October 21 2014, updated 8:09pm

Pistorius sentencing

Pistorius's fate in judge's hands

Oscar Pistorius will find out within hours what punishment he will serve for killing his girlfriend.

Victim calls for naming

gavel 7:23pm Victim of a sexual offence carried out by a high-profile NZer calls for him to be named.

'Words don't cut it'

Gang left speechless by support for programme giving food to schoolkids. | Gang feeds hungry kids

Father claims 2007 contact

Father claims he told police indirectly about missing child and estranged wife seven years ago, but police dispute claim.

Sick Kiwi girl happy to be home

Relieved mother and daughter arrive back in NZ after a two-week medical ordeal in Australia.

Wakeboarder back in NZ

Seriously injured champion wakeboarder Brad Smeele vows one day he will wakeboard again.

Corrections camera trial successful

Prison Corrections officers in high risk prison units across the country will be fitted with cameras worn on their body after a successful trial.

Man killed in crash

A Motueka van driver died in a "nasty" collision with car transport truck in the Buller Gorge.

Capital congestion up

Perhaps it's a sign


Kiwis spend dosh on bird nosh

New Zealanders spend millions on feeding wild birds every year, mainly for pleasure, survey finds.

Old St James Theatre to be restored

Auckland's historic St James Theatre will be restored and 39-level residential tower built next door.

Tsunami orphan conman jailed

A heart-wrenching tale of struggle - a man orphaned by a tsunami, forced into a street gang and begging for survival - was really a web of lies.

Aus runaway appears on IS video

An Australian teenage runaway has warned Prime Minister Tony Abbott jihadists won't stop until the IS flag flies above every nation.

Corby's 'friend' charged over drugs

Clarkson target of complaint

Sweden hunts for 'foreign vessel'

Sweden releases grainy photo of mysterious vessel as its military hunts for a foreign submarine or divers.

Beware of 'paper wealth'

LVR, interest rate, mortgage, money Aucklanders feeling wealthier on the back of higher Council property valuations are being urged not to borrow more.

Big deal for Auckland firm

Mind Warriors is licensing its life-coaching courses to US distributor SMCOV for five years.

Immigration hits new high

$500k for CloudCannon


Warehouse plans ambitious profit

The Warehouse Group has unveiled ambitious goals to drive its newly expanded portfolio of companies to rival the profits of its core red shed stores.

Pressure on Auckland prices

coins House buyers and renters may have to dig deeper in the wake of the city's property revaluations.

Love of books save money

I can't help but convert my mental money to its book equivalent, even though I don't end up buying the book.

Judge me, budget me, take away my booze

SCF a lesson for all of us

From homeless to millionaire

Kylie Bartlett When Kylie Bartlett was 18 she thought her life was pointless. Three years later, she'd set up a business.

'Can do' spirit wins out

Doug Lawry is the essence of Kenny Beverages: your classic ‘can-do' New Zealander chipping out a business from his own hands.

Time to crow about your business

Cosmetics fill eco niche

iCloud logins stolen in China

Attacks perpetrated by China in what appears to be a surveillance push, censorship monitoring group says.

Microsoft cloud to fight Ebola

Free cloud and research applications supplied to medical researchers working on the Ebola virus.

Raymond leaves Ubisoft

$500k for CloudCannon

Free social media data

Spark customers can now receive a gigabyte of free data a month to access Facebook and Twitter.

Oscar de la Renta dies

Legendary designer, who most recently created Amal Clooney's wedding gown, dead at 82.

Beauty ads 'unattainable'

Just days after her glam Chanel film was released, Gisele says unrealistic ads can "make women feel so distant".

5 incredibly expensive handbags

We married the day we met

Can anyone do a micro fringe?

A questionable beauty trend best left in the '90s or a cutting edge must-have look? You decide.

Is reheated pasta really better?

A test performed in the UK has found that reheating pasta makes it healthier and may even help us to lose weight.

Spring-summer veges to enjoy

Here are five vegetables to keep an eye on as they become more plentiful on shelves.

Dieting? You're doing it wrong

On giving up processed food

Why you should try running drills

It might feel like being in the army, but you'll almost certainly get strong and faster.

Let's live in... Wilton

It may be a relatively unknown suburb of Wellington, but it still has plenty on offer for its residents.

How to build a house - step one

Join this family of four as they experience the highs and lows of building a home.

What $1 mill buys: Waimauku

They're dirtier than you think

Inside Lady Gaga's new home

Lady Gaga is moving to Malibu and has spared no expense finding the perfect pad.

Move over cronuts

It turns out cronuts aren't the last word in irresistable highly-processed carb yum - introducing the "baissant".

The power and the glory

I like riesling. Why don't you?

Try this smart summer salad

Lim: Teach your kids to cook

Union supports closures

Roger Middlemass Meatworkers' union comes out in support of possible plant closures, even if that means some of its members lose jobs.

Low water table worries

A good spell of rain is needed in the Waikato to help refill water tables on drystock farms that dried up during the droughts.

Honey smugglers busted at airport

Dive bombers to protect vineyards

Actress refuses to go nude

A legal battle is under way over an actor's refusal to strip off for a TV series.

Royals don't want Lorde

It's a great song, a Kansas City Royals' boss says, but he's not so sure Lorde's lyrics are what they want for their team.

Coro ditched plot over Maddie

When James Bond dropped by

Wonder expecting triplets

Stevie Wonder's 25-year-old fiance is pregnant with triplets.

'The ugliest city square in the world'

The Turkish Prime Minister has labelled Taksim Square the 'ugliest square in the world'.

Lonely Planet rates New Zealand

New Zealand rates some honourable mentions in Lonely Planet's top 10 lists for 2015.

Heathrow flights cancelled

Getting outdoorsy

Walking with the cheetahs

Animal enthusiasts are getting a chance to get up close and personal with Africa's most endangered cats.

Your magic mobile photos

Mobile photo The days of pixelation are over. Mobile phone photos can now rival the best photography in the world.

Top five reader comments

"Double O in OOtago how OOarsome." Just one of the comment gems from our readers today.

Who should lead Labour?

Cat's best pup pal missing


Who is the Opposition?

Can Labour compete with the Greens and NZ First, both hungry for more parliamentary presence?

Aprilia's primal ride

Aprilia RSV 4 It's effectively the Italian bikemaker's entry point superbike, but it's way better than that.

SUVs dominate finalists

A pack of SUVs dominate the top finalists for first of New Zealand's two major car of the year awards.

500 accidents in a day

Clarkson target of complaint

Rio Tinto uses self-driving trucks in its West Australian mining operations.

Monster self-driving trucks

Automated giant trucks, controlled from 1800km away, are driving around the west Australian outback.

Fight All Black fire with fire

Clive Woodward England's World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward says the only way to beat NZ is to play high tempo rugby.

Uncapped duo get Kiwis nod

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Jason Taumalolo named in Kiwis side to face Kangaroos in Brisbane.

Hagley Oval given all clear

Deans backs Cheika to deliver

Hashim Amla

Proteas cruise to victory

Too classy, too clinical. New Zealand stumbled badly then spluttered into life, not for long enough to quell South Africa.

Moata Tamaira

Feel the fear, buy it anyway

What is it about cosmetics counter retail staff that reduces me to a jittery pile of nervousness?

Beautifully weird and creepy

There's almost a tangible feeling to crossing the threshold. Is it the history or something creepier?

Master Chief's myth

Fans of Halo's epic campaigns and addictive multiplayer all have something to look forward to.

Toilet doors

Let's talk toilet talk

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk and nobody has time for that.

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Time to end the three-month 'rule'?

Should we shroud something as joyous (and potentially heartbreaking) as early pregnancy in secrecy because... it might be awkward?


'They were merciless to me'

Katherine Bashour the pregnant Australian ANZ employee who was disciplined for refusing a pelvic exam, tells her side of the story.

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10 things that make it worthwhile

It can feel like the rewards of parenting are few and far between. Here are 10 reminders for when times are tough.


'Mum, who do you like best?'

The quest for four little words drives my children to the brink of nearly every one of their self-made disasters. 'I like you best.'

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How to budget a trip

Need help budgeting a holiday? Email us at travel@stuff.co.nz.

Rafting in action

Regulations target tourism industry

Every time a tourist stands on the edge of a cliff, steps into a harness or grabs a paddle they take a calculated risk.

Do you 'switch off' on holiday?

In an age of 'plugged in' travel, Kiwi's aren't actually that device dependent.

Negotiating the French

I moved to France just over a month ago and it has fulfilled every cliche I have dreamt of.

The spider of your nightmares

Here's something to keep you awake at night - imagine coming across an arachnid the size of a puppy. Piotr Naskrecki did just that.

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Ebola costume all the craze

Walter White is so last year - this spooky season it's all about Ebola.


Athlete tooth troubles

Experts have reviewed 39 studies into the oral health of elite sportsmen and women.

These kangaroos can't jump

The kangaroos' ancient relatives had legs made for walking, and that's just what they did.

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