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Foot fault costs Mitchell Marsh video

1:05 AM  A bizarre dismissal robbed Australia of their star batsman. And he wasn't amused.

Teen 'sext' addicts

NetSafe is aware of children as young as 11 sexting, and say it is a widespread problem among Kiwi teenagers.

1:00 AM  "You'd be hard pressed to find a teen that hasn't been asked to send a naked photo of themselves in NZ."

NZ in thriller finale video

Kiwis stun Australia in pulsating finish to retain Chappell-Hadlee bragging rights.

Rival captains mostly agree video

Controversial call has Brendon McCullum and Steve Smith feeling remarkably similar.

US tourist's big mistake

He sensed something was amiss during the six-hour drive, but kept trusting the GPS.

Bridge jumper dies

Police concerned for the bridge jumper who hit a teen who later died from his injuries.

national

Swimmer drowns at Okere falls

A swimmer has drowned at Okere Falls, near Rotorua.

A swimmer has drowned and two people have been left injured in a water incident at Okere Falls.

Dildo thrower tells all video

Josie Butler opens up on why she threw a sex toy at Steven Joyce.

Krystal Nikara and Ataahua in 2014 when she was just four months old.

Ataahua's final journey video

Two-year-old Ataahua's life was brief, but she managed to touch a whole community.

Video

Smith booed over Marsh call

Australia captain's reaction to bizarre dismissal of Mitchell Marsh doesn't go down well.

world

Restaurant nearly falls into lake

Two workers were inside the restaurant when it partially collapsed.

A popular restaurant in New South Wales has partially collapsed into Lake Macquarie.

Lizard in salad now class pet

Teacher seizes learning opportunity after lizard is discovered hiding in child's salad greens.

Barbie the adventurous sheep returns home with 20kg of overgrown fleece

Missing sheep home at last video

Two years after vanishing, Barbie the intrepid ewe returns. But what she got up to is anyone's guess.

business

'Big changes for employers'

The Employment Standards Legislation Bill is designed to address growing concerns with enforcement of employment standards and employee protection.

Employment law reform: What do you need to know about the changes coming this year?

Two arrested for elderly scam

Police have arrested two people who allegedly scammed elderly people in Christchurch.

According to MYOB's 2015 Business Monitor, 63 per cent of small business owners surveyed employed new staff on a 90-day trial period in the 12 months to August 2015.

90-day trial basics

While it's easier for employers to test out an employee's fit, many people miss the finer legal details.

technology

'Love knows no console'

The pair were photographed at a gaming convention.

She's on Team Xbox. He's on Team Playstation. But Microsoft approves.

iPhones 'worthless' after error

Thinking of updating your iPhone operating system? Read this first.

Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 accounts linked to radicalised Islam.

Twitter suspends 125k accounts

Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015.

life & style

Facing reality about kids and porn

Pornography is easily accessible to children online.

"The fact is that pornography and easy access to it is something parents must understand".

When to bin food in the fridge

Tired of never quite knowing if those leftovers are safe to eat days later? Here are some guidelines to help.

Actress Susan Sarandon in the white Max Mara suit that divided viewers.

Actress fires back at bra shamer

When Piers Morgan told Susan Sarandon this outfit was “horribly inappropriate”, she had the perfect comeback.

well & good

Why it’s so hard to cut sugar

Humans have an inborn preference for sweet.

It's as addictive as a drug - but you can give it up. Here's a few tips to help you manage your intake.

Losing ... it could make you fat

A bumper weekend at NRL Auckland Nines could leave sports fans waking up hungrier than usual.

Get off the couch, you'll feel better for it.

Habits sabotaging your life

To reach life goals we need to home in on any soul destroying habits.

home & property

How to keep your house clean

Trying to keep your house clean can be a neverending nightmare.

Sometimes it feels like you finish cleaning the house just before you have to start over again.

Award-winning gardens gallery

You can't beat an English garden, be it in the country or town.

Horseshoe Bend pool cabana story Mason & Wales. Note restriction on print media useage. 5.2.16

A pool cabana is just the start

Game, set, match - it's playtime for grown-ups at this Wanaka property, where the focus is on fun.

food & wine

Pulled pork & coleslaw burgers

Pulled pork and coleslaw burgers with chipotle mayonnaise.

There's no pulling any punches with this juicy, spicy burger jazzed up with the smokiness of chipotle.

Salads that satisfy your hunger

New Zealand's favourite wellbeing expert, Dr Libby, answers readers' questions about their health.

Review: Muse on Allen a five star experience

Pretty: dessert for coffee-lovers

nz farmer

Canterbury's worst stock-wading offenders

Cattle grazing on the shore of Lake Ellesmere, as seen from the Little River Rail Trail.

Criticism mounts about stock in waterways as figures show some farms received complaints about it repeatedly.

More pain for dairy farmers

Bank cuts price forecast for this season and next.

Duck eggs hatch into business video

Organic farm returns to rise?

entertainment

TV3 reporter gets a 'sorry' letter video

Sean Philip, left, has apologised for bombing reporter Kim Vinnell's live cross.

A youth who bombed reporter Kim Vinnell's live cross has written her an apology note.

Viewers slam disturbing ad video

Super Bowl advert shows woman going into early labour... all because the baby needs a cheesy chip hit.

Beyonce, Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during the half-time show at the NFL's Super Bowl 50.

Beyonce puts super in Super Bowl video

A little stumble didn't stop the superstar during a powerhouse performance alongside Bruno Mars and Coldplay.

travel

Roger got on the wrong flight

Brothers Andrew Ting, left, and Roger Ting, right, have been reunited.

Have you ever stepped onto the wrong flight? Apparently it's easy to do.

Kaka, kiwi, Kapiti and me

Just one hour from our capital is an island nature reserve with some of our best chances for bird watching.

Skirts no more: British Airways staff pose with actor Orlando Bloom in 2015.

Crew win dress code battle

Who wears the trousers at British Airways? Finally, women can as skirts-only rule is scrapped.

stuff nation

Top 5 Sevens' future comments stuff nation

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 31:  New Zealand celebrate after winning the 2016 Wellington Sevens cup final match between New Zealand  and South Africa at Westpac Stadium on January 31, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

"Move these events around. The 9s need to do this as well before they crash and burn like the 7s."

'We can do this New Zealand!' stuff nation

Kiwis behind campaign to buy Abel Tasman beach are grateful for support but say job's not over yet.

Online safety

'The internet was my lifeline' stuff nation

OPINION: Monitoring our children’s every move online is an invasion of privacy and potentially harmful.

motoring

Is this huge car price a record? video

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

The car 007 really drove

The Vantage is an oldie but still oh-so-good - even without the James Bond references.

This stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB5 has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration and sold for US$781,000 (NZ$1.18m) at Bonham's auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Rare cars attract big money gallery

It seems that not everyone is strapped for cash in the weeks after Christmas.

sport

McCullum thrilled with victory video

Ish Sodhi celebrates the wicket of Glenn Maxwell with team-mate Henry Nicholls during New Zealand's win over Australia in Hamilton.

12:14 AM  Late replacements Ish Sodhi and Doug Bracewell star in Black Caps' fight-back win.

Broncos win Super Bowl video

Peyton Manning picks up another Super Bowl ring as the Denver Broncos smother the Carolina Panthers.

Adam Milne celebrates dismissing Matthew Wade.

Recap: Black Caps v Aus video

NZ wrap up ODI series after controversial dismissal of Mitchell Marsh sparked contest into life.

good reads

Who killed the Wellington Sevens?

Akira Ioane of New Zealand fends Kwagga Smith of South Africa during the 2016 Wellington Sevens cup final match at Westpac Stadium

"Not I," said the leery, vomiting drunks. "Not I," said the PC fun police. "Not I," said NZ Rugby...

The meanings of happiness

Ideas of happiness differ greatly from country to country.

Kaka, kiwi, Kapiti and me

Takahe regularly potter around the Kapiti Island Nature Tour's lodge.

Just one hour from our capital is an island nature reserve with some of our best chances for bird watching.

Extract: Ocean Notorious

The Scott team at South Pole in 1912.

We are a small group of misfits on a vast floating expanse of ice. Our mission: survival training.

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oddstuff

Chef's fans fail spectacularly

"So turns out I can't make your custard square..."

Chelsea Winter is known for her easy cooking recipes, but some cooks haven't quite got the knack.

Roger got on the wrong flight

Brothers Andrew Ting, left, and Roger Ting, right, have been reunited.

Have you ever stepped onto the wrong flight? Apparently it's easy to do.

How your brain deciphers this code

Can you read this?

If you can read this message, it's because your brain is doing some "incredible" decoding.

The case of the curious cat and her wool fetish video

Suki clearly isn't worried about who all this wool belongs to. But if anyone knows, Suki's owner would love to return it. And apologise.

There's a wool thief in the Hamilton east area.

Parenting

Men need to get fit for pregnancy

A man's lifestyle habits and weight before conception can make a difference to his child's future health.

What does a would-be father's waistline have to do with the health of his future children? More than you'd think.

Bridesmaids star welcomes son

Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale have been dating for three years and now have a baby boy.

Australian actress Rose Byrne and her partner Bobby Cannavale add son named Rocco to their family.

Pregnancy information overload

Pregnant? Whatever you do. Avoid listening to every little piece of advice you get.

Pregnant? Whatever you do. Avoid listening to every little piece of advice you get.

Feeding: Does boob size matter?

While size generally doesn't matter, some mothers have shot glasses, while others have jugs.

While size generally doesn't matter, some mothers have shot glasses, while others have jugs.

kiwi traveller

UK hits NZ with health charge

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Exploring the Great Wall

Wear layers when visiting the Great Wall - it can be chilly.

Heading off on an overseas adventure? Send your travel questions to us.

An endless Indian summer

The de Souza family made the move to Goa, India seeking a change of pace from their busy city lives.

Chloe and Francisco de Souza live in Goa, India, with their six-year-old twin daughters, Lily and Sabina.

Off the beaten track stuff nation

Dave and his family have enjoyed a unique Moroccan experience.

Travelling Kiwi family continue their epic journey, this stop, Morocco.