mh370 splash

MH370: 'seat' found on beach

A Reunion islander says he found another possible MH370 clue in May.

Debris in France

Reunion: big news

Man found dead

Police have cordoned off Owens Tce in Christchurch as they investigate the death of an elderly man.

4:49 PM  An elderly man's body found by police in Christchurch after "something bad happened", neighbours say.

Osborne, Kerr-Barlow called up

4:09 PM  No room for Andy Ellis nor any sign of Cory Jane in the All Blacks' Bledisloe squad.

Auckland woman stabbed

4:37 PM  A woman in serious condition after being stabbed; man charged with attempted murder.

Meehan agrees to fight Parker

8 min ago  Kali Meehan expected to be announced as Kiwi heavyweight's next opponent on Tuesday.

Cosby producer breaks silence

3:56 PM  Tom Werner tries dodging sexual assault issue, calling it a "challenging" time.

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national

Injured tourists recovering

Two male tourists have been attacked at the Vagabond Backpackers Hostel in Christchurch.

Two backpackers attacked by 8 people outside a Christchurch hostel remain in hospital.

NZ 'safe in TPP talks'

It's "political fantasy" to believe NZ will be dumped from TPP negotiations, says trade minister.

boat rescued off wairarapa

'Horrendous conditions' video

Police launch goes to rescue after boat loses propeller and gets stuck in high seas off Wairarapa.

Video

Parker to keep fighting in NZ

Joseph Parker will fight in New Zealand even if he becomes heavyweight champion of the world.

world

Memorial cellphones for Cecil

The gold-plated phone is engraved with "For Cecil and His Kingdom".

How best to remember the world's favourite slain lion? With a $3700 gold-plated cellphone, of course.

New Zealander  denied pardon

Philip Blackwood still in jail despite Myanmar pardoning 7,000 other prisoners.

A drawing from the Illustrated London News for October 13, 1888, around the time Jack the Ripper was terrorising Whitechapel, entitled "A Suspicious Character".

Family secret 'led to Ripper'

Jack the Ripper's final victim is being exhumed for DNA testing for the first time ever.

business

Say ‘Argh!’ to dentist costs

Prepare for a cash extraction!

Salt away two bucks a day for the dentist. Keeping your chompers in good nick doesn't come cheap.

Bach owners hit by crackdown

Holiday homeowners may reduce or hide their sideline income to avoid getting stung.

Sarah Frizzell creating a taco.

Lucky Taco gives back

A successful Kickstarter campaign by Lucky Taco deserves a good turn so - free tacos for everyone.

money

The 'risk aversion' gene

Greg Peacock, the chief executive of New Zealand Asset Management, was brought up to see being good with money as an essential life skill.

Absolute returns investor Greg Peacock learnt a lot from his first investment as a student in 1987.

Doing recruitment Weirdly

A software start-up is proving the recruitment process can be fun as well as effective.

More firms drop opt-out pricing

ANZ's parental leave perk

small business

Doing recruitment Weirdly

Software company Weirdly operate out of shared business hub Grid AKL in Auckland's Wynyard Quarter. It is a small team, including Daniel Young (left), Sebastian Hallum Clarke, Keren Phillips and Sarah O'Leary.

A software start-up is proving the recruitment process can be fun as well as effective.

English summer sojourn

Hair care master Rodney Wayne makes the most of the northern summer.

Reusable cup wins awards

Beach towels that repel sand

technology

Hitchhiking robot vandalised

The anthropomorphic robot, hitchBOT, trying its luck in Nova Scotia.

3:21 PM  Robot on free ride around the world comes to a sticky end in the US.

14 million now on Windows 10

Microsoft says its new operating system is now running on more than 14 million computers across the world.

Jade Cvetkov thought she had done enough research into the reputation of an online shop where she bought an expensive lens, after all the customer feedback seemed positive. But the lens never turned up.

Snapper ripped off online

Jade Cvetkov thought the money her mother left her would fulfil a dream, but it bought her only heartbreak.

life & style

When transitioning doesn't help

Walt Heyer became Laura Jensen but after eight years returned to being Walt.

Gender identity is far from an exact science - and those who change their sex but still feel "wrong" are paying the price.

The cat whisperer video

Tall, peppered with tatts and laden with rings, you wouldn't pick Jackson Galaxy as a cat lover.

JUDGMENT TIME: As rabbit breeders know, not all bunnies are created equal

When rabbit breeders compete

The perfect rabbit isn't just pulled out of a hat darling.

well & good

10 things to know before you go

Cemetary.

We are familiar with the idea of living well, but the idea of dying well is relatively new.

Obese teens need surgery access video

Weight-loss surgery is being denied to the growing population of obese teenagers, a surgeon says.

Having gone blind in later life, Elaine Waters has had to learn to see differently.

A different way to see video

Almost 170,000 Kiwis have some form of vision loss. All of them see the world differently.

home & property

Holiday homes not cash cows

Woodpecker Bay Bach, Punakaiki - BEST SETTING - GOLD 23102014 Bookabach Golden Piwa Winners. NZ Best Bach for Sunday Star Times Sunday News

A bach is part of the great Kiwi dream - but it's about to bite owners in the wallet.

Affordability - the holy grail

Millionnaire says affordable housing will be protected on a new $900m development in Mangere.

The Orakei Bay Village development will straddle the Orakei railway station.

Refund as development stalls

Apartment and townhouse purchasers in Orakei Bay Village are pulling out due to delays and rising costs.

food & wine

The rise of Frankenfood video

Kiwiana on a stick? The new Pavlova Jelly Tip.

When vegemite met chocolate and other matches made in food marketing heaven.

Roast cauliflower

You don't need to wait for summer to enjoy a salad.

What to make on a cold day

Dark chocolate pan pudding

nz farmer

Clean and green, but not GM-free

Produce grower John Bostock says Hawke's Bay should have the right to stay GMO-free.

Hawke's Bay premium food producers protest "back door" move to strip regions of the power to stay free of genetically modified organisms.

TPP tips over video

In welcome news for Kiwi dairy farmers, Trans Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii have failed.

Where every day is a good day

Westland lowers dairy payout

entertainment

JLaw and Amy's counter-clique

Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence jet skiing. Are they working together, or is this a counterpoint to Taylor Swift's performative friendships?

Watch out Swift, Jenner et al, there's a new girl gang in town, and they have jet skis.

Snoop Dogg stopped at airport

Italian police have stopped Snoop Dogg from boarding a plane with more than $420,000 in undeclared cash.

Bobbi Kristina Brown died in hospice care on July 26, six months after she was found unresponsive in the bath.

Feud overshadows Bobbi 

Tensions ran high at the funeral for Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina.

travel

5 things to do on Stewart Island

A tourist boat is moored at the Ulva Island bird refuge in Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island. Photo: Stephen Russell / Fairfax NZ

Settle into a slower pace on New Zealand's third largest island.

Tonga: A whale of a time

The lure of watching the migration of the humpback whale should be enough to get you booking tickets.

Debra catching up with fellow Kiwi Jemaine Clement at the Toronto Film Festival.

Embracing the melting pot

For Debra Churchill, Toronto offers multicultural living with a wealth of experiences up for grabs.

stuff nation

Funding 'simply not enough' stuff nation

Why don't we take mental health as seriously as cancer or heart disease?

I've suffered from depression since I was 12, and I think the biggest problem is a lack of funding.

Kura 'strengthens whanau' stuff nation

I have put all my children through kura kaupapa. It has helped me grow, and my daughter has excelled.

Ben Tafau and his daughter at Armagaddeon Expo last year.

Life on one-player mode stuff nation

Single parents struggle because raising a family is designed to be a co-operative experience.

motoring

World's fastest go-kart

The extra scoops help give the game away that this is the John Cooper Works Mini.

The new Mini John Cooper Works ushers in a new level of performance for the British BMW subsidiary.

Rolling in luxury

Dave Moore spent his 65th birthday in the company of what's often known as the world's finest car.

A slight revamp of the fairing and bodywork has not improved the Panigale's looks even if it is more aerodynamically sound.

Bigger-bang for this Ducati

The latest Panigale is just 100cc up on its predecessor, but is an infinitely better machine.

sport

Racism is no shrug off issue

Christchurch club player Sake Aca copped abused by dopes from Lincoln University on the sideline.

OPINION: The ugly face of racism is usually expressed by three main groups, the drunk, the dumb, and the spotlight seekers.

Lydia Ko still in contention

There's a Ko at the top of the leaderboard at the Women's British Open but it's not Lydia Ko.

CALI, COLOMBIA - JULY 14:  IAAF General Secretary Essar Gabriel attends a press conference prior to the start of the  IAAF World Youth Championships Cali 2015 on July 14, 2015 in Cali, Colombia.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images for IAAF)

New allegations rock athletics

More than 800 "highly suggestive" or "abnormal" blood tests on leaked IAAF data.

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good reads

When transitioning doesn't help

Walt Heyer became Laura Jensen but after eight years returned to being Walt.

Walt Heyer became Laura Jensen but after eight years returned to being Walt.

The Pope’s man in Auckland

Bill Kilgallon, part of Pope Francis's new team that's finally responding to international outrage over the church's child abuse scandal.

Bill Kilgallon is the NZ-based former priest part of an international team cleaning up the Catholic church.

The country that's a little bit weird

Baku residents stroll along the waterfront on a sunny day.

Ben Groundwater gets to grips with a little-known country poised for big things.

When rabbit breeders compete

Which rabbit will win best in show?

The perfect rabbit isn't just pulled out of a hat darling.

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$4k Milo stockpile for sale

Shaun Harris is trying to sell a massive stockpile of Milo.

Stockpiling 143 kilos of classic tasting Milo is "money in the bank" for one Opunake man.

No, it's not a UFO

The clouds are commonly mistaken for UFOs.

It's a lenticular - relax, that doesn't mean we can expect little green men. Most likely.

Serbia's bouncing lottery ball

Lotto players in Serbia cry foul after the number 21's graphic appeared before the ball itself was drawn.

Graphic triggers outrage among impoverished Serbs who had hoped Lotto was at least above corruption.

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. 

Parenting

Dear firstborn, I'm sorry

I'm so sorry newborn. I didn't know what I was doing.

Being a first-time mum is tough for so many reasons – particularly because you really have no idea what you are doing.

No longer stay-at-home parent

I'm actually filled with pants-wetting terror at the thought of re-entering the workforce. And that's why I have to do it.

After nearly nine years of being a stay-at-home parent, I have to find a job outside the home.

Zuckerberg's shares joy, grief

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, married in 2012.

Facebook boss shares honest post about pregnancy in the hope it will help others.

Truths about C-section mums

An expectant mum, ready to go.

I see a certain type of birth held up as ideal, and in my work I capture many that would fit the standard.

kiwi traveller

Readers' travel photos of the week gallery

I think my photo captures my feelings of freedom and bliss at the summit of Mt Fujisan in Japan.

Our travel photo entries this week take us from the summit of Mt Fujisan in Japan to a fish market in Myanmar.

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.

Expat Tales: Embracing the melting pot

Debra catching up with fellow Kiwi Jemaine Clement at the Toronto Film Festival.

For Debra Churchill, Toronto offers multicultural living with a wealth of experiences up for grabs.