Wanderers Clayton Lewis clears the ball. ASB Premiership, Round Ten, Wanderers SC v Waitakere United, QBE Stadium, Auckland, Saturday 17th January 2015. Photo: David Joseph / www.phototek.nz

Debut against S.Korea likely

Relative unknown Clayton Lewis poised to make All Whites debut after impressing coach.

Spies look to Trade Me

Licence to spill: Trade Me is receiving more requests from the Security Intelligence Service for information on its members.

The SIS is increasingly asking for Trade Me's help to sniff out security threats.

Quakes rattle Samoa, Tonga

10:26 PM  Quake strikes off Samoa just hours after major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea.

Powers meet to end nuclear impasse

14 min ago  Foreign ministers of Iran and six nations in final push for preliminary nuclear accord.

St  Bede's College hires new lawyer

Christchurch school embroiled in a stoush with rowers' parents has a new lawyer.

Minor victory for NZ after CWC loss

Five Black Caps and just three Aussies named in ICC's team of the World Cup.

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Jury retires in Lundy case

Justice Simon France sums up in the Mark Lundy murder retrial.

Lundy jury to deliberate a second day after the judge urged them "not be scared" by the task of finding a verdict.

Bus driver on sex charges

A former Christchurch bus driver is facing an ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual offending.

Chad Bolton swings the glorious dreadlocks he had cut off for Shave for a Cure.

Chad sheds dreads

Nine years' worth of dreadlocks fell to the floor in minutes all for Shave for a Cure.


Lubitz 'plotted crash'

Evidence has emerged that Andreas Lubitz carefully planned his decision.


Pilot killed, planned to crash

Robert Brown with his pregnant girlfriend Stephanie Bellemere on the day he killed Joanna

Robert Brown killed his wife with a claw hammer then planned to "make a statement".

Tsunami warning lifted 

A tsunami alert has been lifted after an undersea 7.5-magnitude quake near Papua New Guinea.

Protesters at an anti-extremism march, in Tunis on Sunday. Tens of thousands of Tunisians from across the political spectrum marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence after a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists.

Tunisian Jihadist chief killed

Tunisia has killed the leader of the jihadists accused of organising the massacre at its national museum.


Warehouse starts CEO search

The Warehouse CEO Mark Powell indicated last year that he didn't see himself continuing in the role past early 2016.

Big-box retailer is looking for a new chief executive to replace Mark Powell who leaves next year.

Canty businesses take long view

Significant number of Canty businesses are now taking a strategic view on how best to grow, survey suggests.

Fears of an oil supply glut have deepened.

Focus still on oil exploration

Protesters muster outside oil conference, where minister says exploration is key to NZ's future.


Tying the knot second time around

Generic pic of wedding rings on a bride and groom.

If you married young, chances are your estate was not exactly a goldmine.

Club up for Christmas

Many households are already squirreling money away each month to "pre-fund" Christmas.

Know NZ Super's limits

Comedian cash counter

small business

Healthy sales equal sweet success

Tom Dorman, left, and Luke Cooper from Tom & Luke's healthy Trinity bars.

A passion for health and good food has led to a flourishing business for two Wellingtonians

Fans go batty for Laver video

The crafting of traditional cricket bats is boosted by two-screen technology.

Chocolatiers ride craft wave

The best thing in sliced bread


Google Maps for the body video

female liver

An Australian team is using Google's mapping technologies on the human body.

Wii U Legend of Zelda delay video

Nintendo no longer target a 2015 release of the Legends of Zelda on Wii U.

Erin Malone, an alternate juror in Pao vs Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers case and a partner at user-experience design firm Tangible UX, poses in her San Francisco neighborhood of Bernal Heights, March 28, 2015.  The gender discrimination and retaliation case that racked Silicon Valley over the past month became a referendum on the lousy situation of women in technology, but the lone woman in technology on the jury-- a 51 year old user-experience designer who served as an alternate juror-- couldn't bring herself to hold the powerful venture firm responsible. Photo taken March 28, 2015.  REUTERS/Sarah McBride

Juror sides with Kleiner

An at times unfriendly office does not amount to discrimination, one juror says.

life & style

Why I hide my grey hair

Juanita Phillips poses for this image that was digitally altered (with her permission) to show her hair in its natural, grey state.

Here's how I really look. Or at least how I would look, if I was brave enough.

Lovely pics of Jolie & her girls

Her first public appearance since an operation to remove her ovaries is truly joy filled.

Aleira Avendaño's corset routine: "I sleep with it. I am obsessive... I wash myself and rest for an hour and then I put it on again."

Model wears corset 23 hours a day

Aleira Avendaño is pushing her body to its limit to achieve a cartoon-like 20 inch waist.

well & good

First sign of ageing?

The eyes don't lie. Vision changes are often the first major sign of ageing.

For many, changes in vision are the first sign of ageing. For me, it has also been the most offensive.

Dietary advice from celebrities?

Fancy blogs, colourful cookbooks - more appealing than government guidelines?

Dr Libby Weaver is in the Stuff office to answer your questions on women's health ... so ask away!

Women's health with Dr Libby

From bloating to periods, Dr Libby Weaver answered your questions. Here's what she had to say.

home & property

The art of perfect placement

A Japanese garden of artfully placed rock in Taranaki

A Japanese garden of artfully positioned rock is just one element of an expansive Taranaki property.

NZ's most expensive homes gallery

It's okay to dream big, right? Sure it is, and here's some home inspiration to get you started.


Don't judge this by its exterior gallery

From the outside it looks like a 200-year-old house that hasn't seen a lot of love. 

food & wine

Jamie Oliver slams the Paleo diet

Jamie Oliver

The king of celebrity chefs thinks Gordon Ramsay is 'jealous' and Pete Evans' tribe is way off track.

Carrot & haloumi fritters

These yummy cheesy fritters are perfect for a quick vego dinner, and they're also gluten-free

Tim Tam cheesecake

Avoiding Easter's bad eggs

nz farmer

Toxins killed cows - ministry

Southland Federated Farmers president Russell MacPherson has warned against jumping to conclusions about the HT [herbicide tolerant] swede variety until the final verdict is out on the deaths of hundreds of Southland dairy cows.

Southland dairy cow deaths blamed on high concentrations of naturally occurring toxins in a variety of swedes.

Fonterra's fed-up farmers risk

Fonterra is facing a supplier crisis of confidence and risks haemorrhaging milk to private companies.

Big Synlait Milk loss

Farm's failures mystify judge


Is Russell 'red hot' for Liz?

Is this Hollywood's new power couple?

Gossip mags report new Hollywood "power couple" - Russell Crowe and Liz Hurley.

Survey examines kid's TV habits

Cartoons and animal shows could be in for funding after study shows that's what kids want.

Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joined Michelle Williams on stage at the Stellar Gospel awards.

Destiny's Child reunite video

A reunited Destiny's Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards.


World's greatest airline staff?

Pay it forward': A kind gesture from an Alaska Airlines employee has helped a stranded passenger fly home.

A kind gesture from an Alaska Airlines employee has helped a stranded passenger fly home.

Tourists, close your windows

"A lion jumped through the  window and went to town on my legs."

ACTION: British actor Daniel Craig  looks on while filming the James Bond 007 film 'Spectre'.

007 crew's mid-air rampage

Drunken James Bond film crew vomit and urinate in plane's aisles, sparking international air safety alert.

stuff nation

Top 5 Black Caps comments

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 25:  Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum waits to see the fans during the New Zealand Black Caps meet & greet at Britomart on February 25, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images for Tourism New Zealand)

Australia may have won the Cricket World Cup but for most commenters the Black Caps are still winners.

Open letter to the Black Caps stuff nation

The Australian team showed incredible skill but I don’t want my sons to be like them, writes Jonny Gilling.

"Unbroken" director Angelina Jolie arrives at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California January 15, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)(CRITICSCHOICE-ARRIVALS)

It's not easy being a BRCA stuff nation

Nobody wants to remove body parts for fun, but at least we BRCAs are alive and able to walk.


Mini-Ninja has plenty of go

Kawasakis are usually associated with the colour green, but the 300 SE looks a treat in this livery.

Thanks to a new Kawasaki, it is possible to have a lot of fun within LAMS regulations.

Mahindra to be next big thing

The next big wave in affordable new vehicles in New Zealand is likely to come at us from another direction.

Police investigating a death threat against BBC Director-General, Tony Hall.

Top Gear death threat link?

Death threat claim against BBC boss on the day he dropped Jeremy Clarkson from the Top Gear motoring show.


NZ play straight bat to sledging

Black Caps batsman Grant Elliott exchanges a few words with Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin during the Cricket World Cup final at the MCG on Sunday.

Cricket's 'nice guys' refuse to bite on sledging antics of world champion Aussies in World Cup final.

NZRU keen to see time, space

New Zealand Rugby Union’s outlines early wish-list as it ponders how to improve game for fans and players.

Irene Van Dyk competes against Leana De Bruin. Pulse v Magic, ANZ Championship, TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, New Zealand. Monday 30 March 2015. Copyright Photo: Mark Tantrum/www.Photosport.co.nz

Pulse too good for Magic

9:20 PM  Central Pulse on form in impressive 49-38 win over the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic in Wellington.

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good reads

Let the fingerpointing begin

National candidate Mark Osborne concedes by phone to Winston Peters at the Bay of Islands Golf Club in Kerikeri.

OPINION: The post-mortems in National over its crushing defeat in Northland will be long and hard and are already under way.

Facebooking in virtual reality

A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica, March 13, 2015. Facebook Inc recorded a slight increase in government requests for account data in the second half of 2014, according to its Global Government Requests Report, which includes information about content removal.Requests for account data increased to 35,051 in the second half of 2014 from 34,946 in the first half, with requests from countries such as India rising and those from others including United States and Germany falling, the report by the world's largest Internet social network showed. Facebook said it restricted 9,707 pieces of content for violating local laws, 11 percent more than in the first half, with access restricted to 5,832 pieces in India and 3,624 in Turkey. Picture taken on March 13. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: SOCIETY PORTRAIT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

The promise of VR was on display this week at Facebook's F8 developers' conference.

Is quiet travel the best travel?

GET AWAY: Let someone else take Manhattan; the quiet traveller will find more rewarding experiences in the dunes of the Xiangshawan Desert, also called Sounding Sand Desert, Mongolia.

OPINION: The finest travel experiences are those that allow you to fully engage by savouring the silence.

Living with a bomb: life after war

Life after the war: Fadel Nasser with family members inside their home in Gaza. Photo: Ruth Pollard

For seven months it lay there, under the floor, ready to explode any time.

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March a month of marijuana mishaps

Indonesian police accidentally made an entire suburb of Jakarta inhale marijuana smoke.

Burning cannabis goes wrong in Indonesia, while dad in US eats hash brownies and thinks he's having a stroke.

Yoga studio arson made her so happy

SMOKING HOT: Nancy Duarte was smiling in her mugshot after being arrested for setting fire to a yoga studio.

Nancy Duarte is capturing headlines in the United States for her smoking hot mugshot.

Elephants stop stranded truck from overturning

HEAVE HO: "Lucky we came along, isn't it," said elephant one to elephant two.

Two elephants are heroes after stopping the truck they were in from flipping over after the 18-wheeler got stuck in mud.

Teapot racers will pour it on

TEA SPORT: Steampunk teapot races, from left, Professor Phoenecea Carwardine (Julia Harris), Mrs Hudson (Jane Craven), Captain Josiah Smollett (Mark Harris) and Coloinel Julius Hawthorne (Jane Craven) will be racing their teapots-on-wheels during CubaDupa.

They may be short and stout, but a bunch of New Zealand teapots now also lays claim to wheels.


What NICU taught me 

The first time the author got to hold her twins at the same time. That’s Daniel, putting his arm around Christopher.

NICU taught me how to be a mother. It gave me hope. It gave me patience. It gave me strength.

Why curiosity is important 

Aristotle maintained that human beings are naturally curious about things — that to explore, investigate, and learn is just part of who we are.

I played a practical joke on my 7-year-old and it’s not yet April Fool’s Day.

Mixing babies and your sport

Several parents who have involved babies and toddlers in their physical pursuits recently have been accused of putting their children at risk.

When you are passionate a sport, it is only natural to want to share it with those you love most.

Different rules, different kids

Having three kids with similar needs is tough. When one has different needs, it’s nearly impossible.

Having three kids with similar needs is tough. When one has different needs, it’s nearly impossible.

kiwi traveller

When one door opens

ROYAL HISTORY: Sudesh and Mona visit Oxford Castle, built in 1071.

Sudesh Lourdes and his family are making the most of the "gateway to Europe", in Oxford, England.

'I'm going for Dad's sake'

Australian and New Zealand soldiers stand guard during a dawn ceremony at Anzac Cove.

When Joan Altwasser travels to Anzac Cove next month, she will be following in the footsteps of her father.

Smugshot: Photos of the week gallery

Kiroro Snow Resort, Hokkaido, Japan.

This week's travel photos have everything from mules to doppelgangers... with a few stunning sunsets for good measure.

A road trip through Europe stuff nation

FOUR'S COMPANY: Scott, Jennifer, the van and Tes.

Jennifer and Scott Martin were travelling around Europe when their adventure took an unexpected turn.