April 19 2014, updated 3:56pm


Oz Tour: What Kate's Wearing

The Aussie sunshine's bringing out fresher fashions from the stylish duchess.

Inside the Mei Fan case

mei fan 3:00pm A closer look inside the complex Mei Fan murder inquiry that led to the arrest of her husband, Michael Preston.

Woman attacked in Wellington

3:28pm A young woman fought off a 'sexually motivated' attack last night in a part of the city police know to be unsafe.

Bubble 'going to burst'

New Zealand's economic boom will pop, and with dramatic results, US experts say.

Showers forecast around NZ

It will be an indoor Easter egg hunt for most Kiwis, with heavy showers forecast today and tomorrow.

Ko falls further behind

3:32pm A 74 has seen Lydia Ko fall into 27th going into the final round of the Lotte Championship.

Police assault man remanded

Police A man charged with assaulting police officer has been remanded in custody over Easter.

Inside the politics of pot

Most users of cannabis would not use more if the drug became legal, survey reveals.

22 breaches of protection order

Sex offender to be removed

Kevin Middleton

P house costs renovators

A couple are $25,000 out of pocket after decontaminating their home which was once used as a p-lab.

Golfer escapes hornets

Golfer Pablo Larrazabal escapes an attack of hornets by jumping in the lake, then continues on with his round.

6.9 quake strikes near PNG

quake A 6.9 magnitude quake has struck near Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island.

Nigeria: 85 schoolgirls still missing

85 young women are still missing after being abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

Avalanche kills 12 on Everest

Video: US judge loses temper

Cody Wygant, 24, is seen in an undated booking photo released by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office in Inverness, Florida, after being arrested on the evening of April 17, 2014, and charged with third degree murder.

Charged for killing baby over video game

Video games were so important to Cody Wygant that the screams of his 16-month-old son were too much.

Bank dampens talk of 6pc growth

per cent Consumer and business confidence is so high they suggest the economy could grow as much as 6 per cent.

Dick Smith online sales up

Consumer electronics retailer Dick Smith reports 47pc bounce in online sales, but NZ sales fell almost 6 per cent.

Slow rebuild impacts SI growth

Fraudster's wife gets $900k

BNZ chief executive Anthony Healy

New BNZ chief bullish

BNZ's new chief executive is banking on consistent growth as NZ's economy continues to expand.

Are 362.5 days not enough?

easter bun I understand a business needs to make money but can you not make that money the 362.5 days a year you're open?

'As-is' sale tops $1m

A 20-year-old house considered uneconomic to repair with no insurance has sold at auction for over $1m.

World's largest curved TV revealed

High dollar keeps lid on inflation


KiwiSaver tax rules 'unfair'

Tax rates for KiwiSaver are too high and need to be lowered, a fund-management industry group says.

Mt. Gox to be liquidated

A court in Tokyo has rejected bankruptcy proceedings for the bitcoin exchange.

Playstation 4 sales top 7 million

Sony says the sales are double the number the Playstation 4 sold in the same time frame after its launch.

Mt Gox founder won't appear

Vein scanning the next big thing?

Online activists battle paedophiles

As the internet makes it easier to exchange child porn, groups are creating tools to fight it.

Finding success in failure

ABs WRC 2007 Can the dreaded concept of failure actually help us reach dizzying heights?

The week's best & worst dressed

This may be the best batch of bests we've ever had ... the worsts? See for yourselves.

Introducing Louis & Dee

Why this viral vid is offensive

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Celebrity body quirks

Who was born with a tail, and who can use their feet like an extra pair of hands?

Paleo? You should be eating bugs

bug If you're really going to follow a paleo diet, you ought to be eating bugs, 'lots and lots of bugs'.

Recipe: Hot cross bun pudding

If for some crazy reason you have leftover hot cross buns this Easter, here's what to do with them.

Make your own Easter eggs

Six big food myths busted

Ford unveils tribute Mustang

Special 50th anniversary Ford Mustang coupe pays tribute to 1964 original. Special Ford Mustang coupe pays tribute to 1964 original.

Making road trips with kids OK

How do you make your holiday road trip as safe, comfortable and kid-friendly as possible?

Focus provides Falcon hint

Mercedes drops Benz

A record celebration

Roger Liddle International Record Store Day is a chance to visit independent record stores and celebrate vinyl.

Easter funeral for Peaches Geldof

Peaches Geldof will be laid to rest on Easter Sunday, according to reports.

Please put your clothes on

The Chuck D of Palestinian rap

Amie Bentall

Kiwi short film heads to Cannes

A 15-minute movie made by an NZ pair will screen at the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.

On the fast track

Train travel "Breakfast in London, lunch in Paris, dinner in Barcelona." I read that as nothing short of a challenge.

Ride the rails

Don't let Europe's vast railroad system intimidate you. It's the best way to see the sights.

A taste of London

Jeepers peepers


Eat your way through Nashville

If you come here to eat first and line-dance second, you won't be the first.

A vote for our future

Girl silhouette Children are the future of this country and our Government needs to do more to protect them.

Pink hues over Paihia

Greg McCabe took this photo as the sun rose over Paihia.

NZ's own Saving Private Ryan

Changes to tax system key


Cycling from Bluff to Cape Reinga

Ken Guest and Rob Waterhouse flew in to Queenstown from the United Kingdom on 19 February.

Killing the evil weevil

The path of the clover root weevil is easily detected by its distinctive U-shaped notches on clover leaves. Scientists suck up nearly 500,000 wasps from Canterbury paddocks to fight a clover root weevil infestation on Southland farms.

Moths, beetles rid farm of ragwort

Once covered in ragwort, a Manawatu farm is now almost free of the stock-threatening weed thanks to the introduction of moths and beetles.

Farmers urged to seek help

Sustainable farming gets $9.9m

Sales a case of opportunity lost

Sharemarket After all the angst, National has effectively put any major sales of state-owned companies on ice for a generation.

Dunne: No conflict in son's job

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says there is no conflict in his son working for the legal-high industry.

Labour backs 'subbies'

English upbeat on Genesis

Capital punishment for Blues

TJ Perenara The Hurricanes have beaten the Blues 39-20 in Wellington to seal another fine win.

Injury concern for Foran

The Kiwis risk losing another key player for next month's Anzac Test after Kieran Foran suffered a knee injury.

Latimer puts team first

Lineout key for Crusaders

Lydia Ko

Ko falls further behind

A 74 has seen Lydia Ko fall into 27th going into the final round of the Lotte Championship.

Auckland Nines

'More than a game'

The NZRL has a catchline of "More than a Game" and it is a catchline they are delivering on.

mike o'donnell MOD

The importance of traction

A private equity mate talks about the six "Ps" of pitching - prior planning prevents piss-poor performance.

Roger Liddle

A record celebration

International Record Store Day is a chance to visit independent record stores and celebrate vinyl.

ABs WRC 2007

Finding success in failure

Can the dreaded concept of failure actually help us reach dizzying heights?

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A Walk-what?

When a bunch of kids were confronted with a Walkman they couldn't believe this weird black box played music.

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Happy Easter

Whatever you celebrate about Easter, be it secular or religious, I hope you enjoy the special time with your families and your little ones.

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Easter fun with little ones

Milin is allergic to eggs, so Kiran has found some inventive and fun ways to celebrate easter with the kids.

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Hot cross muffins

Love hot cross buns? Why not try these hot cross muffins?

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The Raro party kicks off

After having a blast there on a family holiday, I went back with a friend and it was even better.

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It's every man for himself

New Zealand's "can do" attitude is a world away from the American lifestyle of "gotta haves".


Our Tahitian dream holiday

Last week, my partner and I headed off for a luxury week of relaxation and sun in Tahiti.

Ben Blackwell

Thailand, it's paradise

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

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Tot found in Claw machine

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Kim's bad hair day

Kim Jong Un's "bad hair day" riles North Korean officials.

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Lada v tank: Lada wins

Pro-Russian separatists are using any means necessary to fight Ukrainian forces - including a yellow Lada.

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Ohio bully shamed

Man forced to wear sign calling him a bully for mistreating his neighbours.

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