Kelly Stewart

$800 power bill 'robbery'

Kelly Stewart cried for two days over her power bill for her two bedroom house.

Death 'no accident'

Maggie Watson

6 min ago  The death of four-year-old Maggie Watson is being described as "not an accident" by police.

No parole, 47 years on

1:51 PM  Alfred Vincent is 78 and increasingly frail - but is still deemed unsafe to leave prison.

Rich-listers bleeding money

18 min ago  Some of NZ's top business people have lost more than $40 million this week.

The 30c Auckland petrol discount

3:11 PM  A 50 litre tank can be as much as $15 dollars cheaper in Auckland than the regions. Falling petrol prices, rising margins

Gang bust-up in Ashburton park

2:36 PM  Ten arrested after alleged rioting with baseball bats, an axe and sticks.

national

Valentine's revenge lie

A Palmerston North woman says she lied about Issac Stevens assaulting her because he had cheated on her.

1:44 PM  A Valentine's Day attack was made up to get back at a cheating ex, complainant admits.

Mt Eden prisoner overdose

Corrections have made procedural changes after a prisoner overdosed on stockpiled medication.

Former All Black Robbie Deans' jerseys were reportedly among the memorabilia lost in a fire at the Glenmark Rugby Football Club.

All Blacks history in flames video

Decades of history destroyed, including Robbie Deans' jersey, after massive fire.

Video

Top 10 RWC series: Tries

World Cups are often decided by penalties but there's been many memorable tries, too. We select our top 10.

world

New Orleans inspires Obama

United States President Barack Obama delivers a speech at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

2:55 PM  United States President Barack Obama congratulated the people of New Orleans as an extraordinary example of resilience 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.

Ex-colleagues talk about killer

Former colleagues of Vester Flanaghan have come forward with their stories of a man.

One woman can be seen clinging to pipes in the sink hole.

Sinkhole swallows five

A sinkhole in a Chinese city swallows five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video.

business

Fuel prices down, margins up

Fuel prices might be decreasing but the margins charged but petrol companies are not.

2:45 PM  The price of fuel may be falling, but margins have more than doubled in the last four years.

Kiwibank boosts NZ Post

NZ Post's profit of $128 million is almost 100 per cent reliant on Kiwibank.

Police investigate a quad bike death on a Puketaha farm, near Hamilton

Quad bike death takes dad

3:05 PM  A quad bike tragedy has ripped a hole in hard-working farming family.

money

Power shop and save

Power companies are competing fiercely for their share of the market.

Fancy a month’s free power? Or would you rather know the price you pay for electricity for the next year?

Time for action on truck shops

Mobile shops are taking advantage of some of NZ's poorest shoppers, Commerce Commission crackdown shows.

Top appliances revealed

A big salary is no dream

small business

On a right royal roll

Co-owners of Cambridge catering company Gourmet Delicious, Kim Lee and Ali Foers.

A year after feeding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gourmet Delicious is still on a high.

A quilter's haven

Hazel Wolff sold her home in Hamilton to set up Grandmother's Garden.

How to get start-up respect

NZ firm in Chinese TV show

technology

Kickstart your game right

Legendary game creator and the founder of Double Fine Studios Tim Schafer.

1:49 PM  The best way to ensure your campaign's success is probably to get Tim Schafer onboard.

1 billion served on Facebook video

Facebook is boasting a new achievement, saying a billion people used the social network in one day.

MegaBots' Mark II robot.

Giant robot gears up to battle video

2:55 PM  One arm is a missile launcher and the other a cannon. And it's headed for Japan.

life & style

Is it OK to show tattoos at work? video

Should these be covered up? Or is it discrimination toward freedom of expression?

2:33 PM  Based on the Kiwis we spoke to, it all depends on what and where they are.

The new dating playgrounds?

Thanks to social media, any guy (or girl) can be a "modeliser".

Elisabeth Moss is now a ravishing redhead.

Get the look: Elisabeth Moss

Bold red hair is all the rage at the moment. Here's how to do it right.

well & good

Suffering from memory loss

Memory loss can be worrying especially if it starts to happen often.

Taking aerobic exercise every day helps because it increases blood flow, sending more oxygen to the brain.

Eating at night makes a difference

Chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring a treat.

"That was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I didn't want to leave the flat at first, but I got so lonely that in the end I had to go out and try to make something of my life".

How 'friend therapy' helps

Young and old both find surprising benefits from 'hanging out' together.

home & property

3 gardening tasks for the weekend

Drip-drip irrigation works well for watercress.

It's time to start sowing - and growing - those spring crops.

Inside Las Vegas’ sexiest home

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas - except when it involves one of the world's sexiest homes

Actor Brad Pitt speaks on stage during Light Up the Blues Concert to benefit Autism Speaks.

Brad Pitt builds 109 homes

7 min ago  This Saturday marks 10 years since the devastating event and no celebrity is more in sync than Brad Pitt.

food & wine

Why dessert can be good for you

Soothing and indulgent: Healthy vanilla custard.

Desserts need not strain your system – in fact they can benefit gut bacteria.

Three ways with... stale bread

Turn those unwanted crusts or baguette ends into something delicious.

Recipe: Nadia’s crispy salmon

What to make at sport time

nz farmer

Surprise! It's quadruplets video

Janet Gray with a rare set of quad lambs born to a southdown ewe at the farm near Rongotea.

Southdown lambs aren't usually born in sets of four, but a Manawatu ewe has given birth to her own flock

Fonterra helping fight fires

Fonterra grassroots funding helping rural communities with their firefighting resources.

Depiction ignores ag history

Mediators to get busy

entertainment

Stuff's weekend film guide

Zac Efron stars in the new film We Are Your Friends opening in New Zealand cinemas this weekend.

3:02 PM  REVIEW: Daredevils, DJs and dying cabbies among the topics explored in movies opening this week.

Miley goes undercover

Stranger tells Miley that she's not doing anything to hold together "the whole fabric of America."

Robert De Niro will star in a movie as swindler Bernie Madoff.

De Niro to play swindler Madoff

1:59 PM  Robert De Niro has been cast as big time fraudster, ponzi scheme runner Bernie Madoff.

travel

The Inca Festival of the Sun

Tika t'akaqkuna, the emperor's chosen women, scattering flowers ahead of his arrival.

One of the busiest days in Cusco's tourist calendar is a jostling mass of humanity and a riot of colour and pageantry.

Top travel pics of the week gallery

Here is our round up of the top travel photos from around the world.

Israel's shrinking Dead Sea leaves a trail of perilous sinkholes

A trail of perilous sinkholes

The Dead Sea, a top spot for tourists, is shrinking at a rather alarming rate.

stuff nation

England, Wales key to glory stuff nation

Rugby Union - Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations Championship 2015 - Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales - 14/3/15
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There is only one team that could knock the All Blacks out. Let's hope they don't make it out of the pool.

Adopting pets 'totally worth it' stuff nation

I wanted to give a loving home to an animal in need. I didn't realise how much love you got in return.

27082015. News. Ashten Macdonald/Fairfax. Basil Vangellekom is planning to ignore Porirua City Councils bylaw banning residents washing their cars on concrete.

Top 5 comments on car washing ban stuff nation

1:45 PM  Porirua City Council bans car washing on driveways and readers were split on opinions.

motoring

Cycle lane retrial faces hurdles

NZTA will use high tech units on trial bikes to measure driver behaviour around cyclists.

As NZTA apologises for an ill-conceived cycle lane trial, they advise of a new one.

For town and country

The new and much improved Sorento is a versatile rig that is fit for both town and country.

1969 33/2 Coupe Speciale concept.

Alfa museum a must see gallery

As the creator of some beautiful machines, a visit to the Alfa Romeo museum is a must-see for Italian car fans.

sport

Top 10 tries in RWC history video

Jonah Lomu on his way to scoring the first of his four tries in the 1995 Rugby World Cup semifinal against England.

3:17 PM  World Cups are often decided by penalties but there have been many memorable tries, too. We select our top 10 of alltime.

Lee makes strong Barclays start

New Zealand golfer cards a four-under 66 to be among clubhouse leaders at the rich Barclays event in New Jersey.

Nehe Milner-Skudder's pace, side-step and off-loading abilities make him something special, says Jonah Lomu.

Lomu: Skudder can shine

Rookie All Blacks winger is 'lightning in a jar' according to man who made his legend at the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

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The Dead Sea's trail of sinkholes

Israel's shrinking Dead Sea leaves a trail of perilous sinkholes

Pits the size of basketball courts and two storeys deep devour once-coveted tourist spot.

Little Shop: Good fun or harmful? gallery

Cameron Sigmund, 5, with a selection of collectables from the New World Little Shop promotion of 2014.

Is the little collectables craze harmless family fun, or ethically questionable marketing?

Changing my life, a month at a time stuff nation

Shelley, far left, signed up for a mud run with friends as part of her daily exercise challenge and said it helped them all get out of their comfort zone.

Photo supplied by Shelley Orme-Turner for Stuff Nation assignment

I thought I could pretty much suffer anything for 30 days, writes Shelley Orme-Turner. Famous last words!

Sea levels will not stop rising: Nasa

The village of Ilulissat, in Greenland, is seen near icebergs that broke off from the Jakobshavn Glacier on July 24, 2013. A sea level rise of 91.44cm has likely been "locked in" by warming that's already happened, but some predict that's just the tip of the problem.

A glacier that has just shed a massive chunk of ice alone holds back enough ice for a significant sea level rise.

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D.Dog for president

Bailey the dog shows he's got what it takes to be President of the United State, with owner Jacob Rubin, 14.

Running for president of the free world is so easy, even a dog can do it.

Most beautiful city, best loo

The beauty of Hastings is surely evident to every casual observer.

Hastings won NZ's most beautiful city, as well as best toilet - which had more entries.

Sinkhole swallows five

One woman can be seen clinging to pipes in the sink hole.

A sinkhole in a Chinese city swallows five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video.

For sale: 'Baby-making couch'

Want to cuddle on the tiger couch? Beware of its special powers.

Couples can get desperate when trying to fall pregnant, and an enterprising seller from LA is trying to cash in on that.

Parenting

Missing child scores try

Laiken had made his way onto the field during a charity match between Queensland and New South Wales in Toowoomba earlier this month.

Turn your back for five seconds and who knows what your child will get up to.

Kim K may have hysterectomy

For her first post-pregnancy-announcement appearance, Kim Kardashian plumped for this latex dress.

Kim Kardashian reveals complications means she might have to have a hysterectomy.

How to not name twins

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Why you shouldn’t name your twins Dwayne and Shane or Ken and Barbie.

For sale: 'Baby-making couch'

Want to cuddle on the tiger couch? Beware of its special powers.

Couples can get desperate when trying for a baby, so an enterprising seller is trying to cash in.

kiwi traveller

Lost and found in Italy

Passport, credit card, phone, the Holy Trinity of travel.

Travel is full of heart-stopping moments, not all of which are about ogling scenic wonders.

The reality of London life stuff nation

Living and working in London is challenging and exhausting, but it's also one of the most enriching experiences you can have, says Amelia.

There are heaps of opportunities in London, writes Amelia Abplanalp. You just have to be patient, network like crazy and work damn hard.

Misinformed by Bridget Jones stuff nation

Abigail and friends recreate the famous Beatles cover at Abbey Road in London.

Bridget Jones gave Abigail Drane a rose-tinted image of living and working in London. The reality was very different.

How Kiwis stand out in UK stuff nation

Kate's advice for fellow Kiwis planning to live and work in London? "Get over here and remember to make the most of the attitude you grew up with."

Don't think you'll be the only person applying for a job in London and that you'll get it because your CV says you're a Kiwi.