DOG SPLASH

Dog survives stingray attack

5:20 PM  Tilly lucky to be alive after being stabbed by "steak knife" like barb.

Made to feel like a crim

Eric Messick reunited Noelene Straker with the $50 note she lost at the BP Station on Ulster St on Saturday after he picked it up in the petrol station shop. She thanked him with two Jim Bean cans.

4 min ago  A "bloody drama" over $50 leads man to boycott a Hamilton petrol station.

Winter is coming, Metservice says

Bring on the wind, rain and snow - it's going to get nasty across much of the country.

Bali tourist dies taking selfie

Solo holiday snap turns deadly for man after he was hit mid-click by a wave.

A town left on the edge

Franz Josef locals left asking "what next?" after a fault avoidance zone was put through the town.

Dead toddler found with mum

Police make grim find after reports of woman pushing a dead child on a swing.

national

Red Devils probe possibly illegal

Police at the Red Devils pad in Nelson at the end of Operation Explorer in March, 2011.

Flawed police undercover operation ends with judge throwing out nearly all charges.

Truck rolls in Gordonton

A man is seriously injured after a truck rolled in Waikato.

Parmita Rani was remembered by her fellow students on the school's Facebook page.

Stab victim 'a friend to everyone'

A 29-year-old man has appeared in court charged with fatally stabbing Parmita Rani.

Video

Pulu puts pressure on Rennie

Chiefs halfback grabs his chance and gives coach selection headaches this week.

world

High turnout favours 'yes'

A child walks posters in favour of same sex marriage in Temple Bar, central Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriage, May 22, 2015.  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Irish voters turned out in droves to cast ballots in a gay marriage referendum on Friday.

Gunfight kills at least 39

At least 39 people were killed on Friday in western Mexico during a fight between suspected gang members and security forces.

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to reporters in Iowa on Tuesday.

Redaction headache for Clinton

It wasn't the release of 296 emails which caused trouble for Hillary Clinton.

business

Banned from updating LinkedIn

Social media is a powerful networking tool, potentially allowing departing employees to reach out to a firm's clients.

Employers are banning departing employers from updating their LinkedIn profiles.

Bridges urges more electric 

Minister will be pushing for more electric cars when he attends an international summit.

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Workers leaving a factory meeting at New Zealand Light Leathers in Timaru.
Reporter: Jack Montgomerie

Tannery reviews 60 jobs

Timaru's tannery New Zealand Light Leathers might make 60 workers redundant after a big drop in deer leather sales.

money

Snapper tags off retail market

Snapper boss Miki Szikszai sees the company's future in mobiles.

Snapper will put its focus on selling its mobile payment know-how to the world.

Extreme frugality - it's a thing

Sometimes being frugal leads people to do things that are just plain weird.

Your financial survival kit

Budget's housing moves video

small business

Small business budget benefits

Xero managing director Victoria Crone says overall it's a reasonable budget, one that provides stability for businesses to have confidence to invest.

OPINION: As expected, the Government's support for small business continues.

Last orders at Quenched site

New alcohol delivery service shuts down its site - at least for now.

You can now track your home

Dairies 'scapegoated' for obesity

technology

Rockstar sues BBC over GTA film

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29:  Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy present on stage during the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 29, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Docudrama starring Dan Radcliffe allegedly using Grand Theft Auto trademarks without permission.

New iPhone snuck into ad?

Apple may have accidently published an image of the rumoured iPhone 6C on its website.

A robot is being built to help call centre staff deal with irate customers.

Meet world's angriest robot

What's scarier than an evil robot? A human who's spent 10 minutes on hold.

life & style

Empowering breast-less women

Underwear campaign uses women who've undergone a masectomy.

A new lingerie campaign features shirtless women who have had double mastectomies.

The journey of a transgender child

Marco was 9 when she first heard the word transgender. That sparked an identity crisis that took years to correct.

Weather keeping you up? No surprise in the winter months.

Why weather makes you sleepy

The science behind how seasons affect your sleep patterns.

well & good

Why weather is making you sleepy

Weather keeping you up? No surprise in the winter months.

The science behind how seasons affect your sleep patterns.

You're doing pushups wrong

Are you getting the most out of your push-ups or actually setting yourself up for injury?

Yuck, the seven-day cabbage soup diet. As awful as it sounds.

The thing about weight

OPINION: Here I am again feeling like I'm standing at the bottom of Mount Everest looking doubtfully at the peak.

home & property

DIY: Tray chic gallery

His and Hers trays for your weekend breakfast in bed.

There's nothing quite like brekkie in bed ... why not make your own breakfast trays?

Getting to know Shaynna Blaze

The Block judge talks divorce, singing, Alzheimer's, love and, of course, design.

Many herbs and essential oils have antibacterial qualities and make effective cleaners.

DIY herbal household cleaners

Want a home detox plan? Start by tossing out those harsh chemical cleaners and using herbs instead.

food & wine

Jo Seagar 'chuffed' with honour

Jo Seagar shared the special day with her husband Ross Seagar (left), brother Guy Wellwood and son Guy Seagar.

What better way to celebrate the celebrity chef's 60th birthday?

Mini caramel meringue pies

These cute-as-a-button treats are small in size but big in deliciousness.

How to pair spirits with food

Recipe: Sardine pate

nz farmer

Chinese take battle to Fonterra

Otorohanga dairy factory

Waikato welcomes it's third Chinese dairy factory in as many years.

Is Fonterra's grip slipping?

Fonterra's taken the hits, but suppliers should stay, says dairy farmer.

Sheep death disagreement

Border beasties hit Budget wall

entertainment

Bad-ass women in entertainment

For once Cersei may be pleasing on the eye as she makes her humiliating nude walk.

The entertainment world has provided a parade of bad-ass women and it's time to pay tribute to some of her headstrong forerunners.

Olsen twins reject Fuller House

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are not taking part in the forthcoming Netflix Full House revival.

Kris Jenner and Selena Gomez

Gomez 'planning reality show'

Selena Gomez has reportedly approached Kris Jenner about making a reality show together.

travel

Will travel for music?

Enchanted Valley Carnival

Music festivals are magical, combine them with an exciting travel experience and you have the best holiday package.

How I flew a boeing 747

When it's my turn I find it terrifying. I'm sure I'll crash the plane immediately.

Sailing the Maldives.

Holidays to change your life

Six holiday options from around the world that could change your life.

stuff nation

Why current affairs matter stuff nation

John Campbell

Without good journalism, Aotearoa will never become the nation it has the potential to be.

Readers' pics of the week

This week's travel photo entries take us from Ho Chi Minh City to New Caledonia.

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EPL relegation battle finale stuff nation

It's the end of the season. The only thing that matters now is who will fill the final relegation spot.

motoring

This is a wild ride

KPM Streetfighter is a menacing, high horsepower take on the HSV Clubsport.

The KPM Streetfighter is for followers of the muscle car cult who believe you can never have enough power.

Bridges urges more electric cars

Minister will be pushing for more electric cars when he attends an international summit.

Vantage V8 styling still so right after all these years. And it looks even better in N430 guise.

Ringing out Aston’s N430

The N430, derived from Aston’s Nurburgring 24 hour racers, proves the ageing Vantage still has its charms.

sport

Pulu puts pressure on Rennie

Augustine Pulu was a standout in the Chiefs victory over the Bulls in Rotorua.

5:11 PM  Chiefs halfback grabs his chance and gives coach selection headaches this week.

NZ will 'pile on the pain' video

Martin Guptill says the Black Caps hope to bat through all of day three of the test against England.

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19:  Tim Mannah (L) Nathan Peats (C) and Anthony Watmough (R) celebrate a try during the round seven NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Parramatta Eels at Hunter Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Eels to challenge NRL ruling

Parramatta Eels to challenge massive fine from the NRL over salary cap breaches.

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good reads

Dying Dad taught me how to live

Duncan Garner says we let work distract us from what really matters: family, friends and the joys of new experiences.

OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.

Recharge by the river

The view of the stunning Southern Alps is the real attraction.

Pack for stargazing, roaming and a soak in the outdoor tub as you retreat to the scenic valley of Hurunui.

Prebble's prequel

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Outrageous Fortune actor Antonia Prebble photographed for Your Weekend supplement.

She has gone from child star to glam grandmother, now Antonia Prebble shares her Westside of the story.

Live longer and more sickly?

Our lives are getting longer, meaning more sick years as well as more healthy years.

We're living longer, but our health is not keeping up. What does that mean for retirement savings?

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oddstuff

Man pronounced dead starts moving at morgue

Paramedics declared the man as "cold to the touch" - be he had other ideas.

He was "found dead" in bed, but then he shocked the life out of paramedics by starting to breath.

Top reader comments stuff nation

Readers had plenty to say about Air New Zealand's cracker-to-cheese ratio.

After a week of weighty issues, readers appeared to be looking for something more frivolous to comment on.

Soggy end to test drive gallery

A Ford Falcon XR6 with a $15,000 price tag was written off after people taking it for a test drive got it stranded at Oreti Beach, near Imvercargill.

When a car salesman heard his vehicle was in the sea, he thought it was a joke.

Cartwheeling spider discovered

The spider was discovered in Morocco.

The spider was discovered in Morocco that has an acrobatic solution to escape danger by spinning away.

Parenting

Bouncer warnings after baby dies

Leia-Mae Smith, who died at three months.

Parents have been warned about the dangers of letting babies sleep in bouncers and swings following the death of a three-month-old girl.

More than parents to raise a child

Piper is all-serious during her graduation ceremony.

Five important people have played a vital role in helping to mould and shape Piper.

Coping with parental fatigue

Sleep deprivation - there's a reason it is used as a torture technique.

It's a universal experience, isn't it? The fatigue that sets in when we first have a baby.

'I had a lotus birth and I loved it'

Lotus birthing is an option for mums who want a "more tranquil" start to their baby's life outside the womb..

Lotus birthing is not all that common - in fact, many of us haven't even heard of it.

kiwi traveller

Readers' pics of the week

Vietnam

This week's travel photo entries take us from Ho Chi Minh City to New Caledonia.

How to find the perfect travel companion

Frodo and Sam! The best travel companions! The guy in the middle... not so much.

With a little bit of foresight though you might find at least one Thelma to your Louise.

'Unbelievable experience' of Italy. stuff nation

Inside the Doges Palace, Venice.

I had always put travelling to Europe in the "one day I'll get there basket". My mother's death reminded me it's too easy to put things off.

Light up for travel photos stuff nation gallery

A house on the island of Burano, taken in the late afternoon. (Canon 5D 24-105mm f/8, 1/500),

Look past the obvious and pay close attention to the light to get the best travel photos, says Stephen Blackwell.