Bail? 'Hell will freeze over, my girl'

Two women accused of a month of crime fled their crashed car after a police chase.

Boy jailed for killing

Slain Henderson dairy owner Arun Kumar, 57.

10 min ago  The 14-year-old who killed dairy owner Arun Kumar has been jailed for six years.

Police to carry Tasers

10:39 AM  All 5500 front line police will have Tasers, it has been announced.

Surfer saves man, another perishes

10:19 AM  Dave Haskell is "no bloody skipper", but he paddled out to a boat and worked out the controls to get to one of two men overboard.

Cop cops it for giving kids guns

10:02 AM  Officer under fire for posting pictures taken in a NZ police station of kids with guns.

MH370 lead: 'It gave me shivers'

After what looks to be a piece of MH370's wing washed up, a man found something else.

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Baby murder charge denied

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man over the death of 14-month-old Ihaka Stokes

9:24 AM  The man accused of murdering 14-month-old Ihaka Stokes has pleaded not guilty.

Boy hit by car 'went airborne' video

Boy, 6, "very lucky" to escape with only bruises and grazes after he was hit by a car outside his school.

Samuel Forrest with baby Leo's mother Ruzan Badalyan.

Baby Leo's father charged

Man who raised more than $660,000 to bring his Down Syndrome son home faces assault charge.

Video

New calves keeping students engaged

Three new calves have students at Mountainview High School intrigued.

world

Surfer hurt in shark attack

One person has been injured in a shark attack in Australia.

13 min ago  A surfer has been attacked by a shark on the northern NSW coast in Australia.

Six stabbed at Gay Pride march video

An Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed and wounded six in the Gay Pride march in Jerusalem.

The body of Madyson "Maddy" Middleton, 8, was found dumped close to her home.

Dark portrait of accused killer

Adrian Gonzalez was a quiet, friendly boy known for his yo-yo tricks. Online, his persona was darker.

business

Dud TPP deal for NZ dairy

The deal as it stands for New Zealand dairy farmers at TPP negotiations could mean a backwards step for the industry.

9:53 AM  TPP negotiations could be nearing a conclusion without a decent dairy deal.

Annual reviews have a place

10:13 AM  No one likes annual performance reviews, but they can be the best option sometimes.

Pre-pay and insurance are commercial options for covering funeral costs.

How about a pre-paid funeral?

9:38 AM  A small portion of Kiwis choose to pre-pay or buy insurance cover for their funerals

money

More firms drop opt-out pricing

Nakedbus will no longer include optional extras by default on its website, the Commerce Commission says.

Jetstar increasingly isolated in requiring consumers to untick a box to avoid paying for extras.

ANZ's parental leave perk

ANZ will give employees KiwiSaver top-ups while on parental leave.

FMA drops finance firm claim

Retirement village boom

small business

Reusable coffee cup wins awards

Co-owner of Ideal Cup Steph Fry with some of her award-winning reusable coffee cups.

A revolutionary new coffee cup made in Motueka has won two major awards in as many months.

Beach towels that repel sand

What do 300 million people who visit the beach each year have in common?

Marton man's dirty business

Weekend, schmeekend

technology

Goodbye, Android, hello dark side

An Android mascot is seen in front of a displayed logo of Apple in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 5, 2015. A U.S. appeals court on May 18, 2015 reversed part of a $930 million verdict that Apple Inc won in 2012 against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, saying the iPhone maker's trademark-related appearance could not be protected. Some observers viewed the litigation as Apple's attempt to curtail the rapid rise of phones using Google Inc's rival Android operating software. Picture taken on May 5.   REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Stagefright finally convinces tech journalist to abandon Google's smartphones.

'Real-time' eye on fishing boats

Computer monitoring on all boats may replace fisheries observers.

Aquila, a drone with a 40-metre wingspan built by social media company Facebook to deliver internet to remote parts of the world.

Facebook gets its own airforce video

1 min ago  Social network unveils drone as wide as a 737, that can fly for three months without landing.

life & style

Is it OK to say words incorrectly? video

The age old question: is it pronounced Nike or Nikey? and is it ok to say it the other way.

9:50 AM  How do you say Nike? What about scone? We asked Kiwis for their take on some highly divisive pronunciations.

Best & worst dressed celebs gallery

One top model makes sheer look classy, while another ends up with quite the opposite effect.

cat

Cats in command gallery

9:24 AM  It may be your house, but they act as though they're a CEO and you're the tea boy.

well & good

Do you have 'face blindness'?

Struggle to recognise people you've met several times? Welcome to face-blindness.

Are you terrible at remembering people you've already met? Here's some tips to help defuse awkward situations.

Going crazy for girls with carbs

Forget kale smoothies and chia puddings, Instagram's newest food trend is women chowing on "taboo" gluten.

Jake Gyllenhaal as the underfed Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler (left) and as boxer Billy Hope in Southpaw (right).

Is the yo-yoing worth it?

Transforming for a role is part of Hollywood, but all that starving and gorging can't be good for actors.

home & property

Breaking Bad pad up for sale

The New Mexico home of Breaking Bad character Jesse Pinkman has hit the market

Jesse Pinkman's house from the hit TV series could be yours for $2.4m - "meth lab not included".

Blue beauties of early spring gallery

True blue is a rare commodity in the flower world, which makes their arrival in spring all the more welcome.

This villa was erected from six modules in just three hours, and is claimed to be able to withstand earthquakes

This house was built in 3 hours

Quake-proof 3D-printed house assembled in China - and it took only 10 days to make from start to finish.

food & wine

What to make on a cold day

Steamed ginger pudding and spiced hot chocolate – the perfect pairing on a winter's night.

Winter gives you free rein to indulge, so make the most of it with this ginger pudding and spiced hot chocolate.

Dark chocolate pan pudding

This molten chocolate concoction is dessert heaven and can be prepared the day before serving.

Andrew Little hops to the Left

A dark drop for winter

nz farmer

Westland lowers dairy payout

Chairman Matt O'Regan has passed on the grim news of likely lower payouts for Coast farmers.

10:37 AM  West Coast farmers are coming to grips with their dairy co-operative removing $1 from its 2015-16 payout forecast.

Average deficit $250,000?

DairyNZ warns farmers to carefully manage their spending as losses loom this season.

Farm values confidence dented

Co-op comparisons don't help

entertainment

Why Harry Potter fans are furious

No, J. K. Rowling isn't writing any new Harry Potter books.

10:39 AM  A Twitter hashtag that made Harry Potter fans around the world very excited is not what it seems to be.

A man and his pig - really?

OPINION: It's easy to be seduced by the cute story in this ad. Don't forget what it's here to do.

Eva Longoria loves to stay home and sew.

Eva's deep, dark secret

9:17 AM  Eva Longoria has joked she’s kept her “deep, dark secret” close to the chest for too long.

travel

Thredbo for non-skiers

In the spa at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel.

9:27 AM  If you have no interest in skiing or snowboarding, there's still plenty to do at the Snowy Mountains resort.

The town that inspired a genius

Follow, if you dare, in the footsteps of a redheaded madman, notoriously dirty and more than a little deranged.

ST IVES, ENGLAND - JULY 29:  Holidaymakers enjoy the fine sunny weather at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives on July 29, 2015 in Cornwall, England. After a unsettled start to the school summer holidays, forecasters are predicting a return to more settled weather for what is the busiest period for UK holiday venues and tourist attractions.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Top travel pics of the week gallery

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

stuff nation

'I don't have to do it alone' stuff nation

Mental illness can be isolating, but a diagnosis can be helpful, Jess writes.

10:14 AM  Getting a diagnosis for my mental illness made it easier for my friends and family to understand.

Weather photo of the week stuff nation

Alice Fong sent us this beautiful shot of a statue 'bathing in a gorgeous sunset' in Nelson.

If we're going to look at changing the national anthem, we need a compelling alternative, writes Karl Nicholls.

No good option for new anthem stuff nation

9:22 AM  Our anthem doesn't need changing, but if we did, where would we look for inspiration?

motoring

Amazon signs Clarkson and Co

Former Top Gear presenters (from left) Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have signed a deal for a new motoring show on Amazon's subscription service.

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has signed an exclusive deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show.

English excellence, except...

9:01 AM  It is one of the most iconic British sports cars of all-time... but not the most reliable.

Jaguar's F-Pace concept is test driven in the cold of Sweden.

Jag concept out and about gallery

Jaguar has been putting its first performance crossover through its paces before its official reveal in September.

sport

No Moore of that thanks Billy video

Former Maroons player Billy Moore leads the crowd in a Queenslaner chant.

10:24 AM  OPINION: Rugged Aussie league star known for words as much as actions, but latest outburst is inexcusable.

Moore under fire for slur video

Ex-Maroons star Billy Moore's New Zealand Warriors "coconut" comment has sparked an uproar.

Lydia Ko carded her best round at a major championship, a six-under 66, to be one shot off the lead early in the first round at the Women's British Open.

Ko scorches early at Turnberry

10:34 AM  Kiwi teen makes stellar start to latest major championship, lying second after the opening round.

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Rio waters could make athletes ill

Pollution floats in Guanabara Bay, site of sailing events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Contamination levels are considered 1.7 million times more than what could be considered hazardous.

Rio Olympics athletes will be competing  in waters so contaminated with faeces that they risk becoming violently ill.

The town that inspired a genius

Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin quarreled and caroused, when not painting, during a famously tumultuous nine-week collaboration that an upcoming exhibition contends galvanized both men's artistic careers. For Van Gogh, the tortured painter of sunflowers and starry nights, Gauguin's imminent departure from their redoubt in southern France two days before Christmas, 1888, was a betrayal of his ideal of an artists' collective he believed would revolutionize the art world. In a protest heavy with symbolism, Van Gogh sliced off part of his left ear. The exhibition starts on September 22 at the Art Institute of Chicago and in February it will travel to Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum. Self-portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, 1888, by Vincent van Gogh is pictured in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Bequest from the Collection of Maurice Wertheim TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE ARTS-VANGOGH   NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

Follow, if you dare, in the footsteps of a redheaded madman, notoriously dirty and more than a little deranged.

Goodbye, Android, hello dark side

Stagefright finally convinces tech journalist to abandon Google's smartphones and journey to the darkside of iPhone ownership.

Stagefright finally convinces tech journalist to abandon Google's smartphones.

The enduring legacy of Clueless

Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz and Stacey Dash as Dionne Davenport:

Clueless turns 20 this month, but Cher Horowitz remains timeless.

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Drunk badger's big night

Animal shelter Dzika Ostoja posted a picture of the intoxicated animal and joked: "Oh, youth. Oh, summer holidays."

A badger is recovering at a Polish animal shelter after it was found passed out, drunk, on a beach. 

Overdue since 2009

210313. Kevin Stent/Dominion Post. Wellington Library, where the WCC has budgeted $350,000 for the Mayor's temporary relocation on the fourth floor.

Someone has a book on Aborigines that was due back at Wellington library in 2009.

San Francisco tests pee-repellent paint

Partygoers who relieve themselves on the Ultra-Ever Dry walls will find the urine coming right back at them.

Partygoers who relieve themselves on certain city streets may be in for a nasty surprise.

Horror film leads to arrest

The poster for horror movie Marla Mae - the undoing of Jason Stange.

Jason Stange thought he'd escaped police, until they read about his new starring role.

Parenting

When there's a labour entourage

How many people is too many present at a labour?

About 10 seconds after I informed my mother I'd gone into labour, she and my sister burst in. 

Immunity boosters for kids

With the winter months comes the dreaded lurgy.

There are no guaranteed ways to avoid dreaded lurgies, but there are ways we can boost our children's immunity.

When should you start?

Women are often leaving it until their 30s to start a family - but is it too late?

Did you always picture yourself with a big family? You know, 2.5 kids, a dog, a back yard?

All about miscarriage

We need to start talking about miscarriage.

I thought about just keeping it a secret, glossing over such a difficult topic. What if things got awkward?

kiwi traveller

NZ couple touched by kindness

A memory card with 1500 holiday snaps of this couple was found in Wells, England on 21 July. With the help of Stuff readers, the couple has since been identified as Kate and Blu Lang, of Porirua.

Couple on mystery camera memory card grateful to be found.

Found: Couple who lost photos

They were lost but now they're found. They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps in England ... but a British 'sleuth' can now return the priceless memories to Kate and Blu Lang.

It took only 20 minutes to identify 'mystery' Kiwis on holiday in Britain.

Found: The happy snaps couple

Do you know this couple? They may have lost 1500 holiday snaps ... but a British 'sleuth' is hoping to return the priceless memories.

We asked, do you know them? Within minutes they'd been found.

Say no to riding elephants stuff nation

Happy elephants at Elephant Nature Park.

Why do we continue to torture and abuse these beautiful creatures for the sake of tourism?