Cliffs collapsing at Sumner.

The moment the quake struck video

2 min ago  Videos capture the moment a 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Christchurch.

Live: 5.7 quake in Chch

Christchurch earthquake

5:36 PM  Updates on the aftermath of the severe quake that shook Christchurch.

'It literally sounded like dynamite'

7 min ago  Quake nightmare for pair enjoying picnic when cliff they were on started to collapse.

Major fire in Upper Hutt gallery video

16 min ago  Nineteen fire trucks and a helicopter battling scrub fire in hills behind Maidstone Park.

Ko wins third NZWO title

5:50 PM  World No 1 wins at Women's Open tournament, despite major earthquake in Christchurch.

John Key booed at Big Gay Out

1 min ago  John Key booed off stage and glitter-bombed during annual Big Gay Out appearance.


Seismologist on Chch quakes video

Clouds of dust in east Christchurch after Sunday's earthquake

5:26 PM  Catch up on our question and answer session with GNS seismologist Anna Kaiser.

Minister: Shake was expected  gallery video

7 min ago  Earthquake minister Gerry Brownlee says shake may be "frightening" but was a predicted aftershock.

The site of the quake, about 15km east of Christchurch.

Quake: What you need to know gallery video

5:34 PM  Essential information about 5.7 quake that just struck Christchurch.


Watch: The moment 5.7 quake struck

Home video shows driveway shaking and car rattling as "severe" quake grips city.


3 killed after highway pileup

Drivers were being urged to use caution due to extremely cold temperatures.

Snowy conditions blamed for pileup involving over 50 vehicles in Pennsylvania, US.

Death toll at 114 after collapse

The death toll at a building that collapsed from a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan has reached 114.

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 1986.

US Supreme Court Justice dead

Conservative US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, has died.


Brewery's epic milestone video

Epic Brewing Company owner Luke Nicholas said the 10th birthday celebratory ale could be cellared for up to 10 years.

Epic Brewing Company celebrates 10th birthday with 1000th brew.

Tech entrepreneur takes flight

Entrepreneur Isaac Wilson chooses to work out of Tekapo so he can pursue his passion of flying.

She gives him a card. He gives her balloons. Men outspend women on Valentine's Day.

Old-fashioned Valentines Day

Valentines Day is a throwback to a more traditional time, figures suggest.


The new 'lipstick on the collar'

Technology is now regularly providing men and women with the concrete evidence they need to confront their cheating partner.

The digital cloud is proving a particular trap for cheaters, with their illicit affairs popping up on the family iPad.

There's now a Vegemite emoji

The popular breakfast spread is part of 40 emoji available on a new smartphone app.

Google's OnHub Wi-Fi router has 13 internal antennas to pull internet from different networks.

Wi-fi routers now pricier

The most under-appreciated gadget in your home is getting new tech and a new price tag.

life & style

The angriest cat in the world

The protective cone turned Albert into the real-life grumpy cat.

A humiliating shave and a "cone of shame" turned this persian into Grumpy Cat's newest rival.

6 things causing that headache

Do you often have a sore skull but struggle to pinpoint why? One of these triggers could be the key.

Baby Joshua didn't want to wait until his parents arrived at hospital.

Dad delivers baby in family ute

We all know babies come exactly when they want, but for these parents that was much sooner than anticipated.

well & good

Tricks to help you lose weight

Achieving a healthier lifestyle can be easier than you think when you use mind tricks.

Losing weight. It’s the obsession of our lifetime. Here are some tricks to help keep it off.

3 ab workouts that really work

There is actual scientific evidence on the best way to sculpt your stomach - without a crunch in sight.

Are young people raising their glasses less often than their forebears?

Why are the teens abstaining?

The current generation is foregoing alcohol more than young people before them - so what's changed?

home & property

Character bungalow transformed gallery

Darren Jessop Herne Bay home renovation 4.3.16

This stunning Herne Bay renovation ticks all the boxes for modern living.

Modular apartments stack up

You won't believe how fast this four-storey building went up in Australia.

The multi-million dollar home in the Waitakere ranges comes with a pool, jetty and tennis courts.

Own your own luxury resort gallery

If you have a spare $10 million you could consider buying your own private resort just outside of Auckland.

food & wine

Finger-licking good

Put down your knife and fork, pick up these, and nibble away

Put down your knife and fork, pick up these, and nibble away

Ooey Gooey Goodness

Use a classic French cheese to make a delicious, effortless appetizer.

Perfect poached eggs video

Taste testing at Noodle Markets

nz farmer

Herd the one about the sheep? video

A new perspective on sheep farming.

Drone footage of Hawke's Bay sheep being herded has attracted global attention.

Flashpoint over poachers

Fed-up farmers are losing patience with trespassing hunters.

Top shearers meet Welshmen 

Show hens some love


Television's top 10 heart-throbs

Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd or "McDreamy" in Grey's Anatomy.

From McDreamy and McSteamy to Mr Big, here are 10 guys most likely to fire up the imagination on Valentines Day.

Swift didn't okay Kanye 'diss' video

Rapper claims star gave him the green light to call her a "b....", but she says otherwise about "misogynistic" lyric.

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Cruz told she has 'ugly feet' video

TV presenter puts her foot in it by quizzing actress Penelope Cruz on her tootsies in awkward interview.


Where to avoid Valentines Day

No Valentine this year? Celebrate the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il instead.

Escape the expensive flowers and chocolates this year by heading to Iran. Or how about North Korea?

Fewer Kiwis doing Great Walks

Kiwis are becoming a minority in their own backyard, only making up a quarter of walkers on iconic tramps.

You can enjoy the world's most romantic destinations on any budget.

World's most romantic places

From the passionate tango of Argentina to the love shrines of Japan, these are the world's most romantic spots.

stuff nation

The most disgusting flight? stuff nation


I've been on a few 'interesting' flights, writes Michelle Cave, but this one was the worst.

Are you the man for me? stuff nation

"I smile, laugh and find the bright side in things."

Dust clouds rise in Sumner following Sunday's large earthquake

How safe do you feel in Christchurch? stuff nation

5:01 PM  A severe magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Christchurch, we want to know your thoughts on it.


Vintage car bonanza video

Nelson's Ruth and Kevin Mercer stopped by Bushtown in Waimate in their 1923 Mercer to look at the home of Kevin's great-grandparents. They were part of the Waimate Vintage Car Club's 35th Annual Wallaby Rally and were accompanied by Andre and Christina Kraenzlin, of Christchurch.

5:53 PM  Vintage car lovers treated to the rare and the expensive during the Waimate Vintage Car Club's 35th annual rally.

Fancy the last 'true' Lambo?

An important piece of Lamborghini history is headed for auction.

The classic Chevrolet Impala that Motley Crue's Tommy Lee rides around LA in.

Celebs and their custom cars video

A lot of celebrities - everybody from Nick Jonas to Kendall Jenner - are driving classic old cars.


Live: Black Caps v Australia video

Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealand's Martin Guptill during day three of the first test match at Wellington's Basin Reserve.

5:00 PM  Big blow for NZ's hopes as Brendon McCullum dismissed right on third day stumps.

Angry Angus pulls out of tour

5:41 PM  Frustrated racing driver Angus Fogg in trouble over "dangerous and irresponsible" incident.

Chris Gayle has used his controversial line in a sideline interview for the second time.

Chris Gayle at it again

Chris Gayle has pulled out his infamous line once again.

good reads

Missing man finds himself

An age progression image of Edgar Latulip.

Man remembers name to solve the mystery of his own disappearance 30 years on.

Why BMac's one of the greats stuff nation

Captain Brendon McCullum with the Chappell Hadlee and ANZ trophies. New Zealand Black Caps v Australia, Chappell Hadlee Trophy Match 3. ANZ ODI Cricket Series. Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand. Monday 8 February 2016. Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga /

Brendon McCullum is a spectacular batsman to watch and among New Zealand's greatest cricketers.

'Huge step' in Zika fight

The discovery of the virus in the aborted baby's brain is the first time it has been confirmed as present in brain tissue.

The Zika virus has been confirmed as present inside the brain tissue of an aborted foetus for the first time.

Inside the Maori courts gallery video

Judge Heemi Taumaunu during a Maori youth court session held at the Hoani Waititi Marae, in Auckland.

A court system for Maori youth is being described as the most effective way to deal with teenage offenders.

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That's one long sickie

The man, who was ordered to pay €27,000 in compensation, blamed his manager for not ensuring he showed up.

Employee fails to show up for work, company notices his absence six years later.

Bridge jump: Brave or stupid? video

The video footage shows the whole process of the death-defying leap.

WARNING: Don't watch this if you have a fear of heights.

Two-headed snake is one of a kind

An academic said the double-headed snake would need extra care.

A snake breeder in Australia did a double take after one of his eggs hatched.

Cursed ring claims first victim

The ring had a curse placed on it after Gertrude Christina Nohl and Martin Johann Wagner were married in 1906.

The ring hexed with a 100-year-old curse has claimed its first victim: the guy who allegedly stole it.


Dad delivers baby in family ute

Baby Joshua didn't want to wait until his parents arrived at hospital.

We all know babies come exactly when they want, but for these parents that was much sooner than anticipated.

Alcohol at school functions?

Is providing alcohol for parents at school functions a good idea?

Should adults be given the choice to drink alcohol at school functions?

The lies that parents tell

All mums and dads tell the occasional lie about parenthood.

It's no lie when I say that as parents we often tend to manipulate truths a little.

Anxious about giving birth?

It's very common to feel a little stressed in the lead-up to your baby's birth.

It's very common to feel a little stressed in the lead-up to the big day - but here's how you can manage it.

kiwi traveller

The honeymoon that never ended

Sam and Eva Bakker at the Buddha statue lookout in Pai, northern Thailand.

Eva and Sam Bakker set off on a three-week honeymoon. Fourteen months and 20 countries later, they're still travelling the world.

Being an older first-time traveller

You can enjoy travel at any age.

Heading off on an overseas adventure? Send us your travel questions.

5 things to do in February

Celebrate the Year of the Monkey at Auckland's Lantern Festival.

Here are five festivals coming up before the end of February you won't want to miss.

Love, peace and yoga

The Wanderlust festival was a spiritual and physically uplifting experience for many of the 3000 attendees in Taupo.

Taking time out from a busy, urban life can be transformative.