Airline picks fight with student

Jasmine Pilbrow stood up for what she believed in. Qantas has deemed this "unacceptable".

Hopes for Bali appeal

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are pursueing their next legal appeal.

Australian death rowers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have been given a glimmer of hope.

Sex romp pair move on

Office workers at centre of high-profile tryst are now looking for new jobs.

#TheDress packs powerful message

3:34 PM  Just when you thought it safe - that dress returns, but with a more noble cause.

Relief for West Coast gallery video

4:19 PM  Heavy rain on the West Coast is starting to ease, but the clean up's just begun.

Top Gear trashes supercars

Jeremy Clarkson, $1 million in cars and Australia's Top End. What could go wrong?


Safe landing after 'engine issues'

A South African Airways Boeing 747 flies low as part of the celebrations of the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and  New Zealand, Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Saturday, June 24, 1995. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

Emergency services were on standby in Christchurch after plane reported problems.

Man dies after Milford Track fall

65-year-old killed after he fell from the highest point of the Milford Track.

BIG PROBLEM: Meth has devastated many lives in all levels of society.

P - From paradise to purgatory

Meth users talk about their crazy journey down into and then out of the rabbit hole.


Relief for West Coast

Heavy rain on the West Coast is starting to ease, along with fears of another day of flooding, slips and road closures.


Ferguson police 'racially biased'

People take part in a protest on December 2 over the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in August 2014.

United States President Barack Obama said that the Ferguson police department engaged in a systemic pattern of racial discrimination.

Al-Qaeda leader killed in Syria

An air strike by Syrian government forces has killed a senior commander of al-Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda,

A new Chinese film Under the Dome - and growing concern about air quality - have bolstered anti-pollution businesses in China.

Pollution film erased from net

A film outlining the serious pollution in China has been removed from the nation's internet after receiving millions of views.


Revamp fails to stop profit fall

Woolies has sold its stake in The Warehouse Group for $84.1 million.

Rising online sales and a $90m revamp of its stores have not been enough to help The Warehouse.

Nurofen faces lawsuit

The maker of painkiller Nurofen faces a possible legal headache on both sides of the Tasman over  marketing.

The defendant was not fully named under Germany's strict court reporting rules .

Losing the boardroom battle

Things are getting worse for Kiwi women in the top tier of business. So what's driving them out?


Mortgage debt tops $200 billion

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The mountain of property borrowing has doubled in the space of 10 years.

Buyers move to top brands

Shoppers are starting to abandon budget products in favour of famous brands.

Insurance dispute cap to lift

RBNZ targets rental investors 

small business

Firm aims to help CF sufferers


A New Zealand drug company is seeking $500,000 to trial an experimental cystic fibrosis treatment it plans to have produced locally.

Auckland startups win funding

A web business that helps guys get advice from girls on clothes is among the chosen firms.

Memphis Belle pulls through

Bookshop's final chapter


Fidget at your desk? Tell this man

OFFICE TOYS: A PhD student is studying how people use fidgeting to focus energy.

An engineer wants to help you find the perfect object to facilitate your office fidgeting - but he needs your help.

Gaming could help school work

School students may benefit from some video gaming, a new OECD study suggests.

Freak warning: PCs also now at risk.

PCs exposed to 'Freak' attacks

Microsoft says it has not yet developed a security update to protect Windows PC users from the threat.

life & style

Tips to downsize an empty nest

DOWNSIZING? Hire professionals to help you clean up and de-clutter.

When the kids fly the coop, you can be stuck with a too-big house that no longer fits your lifestyle.

The curse of #casualsexism

Ali Mau writes a personal account on sexism and the case against it.

CHALLENGING GENDER STEREOTYPES: David Williams' Men & Cats series proves felines aren't just a companion for females.

Crushing 'crazy cat lady' myth gallery

Photographer sets out to prove men can adore their feline companions too - with touching results.

well & good

McDonald's changes stance on chicken

WHAT'S COOKING? McDonald's restaurants across the United States will stop using chicken treated with antibiotics used in human medicine.

McDonald's restaurants across the United States are addressing a hot issue with chicken.

The good news about crying

Don't hold back the tears – crying has been shown to have real health benefits, scientists say.

ALIVE & KICKING: At nearly 90 years of age, regular gym-goer Aase Mayo-Smith urges people to "get moving".

Still rocking the gym at 89 video

Aase Mayo-Smith, a thrice-weekly regular at her local gym, has some advice for her peers - "Get moving... forget you're old".

home & property

Sweet smell of success for breeder

REVERSE OUT: 'Erewhon', one of the new sweet pea cultivars bred by Dr Keith Hammett

A West Auckland plant breeder has been honoured internationally – with a new type of sweet pea bearing his name.

A garden oasis in Kapiti

She has traveled the world over, but Carla van Zon's heart belongs in her veggie garden.

FOR SALE: 165 Camp Bay Rd, Purau, Banks Peninsula.

Harbourside 'jewel' in forced sale

It was built as a high-flying property developer's waterfront estate.

food & wine

The perfect picnic partners

fennel, onion and olive tart

Make the most of the summer's last days with this fennel, onion and olive tart and apricot coconut cake.

Waste not, want not

A new Waikato food rescue service is fighting poverty with surplus fresh produce from local businesses.

Vegemite rubbish $1 coin claim

Recipe: coconut pancakes

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Legendary shearer retires

LAST TIME: David Fagan will end his shearing career at the New Zealand Championships in his home-town of Te Kuiti in early April.

David Fagan reckons he's had a pretty good innings. And you can't argue that.

Top of their game

Southland Deer Focus farmers Brian and Kristine Russell are aiming to lift deer production at The Rock.

Tractor connects with rural community

Tough competition for Glammies


Curious world of Duncan Sarkies

Award-winning writer, playwright and film-maker Duncan Sarkies.

3:37 PM  You'll find writer, playwright and performer Duncan Sarkies somewhere between curious and contemplative.

This Avengers trailer is the best video

The new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron, officially the third trailer, provides the best glimpse yet into what is coming.

Harrison Ford plane crash

Harrison Ford did 'best thing' video

As his plane struggled to stay airborne, actor Harrison Ford risked crash landing into homes and shops.


World travel on $225 a month

SHARK SWIM: Tom Williams' lifestyle has allowed him to do things such as diving with whale sharks in the Philippines.

If someone told you they travelled the world on $225 a month, you'd laugh them off as crazy.

Cook Strait ferry hits wharf

Strong winds cause the Cook Strait ferry to move at its berth, causing damage and delays.

Private island pleasures: Castaway Island in Fiji.

Turning hell into heaven

Fiji's Castaway Island should have been my idea of hell.

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River deep, camera high stuff nation video

The Rakaia river road and rail bridges seen from end to end.

A drone's eye view of the mighty Rakaia on a glorious summer evening in the Canterbury Plains.

Memories deep in a drawer stuff nation

There are some things you simply cannot throw away, you never know when you'll need the memory.

LITTLE STAR: Digby Van Winkle as Ewok Dog

Pet of the day: Digby Ewok stuff nation video

Digby turns heads wherever he goes. Why? He's got looks, brains and personality all in a tiny body.


Developer achieves a first

RACY: Tracy Gough with his new i8 BMW.

Property developer Tracy Gough could barely wait for reveal of his latest car purchase, the first BMW i8 sold here.

Block rocked by Focus RS

Rally ace and YouTube phenomenon makes a bold statement about upcoming performance hatch.

Rob Maetzig

'Green machine' challenge video

London-based New Zealander in charge of world's biggest vehicle economy competition wants Kiwis competing.


Live: South Africa vs Pakistan

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  Imran Tahir of South Africa celebrates taking the wicket of Andre Russell of West Indies during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and the West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground on February 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Live coverage of Pakistan taking on South Africa in the Cricket World Cup in Auckland.

Live: Zimbabwe vs Ireland

4:15 PM  Live coverage of Ireland taking on Zimbabwe in the Cricket World Cup at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.

BRENDON MCCULLUM: "We’ve settled on this as our No 1, but I’m confident if injuries do come about we’ve got the experience and personnel on the sideline that can step up and perform a role."

Black Caps unchanged again

Despite speculation around changes, NZ to field same XI for fifth straight CWC match, against Afghanistan.

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YouTube echoes Spock's line

REBOOTED: Leonard Nimoy, Mr Spock of Star Trek, once hated his character.

OPINION: Spock's classic quote was "live long and prosper". Will the new subscription service on YouTube do that?

Changing China

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OPINION: Snatching keys from a car's ignition used to be something you did to stop a drunk driver.

Memories found deep in a drawer stuff nation

LINK TO THE PAST: A classic briar tobacco pipe brought memories of childhood flooding back to Kaushiki Roy.

There are some things you simply cannot throw away, you never know when you'll need the memory.

Turning hell into heaven

Private island pleasures: Castaway Island in Fiji.

Fiji's Castaway Island should have been my idea of hell.

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'You'll never be as good as me'

Nowadays teenagers know more than I do about too many things. I need their help with my iPhone.

The years of claustrophobic motherhood that left me feeling exhausted have been replaced with me feeling a bit silly.

Parenting a stubborn child

Stubborn: Independence in children is a good thing even though it is challenging.

How to create a balance of choice and boundaries while giving your child room to grow in their independence.

Unspoken fantasies of mums 

Mums live in a fantasy world at times.

Sometimes, as a mum, you just stare into space and think. You descend into one of those mum fantasies, that everyone has but nobody discusses aloud…. Until now.

Gender discrimination 

Different perspective: How our children view gender discrimination.

Explaining to my son why girls and women don't have the same rights as boys and men is hard, since I don't fully understand it myself.

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The mistakes travellers keep making

TRAVEL MISTAKES: One in five need help on holidays, according to one insurer.

If you're getting stupidly drunk or riding around on a moped, you may wish to check the fine print.

Incredible history in Paris

Patrick Whatman at Disneyland in Paris.

Patrick Whatman moved from Wellington all the way to Paris' 11th Arrondissement.

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Kiwi Carmen Roberts is bringing the world back home with her, for a bit of adventure.

Kiwis are taking flight more often

INTREPID TRAVELLER: Kiwis are packing their bags and seeing the world more often than they did before.

New Zealanders took almost 134,000 overseas trips in January, up 5 per cent on the same month a year ago


Man gets drunk on chips


Chowing down on a box of chips sends one British man into a drunken, vulgar state.

Pens galore for collector video

Winton man Dennis Hamilton has a collection of around 50,000 pens.

Dennis Hamilton never has to worry about never finding a pen - he has 50,000.

#WeaselPecker becomes online sensation


It looks like a scene from a Disney movie - but is this photo too good to be true?

Snapchat 'priest' offers confession

Snapchat, which makes a mobile application for sending photos and videos that disappear within seconds, wants to raise as much as $500 million.

A mysterious San Antonio 'priest' is offering to absolve sins digitally - by taking confessions using Snapchat.