Dave Armstrong Kaikoura search and recue helicopter pilot

'I would not be here without him'

Rescue chopper pilot prosecuted after saving couple's lives while banned from flying.

TPPA deal looks done

The TPPA has triggered protests around the country in the lead up to the agreement being signed off.

8:28 AM  Trade ministers are expected to herald the biggest free trade deal in a generation.

Toni Street's private health battle

17 min ago  The Seven Sharp host and mother must live with a life-threatening auto-immune disease.

Wind blows out power

8:07 AM  More high winds to follow weekend gales, with hundreds of homes without power. Giant tank's escape

'Massive' gas truck fire video

9 min ago  Evacuations as a truck carrying up to 63 gas cylinders has caught fire in Nelson.

England face fine for interview snub

4 min ago  Ousted RWC hosts could be hit in the pocket after players skipped media obligations.

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Winz complaints up 30pc

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley said the number of complaints about Work and Income were only a "tiny fraction'' of the number of people they dealt with.

8:46 AM  Government ministry writes off a staggering increase in complaints by Work and Income clients.

One dead in CBD crash

One dead and two critically injured after van going wrong way collides with car in Christchurch.

Matt Vickers says about 10 per cent of cancer patients get no comfort from palliative care.

'We'll never give up'

Lecretia Seales sought the choice of how and when she would die. And her husband is continuing the fight.

Rugby World Cup

Ireland book quarterfinal spot gallery video

Ireland's Dave Kearney is tackled by Italy's Tommaso Benvenut during his side's 16-9 win at the Olympic Stadium.

Ireland were far from convincing in their first real test of World Cup, squeezing past Italy 16-9 in London.

Deans in mix for England job

19 min ago  New Zealander's name on coach list as British media pore over carcass of ousted Rugby World Cup hosts.

Ireland's Jamie Heaslip passes the ball to Keith Earls during their Pool D clash with Italy at the Olympic Stadium.

Recap: Ireland edge Italy gallery

Ireland struggled to put Italy away in a nervy 16-9 win in their Pool D showdown at London's Olympic Stadium.


Kiwi hero caught in floods

24-year-old rushed to rescue an elderly couple from their caravan during the deadly French Riviera floods.


Floods kill 16 on French Riviera video

An abandoned car is submerged in deep water near Mandelieu, France.

8:11 AM  Three elderly people drown in a retirement home as two months of rain falls in two hours.

Debris spotted in ship search

9:14 AM  Life jackets, life rings, containers and an oil sheen found in the search for the ship El Faro.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Keene, New Hampshire September 30, 2015.   REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl

Trump defends gun rights

8:41 AM  The Republican presidential candidate has called mass shooters "sick as hell and geniuses".


TPPA - are we there yet?

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand has never been sued before under a trade agreement.

Pharmaceutical breakthrough, but TPPA still isn't "a very good deal for dairy", says PM.

Creator of Goldstein ads dies

Prominent adman David Walden, who created the ASB's Goldstein campaign, has died.

The team from app company Postr, including head of partnerships Roger Shakes (left), founder Milan Reinartz, chief technology officer Mark Penman and head of sales Megan Hansen is already looking to expand into Asia.

Host ads in return for free data

8:00 AM  App company Postr and Skinny Mobile have launched a new app that offers a win-win for users and advertisers.


Please don't be scared of drones

Drones have been used to make some awesome videos.

12 min ago  OPINION: Many people are scared of drones, just like we used to fear TVs and telephones.

Hands-On: Tomb Raider

9:12 AM  Comparisons to Uncharted abound. Is Lara just copying Drake now? Or was Drake copying Lara? 

Peek is one of the most popular new features on the latest iPhones.

Missing killer iPhone feature

8:38 AM  Here is how Apple could make its "peek" feature even more invaluable.

life & style

The week in celebrity Instagrams gallery

Whoever decided to give Katy Perry a pan flute on a greulling hike up a Peruvian mountainside, they likely lived to regret it. The singer posted no less than three videos of herself with her new toy on Wayne Picchu, no doubt enraging fellow hikers and indeed, the entire pantheon of Incan gods with incessant tootling all the way to the top.

Katy Perry plays the pan pipes, Lena and Hillary snap a selfie, and one candid proves even supermodels can take a bad shot.

Redefining 'spinsterhood'

With more women actively choosing to stay single, is the often-insulting term losing its stigma?

Proud Empty Nester, Lola Borg.

Reasons to love an empty nest

With your children off to uni, you can finally get back to the way you were before parenthood, says The Telegraph's Lola Borg.

well & good

Foods to revitalise your skin

Dr Libby

Dr Libby, New Zealand's favourite wellbeing expert, answers readers' questions about their health and wellbeing.

Where a self-help man gets help

British author Oliver Burkeman reveals the best advice he ever received and his fast track to relaxation.

Diana Clark, front leader and instructor of the Silveraires Leisure Marchers, leads the team through its paces on a grey Nelson morning.

Taking ageing in their stride

Nelson's Silveraires, an over-50s marching team, aren't letting hip replacements or bad knees slow them down.

home & property

How I learned to love beige

Beige gets a bad rap, but it remains an interior decor stalwart.

It gets a bad rap on the home interior front, but when done well, you'd be surprised at how not-at-all boring it is.

A 'Muji' house from $234,000 video

Design giant Muji is offering flat-pack houses with their trademark minimalist look.

Weeing in the shower? It's not that bad.

Probing bad bathroom habits

From weeing in the shower to flushing matches, it's in this room that the most shadowy activities come into play.

food & wine

It's dinner on a stick

Sticky pork skewers with spiced lime dipping sauce.

These barbecued pork (or chicken) skewers have a delicious tang in the tail.

Broccolini with orecchiette pasta

A Japanese-invented vegetable combines beautifully with a tricky little pasta.

Lemongrass chicken with basil

Raspberry, yoghurt mousse cake

nz farmer

Aussie shearer tops in merino 

Western Australian Damien Boyle on his way to taking the New Zealand title in Alexandra last year.

Australian champion Damien Boyle scores in New Zealand's only fine wool shearing championship.

NZ owner to sell dairy farms

Australia's biggest dairy farm operation is being put on the market by New Plymouth District Council.

El Nino 'worst in 18 years'

What drives milk prices?


Kiwi Divos hit the road

Sol3 Mio will tour NZ this summer to support their new album "On another note".

9 min ago  Samoan opera sensations Sol3 Mio are striking out on a nationwide tour this summer.

St Germain is back

9:23 AM  St Germain claims sincerity is his hallmark

Jim Carrey has dated Cathriona White since 2012.

Carrey's pills  with girlfriend

9:20 AM  Prescriptions made out to Jim Carrey were found next to the body of his girlfriend, Cathriona White.


Five things to do in Sydney

Wallabies player Henry Speight has committed he will play sevens rugby in 2016.

From golden beaches to delectable foodie delights, Sydney really does have it all.

Top tips for a Lisbon trip

Edge, charisma and postcard good looks – Lisbon has the lot.

High arctic winds spin cloud formations into fan shapes.

Whirling through icebergs

Even the best-planned expedition can't account for nature.

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I have myalgic encephalomyelitis. I've been told there is no cure, "I just need to find ways to manage".

Early detection helped save me stuff nation

If I had waited until my mammogram was due, I might not be here today.

Daisy is a much-loved two-year-old blue border collie.

Pet of the Day: Delightful Daisy stuff nation

Daisy the border collie loves going to the dog park and running around with her friends.


Modern classic: Subaru Outback

Original Subaru Outback of 1994 broke new ground, but only metaphorically.

8:18 AM  In 1994, Subaru created a genre that's now threatening to take over the automotive world.

Hyundai clicks with CarPlay

Korean brand will be the first to bring Apple CarPlay to New Zealand.

Subaru's Impreza and XV are two versions of the same car.

Car versus crossover

8:06 AM  Subaru has turned the Impreza from car into crossover and achieved remarkable results.


What Thurston said to Hunt video

Ben Hunt reacts after defeat to the Cowboys.

9:10 AM  Jonathan Thurston has revealed what he said to Ben Hunt after his calamitous error in the NRL grand final.

AFL final stunt criticised

14 min ago  A major Australian airline company is copping flak online for flying around Melbourne on AFL grand final day in the shape of the Premiership Cup.

All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith was impressed by Australia's scrum power during their win over England.

ABs praise for Wallabies

4 min ago  All Blacks impressed by Wallabies, but not 

good reads

Whirling through icebergs

High arctic winds spin cloud formations into fan shapes.

Even the best-planned expedition can't account for nature.

Singletons redefining 'spinsterhood'

Is the popular conception of a single woman finally shaking free of the "crazy cat lady" stereotype?

With more women actively choosing to stay single, is the often-insulting term losing its stigma?

Rumbling through the Rockies gallery video

The Rocky Mountaineers winds its way through Canada's magnificent landscape.

"In the event of an emergency, please remain seated, stop screaming and follow our instructions."

What's your emergency? gallery video

02102015 News Photo: Jason Dorday/ Fairfax NZ Steve and Siren Deluxe, with baby girl Minty (six months old) and her brother Cannon (nearly two). Steve delivered Minty on the bathroom floor, via instruction from a St John call handler.

Inside the St John 111 call centre - and the stories of the people they help.

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Blessed are God's creatures

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's Reverend Michael Holland blesses farmer Stephen Mulholland's llama Hob.

Animals blessed at Wellington Cathedral as part of spring celebration.

Garden gets seal of approval video

A seal has a rest beside a backyard pond in Blenheim.

A Marlborough property being prepared as a venue for the annual Garden Marlborough event has been given an early seal of approval.

Marlborough man loves his Lego

Lego collector Ashley Toms with his lego models.

For Marlborough's biggest Lego collector Ashley Toms there is nothing unusual about staying up until 2am to finish a build or even take leave to work on a big Lego project.

Jet-boaters make most of Marlborough flooding

Jet boating on the Omaka River

While some fret over the flooding in Marlborough, others make the best of a bad situation.


Men left behind in IVF debate

If a bloke who wanted to have a baby by himself be supported or scorned?

If virgin women can become mothers, maybe we're ready for equality for men in the parenting debate.

Japan's independent kids

Japanese children are taught independence from a young age.

Do you let your 6-year-old navigate public transport alone? What about sending a 2-year-old to run errands?

Silence is golden ... or is it?

When the kids go quiet, that's when you really need to start worrying.

For many, silence and children usually signals trouble and mischief!

Pregnant, after 17 years

Arkell Graves can't quite believe the news when wife Dana reveals she is 19 weeks pregnant with a baby boy.

After four miscarriages and a stillborn, they'd given up all hope - which explains this man's emotional reaction.

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Kiwi films epic travel adventure video

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Auckland plumber captures awesome European adventure using GoPro, and the internet is loving it.

Memories of the south of France

Gavin Sayer and his daughter Phoebe, 4, visit the city of Marseille in southern France.

Gavin Sayer remembers his time living in Golfe-Juan, a seaside resort that acted as a base for exploring the south of France.

Getting a Russian tourist visa

The Hermitage Museum on Palace Square, St. Petersburg.

Heading to Russia as a tourist? Here's what you need to do before you leave.

Spanish lessons in Uruguay

Annette and Clive Swale with Emilia, 3, and Cooper, 5, in the historic city of Colonia del Sacramento.

Annette Swale and her young family are embracing the language and culture of Uruguay.