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The needle and the damage done

An upset and confused grandmother refused a stall feels she has fallen victim in a craft market war.

$1.8m airport fraud

Auckland International Airport told the share market in February that it was investigating $1.84 million of unexplained ...

1:30 PM  An accounts clerk stole nearly $2m by transferring funds to herself using Auckland Airport's accounting system.

Family could 'divorce'

1:55 PM  Hugh Green left a fortune of hundreds of millions and a squabbling family.

Stung for 25c tax bill

16 min ago  Threatening demand from Inland Revenue ... all for pocket change.

Hospital wait: Dead or alive?

2:04 PM  A patient thought to be dead and removed from a wait list rang up over the delay.

Super Rugby semifinals XV

1:25 PM  Stuff's rugby experts pick a form XV for the Super Rugby semifinals. What do you think?

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national

Armed police in Queenstown

Armed police gather outside a property in Frankton, Queenstown on Tuesday following an armed incident.

9 min ago  Armed police have been spotted near Queenstown with roads blocked in the area.

Mummy's little hero

As Angelique Protheroe sat trapped with broken bones, her eight-year-old son Jordan urged her to stay calm.

The Blenheim District Court.

Passenger threw bottles at car

19 min ago  Throwing glass bottles and smashing a car's windscreen is a "foolish" way to react if you think you're being tailgated.

Video

Blitz tests 5869 drivers

One 18 year old on a learner licence with a car load of people tried to claim he was his shorter brother when found drunk behind the wheel.

world

Killer's disability rage

Ambulance crew and police officers at the scene of the attack.

12:49 PM  "All the handicapped should disappear," knifeman yelled as he launched rampage at a care facility in Japan.

Solar plane's world-first

12:36 PM  For the first time in history, a plane has gone round the world without using a drop of fuel.

A Bernie Sanders supporter screams during the Convention Rules Committee report at the start of the first session at the ...

Backers of Bernie revolt

1:23 PM  Supporters of Bernie Sanders have disrupted the first day of the Democratic convention

business

Apology after bar harassment

Vinyl bar in Courtenay Place.

1:48 PM  A Wellington bar has issued an apology over its handling of two sexual harassment complaints.

How dairy protein can help the sedentary

1:44 PM  A scientist is working to help middle-aged and older people out of their armchairs and into activity.

The cost of a typical home in the Vancouver area jumped 32 per cent over one year to hit C$917,800 (NZ$992,803) in June.

Foreign home buyers taxed

12:58 PM  Canadian province slaps tax on foreign house buyers to cool red-hot market.

technology

What's next for Pokemon Go

The company has only put in "probably a 10th" of the features that it had imagined into the game so far.

1:55 PM  Pokémon Go may be taking the world by storm, but that doesn't mean it's resting on its laurels.

Explained: Social Tinder video

1:32 PM  The app for one-on-one romantic encounters now wants to help you and your friends meet other groups.

Photography enhances the enjoyment of experiences and increases engagement with the event.

Taking photos makes life better

12:55 PM  Photography enhances the enjoyment of experiences and increases engagement with the event.

life & style

How Pippa is upstaging Kate

Perhaps it's Pippa's turn to take the lead...

Kate may have the prince, but Pippa looks set to have the ball.

Retouching: Victoria's Secret

This anonymous Photoshop pro on why strapless bikinis look much worse in real life.

Zara's initial response to Tuesday Bassen said her designs lacked originality, she said.

Artists unite against Zara

The fashion giant 'stole' their work, so here's where you can support these indie designers.

well & good

A family tree, entwined by cancer

Nina Riggs was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 37. Cancer is common on both sides of her family.

1:14 PM  Nina Riggs' family knows only too well the effect cancer can have.

First marijuana gym to open

The world's first stoner's gym, Power Plant Fitness, opens in San Francisco in November.

Good news for avocado lovers - these are the "real deal" when it comes to superfoods.

Are superfoods worth the price?

12 min ago  Should you splurge on kale, quinoa and avocados or are cheaper alternatives just as good?

home & property

Harry Potter nursery is next level gallery

Hedwig sits on the 3D painted windowsill and a Marauders Map cushion lies on the occasional chair.

1:20 PM  His dad thought a Harry Potter nursery would be cool. His mum worried it would be cheesy.

How to grow orchids outside

Think your garden's too cold to grow orchids? Think again.

A brass splashback gives a warm glow.

12 best kitchen splashbacks

A splashback can make all the difference. What's your favourite style?

food & wine

How to cook the perfect hot chip

Tomato sauce, gravy, mayonnaise or aioli, nothing beats a good chip.

2:09 PM  It's everyone's favourite side, but this is how to do it in the best way.

Best pork in NZ revealed

A Canterbury butchery has taken out the title of New Zealand's Ham of the Year.

Cooking with 'fruit of the gods'

Food, jelly and theatre video

nz farmer

Fruit to the fore

Chinese consumers have shown an increased liking for kiwifruit, to judge by the latest trade figures.

12 min ago  A lift in the value of fruit exports has helped offset falling dairy receipts over the past year.

McClay 'dancing on head of pin' video

John Key has publicly reprimanded Trade Minister Todd McClay after he downplayed China trade retaliation fears.

Fairy dust dries up on farms

Disease clips ewe pregnancies

entertainment

Simon Barnett's heroic rescue

Simon Barnett detailed his terrifying experience with More Fm listeners on Tuesday morning.

1 min ago  The Dancing With the Stars winner and radio host describes the moment he pulled a screaming woman from her burning car.

Timberlake slapped at golf video

1:55 PM  His attacker refused to leave and was arrested for disorderly conduct. Timberlake played on regardless.

Anika Moa is getting her own talk show.

Anika Moa gets edgy talk show

0 min ago  The musician and her guests will take on the issues of the day for Maori TV.

travel

Shipwrecked on Bermuda

An aerial view of Bermuda, where luminous turquoise waters lap shell-pink sand beaches.

7 min ago  This small island has so much more to offer than a mysterious triangle and hideous shorts.

Avalanche warning in place

1:34 PM  A warning is in place after back country adventurer triggered an avalanche on Monday.

The laid-back Aussie vibe of Byron is still alive and well.

Eat, stay, play in Byron Bay stuff nation

1:15 PM  It used to be a sleepy little beach town but trendy shops and restaurants moved in to lure travellers.

stuff nation

Postnatal depression 'terrifying' stuff nation

Postnatal depression is a dark, terrifying place. It's agonizing and it's not something we want to make public.

1:00 PM  Postnatal depression is a dark, terrifying place. It's agonizing and it's not something we want to make public.

Too old for selfies and clubs? stuff nation

What do you mean I'm too old for leggings and selfies and going to nightclubs?

http://www.preview.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/15411057/For-the-love-of-animals-we-must-protect-their-welfare

For the love of animals stuff nation

My life's goal is to educate people about the abhorrent cruelties undertaken in the name of food.

motoring

The solution to slow drivers video

Waikato roading police manager Inspector Freda Grace believes Kiwi attitudes towards driving needs an overhaul.

Speeding is a bad idea, so what to do about slow drivers? Special lanes and signage could be the key.

Tesla plans aren't crazy

OPINION: Automaker's plans are ambitious, yes. But the 'master plan' has enormous potential.

The classic AC Cobra was Brad Douglas' dream car.

Cancer sufferer's dream car stolen

Freshly diagnosed, she bought her husband a car because 'life's too short' – only to have it stolen.

sport

Highlanders remodel for semis

Jamie Joseph has rejigged his squad for the next phase of the Highlanders' Super Rugby title defence against the Lions ...

13 min ago  Jamie Joseph makes key personnel changes to invigorate Super Rugby champions for semifinal test.

Paddon pumped for Finland video

19 min ago  Kiwi rally star aims for back-to-back podiums at his favourite event on the WRC calendar.

Craig Stanaway, trainer Kevin Barry and Joseph Parker during a press conference to announce Parker's next fight. Burger ...

Every fight 'lead-up to AJ' video

2:06 PM  Joseph Parker now only fighting in preparation for his title shot, trainer says as next opponent named.

good reads

Mother confronts daughter's killer video

Baby Shae had just started to speak and walk.

Andrea Keats left little Shae with a trusted babysitter who had passed all of the police checks.

Baby Aaliyah didn't make it

Aaliyah Chand died after she suffered a serious head injury at her babysitter's home in January 2015.

Aaliyah Chand had just celebrated her first birthday when she was allegedly murdered by her babysitter.

Jordan: We're better than that

NBA great Michael Jordan has spoken out on racial violence in the US, saying "this country is better than that".

Normally quiet on political issues, NBA great whose father was shot dead in 1993 takes the unusual step of speaking out.

The Mystery of the Weeping Woman

A photo from Neil Holland's examination of the returned Picasso painting Weeping Woman on August 20, 1986.

It was one of the most daring art heists in history - a priceless Picasso snatched, only to be returned a week later.

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A real blast from the past

Kenton with the biggest boombox ever made, the JC-2000.

A Dunedin man's collection of more than 400 working boomboxes is up for auction.

Labour leader 'Stuart' Little?

Labour Leader Andrew Little's sign outside his New Plymouth office has been creatively vandalised into well-dressed ...

 The new face of the Labour Party leadership is small, furry and named Stuart.

Body found in back of truck

The Alaskan woman used ice to keep her dead husband's body cold.

She'd been driving around with her husband on ice for days. But she didn't break any laws, US police say.

Larry's a lucky lobster

Most caught lobsters end up as food.

Larry is a huge, extremely old lobster. But he won't be spending the rest of his days as someone's dinner.

Parenting

Telling your boss about PND

If your workplace isn't supportive towards mental health, it might be worth considering keeping it to yourself.

Why there are pros and cons to disclosing your postnatal depression at work.

Why fashion matters to teens

Our clothes are how we show the world who we are, especially when we're still figuring that out.

Clothes are both their armour against critical peers and their mode of expression.

Sex after kids? What's that?

It's so important to find time without the kids with your partner.

Parents share how they make time for sex: a funny must-read for every parent.

5 ways to stay sane as a parent

It's important to find time for yourself in each day - even more so when you have children.

Being a parent can be exhausting. That's why it's vital to take care of yourself.

kiwi traveller

Iraq to Atiamuri is the BeezNeez

Sisters Pauline and Helen Naylor are excited about the opportunities of the BeezNeez Lodge in Atiamuri.

Nurses think of how they can help the wider community as they make changes at a South Waikato lodge.

Wanderluster of the week

Sarah throws a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Sarah Kennerley wanted her own space on the internet to document her adventures around the world.

False scents of security

Bangkok street life comes with its share of challenges, not least the heady aromas.

 Even the ripest of big city smells can act like a security blanket when your travel essentials go awol.

5 things to do in Otorohanga

Visit a kiwi at the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park.

It's a great base for exploring the Waitomo Caves, but this King Country town has some of its own must-see attractions.