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Plane nosedives, explodes video

18 min ago  Private jet crashes into parked cars, killing members of Osama bin Laden's family.

Ripped off online

280715. Photo:Loren Dougan/Fairfax nz. Photo of Jade Cvetkov at her home in masterton, who paid for a camera lens online but the lens never turned up.

12:08 PM  Jade Cvetkov thought the money her mother left her would fulfil a dream, but it bought her only heartbreak.

Kiwi dairy concerns stall TPPA

12:46 PM  It seems NZ negotiators have played a big part in stalling Trans Pacific Partnership talks.

WWE star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies

12:51 PM  Legendary professional wrestler dies in his sleep at home, aged 61.

Grief tinges Zuckerberg baby news

12:55 PM  Facebook boss shares brutally honest post about pregnancy, miscarriage and loss.

Ride-by for Millie's Connor video

12:35 PM  Bikies gather for a memorial to Millie Elder-Holmes' boyfriend, who died a year ago.

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Truck tips on Desert Road

The truck tipped on an icy patch of road north of the Desert Road summit.

12:10 PM  A truck driver was taken to hospital after his truck tipped on the Desert Road.

Living in a wasteland video

The street sign is gone. The neighbours are all gone. But Alec and Helen Durie remain.

Winston Peters at a meeting in Rotorua.

He'll boost NZ First, or 'resign'

12:49 PM  Winston Peters vows to quit if NZ First doesn't triple in size. Sort of.


Plane overshoots, nosedives, explodes

Private jet crashes into parked cars while trying to land, killing members of Osama bin Laden's family.


ISIS kills seven Libyan soldiers

Members of the Libyan pro-government forces.

Seven Libyan soldiers were killed on Friday when Islamic State militants stormed a checkpoint.

Reunion: Remote place, big news

A wing flap departs Reunion Island, leaving a remote community stunned by global fame.

Walter Palmer (left) with one of his many animal trophies.

'Cecil's killing was deliberate' video

Zimbabwe wants Walter Palmer forced back to Africa to face justice for lion killing.


Celeb chef owes creditors $1.6m

Celebrity chef Jo Seagar's failed business owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Chef Jo Seagar's defunct cooking school and cafe owes creditors more than $1.6 million.

Debunking retirement myths

OPINION: Retirement is like another world with a different set of issues, opportunities and constraints.

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Foreign invasion 'debunked'

Data from real estate website shows only five per cent of visitors are Asian.


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


14 million now on Windows 10

Windows 10 has won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface.

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

The fastest computer ever

Obama's latest project is a supercomputer that can process a billion-billion operations per second.

You already own a perfect wearable device.

The wearable you already own

A truly wearable device should feel like clothes. The Apple Watch isn't clothing, it's jewellery.

life & style

Is fast food going too far?

doughnut doughnuts donut

What do you get when you cross a doughnut with a cheesecake? A lot of kiljoules that's what.

Plumbing the depths

Dear Peta, we have an occasional and mysterious pool of water near our loo - but why?

Richie McCaw (C) of New Zealand during the 2015 Castle Rugby Championship rugby match between South Africa and New Zealand at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa on July 25, 2015??Barry Aldworth/BackpagePix

Anatomy of a 'real' man

What makes a "real" Kiwi man ... and how living up to it can be harmful.

well & good

A different way to see video

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

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

Most relaxed run you'll ever have

Chill out when pounding the pavement by getting rid of sources of tension.

Keightley Teece,18, who lost over 70kg following bariatric surgery last year, with his 4XL overalls.

Obese teens need surgery access video

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

home & property

Sydney penthouse sells for $24m

The penthouse of the Bennelong building has sold for about $24.3 million.

11:37 AM  A Sydney hotelier's rags to riches story has culminated in the sale of his penthouse for $24.3m.

DIY your own mini hot house gallery

Building this portable tomato seedling shelter will help you get a jump on spring.

The singer has indicated she is prepared to rent the property while she attempts to purchase it.

Singer's ex-convent dream alive

Katy Perry is still battling to take up residence in a former Roman Catholic convent in Los Angeles.

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

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Westland lowers dairy payout

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

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

Where every day is a good day

Ken Shaw isn't looking for a career in governance, but he makes an ideal chairman for the Waipaoa Farm Cadet Trust.

Top dogs fetch $5700

TPP critics prepare legal action video


Ritchie ties the knot again

Guy Ritchie and Jacqui Ainsley have tied the knot.

12:00 PM  Guy Ritchie has tied the knot in a celebrity-studded, festival-themed affair.

Cobain photos to stay secret

A judge has declined to release graphic photos and other police records from the 1994 death of Kurt Cobain.

Actresses Jennifer Saunders (L) and Joanna Lumley, stars of the hit British comedy "Absolutely Fabulous" are to reprise their roles.

Absolutely Fabulous news darling

They'll no doubt be dressed by Lacroix, sweetie, Lacroix. That's right, Edina and Patsy are to hit the silver screen.


Magic Indonesian moments

A Komodo Dragon walking on the beach at Komodo Dragon National Park in Indonesia.

1:16 PM  Arriving on Flores, I know that this is exactly where I need to be right now.

One great big hoppy family

As Beervana approaches, here's a taste of what's in store in NZ's craft beer capital.

Grasmere, the high-country station, is a mecca for outdoor adventurers.

High country retreat

Superb skiing, followed by a reviving stay in an alpine retreat, is on offer not far from Christchurch.

stuff nation

Kura 'strengthens whanau' stuff nation

Mai te Rangi Myo Arahanga, 4, spells out Te Reo, at Te Kaahui Kohanga Reo, Newtown.

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

Top school shoes comments stuff nation

Students are being put in time out for wearing the wrong shoes. What did the comments say?

John Ansell's black and silver flag design.

Flag 'an opportunity for NZ' stuff nation

This time, let's get it right. Let's award ourselves a world class flag we can fly with pride for centuries.


GLC key for Mercedes-Benz

GLC uses TC electronics to stop spinning airborne wheels.

You’re looking at the vehicle that could help to take Mercedes-Benz to luxury car leadership in NZ next year. Meet the GLC.

Jag concept out and about gallery

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

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.

Amazon signs Clarkson and Co

Former Top Gear team signs an exclusive deal with Amazon to present a new motoring show.


Woods catches fire in Gainesville

Tiger Woods tees off on the 16th hole in the second round of the Quicken Loans National in Gainesville.

12:12 PM  World No 266 shoots his lowest round of the year in relation to par at Quicken Loans National in Virginia.

Clarke concerned by form video

Australia captain concedes he has become a passenger in team but is yet to contemplate retirement from test cricket.

Billy Hurley III sank a four-footer to par his final hole and make the cut at the Quicken Loans National in Virginia.

Golfer makes cut, father found

1:15 PM  Billy Hurley III's missing father has been found by police - watching him play golf on a library computer.

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Elderly can be naughty little liars

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OPINION: Grandma is 96. Her brain is sharp as a tack. It's the body that is starting to give way.

A different way to see video

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

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

Living in a wasteland video

Helen and Alec Durie outside their uninsured red zone property.

Alec and Helen Durie live on a street with no name, and they are the last remaining residents.

Ngai Tahu property empire

Tony Sewell, chief executive of Ngai Tahu Property, beside a mural at the iwi's head office. "Tony has never been a shy person," says  kaiwhakahaere Sir Mark Solomon.

Tony Sewell will soon leave the Ngai Tahu waka, having headed its property work for 20 years plus.

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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. 

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.


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.

Toddlers strange obsessions

When obsessions take over.

When it comes to two-year-olds and birthday cakes there are a few requests that usually top the list.

When Mama Bear strikes

As mothers, we consider nothing of doing things that put ourselves in danger.

When we become mums, our instinct to protect our children is so strong we're often likened to a Mama Bear.

Baby's first bad fake tan

This is what happens when you mix beauty treatments with breastfeeding.

Beware the perils of mixing beauty treatments and breastfeeding, as one British mum has hilariously found.

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.

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.