September 18 2014, updated 10:31pm


Aussies seek to crash Lions party

ARU to entice British and Irish Lions back to Australia for one-off test in 2017 before NZ games.

Actor linked to plot

10:31pm Sydney man arrested in terror raids allegedly conspired with most senior Australian Islamic State leader, court files show.

Chemical scare in shop

Man arrested, and woman hospitalised, after squirted chemical melts clothes in boutique.

'Day of Destiny' as Scotland votes

10:29pm It's D-Day for the United Kingdom as 4.2 million Scottish voters go to the polls.

Jockey Walker found guilty

Jockey David Walker found guilty of pulling up his mount and profiting by betting on a rival.

Lodge owner denied bail

Lodge owner charged with indecently assaulting guests has been "tried by media", lawyer says.

Motorway crash north of Wellington

Police The motorway north of Wellington has reopened after a car crash and fallen power lines caused traffic delays.

Burglar deported to NZ

A burglar deported from Australia immediately began cutting holes in NZ shopping mall roofs.

Greens vow to oust Nats

Experts excited at rare porpoise

CCTV footage from outside Hamilton restaurant.

Trio beaten in 'unprovoked attack'

A number of men seen outside a restaurant in Hamilton City may hold clues to an early morning attack that left three young men with serious injuries.

Counter-terrorism raids in Sydney

Raw footage of NSW Police and AFP officers raiding properties across Sydney in a mass counter-terrorism operation.

WhaleOil OIA details released

john key PM's office names staff member briefed by SIS over the release of information to Cameron Slater.

Live: The campaign convoy

It's almost over - tune in for live updates, newsbites and occasional weirdness from the campaign trail.

Is this NZ's only endorser?

Peters backs Labour MP

Russel Norman Green co-leader

Greens vow to oust Nats

Greens push on to last minute to oust "irresponsible" Government while party campaign officially ends.

US edges closer to 3rd Iraq war

The US House of Representatives approves President Obama's plan to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels, despite skepticism about its chances for success.

Duchess to miss Malta trip

Kate Middleton, who is pregnant with her second child, will not travel to Malta this weekend on doctor's advice.

Doctor's Ebola ordeal

Aussie beheading plot

'Day of Destiny' as Scotland votes

It's D-Day for the United Kingdom as 4.2 million Scottish voters go to the polls.

Firms warned over migrant fees

peter townsend strap Many employers are not aware migrant staff are paying off fees up to $13,000 to come to NZ.

Solid Energy gets $103m lifeline

Government will provide cover for restoring mining land and to avoid state-owned miner's technical insolvency.

Tax crackdown a step closer

Three-level Bunnings approved


Fishing vessel unauthorised

A ship claiming to be the world's largest fishing boat is taking vast amounts of jack mackerel in the South Pacific without permission.

The haves and have nots

	 Guy Smith There's close to a million dollars difference in property values between two Hamilton streets.

A million-dollar property plan

Property expert Mal James provides advice on a three-point-plan that will help you find the perfect new home.

Bad news for buyers

Scottish 'Yes' for Kiwi shoppers

Entrepreneurs nervous about vote

Ballot box Their economic outlook remains positive but the election and chances of a change in government and new policy agendas prompts some caution.

Calling it quits after 73 years

90-year old Jack Fannon's old-fashioned values extend to his business - there are no computers and stock is counted manually.

Labour deputy targets startups

Get up and running lean

Google Maps goes 3D

If you cannot afford a house in Auckland, you can now at least ogle them on your computer in 3-D.

Bomb threats over game award

Game Developers Conference 2014 received bomb threats over Ambassador Award for Anita Sarkeesian.

Robot acts like English butler

Plaza cast as Grumpy Cat

Robot cheetah's quantum leap

MIT's four-legged robot runs like the super-fast spotted feline and even on its own power, off a treadmill.

Cannon's crazily expensive kicks

Nick Cannon There was the $6 million man, the $10 million bra and now there are the $2 million shoes.

Did she photoshop her thigh gap?

Beyonce's latest bikini snaps aren't quite what they seem ... and fans aren't happy.

She wants to be a 'sexy bimbo doll'

Advice: She needs 'space'


Surprise supermarket wedding

The bride didn't know about it, celebs were there and cheerleaders got things started.

Stay positive - it's good for you

strap Your emotions don't only rule your head, they can affect your health too (and in very real ways).

Celebrity baby bump pressure

Pregnant Kiwis comparing their bodies to celebrity mums-to-be are setting 'unrealistic expectations'.

Today's happy cry: A mum's love

Tried and tested happiness


The emotional eating myth

Although people believe comfort foods can have mood-altering effects, the truth of the matter is they don’t.

Housing WOFs are vital

strap Our health, and even our lives, are at risk without proper housing regulations, says housing industry.

House offer from the sky

Russians spot unfinished Picton home from a helicopter - and offer $3m for it.

6 home decor blogs to follow

Matt Watson's beach bach


Five anti-mess rules to live by

Keep your home organised and clutter-free with these expert tips and tricks for orderly bliss.

Neil Perry's choc hazelnut tart

Choc tart Sweet dreams are made of this.

Potato, sesame & salami salad

Potato salad is always a crowd favourite - this version looks stunning and is packed with flavour.

Food Truck chef's fast food tips

A beery political question

Paperwork averted scam

Writing A farming family has discovered the value of a signed contract over a handshake.

'Cowboy' graziers criticised

Vim Reekers is fed up at the poor service graziers are providing dairy farmers.

Dairy conversion blamed

Indonesians study our cows

Doctor took selfie with Rivers

Joan Rivers Joan Rivers' personal doctor reportedly took a selfie with the unconscious comedian.

TV no movie killer: Study

Video killed the radio star, but TV may have been wrongly blamed for movie-going's decline.

A little bit rock'n'roll

A truly gripping drive

Mariah Carey

Mariah's NZ date

Touring her new album Me. I am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse, Mariah Carey is coming to New Zealand.

Unborn baby's bucket list

"Most families wait until their baby is born to start making memories". The Haleys didn't have that luxury.

Politicians kicked off plane

Angry passengers have forced two politicians off a plane accusing them of causing a two-hour delay.

Airbus' quirky patent

When locals disrupt your plans

Wellington in Vogue: 'coolest city'

Coffee, art and shopping. It's official: Wellington is the coolest little city in the world.

Leaders' debate top comments

Last leaders' debate "I think that it was such a rabble, that even the NSA gave up listening." Your views on the leaders' debate.

Minimum wage is no answer

Any political party worth their salt would remove minimum wage from the political agenda.

Cowan brings 'control factor'

Walken baddest of bad

Pre-dawn Christchurch glow

Night photography isn't without its perils, Geoff Soper says, but the results can be spectacular.

High roller buys 30 Rolls-Royces

Rolls-Royce Phantom If buying one Rolls-Royce is a symbol telling the world how successful you are, what does 30 say?

Biker on ride of his life

The odometer ticked over 22,436 miles on Rhys Lawrey's Triumph Tiger 800XC motorbike as he rode into Nelson.

110kmh limit in pipeline

Eight die in bus stop crash

New Plymouth couple are the proud owners of NZ's first custom-made 789 which is a melting pot of old Chevrolets.

Three Chevys now 789

New Plymouth couple are the proud owners of NZ's first custom-made 789 which is a melting pot of old Chevrolets.

Taranaki tame Taniwha

Seta Tamanivalu Amber and blacks sneak back to top of NPC premiership after an unflattering and tense 31-20 win over Northland.

Murray backs independence

Ex-Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has signaled his support for Scottish independence.

Webster wins sprint final

Breakers head for fine tuning

Canes v Crusaders

Crusaders get kick-off role

Beaten finalists the Crusaders will kick off next year's Super Rugby competition in Australia.

Pip and Bruce Robinson love the docility of their herefords.

Striving for the best

Bruce and Pip Robinson have a passion and commitment to produce top quality hereford cattle.

Kim Dotcom

Kim could get Kiwi support

I quite like Kim Dotcom. I shouldn't, but I do.

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Top 5 TV picks

Not sure what's good on TV? The TV Guide has rounded up the five best shows this week.

Exploring the Amazon Basin

With hundreds of birds, mammals, reptiles and more, this reserve is simply spectacular.

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What does it take to have a baby for somebody else and then give it away?

Kate Middleton pregnant

Celebrity baby bump pressure

Pregnant Kiwi women comparing their bodies to celebrity mums-to-be are setting themselves unrealistic expectations says a university researcher.

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January Jones the supermum

January Jones created a hybrid superhero costume, combining both Superman and Superwoman to celebrate her son Xander's third birthday.

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Time for a custody change?

My ex and I have shared custody of our kids since we split five years ago, but now my daughter is sick of going back and forth between houses.



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