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Recipe: Kabuli pulao - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:00
Ayesha Slimankhil is originally from Saudi Arabia, but on marrying an Afghani man and moving to Afghanistan, she learnt to cook the traditional dishes of her adopted country, such as this famous rice dish named after the capital.

Ayesha used a Saudi packaged spice mix called Kabssa Rice Spices, which is available at Lotus Supermarket and Shefco, both on Stoddard Rd in Auckland's Mt Roskill.

The spice mix outlined in the recipe can be used instead, or you could substitute with 3 tablespoons of ras el hanout. 

Recipe: masala vadai - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:00
Amutha Kugatheesan, who is from Sri Lanka, joined the WISE Collective in 2014 and began selling her delicious masala vadai at the New Lynn Night Market, where they were a hit. Amutha has now passed the stall on to another Sri Lankan woman, as she has a job as a tutor with HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters).

Silly car question #2: is it really worth learning to drive a manual gearbox? - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:59
OPINION: Did you hear the one about the carjacker who failed because he couldn't drive a manual gearbox?

Lorde to play Glastonbury music festival this weekend - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:58
Lorde is in the UK and set to play Glastonbury - but she's suffering from jetlag.

Kiwi doubles players lose in quarterfinals at Queens - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:47
Two Kiwi tennis players have lost in their respective doubles quarterfinals at the Queens tournament in London.

Missing man Rick Hayward could have been victim of a hit-and-run - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:44
Rick Hayward went missing almost four years ago, and now police believe he could have been the victim of a hit-and-run.

Donald Trump commits golf etiquette atrocity by driving on a green - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:28
As president of the United States, Donald Trump is used to doing pretty well anything he wants.

'Special person, with such a special heart': tributes to Tawa pedestrian crash victim Aporo Joyce - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:15
The day he died, Aporo Joyce planted out his vegetable garden.

Former All Black Francis Saili signs long-term deal with Harlequins - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:28
Any hope of Francis Saili returning to New Zealand any time soon has ended with his move to Harlequins.

Holding youths in police cells a 'continued embarrassment' for NZ - Children's Commissioner - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:23
Keeping youths in police cells is an embarrassing stain on the international reputation of New Zealand's youth-justice system, the Children's Commissioner says.

Donald Trump: I did not record conversations with former FBI Director Comey - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:53
US President Donald Trump says he doesn't have recordings of his conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey, capping weeks of speculation about whether such tapes exist.

Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill with tough debate expected - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:53
A seven-year push by US Republicans to dismantle Obamacare and kill the taxes it imposed on the wealthy reached a critical phase when Senate Republican leaders unveiled a draft bill they aim to put to a vote, possibly as early as next week.

More Kiwis approaching retirement with money trouble - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:00
Sylvie O'Donnell is turning 65 next year but don't assume she is looking forward to a carefree retirement.

Lions tour: Ben Te'o braced for Sonny Bill Williams showdown at Eden Park - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:00
Ben Te'o and Sonny Bill Williams have collided previously but never on a stage of this magnitude.

Lions tour: Beauden Barrett keeps it cool ahead of the heat coming his way - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:00
It's no surprise, but All Blacks linchpin Beauden Barrett is more invigorated than intimidated by the red-shirted firestorm that's coming his way.

John Milford: Five leaders who are working together for Wellington - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:00
OPINION: At the height of the local government amalgamation debate two years ago, Wellington Chamber of Commerce was clear on where it stood on the issue.

Ombudsman warns of confusion over trauma policies - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:00
New Zealanders are discovering the hard way that just because something is traumatic, it does not mean their trauma insurance policies will pay out.

Stuff's wedding of the week: Kylie and Matty - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:00
They met after Kylie's dog had puppies - Matty came to pick up one for his niece and sparks flew between them.

ROB STOCK: Don't scrimp on travel insurance - Top Stories - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:00
OPINION: I wouldn't go overseas without travel insurance.
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