April 17 2014, updated 11:36pm

Cambridges in Sydney

Sunshine greets royal trio

After thrilling the crowds in New Zealand, Prince William and Catherine begin to woo Australia.

Photos Capital send-off

Fortune unfrozen

Kim Dotcom is closer to regaining his millions after court denied Crown's request to keep his assets frozen.

Lorde splits winning prize

More success for Lorde as she wins the Taite Music Prize for Pure Heroine - and splits winnings.

Collins allegations 'false'

Justice minister responds angrily to allegations after being called the "minister of corruption".

'It was shaking, then it started to tilt'

Over 300 are missing, feared trapped, after ferry carrying mostly students sinks off South Korea.

Slip forces evacuation

A torrential mudslide has slammed into the side of a Wellington waterfront apartment block, forcing a mass evacuation. 

Drone kills NZ terrorist

Al Qaeda-linked Kiwi killed in Yemen was being watched by intelligence agencies, PM says.

PM rejects 'fat tax'

PM unconvinced by "fat tax" on sugary drinks, saying Coke price would have to rise "a lot" before it would affect sales.

Ticket takers attacked

'I knew I had killed him' - officer

Kiwis in Australia protest

Kiwis urged to fight for rights

Brave New Zealanders are needed to take test cases over Australia's anti-Kiwi attitude.

Royal tour: a capital sendoff

Royals depart NZ William, Kate and baby Prince George have arrived in Australia, after wrapping up their NZ tour in a wet Wellington.

Royal of the day: The other Will

Devilishly handsome, a real charmer and gone too soon. The life of the other William.

What Kate's wearing

Need royals like fish need bikes

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge meets Lauren

A moment for the mums

When a little princess had a moment with a real princess, it was her mother who was overwhelmed.

Troop carriers enter town

Russian flag Six armoured troop carriers have entered the Ukrainian town of Slaviansk carrying the Russian national flag.

Bomb scare on blast anniversary

Man with rice cooker in his backpack sparks bomb scare, evacuations. | Boston remembers

MH370 drone search cut short

Bali Kiwi to remain in jail

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Dozens of schoolgirls abducted

An al Qaeda affiliate in Nigeria abducts between 100 to 200 schoolgirls, possibly to use as sex slaves.

$5K cap on Genesis shares

Genesis Genesis Energy investors face heavy rationing, with 68,000 applying for a slice of the final state asset sale.

SCF joined scheme despite concerns

Treasury knew the finance company was troubled but let it into the Crown deposit guarantee scheme anyway.

Auckland civic building faces demolition

Cheaper milk on the way


Kiwi productivity still lags: OECD

NZ is left behind due to poor international connections and lack of knowledge-based capital, like R&D.

Shoebox units 'good' for Auckland

Martin Dunn Allowing 20sqm units would let cash-strapped buyers get apartments for $140,000, property expert says.

Cheap as date-expired chips

You might turn up your nose at food that's seen better days, but that view's not shared at Reduced to Clear.

$385 chocolate bunny

Fraudster jailed over job scam

SmartDriver app by Tower

Track and reward driver app

Insurer Tower launches an app that rewards safe drivers with cheaper vehicle insurance premiums.

Windows advances with 8.1 update

If you already have a Windows Phone or are thinking of getting one, 8.1's new features should please you.

Mt Gox founder won't appear

Mark Karpeles says he will not travel to the US to answer questions about the Japanese bitcoin exchange's bankruptcy case.

Guilty pleas in fake apps case

Apple can't escape e-book antitrust

Something smells off

Dead Nation returns with flashy explosions and some nifty features, but it's not going to be for everyone.

Another Photoshop marvel

versace These originals from Lady Gaga's Versace campaign make it clear how ridiculous most fashion images are.

That sext is probably a lie

Yes, it's just been scientifically confirmed - that sexiness described digitally is most likely not true.

Best & worst: Wgtn Fash Week

House of the week: Thorndon

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The truth about fitness scams

The real story on ab machines, diet pills, protein shakes, magic contraptions and more.

Six big food myths busted

coconut Fructose is bad, coconut oil is good, potatoes are evil and sushi is a great lunch choice ... right?

Recipe: Greek Easter bread

A plaited Easter bread that's so delicious you may be at risk of eating the whole loaf ...

What beer we'd serve Will & Kate

'It was just a shock to us'

Staying alive over Easter

Tired driver There's plenty you can do to reduce the accident odds and keep yourself alive on the roads this Easter aside from just obeying the road rules.

Grieving boy's tourist driver petition

Government to look at driving tests for tourists following a petition from a 9-year-old boy after his dad was killed in smash.

Unregistered sellers convicted

200 new speed cameras

Young 'suffering dementia'

AC/DC AC/DC’s Malcolm Young is seriously ill and will not perform live again, a former label mate says.

Family flock to ill Columbus

The family of terminally ill music legend Ray Columbus will be at his side for Easter.

Miley Cyrus hospitalised

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Lorde splits winning prize

More success for Lorde as she wins the Taite Music Prize for Pure Heroine - and splits winnings.

Go north to Alaska

Alaska Strap For adventure-seekers, winter in Alaska is prime playtime.

Garuda Indonesia business class

Timing is spot-on during meal service and you are never without bottled water.

Paid to have fun

Sydney to get second airport

USA travel

Cut Americans some slack

Americans: loud, demanding and rude? Sometimes, but there's more to them.

Thailand, it's paradise

Ben Blackwell No matter how poor, Thai people appear happy, making them great hosts for a holiday.

New Zealand offers it all

Arriving in 1991 with a backpack and $500, it didn't take long to fall in love with NZ.

Let's talk about tax

My 50th in Abel Tasman


More than just a name

It's easy to forget that behind each name on your local war memorial is a person with a story and a family left behind.

Gangs arrive but no police

Seddon Residents of small town with no cop worry as gang members arrive for vineyard work.

T&G buys Apollo Apples for $36m

Horticulture marketer and distributor buys Hawke's Bay apple producer to feed growing export markets.

Rain frustrates wine industry

Cheaper milk on the way

PM rejects 'fat tax'

Fizzy soft drink PM unconvinced by "fat tax" on sugary drinks, saying Coke price would have to rise "a lot" before it would affect sales.

Dotcom threatened PM, MP says

Kim Dotcom made "direct threats" toward John Key, National MP Mark Mitchell told Parliament today.

Live chat: Synthetic cannabis

NZ urged to act quickly on tobacco bill

Prop Franks out for Hurricanes

Ben Franks A groin injury has ruled All Blacks prop Ben Franks out of the Hurricanes' team to face the Blues in Friday.

Warriors fail in Hiku bid

Sea Eagles fullback Peta Hiku has rejected a return to the Warriors and looks set to stay with Manly.

Phoenix sign new midfielder

McLaughlin eyeing Nascar

Mark Craig

Craig a Volt out of the blue

Mark Craig says the phone call asking him to play for the Black Caps was 'something every cricketer dreams of'.

Time to stop hating Glass

Public reaction has gone from "that's amazing" to "if you wear them, you deserve to be assaulted".

Thomas Monckton

A career clown's opus

Although his careers advisers failed to suggest clowning as a career, Thomas Monckton knew otherwise.

Taiwan Strap

Around a tribal table

The secret is out... indigenous Taiwan cuisine is absolutely exceptional.

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An island of tranquillity

Trade in a weekend in the city for the peace and quiet of an island getaway.

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