Private plane pile up in Sin City

9:00 AM  This is what it looks like when the rich and famous flock to Vegas for the main event.

Jamie Foxx goes to town on anthem

'Cockroach girl's stress

Annah Sophia Stevenson, with son Luca, 3, chewed on a cockroach after taking a bite from her Big Mac.

9:07 AM  Woman who found a cockroach in a Big Mac hits back at claims she planted it.

It could've been a man's ponytail

8:56 AM  PM says his ponytail pull wasn't a sexist act and he "could have" done it to a man.

Do they know the princess' name?

Kate and William's inner circle visit the royal baby as the world's kept guessing. $2 billion baby NZ gift Quiz Full coverage

MacDonald snubs Crusaders job

9:07 AM  Former All Blacks back does a U-turn on Super Rugby assistant coaching role.

Giant pig traps woman in car

7:48 AM  A hungry 150kg pig left a woman trapped in her car as it tried to sniff out some food.


Police seize 'king-pin' assets

Cannabis recovered during one of the biggest drug busts in Marlborough in the past decade.

8:18 AM  Police have seized boats, properties and a ute owned by an alleged drug king-pin.

Donation is the cat's whiskers

A cat lover has left her $400,000 fortune to kittens in need at the Wellington SPCA.

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Emergency calls unanswered

A surge in 111 calls meant some calls were cut off unanswered at the weekend.


Jamie Foxx 'butchers' national anthem

Jamie Foxx has been slammed on social media for his rendition of the national anthem at the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight.


Boko Haram captivity horror video

A soldier from the Nigerian Army talks with hostage women and children who were freed from Boko Haram.

8:20 AM  Boko Haram fighters killed men, took women and children into the forest where many died of hunger.

3700 migrants rescued

Nearly 3,700 migrants were rescued from boats near the coast of Libya.

Rescue workers recover human remains from an abandoned camp in Thailand's southern Songkhla province May 1, 2015. Dozens of police and volunteers have exhumed 26 bodies at a mass grave near the suspected human trafficking camp on a hillside deep in a southern Thai jungle, police said on Saturday. Picture taken May 1, 2015.  REUTERS/ Daily News   ATTENTION EDITORS - NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THAILAND OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN THAILAND

No signs of violent death video

9:04 AM  Examinations of 26 bodies exhumed at a mass grave in Thailand find no signs of violent death.


Jobs growing, wage rises modest

Tens of thousands of new jobs were created last year and economists expected that to keep going this year in March quarter figures due out on Wednesday.

Tens of thousands of jobs were created last year, but the unemployment rate isn't expected to come down much.

An Uber-style workplace

8:00 AM  Clear your desk - the days of working in an office could be coming to an end.

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell needs your help.

Win with ideas on retirement 

The Retirement Commissioner needs your help in tackling one of the biggest issues facing NZ.


Mr Whippy lesson

Robbing a Mr Whippy is a poor risk/reward choice.

Two armed teenagers who robbed an ice cream van showed a bad grasp of risk and reward.

Mai Chen's sells Bucket List

Perpetual Guardian has snapped up high profile lawyer Mai Chen's online wills-making business.

Muslims, mortgages and banking

Auckland's crippling mortgages

small business

Tax compliance costs fall for SMEs

The government says SMEs are paying less tax now.

OPINION: Tax compliance costs continue to fall for small to medium sized enterprises according to a government report.

Bribery report a wake-up call

OPINION: Eight ways to protect your business from bribery and corruption risks.

LeftBrain creditors wait

Shoe repair man walks


A toast to failure

I Am Toast is the story of a slice of bread's epic and emotional journey to be toast.

REVIEW: Whether you enjoy I am Bread or not will depend entirely on your capacity to fail.

No Dead Island 2 until 2016 video

Developers promise delay will mean a "better game to play as a result".

Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly on Friday night, his brother Robert wrote in a Facebook post.

Tech exec David Goldberg dies

Chief executive officer of and husband of Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, has died.

life & style

May we look like this post-baby? gallery

The Duchess of Cambridge plumped for a silk buttercup-print Jenny Packham dress for her first post-princess appearance.

6 min ago  Kate looked all kinds of radiant in her Jenny Packham dress, but how did her outfit stack up against other new royal mums?

How to choose a foundation

What's the difference between BB cream, tinted moisturiser and CC cream? 

Lady Gaga

Week in celeb Instagrams gallery

Gaga proves dogs make bad bras, a model posts a realistic gym selfie, and Rita Ora has a Sharon Stone moment.

well & good

Ask Dr Libby: Sleep & junk food

Dr Libby Weaver is here to help answer your wellbeing questions.

What to do about the 3pm junk food craving, and how to fall asleep with ease.

When can it be called 'natural'?

Although many consumers want as-unprocessed-as-possible products, the term has proved difficult to define.

Green and swampy - it must be a superfood.

Are superfoods really super?

Kale? Sure. Chia seeds? Fine. But the rolled oat? Since when is porridge a superfood?

home & property

Confessions of a nosy neighbour

"While I'm happy to play nosy parker, I'm rather fond of my own privacy."

I've always loved to snoop. Not in a way that has led to anyone pressing charges – but there's been the occasional awkward moment.

Owners hope bubble spreads

Jo McDougall has put her four-bedroom home on the market after deciding it is time to downsize.

Don't overstuff your apartment and get suffocated by your belongings.

Decorating a small apartment

How to decorate your small home and still have plenty of space to spare.

food & wine

Recipe: Lamb and polenta pie

A tasty lamb and eggplant pie with a polenta crust.

Invite friends over to share this simple but delicious meat and eggplant pie with a tasty crust.

Recipe: Date and cranberry loaf

You can't beat a slice of a good loaf, eaten slightly warm with a little butter spread on top, and a nice cup of tea.

What to know about radicchio

The science behind perfect coffee

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Greenhouse gas breakthrough

22042015 News Photo: John Kirk-Anderson/FairfaxNZ

Wet sheep near Springston. 

Weather Farming Stock Drought

NZ scientists identify animal-safe compounds that can reduce methane emissions from sheep and cattle by up to 90 per cent.

Red meat sector eyed

New Zealand's sheep and beef farmers are in the spotlight for Fieldays. 

'Trust your gut instinct'

Bull-selling season primed


X Factor: What's wrong with it

Steve Broad is doing a vanilla version of Tiki Taane's Always On My Mind.

8:41 AM  Sunday’s episode of the X Factor sums up what’s wrong with New Zealand music.

Celebrating NZ Music Month video

8:59 AM  To mark NZ Music Month, Wellington-based indie-pop band Towers will cover well-known Kiwi songs.

Spielplatz is a British village with a German name and a unique perspective on life as the documentary Naked Village reveals.

Enlightening look at naturism

8:50 AM  REVIEW: Naturism documentary Naked Village leaves you with a little more understanding.


Up a hill for tea

Novice Buddhist monks play tag in Pankam in Myanmar's hill country.

A visit to the hill tribes of northern Myanmar means sharing in a divine gift.

Odour turns flight back

8:18 AM  A California-bound flight had to make an emergency landing when an odour filled the cabin.

The Aletsch Glacier, a 23 kilometre-long, five-lane highway of ice.

Best of Switzerland

Look past the cuckoo clocks and yodelling, this city is all about epic train rides and alpine highs.

stuff nation

Give us some room, drivers! stuff nation

Jason Longworth's commuting bike

9:07 AM  It's not just about giving cyclists room when you pass - think about how fast you're going.

The rock for my whole family stuff nation

She never complains, she takes no time for herself and the only gift she will ever accept is a bag of lollies.

Stella and Henry - Pets of the day

Pets of the day: Baby besties stuff nation video

Stella, a 5-month-old Birman, and Henry, a 7-week-old boxer, are already besties after just a week.


Supercar's tech to trickle down gallery

The new Ford GT at the Chicago Auto Show.

9:02 AM  Some of Ford's new supercar technology is set to trickle down to more modestly priced models.

A world-class chopper?

You could say that US custom motorcycle builder Larry Moore is on a roll with his latest creation.

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

Expensive auction classics

The most valuable new car is worth about $2 million, and if you go for the even more special limited editions you can add quite a bit to that.


Kiwis' win the end for Aussie stars

The writing is on the wall for Australian coach Tim Sheens and his veteran players after a third consecutive loss to New Zealand.

8:23 AM  Kiwis labelled "career-killers" with calls for the heads of long serving Australian rugby league coach Tim Sheens and his veteran players.

Kiwis rout Australia in test video

Stephen Kearney's side stun the Kangaroos to record their third straight win over the world champions.

Kiwis front-rower Martin Taupau performs a throat-slitting taunt to Kangaroos star Sam Thaiday during the Anzac test.

Throat-slitting taunt 'all good' video

Kiwis and Roos hard men talk headlock and taunt saying "whatever happens on field, stays on field".

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Up a hill for tea

Novice Buddhist monks play tag in Pankam in Myanmar's hill country.

A visit to the hill tribes of northern Myanmar means sharing in a divine gift.

Confessions of a nosy neighbour

"While I'm happy to play nosy parker, I'm rather fond of my own privacy."

I've always loved to snoop and there's been the occasional awkward moment.

Hats off to those who escaped

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

OPINION: Hilarious names the only thing to envy at Gloriavale, says 'Chastity Fortitude'.

Stephie Key: I'm no rebel

Stephie Key, centre: "My parents are very supportive even if they'd prefer I didn't dress up in sushi or slutty bride get-up."

PM's daughter talks art, her dad's job and her hyper-sexual artistic alter-ego.

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Pothole penises send a message

"Wanksy" artwork motivates council to fill in potholes.

A disgruntled ratepayer is using phallic street art to force his local council to fit potholes.

Doorbell row leads to throttling and arrest

Francisco of the Spanish company El Cobrador del Frac (The Debt Collector in Top Hat and Tails) rings the doorbell of a house in Pozuelo de Alarcon, outside Madrid July 4, 2012. The company specialises in sending men dressed in tailcoats to make debtors pay up. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

An elderly man has been arrested after an altercation over his doorbell ringing whenever his neighbour's did.

Dead man convicted for stealing

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Court sentences man to six-months for stealing power - even though he had died weeks earlier.

Woman sets car on fire at petrol station video

It all started innocently.

Caught on video - a woman gets her revenge on this motorist by setting his car on fire as he's filling it up. But why?


New princess meets family

Grandma Carole Middleton and auntie Pippa Middleton arrive at Kensington Palace to visit the newest princess.

Kate and William's inner circle, including Auntie Pippa, visit the princess as the world's kept guessing.

Sister-in-law gives gift of life video

Pam Banks, left, is acting as a surrogate for sister-in-law Natasha Banks who is unable to have children following a cancer diagnosis.

Blenheim woman becomes a 'very special aunty' as the surrogate mum of her sister-in-law's baby.

All in a day's work for Kate video

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Lindo Wing with her newborn daughter at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am this morning, weighing 8lbs 3 oz who will be fourth in line to the throne.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Slipping past the paps, a two-hour labour, a photocall looking perfect that evening ... how did she do it?

Life as a 21st-century princess

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn daughter at St Mary's Hospital on May 2, 2015 in London, England. The Duchess was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34am this morning, weighing 8lbs 3 oz who will be fourth in line to the throne.  (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

She will be worth $2b ... but newest child of William and Kate will likely pay a hefty price with a life under scrutiny.

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Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

Our family went to Hanmer Springs just before the school holiday finished. On the day of leaving Hanmer Springs we decided to go for a short walk in the mountains. So we drove to Jack's Pass. The short walk actually turned to a full-length tramp. The girls were tired and wanted to stop at two thirds of the way. But we persisted and reached the summit. The panoramic view was magnificently rewarding. Mt Isobel is 1319m and we climbed 449m from Jack's Pass which is 870m. Well done for my 8 year old (Jasmin)and 12 year old!

This week's entries this week take us from the villages of Siem Reap all the way to the massive Grand Canyon.

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When you travel alone, you're in charge. That means you can plan your days however you want.

10 etiquette rules for travellers

Your actions create ripples that affect people you will never meet.

Your actions create ripples that affect people you will never meet. So what are the essential rules for 21st-century travel?

Vanuatu, in sickness and in health

Dianne (center) with local guides and a tour group on the Millennium Cave Tour in Vanuatu.

Dianne Hambrook says Vanuatu is still recovering, but its people are no less welcoming.