July 23 2014, updated 11:22am

Pigeon Rock gaza protest

Starkly beautiful Gaza protest

These are the names of the more than 500 victims of Israel's assault on Gaza, written large.

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Fonterra job losses

canpac losses 11:04am Fonterra confirms over 100 jobs could go in restructuring at Canpac packaging plant in Hamilton.

MH17 disaster through Russian eyes

The MH17 disaster story you've been reading is nothing like the one Russians get. | Missing bodies | Wreck hacked up

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9:59am It's the worst flu season in years, Google reckons - but the Health Ministry's not so sure.

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10:26am The Queen may have to forfeit nearly $160,000 in racing prize money after her horse tests positive for morphine.

Man fined for balaclava sex act

10:35am Women shocked to see man in window wearing nothing but a balaclava and clothes pegs.

Crash blocks lane on Harbour Bridge

ak traffic Motorists heading for Auckland's North Shore should avoid the bridge as a crash causes major delays.

Killer 'will reoffend'

Mother of killed teen adamant killer will offend again, after Parole Board said it would support his temporary release.

Bible class stoush

Blaze at freezing works

 Jason Hill and Pauline the cat

Pair risk lives to save cat

Invercargill couple defend their decision to dash back into their smoke-logged house to rescue their cat.

MH17: Anger over missing bodies

The arrival of a refrigerated train carrying bodies of MH17 victims was shrouded in secrecy, Paul McGeough reports.

Hope for Kiwi expats in Oz

John Key and Joe Hockey Australia’s tough talking Treasurer Joe Hockey is signalling he may be willing to bend on the rights of Kiwi expats across the Tasman.

Beehive Live: July 23

The house is sitting again, and the first of many valedictory speeches are given. Many.

Mayors pushed for legal high ban

Today in politics: Wednesday

David Cunliffe

'I'm going to let people in'

The story the Labour leader is "tricky" is driven by National. His oldest friends see another man.

MH17 wreckage 'cover up'

Mh17 wreckage Officials say the MH17 wreckage has been cut into, in what Australia's PM calls industrial "evidence-tampering".

200 MH17 bodies arrive in Ukraine

It sounded promising. Finally, the bodies of the 298 victims had arrived in Ukraine. Then came the bad news.

While you were sleeping

Airlines cancel Israel flights

 MH17 crash site

Breathtaking view of carnage

Scorched earth in satellite images shows how close MH17 came to crashing in a village.

'Canterbury first' irks Aussies

Joe Hockey in Chch Australian businesses complain they are being shut out of the Christchurch rebuild.

Couple underpaid by $79,000

An Auckland hotel has been ordered to pay nearly $79,000 in back wages to a husband and wife.

Boardroom identity

High stakes in Time Warner deal

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Sacked worker paid after trial error

Dunedin firm must pay nearly $9000 to a "defiant" worker it fired six weeks after he began work.

Banking in the future

Google Glass The next wave of innovation is underway in mobile banking. Here's a glimpse of what's coming.

Migration may stoke housing

Migration boom returns as Kiwis shun Australia and foreigners arrive, and risks reigniting the housing market.

Ethics training for advisers

'Raise retirement age soon'

Longer parking limits wanted

mt albert parking Businesses fear a 30-minute parking restriction in Mt Albert is putting customers off.

Store rides the digital revolution

Snapshot Cameras has seen some big changes in its 86 years of business.

Students' sweet paleo success

Sacked after boss paid for visa

Apple orders 80m large iPhones

Report claims manufacturers given largest ever initial production run for 4.7-inch display iPhones.

Fate of play

The beta is out and Bungie’s Destiny has bigger worlds, story clues and more combat.

Preparing for death with Yahoo

Westpac's premature wallet play

X-Men VR experience

Once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.

Woman confronts cat-callers

harassment While secretly filming their reactions, which vary from incredulous to apologetic to deluded.

The truth about fertility

Does women's fertility 'drop off a cliff' at 35? What are the risks related to delaying pregnancy?

Red carpet rewind: Emma Watson

Prince George: A year of firsts

David Gandy

Are ties still relevant?

It may be rapidly retiring from office duties, but the humble tie is now a mark of sartorial individuality.

7 transformations: Laundries

strap Before and after, these little laundries are what sweet smelling dreams are made of.

Let's live in ... Matamata

The land of Hobbits is also one of the most central, characterful rural towns our fair country has to offer.

Add charm to your garden

Four girls, one bathroom

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House of the week: Flat Bush

This couple spent almost a year sourcing design inspiration for their dream home, and the result is impressive.

Hazelnut pork with brussels

Pork Pork and nuts make for a fantastic combination - their earthy flavours complement each other perfectly.

Ravishing risotto

Risotto is one of those dishes that started as a humble meal but has moved on to gain gourmet status.

Jewel's secrets to a healthy life

Recipe: Apple & walnut cake

Decision hits dairying plans

Ngai Tahu farm in Canterbury Ngai Tahu's plan to convert a large chunk of land to irrigated dairy farming has been thwarted.

Water woes worry women

Rural women are concerned about water quality, but believe a lot of the degradation comes from cities and towns.

Dairy hub support urged

Council and farmers work together

Lucy Lawless returns to screen

Lucy Lawless New Zealand's warrior princess is to join the cast of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Lana Del Rey talks industry sex

Lana Del Rey says sleeping with men in the music industry didn't land her any record deals.

Beetles fell Harrison's tree

Bieber's party draws complaints

Scarlet Johansson

ScarJo to marry 'in four weeks'

Heavily pregnant Scarlett Johansson will reportedly marry next month.

Why would you do that?

Ashely Peyton, United Airlines A United Airlines flight attendant witnessed a complete break down in social graces on a flight.

Pinnacle of health

An unexpectedly rewarding journey of denial and deprivation.

Is this the end?

Auschwitz selfie riles internet

Philadelphia

Beyond New York, LA

It's time to take a detour to some of America's under-sung cities.

If love could have saved you

Sad woman, depressed, grieving Xavier was born into a cardboard bowl. I still don't go a day without fantasising about all the 'what ifs'.

Powder day, every day

You get sick of taking photos when everyday is one that you never want to forget.

Serenaded with snails

'I had it all. Then it happened'

Frost nipping at your tent

Empty tracks, no sandflies, and a casual minus 10 degrees outside the tent. Pass the whiskey.

Electric future fast approaching

Nissan Leaf If we only have five decades of oil left then alternatives to the internal combustion engine need to be embraced sooner rather than later.

New tax hurts diesels

Claims that NZ's tax on diesel vehicles has now reached a level where it is no longer viable to own a diesel car for its economy.

Special edition adds value

New hybrid leads lineup

Here's our top five American cars we can't get in NZ.

Missing our market

Here's our top five American cars we can't get in NZ.

Flag duties an 'extra workout'

Val Adams Val Adams jokes she'll hold the NZ flag tall at the Games opening ceremony in an exercise she's "really proud" to perform.

'Dopey' Dunga back for Brazil

Still unpopular with fans, and four years after he was fired from the job, former Brazil captain returns as coach.

Samoa to chase former ABs

Fury calls out Ladies star

Bismark du Plessis

Far-from-toothless Sharks circling

Plenty of mongrel in team led by 111kg slab of organic South African beef aiming to sink hopes of NZ Super Rugby glory.

Fate of play

The beta is out and Bungie’s Destiny has bigger worlds, story clues and more combat.

Sad woman, depressed, grieving

If love could have saved you

Xavier was born into a cardboard bowl. I still don't go a day without fantasising about all the 'what ifs'.

Pregnant

The truth about fertility

Does women's fertility 'drop off a cliff' at 35? What are the risks related to delaying pregnancy?

Aro Ha

Pinnacle of health

An unexpectedly rewarding journey of denial and deprivation.

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