'We're not murderers' video

Waikato farmer upset at footage of abuse to newborn calves and says it has "hit a nerve".

Workers fired over calf abuse

Deportee's sex charges

A 29-year-old deportee was arrested on sex charges when he arrived back in New Zealand from Australia.

A 29-year-old deported back to NZ was immediately arrested and charged with violating a girl in Hastings.

How Santner silenced sledgers

Black Cap rookie had the perfect response for those confrontational Aussies.

ICC says Llong got it wrong video

Cricket's governing body admits third umpire made "an incorrect judgment".

Shot put seriously injures man

Elderly man struck in the head with a shot put during a sports competition in Auckland.

'Fly high, my brother'

Fox Glacier crash pilot described as "a true champion" at funeral in Queenstown.

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Young man dies unexpectedly

Police wait on post-mortem for further details about unexplained death in Henderson on Tuesday.

The death of a 19-year-old man in West Auckland is being treated as unexplained.

One blood-alcohol test, three results

Expert says Wellington dentist's quashed drink-driving conviction exposes a loophole.

Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan. hosts of TV3's Story.

HDPA's nose for a story too good?

OPINION: Heather du Plessis-Allan is relentless in pursuit of a story.


'I'm off for a beer' - Cairns

The pub is calling as Chris Cairns walks away a free man.


Crew blamed for AirAsia crash video

Indonesian search crews recover the tail of AirAsia QZ8501.

Indonesian investigators say Airbus A320 crew were unable to recover from a stall before the jet plunged into the sea.

Mayor of Alaska's capital dies

The newly-elected mayor of Alaska's capital city has been found dead.

Officials wave as Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No.2 leaves from the port of Shimonoseki.

Japanese fleet departs for hunt

Japan's whaling fleet has set out for the Antarctic, with crew told it was a "happy day".


Auckland house price rise slows

New property investment rules have been credited with taking heat out of the Auckland market and giving regional markets a boost.

New Government rules curbing investors appear to have eased the rise in Auckland house prices.

Veolia possible City Care suitor

Australian water infrastructure firm Veolia fits the profile for a buyer of City Care, a sector expert says.

Employees can be seen inside Facebook's main building, the largest open-office workspace in the world. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's desk is exactly like all the others.

Inside Facebook's offices

Take a look inside the company's massive new HQ, the largest open-office workspace in the world.


Man sues Apple for lost photos

A UK judge has ordered Apple to pay a 68-year-old newlywed more than NZ$2700 after staff lost his honeymoon pics.

A Deric versus Goliath battle sees a UK pensioner successfully sue Apple.

What's the future of gaming?

Gamers are getting older and critics say games are too hard to attract new people.

No company is immune to the ravages of competition and the camera market is a ruthless one.

Camera war claims first victim

The camera market is one of the most competitive parts of the tech industry.

life & style

'Those dresses are real hoochie'

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay shared a sweet family pic on Facebook, and the stupid comments instantly rolled in.

Online trolls go after Gordon Ramsay after the celeb chef shares a pic of his teen daughters.

How to choose the right name

You can start by saying no to names like Quinoa or Whendhi and give the poor kid a chance.

There are certainly some benefits to finding that special someone to settle down with.

Five positive marriage truths

We've all read the negatives comments - nagging, criticism of everything, etc - but what about the up-sides to married life?


Grandpa wows internet with mad piano skills video

An elderly man's mad piano skills during a spontaneous performance of Jingle Bell Rock has wowed the internet.

A video of a grandpa giving an impromptu piano performance of Jingle Bell Rock has delighted the internet.

Elf Box business brings festive smiles

Two Pokeno women are bringing some extra cheer to children this Christmas with the launch of their business, The Elf Box.

Christmas doesn't need to be watered down for other cultures, says  Multicultural New Zealand executive director Tayo Agunlejika.

Christmas about the day, not the word

For migrants to New Zealand, Christmas can be an important way of understanding Kiwi culture.

well & good

Has your family ruined your diet?

Children need good role models when it comes to healthy eating but try not to criticise their food choices.

Your relationship with food may have had more to do with your family than you think.

Breaking mental illness stigma

One man's project on Reddit allowed many to open up and express what mental challenges they are facing.

"We don't really have any meatheads. It's not that type of place," says Cheuk.

Bigger isn't better at the gym

Personal trainer Stephen Cheuk has been on a quest to find a style of training that is more that just image focused.

home & property

Grand Auckland dame for sale

01122015 News Photo: Jason Dorday/ Fairfax 753 Mt Eden Road Auckland

One of Auckland's oldest homes, crafted out of Rangitoto stone in the 1800s, has been listed for sale.

The tree with a story to tell

A cool kindergarten runs rings around this large zelkova tree - and the kids are even allowed to climb it.

The ghost town of Swett, South Dakota, is up for sale

The US ghost town for sale

An entire South Dakota ghost town, complete with its own watering hole, is on sale for US$250,000

food & wine

Dessert lovers, meet the 'piecaken'

Can't decide between pie or cake? Have both!

Layers of pie, stuffed in a cake and slathered in butter cream. What's not to like?

Recipe: Barbecue chicken salad

Delicious chook is the star of this substantial salad, complemented by homemade ranch dressing.

How to really cut a capsicum video

Is veg really too expensive?

nz farmer

Firm denies abuse knowledge

Two Waikato firms have been implicated in undercover video footage released by the Farmwatch organisation in the ill treatment of bobby calves.

Managing director Sheryl Cleaver said the employee filmed abusing calves at the slaughterhouse was no longer with the company.

Wairarapa irrigation research

A new wave of studies is being carried out on Wairarapa's irrigation proposal.

Key in Paris: $20m farm fix video

Lamb numbers down


Pitt, Clooney fight for the rights

Pals Brad Pitt and George Clooney have bid on many of the same projects over the years.

The stars of Ocean's 11 are frequently in fierce competition with each other.

Bindi home at Australia Zoo

The tiny dancer says she's happy to be back in her khakis after living the dancing dream.

Would you want Taylor Swift to point out the nearest exit on your plane?

Will TSwift star in Air NZ video?

Off the back of her much-hyped visit to NZ, Taylor Swift has been offered a role in the Air NZ's next safety video.


Will TSwift star in Air NZ video?

Would you want Taylor Swift to point out the nearest exit on your plane?

Off the back of her much-hyped visit to NZ, Taylor Swift has been offered a role in the Air NZ's next safety video.

Explore your own backyard

Jetstar;s new regional routes give you the perfect excuse to explore more of NZ.

Travel blogger Liz Carson has been to around 50 countries by herself.

Solo travel not always lonely

Traveling alone is more about adventure than loneliness according to these solo travellers.

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A suicide attempt rebooted me stuff nation

It can take only one small thing to trigger depression, a reader says. Or it can be a cluster of things. Likewise, it can take one small thing to start a new chapter.

'I was in a deep, black hole. Family had tried to drag me out, but I didn't listen and couldn't hear. Sadness consumed me.'

Your student loan experience stuff nation

Did your student borrowing affect your life in a positive or negative way? Was it worth it?

300514 NEWS. ROBERT CHARLES/Taranaki Daily News. Police will be on the roads in greater numbers this Queen's Birthday long weekend. Sergeant Pat Duffy using a speed radar gun.

Top 5 clampdown comments  stuff nation

We've all got an opinion on driving, as evidenced by the response to a police crackdown on speeding.


Cars are so three years ago

Cars are a lot less popular in Wellington than they were three years ago.

Buses and trains are all the rage in Wellington as cars begin to lose their cool.

Noisy Ferraris rev up residents

Howl of engines from test-drive businesses is upsetting residents' tranquility in Ferrari's hometown.

Sytee Tacoma with the electric motorbike he built, which can reach 100kmh in four seconds.

Charge her up and go

"They had a big array of all these fluids for the bikes and I've got a charger and a plug, and that's it."


'I'm off for a beer' - Cairns video

Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns speaks to members of the media outside Southwark Crown Court in London. Cairns was cleared of perjury and perverting the course of justice relating to a libel case three years ago.

The pub is calling as Chris Cairns walks away a free man.

Life in tatters for Cairns video

Former NZ captain walks free but wounded, saying he could now never work in the sport he loved.

Brendon McCullum and Garth Gallaway entering Southwark Crown Court in London where the New Zealand cricket captain gave evidence against Chris Cairns.

McCullum 'courageous' video

Black Caps skipper unlikely to discuss role in perjury case against Chris Cairns.

good reads

'My suicide attempt rebooted me' stuff nation

It can take only one small thing to trigger depression, a reader says. Or it can be a cluster of things. Likewise, it can take one small thing to start a new chapter.

'I was in a deep, black hole. Family had tried to drag me out, but I didn't listen and couldn't hear. Sadness consumed me.'

Why Cairns is a free man video

Chris Cairns could face more legal action despite being acquitted of perjury.

Did the jury take Chris Cairns' word over Brendon McCullum's? There's more to it than that.

The killer cancer doctors don't detect

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011.

Pancreatic cancer statistics are shocking, but would you know the symptoms?

Can she save the planet?

If the Paris talks are successful, Christiana Figueres will be entitled to the lion's share of the credit.

If the Paris climate change talks are a success, Christiana Figueres deserves most of the credit.

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Aussies rave inside 'doofnado' video

Australians rush headlong towards the "doofnado".

Partygoers at an Australia dance music festival were filmed charging into a powerful dust whirlwind.

Rooster attacks kids

The rooster and his girlfriend hen.

Swanky Auckland lifestyle block community terrorised by violent rooster who attacks children.

Wind too windy for Wellington wand

Wellington's wind wand was getting blown close to cars on Friday.

Watch out Wellington. The wind wand can now touch your car.

Jackson fuels Doctor Who rumours

Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor Who has made a video with Peter Jackson, fueling speculation Jackson will direct an episode of the cult BBC show.

Doctor Who star drops in on Sir Peter Jackson.


How to choose the right name

Sleeping baby.

You can start by saying no to names like Quinoa or Whendhi and give the poor kid a chance.

11-year-old helps to deliver baby sister

With the help of ambulance staff who gave detailed instructions, an 11-year-old schoolgirl calmly delivered her baby sister.

Schoolgirl delivers newest member of her family after mum suddenly goes into labour - and is back in class hours later.

Life with Angie as your mum

Angelina Jolie and her husband and co-star Brad Pitt pose at the premiere of "By the Sea".

They have a nomadic reputation, but what is it really like to be a child of this world-famous family?

A 9-hour surprise pregnancy video

Eamon Parkes said the surprise birth had been "the talk of the town".

Charlene Wells thought she had kidney stones. It turned out she was in labour.

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Pedalling Prescotts are finally home

Katie and Steven Prescott are thrilled to be home, after their epic 15-month journey which has seen them cycle through 21 countries, before arriving in Waiuku. To their surprise, a large group of family and friends were awaiting their arrival.

As Steven Prescott and his wife Katie cycled into Waiuku on Friday after 15 months of pedalling around the world, a surprise gathering of friends and family were waiting to greet them.

Hawaii from beneath the sea stuff nation

We also saw a variety of different fish, although they didn't look as bright and tropical as their pictures due to the underwater colour spectrum.

I never expected to get seasick on a submarine.

Getting a visa in Cambodia

Tourists pose for pictures at Angkor Thom in Siem Reap.

Heading to Southeast Asia? Send us all of your travel questions.

The excitement of Edinburgh

Toni Jenkins and partner Peter dine out at Edinburgh's Thai Pad.

Toni Jenkins first moved to the UK in 1995 and has since made Scotland her home.