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    'Killer' dad's chilling TV interview


    Hours before allegedly confessing to the murders of his missing pregnant wife and their two young daughters, Chris Watts gave a series of chilling TV interviews pleading for the trio's safe return. There...

    Hours before allegedly confessing to the murders of his missing pregnant wife and their two young daughters, Chris Watts gave a series of chilling TV interviews pleading for the trio's safe return. There ...

    Couple lose $53k in invoice scam over their dream home


    A retired couple have been left $53,000 out of pocket after they made a payment on their dream home - only to find the invoice they thought their builder had sent was in fact from a scammer. Ross and...

    A retired couple have been left $53,000 out of pocket after they made a payment on their dream home - only to find the invoice they thought their builder had sent was in fact from a scammer. Ross and ...

    Why Jim Carrey turned his back on Hollywood


    Jim Carrey was once a $20 million-per-movie star. After Ace Ventura: Pet Detective catapulted him to international fame, he was suddenly a bona fide leading man. Follow-up hits like Dumb and Dumber...

    Jim Carrey was once a $20 million-per-movie star. After Ace Ventura: Pet Detective catapulted him to international fame, he was suddenly a bona fide leading man. Follow-up hits like Dumb and Dumber ...

    British: The All Blacks have made the Rugby Championship inferior


    The All Blacks' dominance of the Rugby Championship has become total and predictable, writes Ben Coles of the Telegraph. The Rugby Championship, or "New Zealand's procession towards another trophy"...

    The All Blacks' dominance of the Rugby Championship has become total and predictable, writes Ben Coles of the Telegraph. The Rugby Championship, or "New Zealand's procession towards another trophy" ...

    New video released of bridge push as woman charged


    The 18-year-old woman who was filmed pushing her teenage friend off a 60-foot bridge has been charged with reckless endangerment. Prosecutors announced the charge against Taylor Smith on Friday after...

    The 18-year-old woman who was filmed pushing her teenage friend off a 60-foot bridge has been charged with reckless endangerment. Prosecutors announced the charge against Taylor Smith on Friday after ...

    Bode Miller's wife posts a gut-wrenching photo of her dying baby daughter


    The wife of Olympic skier Bode Miller today shared a devastating photo showing her cradling her dying daughter in her arms after the toddler drowned in a neighbor's pool. Emeline Miller passed away on...

    The wife of Olympic skier Bode Miller today shared a devastating photo showing her cradling her dying daughter in her arms after the toddler drowned in a neighbor's pool. Emeline Miller passed away on ...

    Betrayal and deception: The aftermath of an affair


    I had just scooped up the last of the dessert when it happened. The moment I'd been waiting for the past year and half, but didn't know I was waiting for, if that makes sense. It sounds romantic, doesn't...

    I had just scooped up the last of the dessert when it happened. The moment I'd been waiting for the past year and half, but didn't know I was waiting for, if that makes sense. It sounds romantic, doesn't ...

    Ivanka devastated by ScarJo SNL parody


    Ivanka Trump was deeply hurt by a parody of her on Saturday Night Live last year, it's been revealed. In her White House expose Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House , Omarosa Manigault...

    Ivanka Trump was deeply hurt by a parody of her on Saturday Night Live last year, it's been revealed. In her White House expose Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House , Omarosa Manigault ...

    Aussie: Why the All Blacks are the cruellest team in sport


    The depth of All Black cruelty knows no bounds. Surely it is enough to satisfy Kiwi bloodlust that Australians must endure ritual humiliation on an annual basis starting with tonight's First Ordeal (the...

    The depth of All Black cruelty knows no bounds. Surely it is enough to satisfy Kiwi bloodlust that Australians must endure ritual humiliation on an annual basis starting with tonight's First Ordeal (the ...
    Liam Dann: Will Auckland property follow the Sydney slump?

    Liam Dann: Will Auckland property follow the Sydney slump?


    COMMENT: If Sydney's property market slumps, does it hold that Auckland must follow? I haven't written much about the housing market this year. That's primarily because it has been pretty static – in...

    COMMENT: If Sydney's property market slumps, does it hold that Auckland must follow? I haven't written much about the housing market this year. That's primarily because it has been pretty static – in ...
    Live: Black Ferns v Wallaroos

    Live: Black Ferns v Wallaroos


    Follow live updates as the Black Ferns take on the Wallaroos in Sydney. (function(d, s, id) {var...

    Follow live updates as the Black Ferns take on the Wallaroos in Sydney. (function(d, s, id) {var js,ijs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//embed.scribblelive.com/widgets/embed.js";ijs.parentNode.insertBefore(js ...
    TrueBliss star's 'racist' experience on Jetstar flight

    TrueBliss star's 'racist' experience on Jetstar flight


    TrueBliss star and Air New Zealand employee Megan Alatini says she faced racist treatment on a Jetstar flight yesterday. The star posted on her Facebook page claiming she experienced "#RACISM or #DISCRIMINATION...

    TrueBliss star and Air New Zealand employee Megan Alatini says she faced racist treatment on a Jetstar flight yesterday. The star posted on her Facebook page claiming she experienced "#RACISM or #DISCRIMINATION ...
    Big Read: The un-celebrity president

    Big Read: The un-celebrity president


    Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: "C'mon, kid." She...

    Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn: "C'mon, kid." She ...

    Watch: Moment car and bus collide on Queen St


    The moment a car and bus crashed on Queen St last night, causing major traffic disruption and leaving one person with serious injuries, was captured on video. A driver waiting at the intersection of...

    The moment a car and bus crashed on Queen St last night, causing major traffic disruption and leaving one person with serious injuries, was captured on video. A driver waiting at the intersection of ...

    Boxer critical after being knocked out in sparring


    A boxer is in a critical condition after being knocked out while sparring in Wellsford. The woman, believed to be in her 30s, suffered a head injury during boxing training at Centennial Park. Auckland...

    A boxer is in a critical condition after being knocked out while sparring in Wellsford. The woman, believed to be in her 30s, suffered a head injury during boxing training at Centennial Park. Auckland ...

    The best films of the 2000s


    As the film world prepares to leave the childish things of summer behind and welcome the more serious, artistically ambitious movies of festival and awards season, it's an opportune moment to consider...

    As the film world prepares to leave the childish things of summer behind and welcome the more serious, artistically ambitious movies of festival and awards season, it's an opportune moment to consider ...

    Comment: This could be NZ rugby's biggest failure


    The Vaea Fifita contention that All Blacks coach Steve Hansen didn't tell him the truth was fascinating – and not just because it was a rare breach in All Black unity. It may have been a misunderstanding...

    The Vaea Fifita contention that All Blacks coach Steve Hansen didn't tell him the truth was fascinating – and not just because it was a rare breach in All Black unity. It may have been a misunderstanding ...

    Kiwi principal calls it quits: 'There is just no money'


    A leading Tauranga principal has quit the profession, citing heavy workloads, under-resourcing and difficulties replacing staff as the reasons for his departure. "It is a job that never stops, and it...

    A leading Tauranga principal has quit the profession, citing heavy workloads, under-resourcing and difficulties replacing staff as the reasons for his departure. "It is a job that never stops, and it ...

    Face of a man who has lived alone in the Amazon for 22 years revealed


    As we walked through dense jungle, the stillness was broken only by the zing of the trailblazers' machetes ahead of us and the occasional chatter of monkeys, swinging like trapeze artists through the...

    As we walked through dense jungle, the stillness was broken only by the zing of the trailblazers' machetes ahead of us and the occasional chatter of monkeys, swinging like trapeze artists through the ...