October 2 2014, updated 5:00am

Food bank sending citrus to Chch

Auckland fruit boosts food banks

Abundance of citrus fruit heads from Auckland charity to Christchurch food banks.

Pora 'doing well'

Teina Pora 13 min ago Convicted killer Teina Pora received glowing progress report from Parole Board, a month out from Privy Council appeal.

Hoping for a miracle

13 min ago Search resumes today for boy swept off Mt Maunganui beach by monster wave.

Petrol prices may soar

13 min ago A slump in the NZ dollar could see motorists paying record prices in excess of $2.30 a litre for fuel.

Cunliffe: I'm not into gutter politics

13 min ago David Cunliffe appeals to Labour to come back from edge as it plunges into bitter leadership race.

Father tells of driveway tragedy

13 min ago Father tried to save his son after reversing his ute over him and his beloved motorcycle.

Judge 'sending wrong message'

Alessandro Doria A clinician has hit out at a judge who failed to convict a man who filmed up a woman's skirt.

Police stumble on P lab

Police got a surprise when they unintentionally discovered a meth lab on a West Auckland property.

2013 drought 'intense'

Grim week prompts appeal

Waka found in Golden Bay

600-year-old waka surprises

Researcher astounded at 600-year-waka found in creek, saying "it kind of took my breath away, really."

Alcatraz plays host to installation

Installation by the Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei opens on the historic prison island of Alcatraz.

Note to Labour: it's also policy

David Parker is one of the nicest blokes in politics. Unfailingly polite, almost a little too honest for his own good at times.

When politicians cringe

David Cunliffe's wife's recent Twitter activity is not the first family-related embarrassment in recent political history.

Cunliffe: Didn't know wife tweeting

Labour 'out till 2020'

David Cunliffe and Karen Price

Twitter attacks herald a bitter contest

Karen Price stood by her man, David Cunliffe - and her Twitter revenge on his detractors and rivals has won both sympathy and derision.

Civilians killed in Ukraine

Ten civilians died in attacks in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Donetsk on Wednesday, including from a shell that hit a school on the first day of class.

Volcano death toll rises to 48

The death toll from Japan's volcanic eruption rose to 48 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered.

Suicide attacks kill 7 in Kabul

10,000 pigeons body-searched

Australian planes in Iraq role

Australian military aircraft will start flying support operations over Iraq from today.

NZ oil production to rise

oil rig NZ's oil production is expected to grow by 5 to 7 million barrels a year, taking total production to up to 19 million barrels.

Fraudster fights to keep tax agency

A tax fraudster returns to court to fight the Inland Revenue Department removing his company from its list of tax agents.

Relief for leaky-unit owners

Late appeals on water annoying

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Economy fuelling fast-growth businesses

New Zealand’s fastest growing companies were celebrated at Deloitte Fast 50 regional awards throughout the country tonight.

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

Hands on Windows 10

Latest version of Windows walks back some of the more jarring changes of Windows 8.

Five social network flops

Social networks come and go, but some last longer than others. Let's take a trip down memory lane.

Why Apple gets so much coverage

Kimmel internet's 'most dangerous'

Outback at 2K Games

2K Australia have captured the feel of the Borderlands humour perfectly.

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

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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.

Tour Reese's LA home

reese witherspoon See inside Reese Witherspoon's amazing LA home while she answers Vogue's 73 questions.

Is there harmony in your home?

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

House of the week: Hurunui

The world's tallest buildings

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Who pooed in the drawer?

We're wondering - did our five-year-old Tasman help Alvin the dog with his rather far-fetched toilet stop?

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

A delightfully twisted movie

gone girl strap Gone Girl offers an engrossing, wonderfully wicked portrait of matrimony mayhem.

Art show at Alcatraz

China's most famous artist, Ai Weiwei, has produced a seven-piece installation at notorious US prison.

Child porn charges dropped

The craziest music videos ever

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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.

Wristbands for Thai tourists

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

Airbus A350 gets OK to fly

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

An Outback plane graveyard

How to avoid food poisoning

16 lessons for travellers

You'll learn about the world while travelling, but you'll learn more about yourself.

Research key to school success

Rangi Ruru After exploring the options, my daughter decided a single-sex school with a "family" feel was the best fit.

The happiness of innocents

After a life-changing event, Darren Rickard finds happiness in his 5-year-old daughter's outlook on life.

Silver fern is 'our only choice'

Top five reader comments

Amy and Jason Jeong

Enthusiasm up as weight falls

This competitive couple is already seeing awesome results in our Stuffed no more challenge.

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.

Fekitoa faces moment of truth

Malakai Fekitoa With Malakai Fekitoa surpassing expectations at centre, the All Blacks have some selection headaches.

Du Plessis back for Springboks

The Springboks have recalled hooker Bismarck du Plessis to face the All Blacks.

Ferns chase credibility

Inexperience exposed, says coach

Brodie Retallick

AB tight-five may need changes

Concerns remain for lock Brodie Retallick, who took no part in training yesterday, and prop Wyatt Crockett.

Outback at 2K Games

2K Australia have captured the feel of the Borderlands humour perfectly.

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Art show at Alcatraz

China's most famous artist, Ai Weiwei, has produced a seven-piece installation at notorious US prison.

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Who pooed in the drawer?

We're wondering - did our five-year-old Tasman help Alvin the dog with his rather far-fetched toilet stop?

What's in Windows 10?

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

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