is the mother of invention then Fred Willis is the father.

Kiwis wary of Aussie claim

This sheep with a giant overgrown coat of wool was found near Canberra in Australia.

Shearer of a very woolly Aussie sheep believes he's smashed Big Ben's world record fleece but Kiwis aren't so sure.

Statue man's still life

Living statue Kit Stevens spends up to four hours a day not moving.

This man's so skilled you could walk past and never notice him.

Balls all natural video

Lloyd Esler explains why grass balls have formed on Oreti Beach.

It appears the mysterious balls appearing on Oreti Beach are just nature working its course.

Parenting

Why parenting in spring is the best

Parenting in spring is the best!

Parents can breathe a sigh of relief; you've survived another winter of cabin fever.

Dealing with back pain as a mum

Motherhood can be a real pain in the back.

I bend down to scoop up my daughter and bam: there goes my back.

Mum's drowning warning

It's a heartbreaking image that this mum hopes will make people think twice.

It's a heartbreaking photo no parent ever wants to be able to take of their child.

I judged, and I was wrong

I thought I knew it all about parenting before I became one. Wrong.

Five years ago, and before I had kids, I thought I knew what it would be like to be a parent.

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.