BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26:  Former Maroons player Billy Moore runs onto the field before game two of the ARL State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Suncorp Stadium on June 26, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Moore's 'Coconut' slur under fire

11:25 PM  Ex-Maroons star Billy Moore's Warriors "coconut" comment sparks uproar.

Suitcase found

The aircraft debris that washed up on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.

10:32 PM  Remnants of a suitcase reportedly been found close to plane debris on Reunion Island.

$50,000 reward

Police offer a reward of up to $50,000 to solve murder of Aucklander Brett Fraser.

Greste waits as verdict delayed

11:16 PM  Australian journo must wait to learn if he will be convicted in Egypt after retrial delayed.

School teaches 'mindfulness' to pre-teens

11:28 PM  The mother of triple-fatality victim Abi Hone works to help bolster coping skills of her school peers.

No Lecretia Seales appeal

Family decides not to appeal against court ruling over lawyer's right to die on her terms.

national

Doubts over Blakie murder case

Murdered Timaru woman Lisa Blakie.

New information has cast doubt over how the 2000 murder of Lisa Blakie really unfolded, the father of the dead woman says.

SH2 crash kills 1, hurts 2 video

One of the vehicles may have hit a medicine-ball sized boulder on the road, police and a witness says.

The remains of a minivan than caught fire in the Port Hills, Christchurch on Thursday.

Children escape van fire

A group of children have escaped a van fire on the Port Hills.

Video

Baby Leo's father charged with assault

An Auckland man who raised more than $660,000 to bring his Down Syndrome son to New Zealand has been charged with assault.

world

Greste waits as verdict delayed

Australian broadcast journalist Peter Greste.

11:16 PM  Australian journalist Peter Greste must wait to learn if he will be convicted by an Egyptian court on terrorism-related charges.

RS sued over rape story

Members of the fraternity at the centre of the article, A Rape on Campus, go after magazine for negligence.

Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has allegedly been killed.

Afghan peace talks postponed

11:56 PM  Talks between the Afghan government and Taliban militants have been postponed amid reports of Mullah Omar's death.

business

Hopes for oil prospect

NZOG says in the largest of the three prospective horizons in the Barque prospect, "the best estimate of unrisked prospective resource is 530 million barrels (of oil) equivalent".

NZ Oil and Gas may be on to a huge oil and gas prospect in the Canterbury Basin, but it is still early days.

'Guidance' on high-risk jobs

The Government is promising to provide "guidance" on what constitutes high-risk and low-risk workplaces.

Shona King from Invercargill's Surrey Court Motel.

Contract workers fill rooms

Motels are benefitting from an increasing number of contractors coming to Southland for work.

money

Retirement village boom

More elderly people are opting for retirement village living, prompting efforts to lift understanding of their pros and cons.

More elderly people are opting for retirement village living, prompting efforts to lift understanding of their pros and cons.

Empowering bank customers 

Deborah Battell shares the challenges and highlights of her six years as Banking Ombudsman.

Big OE money planning

Switch and save

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

technology

Nokia innovates with VR camera

The ball-shaped Nokia OZO VR camera includes eight synchronized shutter sensors and eight integrated microphones for spatial audio.

Now you can make your own virtual reality movies with Nokia's latest gadget, the Ozo.

What's in Witcher's new mode?

Game Plus lets you carry over your experience, most items, and alchemy recipes.

According to Bethesda's Pete Hines, Fallout 4 was already feature complete prior to being announced, and the company's focus is now on bug-fixing.

Fallout 4 'basically done'

Post-Apocalypse world was ready prior to being announced, and Bethesda is now just bug-fixing.

life & style

Children on fashion ads video

Two men are putting Cara D in a garbage bin in this Pepe Jeans ad. The children are, understandably, perplexed.

"She seems to have an illness. Because her arm is, like, here. And her shoulder is, like ... here."

Why some men don't like cats

Do they really make men feel less manly, as this celebrity cat expert thinks?

Jane looking quite the effortless fashion icon back in 1971.

Jane Birkin slams Birkin bags gallery

"I have asked Hermès Group to rename the Birkin," says the style legend. Here's why...

well & good

Is the yo-yoing worth it?

Jake Gyllenhaal as the underfed Louis Bloom in Nightcrawler (left) and as boxer Billy Hope in Southpaw (right).

Transforming for a role is part of Hollywood, but all that starving and gorging can't be good for actors.

Are you a head or heart person?

Being aware of your bias can help you make better decisions.

Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner carb load with some pizzas.

Going crazy for girls with carbs

Forget kale smoothies and chia puddings, Instagram's newest food trend is women chowing on "taboo" gluten.

home & property

This house was built in 3 hours

This villa was erected from six modules in just three hours, and is claimed to be able to withstand earthquakes

Quake-proof 3D-printed house assembled in China - and it took only 10 days to make from start to finish.

Inside a Box Home gallery

Architectural homes in NZ are typically viewed as a privilege, but this company's trying to change that.

Tecophilaea cyanocrocus, the Chilean blue crocus, is an ideal bulb for growing in pots.

Blue beauties of early spring gallery

True blue is a rare commodity in the flower world, which makes their arrival in spring all the more welcome.

food & wine

Andrew Little hops to the Left

Labour leader Andrew Little takes tips from brewer Shigeo Takagi as they create a craft beer at The Occasional Brewer in Wellington.

They say the test of a political leader is whether you would want to have a beer with them.

A dark drop for winter

REVIEW: Golden Eagle Coalface Stout has notes of coffee, chocolate, and burnt Vogel's toast crusts.

Three ways with... roast chicken

Kiwis making waves in NY meet

nz farmer

'Average' farms face $250k deficit

DairyNZ CEO Dr Tim Mackle advises farmers to manage their finances judiciously.

DairyNZ is warning farmers to carefully manage their spending with a looming season deficit of up to $250,000 for an average property.

Confident in farm values dented

Buyers who had bought dairy farms in the last few years based on high milk prices "should be a bit worried" say Quotable Value.

TPP deal 'inadequate' for dairy

Lots of people are worse off

entertainment

Cara Delevingne hits back

Say what? Cara Delevingne during the interview with Good Day Sacramento

British Model and actress Cara Delevingne has hit back after a painfully awkward interview has gone viral. 

5 misconceptions about bogans

Doctor in boganology Dave Snell gives us a run-down on the five most common misconceptions about bogans

Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona and Shakira pose with the trophy after his club won the Copa del Rey Final in May.

Shakira's little football star

Shakira and pro football player Gerard Pique may have another athlete in the family.

travel

Adorable elephant chases birds video

It's not great at chasing away the birds but this baby elephant is definitely having fun.

This baby elephant playing with birds is all you need to make your day better.

An upgrade we dream of

Delta Air Lines is about to offer the ultimate upgrade to a few of its top customers.

For some, letting yourself go is half the fun of travelling.

Pack some respect

Travellers misbehave. They always have and they probably always will.

stuff nation

Top five reader comments  stuff nation

Cecil the lion was a popular attraction among visitors to the Hwange National Park.

Cycling lanes, house cats and Cecil the lion; it's all go in the Stuff comments on Thursday.

Mental illness 'just an injury' stuff nation

We have no trouble talking about our physical ailments, and it should be the same for mental illness.

Have you ever taken part in a study or social experiment?

Have you ever been a lab rat? stuff nation

Have you ever been part of a drug trial or social experiment? We want to hear your story.

motoring

Flyover: Option X haunts NZTA gallery video

The Architectural Centre's proposed alternative to the Basin Reserve flyover, known as Option X.

It started as a sketch on an envelope, and became one of the main roadblocks to the Basin flyover.

Testing a bulletproof cop car video

New Italian police cars built to withstand shots from weapons such as the 357 Magnum and AK47 machine gun.

Trial cycle lanes, visible in black, have been removed from Roto-o-rangi Road due to safety fears.

Cycle lane shambles

Dangerous road layout and unsatisfactory consultation make for an absolute disaster.

sport

U-17s reeling amid fresh claims

New Zealand Football chief executive Andy Martin has some issues to work through as the eligibility crisis gows.

Tahitian Football Federation keeping a close eye on developments in NZF eligibility saga.

Warne slams AFL star Goodes

Aussie cricket great Shane Warne slams AFL anti-racism star Adam Goodes race row.

Michael Hooper of the Wallabies can be selected to face the All Backs next week.

Hooper free to face ABs

Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper to miss Sydney club match for one-game ban.

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good reads

Will the internet spy on you?

US teenager Aanya Nigam became paranoid her mother's Amazon Echo device was spying on her activities.

Paranoia creeps in that the "Internet of Things" can turn anything into a secret wiretap.

The worst sex advice ever?

Whip him up a quick post-coital snack: the key to relationship success.

You sometimes have to wonder whether relationship advice from magazines is designed to help or humiliate.

Sometimes lives outweigh liberty

Tony Robertson.

OPINION: Tony Robertson presents a dreadful test for the justice system.

Mental illness not a 'time bomb' stuff nation

"We need to increase awareness of mental illness so people can gain a deeper understanding of what it is."

Why are people afraid of me, even though I have what could be considered a mild mental disorder?

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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.

San Francisco tests pee-repellent paint

Partygoers who relieve themselves on the Ultra-Ever Dry walls will find the urine coming right back at them.

Partygoers who relieve themselves on certain city streets may be in for a nasty surprise.

Horror film leads to arrest

The poster for horror movie Marla Mae - the undoing of Jason Stange.

Jason Stange thought he'd escaped police, until they read about his new starring role.

Fire brigade rescue magpie

Christchurch Fire Service's highest-reaching ladder, the 'Skylift', was called in to rescue a magpie from a tree at West Melton.

Christchurch's highest-reaching fire truck had to be called in to rescue a magpie stuck up a tree after the local brigade's ladder wasn't tall enough.

Parenting

When there's a labour entourage

How many people is too many present at a labour?

About 10 seconds after I informed my mother I'd gone into labour, she and my sister burst in. 

Saving your marriage after baby

It's so important to have alone time as adults once you become parents.

When your energy is being pulled in so many different directions it’s so tempting to take something off the table.

Advice probably should say 

Embrace the insomnia that comes with the last weeks of pregnancy.

If you're in the throes of a third trimester metamorphosis, take heed of the warnings below

Where mums go for support

The topic no mother really wants to talk about: leakage.

If only there was a support group for this common problem many mums face.

kiwi traveller

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.

Say no to riding elephants stuff nation

Happy elephants at Elephant Nature Park.

Why do we continue to torture and abuse these beautiful creatures for the sake of tourism?