October 1 2014, updated 5:00pm


One is not amused, Mr Cameron

A week after Purr-gate, the British PM is ruffling the Queen's feathers again.

Frantic search for boy

mt manganui search 3 min ago Locals say the surf was rough and "crazy" when a five-year-old was swept away from a Mt Manganui beach today.

Girl mauled in second attack

Teen Waikato girl left with facial and head wounds after being attacked by a dog last night.

Father of dead cyclist 'angry'

Father whose daughter was killed by a truck, says telling her sisters was the hardest thing he has ever done.

Auckland - you're being watched

3:52pm New technology will soon be putting names to faces, and cars, in our biggest city.

Kiwi dad shot dead in Brisbane

Man killed after four-hour siege with Australian police in Brisbane.

Coroner slams police

Michael Lafou Coroner criticises seven-month delay in interviewing man who supplied alcohol to teen who died.

Crime figures drop again

Overall crime falls over 12 months, with homicide and related offending leading the decrease.

NZ support for Hong Kong protests

Bitten by Mr Chompers

Holly Harbour

'Out of the blue'

High seas are battering the Hawke's Bay coast, with this week's taste of summer over.

Surf's up doggy dudes!

The best canine surfers gathered for Huntington Beach's annual dog surfing competition, Surf City, Surf Dog.

Labour 'out till 2020'

beehive parliament Labour could be out of power until 2020, based on analysis of average voting patterns over nearly 100 years.

Beehive Live: Twitter tussle

As war within Labour rages on, fires appear to have been stoked by former-leader David Cunliffe's wife, Karen Price.

Moveable feast for leadership

Free trade agreement 'close'

David Cunliffe and Karen Price

Cunliffe: Didn't know wife tweeting

Ex-Labour leader "couldn't have known" about wife's attack Twitter account. | NZ vote analysis

From tourists to heroes

Taranaki men in US save man from burning car before it explodes.

Ebola found in US

US diagnoses first Ebola case outside of Africa, but officials say they can control it.

Toilet-tipping cops soil careers

Kiwi funds frozen in Nauru stoush

Obama in new security gaffe

Armed private guard with criminal record rides in lift with US president, and snapped selfies.

Kiwisaver warning

Kiwisaver Financial Markets Authority renews KiwiSaver provider sales tactics warning as the amount of money switched between schemes soars.

Firms paying up faster

The strong economy is helping businesses pay their bills in record time but where are the fastest payers?

BNZ leadership shake-up

Foodstuffs HQ to stay put for now


Never cross your feet in Japan

Six culturally sensitive areas you must not ignore if you want productive relationships with overseas partners.

Mortgage brakes misplaced

home loan break fee One year in, controversial home loan restrictions are working but at the expense of first-home buyers.

Kiwis still click-happy

NZ's love affair with overseas online shopping continues, but the falling dollar may take its toll.

The poverty trap of Gen Y

Get your foot in the door

Connecting Kiwis in the Big Apple

Ronnie Peters_strap Design firm owner Ronnie Peters is helping Kiwi expats adjust to the demands of New York.

Building a great small business team

Building a great team is about more than just hiring the right people, Xero's NZ boss says.

App aims to cut coffee queues

Delivering data to the farm

eBay to spin off PayPal

eBay's has announced plans to spin off its digital payment business.

Google retunes music business

Search engine is revamping all its online music services, from YouTube to All Access.

What's in Windows 10?

Netflix branches into films

Why Apple gets so much coverage

I wouldn't be surprised if technology insiders refer to September as Apple season.

Amal: an overnight style icon

Amal Alamuddin Mrs Clooney's elegant yet quirky style is gaining followers, sparking mini-trends and has fashion watchers transfixed.

Amal's wedding dress

The first images of Alamuddin's Oscar de la Renta wedding gown have hit the internet.

Cute! 9 puppies swimming

Swift defends Emma Watson

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Five brides relive dream day

Waikato women dig out their wedding dresses and reminisce about their big days.

She definitely lifts, bro

Ella Farrell Ella Farrell is training 12 hours a week after taking a chance that paid off.

Mystery: Digestive distress

She couldn't go for a walk after dinner for decades for fear of an 'attack'. So what was the problem?

Breast cancer ad captures oglers

The secret I kept for a decade


Happy in her skin - minus 53kg

Losing a great deal of weight helped Donna Turner find confidence and a new calling: helping others shed kilos.

House of the week: Hurunui

strap A careful renovation of an original 1890's cottage has this couple sitting pretty in the heart of Canterbury.

The world's tallest buildings

A visual guide to the edifices around the world that truly pierce the clouds.

Michelle Williams' NY mansion

I'm a property orphan


Is there harmony in your home?

What happens if your partner is your interior design opposite - is there room to compromise?

Pete Evans' paleo rant

Pete Evans' paleo ran 'You have ignited a spark inside me, which is now a raging fire in my belly. The warrior in me is ready'

Recipe: Skirt steak tacos

Feel like a Mexican fiesta? This simple dish is just the ticket.

Authentic Thai taste in Chch

Perfect brussels sprouts

Dirty dairying ruled

Phillip Woolley Farmer Phillip Woolley faces up to two years' jail after being found guilty of dirty dairying.

Not satisfied with record

Westland Milk not satisfied with payout to farmers despite a record total group revenue for 2013-2014.

Fonterra in uphill battle

Kiwis seek gas remedies

The craziest music videos ever

11 strap Was it a bizarre attempt at mind control, or scenes from your worst nightmare?

Actor can't believe he's blamed

Tracy Morgan is incredulous that Wal-Mart is trying to blame him for injuries in a road crash because he didn't wear a seat belt.

Neeson returns with his skills

Swift 'proud mum' to Lorde

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Disney empire strikes back

The new animated series Star War Rebels will fill the void for fans eagerly awaiting the seventh film in the series.

Airbus A350 gets OK to fly

The new Airbus A350 has been approved for service by European regulators.

An Outback plane graveyard

It is Australia's dead centre – where old planes can now go to die.

How to avoid food poisoning

'Journey to centre of the earth'

Wristbands for Thai tourists

Thailand will provide tourists with ID wristbands, and consider party curfews to help keep travellers safe.

I give up on home ownership

House of coins It's not just buying a house, related costs add up to make home ownership a money pit that's not worth the risk.

Finding the right school fit

Every child is different and every school has its merits, which is why three of my kids go to different schools.

Managing a mental makeover

Labour's 'slow death' denial


Top five reader comments

There was plenty of mileage in a face-off between cyclists and motorists for today's top comments.

Device obliterates truck

Anti-terrorist experiment obliterates truck Truck travelling at speed meets spectacular end in experiment designed to stop suicide bombers.

Rare cars up for sale

Six century-old cars, including one that raced in early New Zealand competitions, are being sold.

BMW ramps up connectivity

Fuel-cell sedan offers alternative

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Hoeft shifts into top gear

Former All Black prop Carl Hoeft reckons there's nothing like a V8.

Racial taunts investigated

Springboks Some spectators at Wallabies test alleged to have yelled abuse every time a non-white Springbok made a mistake.

Big praise for NZ pitcher

John Holdzkom named as Pittsburgh Pirates' x-factor player heading into tomorrow's MLB playoff against Giants.

ABs flank old 'warrior' foe

Praying player pays penalty

Doug Bracewell

Bracewell back from naughty chair

Doug Bracewell has been named in the NZ test squad to face Pakistan in the UAE next month.

What's in Windows 10?

Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign by reviving features from older versions.

VR's five big roadblocks

Virtual reality still has a long way to go before it's ready for consumers.

When everything goes wrong

Some days you get sick or lost. Some days your train crashes at night in a dangerous town.

Masters of Sex

TV sex is getting better

Some of the best shows on TV are also among the frankest and most thoughtful about sex.

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