Setting sail for school video

One Nelson student's daily journey to school is a little bit different to the usual bus, bike or car trip.

Blues thump Rebels

Rieko Ioane scored a hat-trick as the Blues thumped the Rebels with a bonus point win to open the Super Rugby season.

1:20 AM  Rieko Ioane scores a hat-trick as Blues thump the Rebels in Super Rugby's season opener.

Politics of 'swimmable'

ANALYSIS: The Government wants to define the word "swimmable", but many think it means something completely different.

Lydia Ko slips back

1:54 AM  Kiwi endures mixed day to finish opening round in a tie for 22nd at the Honda LPGA Thailand.

Williams sorry for dropping f-bomb

He thanks viewers and is sorry for swearing on live TV.

Gold-bar fraudster's court battles

Judge says "notorious" offender should not have been banned from internet use.

national

Teens plead guilty to burglary

Two teens will be sentenced in the New Plymouth District Court in the coming months for burglary.

Sentencing dates set for two teens who burgled three businesses in one day.

Kiwi linked to child abuse ring

A New Zealand man is being extradited to Australia to face child abuse charges.

The bus stuck in bush down a bank off State Highway 75 near the Hilltop Tavern.

Firm's second serious bus crash video

The Akaroa crash was the second crash resulting in seriously injured tourists for Travlon Coachlines.

Video

Alien: Covenant prologue released

WATCH: A prologue to Ridley Scott's latest Alien adventure, which was partly shot in Fiordland.

world

Kim's alleged assassin

Doan Thi Huong as identified by Malaysian media.

Doan Thi Huong, 28, worked in Kuala Lumpur's entertainment industry under the name 'Ruby Ruby'.

Iraqi forces storm airport

US-backed Iraqi security forces are closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul.

Luis Videgaray said new immigration guidelines would top the agenda of meetings in Mexico City on Friday (NZT).

Deportation spat angers Mexico

A bid from Donald Trump to deport non-Mexican illegal migrants to Mexico will overshadow talks between countries.

business

Tyre kingpin restricted video

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.

Alvin Cobb has been ordered by the Waikato Regional Council to stop collecting tyres.

'Ah so' ad dropped

Car dealership 2 Cheap Cars pulls ad, after complaints it made kids swear.

Cooper walks out with a model following the COOP show at New Zealand Fashion Week 2014.

Kiwi fashion icon out of US

Dame Trelise Cooper's bold, colourful designs are no longer being sold on the ground in the US.

technology

New iPhone may do 3-D selfies

Apple's next smartphone may have a camera that can map your face.

Apple's next smartphone may have a camera that can map your face.

Why Apple TV failed to take off

Time and again, engineers have been forced to compromise on Apple's vision of revolutionising the living room.

HZD

Horizon Zero Dawn: Inside the game

Gerard Campbell catches up with Joel Eschler, producer of the new PS4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn.

life & style

Fitness star's partner charged

Tobi Pearce, partner of Kayla Itsines, was found with prescription drugs commonly used by steroid users.

Aussie fitness entrepreneur's boyfriend found with prescription drugs commonly taken by steroid users.

Brits: Red carpet shockers gallery

Feathers, leopard-print sheer and 80s throwbacks - welcome to this year's Brit Awards.

You'll be able to find carbohydrate and calorie content on beer labels.

Nutritional labels added to beer

As of Friday, local brewers will voluntarily add dietary information.

well & good

Smart kids more likely to try pot

Clever and curious teenagers are twice as likely to drink and smoke cannabis, a study in England finds.

Clever and curious teens are twice as likely to drink and smoke cannabis, English study finds.

Exercises could be hurting you

Some exercises and other things you're doing in your daily workouts could be hurting you.

You’re far more likely to drown in the water than get killed by a shark, so why are we more afraid of the latter?

Activities most likely to kill

What is most likely to kill you? Forget sharks, even mooching around the house has risks associated with it

home & property

Amazing Spaces opens the box video

The Whangapoua hut on sleds, designed by Crosson Architects, wowed architect and Amazing Spaces presenter George Clarke.

Amazing Spaces checks out an ingenious hut on sleds - coastal erosion not a problem.

Grow your own five-plus a day

This DIY spherical garden from Swedish furniture giant Ikea is aimed squarely at townies.

Built in 1939, this Art Deco house in Hamilton is an exceptional example of the era.

Art Deco beauty for sale

This stunning 1930s Art Deco home in Hamilton remains true to its original character.

food & wine

Top 5 summer delicacies

Pretty, delicious and healthy.

From slippery shellfish to champers on the rocks, these are delicacies that give summer its flavour.

Pineapple on pizza: yay or nay?

But whether or not it could actually be banned is out of the question.

A beer just for drinking inflight

Lunches to make other jealous

nz farmer

Fonterra holds milk price

Fonterra has kept its milk price at $6 per kilogram of milksolids in its latest forecast update.

Fonterra has kept its forecast payout to farmers at $6 per kilogram of milk solids.

Enough space for grapes

The post-quake scramble to repair tanks in time for harvest seems to have paid off.

Farmer's grass bonanza dream

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

entertainment

Guess who's back

Kiwi radio and television broadcaster Paul Henry had to share the stage tonight on new show, The Project.

"Who's the handsome specimen?" Paul Henry makes his way back to TV3 studios with his trademark laugh.

Is MKR running out of steam?

SPOILERS: Not even a hunky chef from a hip kitchen can save this sinking souffle of a show.

Taika Waititi was named New Zealander of the Year on Wednesday night.

The best of Taika Waititi video

The Piha-based director has played a Dunedin student, a Wellington comedian and a vampire - a myriad journey that got him to where he is now.

travel

10 least 'Aussie' places in Australia

Iconic Australia: Even on its famous beaches, Australia can feel worlds apart.

From European architecture to Asian cuisine, these places are worlds apart from the Australia we know.

A Kiwi's farewell to Saudi stuff nation

It's deprivation. No movies, no theatre, no music, no art. It's contradictions and experiences like none other.

Don't wake up for breakfast: Airplane breakfasts are almost always disappointing. Get the extra rest instead.

Survive world's longest flight video

Use in-flight magazines for footrests and bring sinus spray to avoid getting clogged up.

motoring

Video: dodgy taxi dash video

Oncoming cars had the clear to go but fortunately didn't.

A Wellington taxi driver will be fired for a dash through an intersection at rush-hour.

New entry in luxury car market

Nissan's luxury brand is being brought to NZ. But not by Nissan.

The Shitbox Rally is returning to NZ for its second year.

Lemons hit the road

Sixty "shitbox" cars set to leave Christchurch on a colourful convoy as part of the Shitbox Rally.

stuff nation

Do you do any of these?

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These are the most common things that contribute to New Zealand's road issues.

‘Please - LOOK!’ A plea to drivers

"A couple of seconds could save a life."

Dogs

Lyla and Ollie light up our day

Lyla and Ollie are the perfect pair to come home to after a long day at work.

sport

Australia battle in India

India's captain Virat Kohli celebrates  the wicket of Australia's captain Steve Smith with teammates Ravichandran Ashwin ...

1:37 AM  Half-centuries from Matt Renshaw and Mitchell Starc boost Australia to 256-9.

Where is the Carter criticism?

OPINION: Dan Carter could have killed someone, but we praise him for owning up. Where is the outrage?

Australia's David Warner (left) and Matt Renshaw at the wicket before disaster struck in Pune.

'I hope he is lying ... half dead'

2:17 AM  Current Australian captain more accepting of opener retiring ill than former test captain.

good reads

Good days, bad days and 'meltdowns'

The Sim family, from left, Cathy Kiely, her son Jesse Sim, and Philip Sim.

Mum sometimes cries and wonders "why me?". But then her autistic son Jesse brings a flower and says, "mum, love".

A Kiwi's farewell to Saudi Arabia stuff nation

Walking past Chop Chop Square on the way to Diera Souk.

It's deprivation. No movies, no theatre, no music, no art. It's contradictions and experiences like none other.

Chch quake memorial – a new era video

Deb Conley touched the name of her stepdaughter Rachel Conley who was killed in the earthquake.

The ceremony began as solemn as ever. This time, though, Christchurch's earthquake memorial was different.

Why isn't the pill free, already?

Men aren't coughing up their hard-earned Hillary's to shove a daily dose of hormones in their face.

OPINION: Men aren't coughing up their hard-earned Hillary's to shove a daily dose of hormones in their face.

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oddstuff

A cruise in a hearse

Derek Hampstead, daughter Jazz and sister Catherine Kahukiwa, took part in the annual Rest Home Run in a funeral car.

"Might as well take a ride while you're alive."

Lake's portal to another dimension video

Lake Berryessa in California has a 21 metre diameter hole in it to help when water gets too high.

Heavy rains in US trigger giant whirlpool, as 7.5 million litres of water a minute disappear.

More than "conventional antiques"

Ray says west Aucklanders are an imaginative people and it takes unique things to impress them.

Keeping it unique is the name of the game says antique shop owner Ray.

A succulent sight to behold

Gaye Mullin's agave geminiflora is so big it's difficult to photograph.

 This gardener got a bit of surprise when her plant started growing and didn't stop.

Parenting

Do mums prefer sleep or sex?

A survey of behaviour in the bedroom reveals what Aussie mothers prefer between the sheets.

A survey of behaviour in the bedroom reveals what mothers prefer between the sheets.

Ordinary day with autistic son

The Sim family, from left, Cathy Kiely, her son Jesse Sim, and Philip Sim.

Mum sometimes cries and wonders "why me?". But then her autistic son Jesse brings a flower and says, "mum, love".

Motherhood isn't worth fuss?

Hey, they don't call her Queen Bey for nothing.

OPINION: Yes it is. Motherhood may be a common experience, but that doesn't make it any less extraordinary.

Baby sees mum for first time

At four months old, baby Emil receives glasses - and his reaction is priceless.

At four months old, baby Emil receives glasses - and his reaction is priceless.

kiwi traveller

Why you should bin luggage tags

Those stickers that check-in staff put on your bags? Take them off before your next flight.

Those stickers that check-in staff put on your bags? Take them off before your next flight.

Kiwi in France: Wintering in Pyrenees stuff nation

When the snow finally blankets the nearby hills, there is plenty of choice of slopes for tobogganing and snow fights.

Behind closed shutters and boarded houses the community hums with life.

The dark side to idyllic locations

It's hard to imagine The Philippines is the home of President Rodrigo Duterte's roving "death squads".

When you're sipping cocktails in The Philippines, you're not thinking of the crimes committed.

Men are better at packing suitcases video

The world is divided into premature packers and procrastinating packers with few practical packers in between.

They procrastinate and are unorganised. But then they don't bring as much junk. What's better?

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