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Wheels fall off 'The Bus' video

7:25 AM  Julian Savea was back but he struggled to hit top gear against Wales.

Young mum killed video

Firefighters worked to free people who were still trapped.

One of the four young people killed in Friday's high-speed crash had a 4-year-old boy.

Hordes of Kiwis pay no tax

New Zealand "never talks about" large numbers of people paying little or no tax.

Millions call for new EU referendum

8:12 AM  Two days ago they decided to quit the EU, now a petition to backtrack is gaining momentum.

All Blacks player ratings

More Beauden Barrett magic, and spectacular stuff from Israel Dagg and Brodie Retallick.

England complete sweep

Ruthless England rack up record score to beat Australia in a rollercoaster third test.

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national

Moko: Everything but murder

Moko Rangitoheriri's mischievous smile, his family say, could let him get away with murder.

7:43 AM  When Tania Shailer and David Haerewa stand in the dock tomorrow, they could face rare life sentences for manslaughter.

Cop car stolen, recovered

7:56 AM  A passenger in a car pulled over for speeding nipped out and stole the cop's car in Whangamata.

Lloyd Saxon in Auckland's CBD - he loves to go running, saying it's a far better high than drugs.

Saxon, drugs and rock 'n roll

They mixed with rock stars like Bon Jovi, until a huge hashish shipment landed them in jail.

Video

Woeful Wales 'a little embarrassing'

Wales were adjudged to be "miles behind" the All Blacks.

world

Gunmen take guests hostage

A vehicle burns at the scene of a suicide bomb attack outside the under-siege Nasahablood hotel in Somalia's capital ...

Gunmen stormed hotel in Somalia's capital, setting up rooftop snipers and throwing grenades.

Wildfire claims two lives video

6:40 AM  Two dead as fast-moving wildfires sweep through California.

Two people dead after shooting in Fort Worth, Texas.

Two dead in US shooting

Texas authorities say two people are dead after a shooting outside a dance studio in Fort Worth.

business

NZ a dream travel reward

Companies were often judged on the standard of their incentive travel.

NZ is increasingly on the list of international companies splashing out on lavish overseas trips.

Hate banks? Start your own

Some savers are spurning traditional ways to manage money.

Auckland's rising population is sending demand - and rents - for downtown retail space to new heights.

The Queen St shuffle

Retail rents in Auckland CBD get too dear for the little guys.

technology

The lure of old-school tech

Disposable cameras are making a comeback.

The use of analog-to-digital conversion in photography and music reproduction is increasingly popular.

Smartwatches getting smarter

Apple and Android smartwatches are getting updates to improve the wearable experience.

Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering for Apple, discusses the macOS Sierra at the company's ...

Review: Apple's Sierra OS

Sierra is the latest iteration of Apple's operating system and is the first version in years without the OS X moniker.

life & style

Versace's slavery ads shock

Some think the imagery here is offensive - why is the baby chained?  How old were the parents when the children we born?

They aimed to celebrate Chicago style, but some say they're just plain offensive.

Is this what is causing PMS?

Inflammation could be the long-awaited explanation for why millions of women suffer PMS.

Louisa Thyne, Corina Bruce,  Maxine Lawes and Alexis Gray recount their entry into the Royal New Zealand Navy.

In the navy, but not really

A career dedicated to the sea, but forbidden to board a ship. Such was life for women in the navy.

well & good

The perils of rapid weight loss

Losing too much weight too fast can cause sarcopenia.

What sudden weight loss can do to your body, and why it's dangerous.

Lipo can help cancer survivors

Lymphoedema sufferer Sharne Willoughby says lipo gave her a new life.

Rich Roll in action over the Brooklyn bridge.

Unusual superfoods athletes eat

Want some new superfoods in your diet? Here are some you've probably never heard of.

home & property

Hell no, Nana won't go

Grandmother refuses to sell

"Money isn't everything," says an 82-year-old woman offered $27million to sell her home.

6 garden tasks for the weekend

Tidy up your borders, plant summer bulbs and fruit trees and select some seed potatoes

Sandra Kaminski's favourite flowers at the moment are NZ-grown David Austin roses in pink, and peonies.

At my place: Sandra Kaminski

The renowned floral artist talks about her renovated 1920s Remuera home.

food & wine

KFC that charges your phone

When your phone is also hungry, KFC India has the answer.

KFC's latest meal fills not just your belly, but also your phone.

BK's latest is sadly genius

​Burger King announces new mash-up for a favourite dish, to eat on the go.

'Sweat will burn your eyes' video

Auckland's best buns

nz farmer

Long harvest, bumper yield

Grape harvesters make their way up the Wairau Valley.

Marlborough harvest beats last year by 100,000 tonnes.

Saudi to the rescue

He might not be allowed to send live sheep for slaughter to the Middle East, but businessman Hamoud Ali Al-Khalaf hasn't turned his back on his host country.

Kiwifruit licences sought after

Buyers swoop on prime beef

entertainment

A tale of two Scribes

Cheerful chap: Scribe.

Like the title says, this is a tale of two Scribes.

The many lives of John Hurt

Esteemed British actor John Hurt might be the "most killed" actor of his generation: over 40 screen deaths in 50 years

Burrell says he actually relates to his Finding Dory character even more so than Phil Dunphy on Modern Family.

Ty Burrell, the real family man

For Ty Burrell, the best unplanned things to ever happen were meeting his wife, and adopting his two daughters.

travel

10 things to do in LA

You'll enjoy a thriving wining and dining scene in LA.

With American Airlines now flying from Auckland to LA, here are some ideas for your next visit to the City of Angels.

Unearthly waterfall

A whirlpool in Portugal is causing a stir after drone footage captured its unearthly appearance.

American Airlines has started flying to New Zealand again.

American Airlines takes off

The Auckland-Los Angeles flight breaks the monopoly Air New Zealand has enjoyed on the route since 2012.

stuff nation

'Gypsy is our class vacuum' stuff nation

Gypsy supervises pupils reading and working.

'Gypsy is at school most days and sucks up the crumbs. She's also comforting and loves pats and cuddles.'

Week 13: Rock of the Westies stuff nation

A reader fighting myeloma reviews Elton John's back catalogue, while raising awareness.

Dug the dog from 'Up' needs to star in his own spin-off.

Finding the next sidekick sequel stuff nation

'Here's my list of the top cartoon partners in crime that need to step into the spotlight.'

motoring

Nissan builds drone to race GT-R video

A Nissan GT-R racing a specially-built drone at the Silverstone circuit in the UK.

Special race tuned drone can reach 100kmh from a standstill in a blistering 1.3 seconds.

Corolla comes with warning

Toyota launches hybrid Corolla in NZ with some scary warning shots over the future of our environment.

Toyota NZ managing director Alistair Davis speaking at the media conference.

Car sharing on NZ's horizon

The head of NZ's biggest car company says the future will see a time where nobody will own a motor vehicle.

sport

Live: Portugal v Croatia

Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

7:57 AM  A frustrating first half has kept the score at an even keel, with both teams failing to score.

Warriors unhappy with ruling

Andrew McFadden has accused the NRL of changing the interpretation of penalty try mid-year.

It is still unknown if Semi Radradra will return from Fiji to rejoin his teammates.

Radradra wants to be like SBW

7:44 AM  Semi Radradra has allegedly spoken of his desire to emulate SBW and switch to rugby union.

good reads

Saxon, drugs and rock 'n roll

Lloyd Saxon in Auckland's CBD - he loves to go running, saying it's a far better high than drugs.

Brothers mixed with rock stars like Bon Jovi, until a huge hashish shipment landed them in jail.

Kiwi couple pay homage to forebears

Dennis and Margaret Dawson are among 40 people picked by ballot to commemorate the centenary of New Zealand's ...

Kiwis are preparing to mark the centenary of one of WW1's bloodiest battles.

Teina Pora, happy the end is in sight video

Teina Pora has doesn't like to talk about his time in jail, but says it was hard. "When you're around inmates that are ...

It's like the best and worst holiday movie scene ever; the reality of the Free Teina Pora campaign, Cook Island style.

'I can't be apart from my wife'

"I was self-aware enough to know that my thoughts were completely irrational, but I felt powerless to stop them."

I suffer from adult separation anxiety, and it is costing me my marriage.

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oddstuff

'Walking on coal will change your life'

"I'm not sure I could do it again, because now I have this massive fear of fire," said one follower.

Some 30 people in the US have been treated for burns after attending a motivational seminar.

Adorable cherry cat will steal your heart

Cherry cat has been delighting the internet with its soft paws.

Things cats love: Mice, balls of yarn... and cherries?

'Provocative' ring banned video

The Nelson Ring is a competition-winning design based on the region's geography.

Facebook says Nelson jewellers' ad is "sexually suggestive". We can't see it, either.

$14,000 to look like a human Barbie

Alicia Amira enjoys life as a human Barbie.

Alicia Amira has quite literally turned herself into a Barbie girl.

Parenting

How the Jolie-Pitt kids are raised

Angelina Jolie celebrates her 'Best Villain' win with two of her daughters - Zahara and Shiloh.

Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox were never going to be your average children.

Katherine Heigl is pregnant

Katherine Heigl is pregnant with her first baby.

Katherine Heigl is pregnant for the first time and will welcome a son to her family in January 2017.

Why I'm a stay-at-home mum

Growing up I pictured stay-at-home mums as always wearing aprons.

I never wanted to be "just a mum", but that changed.

Too clean for our own good?

Without sufficient exposure to germs, the immune system never learns how to defend itself against infectious organisms.

You'd be doing your children a disservice if you keep them from being exposed to germs.

kiwi traveller

5 things to do for non-skiers

Snow-tubing offers a wild ride - without the skill of skiing.

Does the thought of hitting the slopes leave you feeling cold? Try these winter activities instead.

When should we visit Disneyland?

Disneyland is the happiest place on earth all year round.

Heading off on an overseas adventure? Send us your questions, and we'll put them to the experts.

Travelling with the wrong crowd

It's a bit crowded in Venice.

Avoiding the hordes is a challenge for even the most seasoned traveller.

From the UK to Christchurch

Paul and Sara Thornton, with the view from the Christchurch Gondola.

Sara and Paul Thornton have fallen in love with our coffee, Christchurch, and the Kiwi way of life.