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Story's nudity faux pas

10:19 PM  Duncan Garner had to apologise as segment on nude dining inadvertently bares all.

Large fire extinguished

Four fire engines and four tankers were sent to the scene.

4 min ago  Firefighters say a large fire in Christchurch's Port Hills is being treated as suspicious.

'16 minutes of awful stuff' video

11:05 PM  Dad breaks down as he tells of the time his five-year-old son briefly "died".

Officer trapped in patrol car attack

10:51 PM  Hamilton cop was stuck inside when car was attacked by three people with a metal pole.

NZ top of T20 rankings

11:06 PM  The Black Caps are at the pinnacle of the ICC's T20 rankings for the first ever time.

MediaWorks 'mutiny'

Staff, including Mike McRoberts, lobbied board before Mark Weldon's resignation.


Campervan fire driver dies

The campervan was destroyed after a fire took hold while it was travelling near Matamata.

Man makes it to hospital alive after campervan catches fire, but succumbs to injuries 11 days later.

Meth seizures hit 10-year high

New Zealand is caught up in a "worldwide glut" of methamphetamine.

All Black Charlie Faumuina, whose pregnant wife Rachelle was allegedly assaulted in a road rage incident

AB's wife's road rage terror

Wife of prop Charlie Faumuina tells court attackers threatened to "punch her baby out of her stomach".


'16 minutes of awful stuff'

Dad breaks down as he tells of the time his 5-year-old son briefly "died".


Kiwis among wildfire evacuees video

Wildfire spreading along highway 63 in Alberta, Canada. The city of Fort McMurray is under a mandatory evacuation order.

New Zealand families are among those caught up in raging wildfires in Canada as entire city is evacuated.

'Brilliant' scientist's double life

Highly-regarded Australian professor had over a thousand child sex images stored in two laptops.

A man holds up a dead rat at the main garbage dump in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Rats terrify Pakistan city

Over 400 people bitten by rats in the past month as health crisis escalates in Peshawar.


Weldon - a media casualty

Mark Weldon was a polarising figure at his previous role at NZX and was the same in MediaWorks.

OPINION: His time at MediaWorks summed up the sector's harsh reality - and the inevitable human cost.

Countdown's booze trifecta

All three Blenheim Countdown stores are now banned from selling alcohol.

The Fair Work Commission has rejected a Qantas pilot's right to appeal his sacking.

Groping pilot drunk, stoned

Pilot sacked for massaging a female co-worker's breast while drunk and stoned claimed his drink was spiked.


Chrome topples Internet Explorer

Google's Chrome registered a collective desktop market share for all versions of the browser of 41.67 per cent in April.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer is no longer king of the browser hill.

Boy paid $14k for Instagram bug

The flaw was found by a 10-year-old who plans to spend the reward money on a new bike.

The app is available now on iOS. No word on its availability for Android devices, but users have access to Giphy's ...

Giphy releases iPhone keyboard

The popular website Giphy is setting sights on your smartphone keyboard.

life & style

Thor, you've got competition

Lasse Matberg says he owes his burgeoning modelling career to his distinctive hair and beard.

He's got the kind of beachy waves we pay $100 for, looks like a real-life "Viking", and is the internet's newest heartthrob.

Would you tie-dye your hair?

It's not just for T-shirts anymore - now you can have those psychedelic swirls in your hair, too.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen was one of many celebrities in attendance.

Chanel shows in Cuba

Celebs came out in full force for Cuba's first runway show by a major fashion house.

well & good

'I decided to have a recovery'

Rhiannon Tracey says her overarching goal is "to walk down the aisle".

Doctors told her she'd never walk again after shattering her neck and back, but Rhiannon Tracey was determined to prove them wrong.

The Biggest Loser effect

Show's contestants leave with a slower metabolism, making weight loss difficult, study says.

Food can help you power up the ladder of success.

The 11 foods for success

Can the food you eat really help you achieve your goals? Apparently so.

home & property

End in sight for Appleby house gallery

Part of the corrugated iron cladding has been removed from the old house on the Appleby Highway

A historic homestead on the Appleby Highway, near Nelson, is soon to be demolished.

What more could you want? gallery

This luxury development in Auckland will come with concierge, library, private cinema and wine tasting room.

This is the beautiful garden at Annandale, where Bachelor Jordan Mauger stayed with Fleur overnight.

Bachelor paradise for Fleur

It doesn't come much more beautiful than Annandale, where the Bachelor wooed his date.

food & wine

Vanilla butter birthday cake

Birthday cake building blocks: Basic butter cake.

A flat sheet sponge that's perfect for when you want an even texture that cuts easily to assemble a complex cake.

Chefs reveal mum's influence

The mothers behind celebrity chefs Annabel Langbein, Chelsea Winter, and the Bresolin brothers.

Minute steak & chipotle butter

How to make 'endless' choccie

nz farmer

Dairy Woman of the Year named

Rebecca Keoghan is a farmer, Landcorp's business manager and a Westland Milk Products director.

Rebecca Keoghan has been recognised for a decade of contribution to the dairy industry.

Hunter ready for 74th season video

For the first time in 74 years, Harold Pearpoint will be sleeping in on the first day of the duck shooting season.

Vote likely on Fonterra changes

Digital farming brings changes


Helena's heartbreaking split

Tim Burton married Helena Bonham Carter in 2001. The couple separated in 2014.

Helena Bonham Carter felt "massive grief" after splitting with Tim Burton in 2014.

'Smokes, drink ruined my voice'

She's a celebrated actress, but when it comes to singing, Meryl Streep knows her limitations.

Taylor Swift and Tom HIddleston sance to TI's Bring Em Out.

Tom H, T Swift shake it off video

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift get down at the Met Gala ball.


World's most amazing toilets

Hut in snow, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Dive in, so to speak, as we look at some of the world's best khazis, dunnies and crappers.

Catch Me If You Can...again

Move over Leo - how a Bloody Mary cocktail exposed a fake pilot.

Whites Bay is a popular spot when the sun comes out.

15 things about Marlborough

A blow-in's guide to getting free wine, fighting frost like Richie and Marlborough's best kept secret.

stuff nation

New Zealand's worst roads stuff nation

Have you ever come across a road in New Zealand left you shaking in your boots?

7 reasons Hamilton is awesome stuff nation

House prices, parking charges, the creative arts, the rugby and more - what's not to love about the Tron?

Britain Football Soccer - Leicester City fans watch the Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur game in pub in Leicester - ...

Football's greatest story ever stuff nation

It just shows you that success can come even to the underdogs.


Roads wilting in heat and traffic

New Zealand bitumen is not standing up to heavy traffic and heat as well as it should, transport officials say.

Kiwi roads will be built to a new higher standard.

Old garage becomes museum gallery

The workshop Jim and Ted live in is a NZ car enthusiast's paradise.

The wrecked McLaren 650S 10 minutes after its new owner had taken delivery of it.

Wrecked 10mins after delivery video

Disaster was just minutes away as a new McLaren supercar owner celebrated its arrival with some champagne.


Warrior's sister's plea

Bodene Thompson's sister has leapt to the defence of the embattled Warriors.

"Think before you post", says sister of Bodene Thompson in light of "hateful" comments.

Who will decide the Anzac Test?

A look at the three key players from each side ahead of Friday's Anzac Test.

Jesse Bromwich is a popular choice among his Storm teammates as Kiwis' captain.

Storm embrace Bromwich video

Celebrations erupt as the Storm players find out one of their own will be Kiwi captain on Friday.

good reads

NZ's unsolved mysteries

A replica of Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour. The scuttled remains of the actual Endeavour were recently discovered.

The HMS Endeavour has been found, but don't fret mystery-nuts. There's still plenty out there to solve.

'Smokes, drink ruined my voice'

She may be a celebrated actress, but when it comes to singing, Meryl Streep knows her limitations.

She's a celebrated actress, but when it comes to singing, Meryl Streep knows her limitations.

Old garage becomes museum gallery

This .1937 Austin car was covered with shells by a Mr Pratt in Bulls, and it took him 200 hours using 27,000 shells. ...

The workshop Jim and Ted live in is a NZ car enthusiast's paradise.

Career advice: Don't do as I do

Doctor is one of the top occupations parents suggest to their children.

Opinion: Why would I tell my daughter not to be an artist when I am one?

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Crow snatches chihuahua

Fudge's owners believe she was taken by a crow from her backyard.

A crow is suspected of snatching a tiny puppy from a backyard in Melbourne

Canine CPR saves a life video

Snout has earned a spot in Gavin Lewis' home after his near-death experience.

Would smooch your own pooch if push came to shove?

What does that miaow really mean?

Ever wondered what your cat is really trying to tell you?

New device translates cat's noises into human speech.

The pets that go paddleboarding

Michael Ellison on a paddleboard with Ellie the cat and Tama the dog at Macandrew Bay, Dunedin.

A ginger cat and a golden retriever have taken to riding the waves. No, really.


'There's no one to sing to him'

Rachelle Briannan, pictured with her two children, was at her wit's end when no one RSVP-ed to her son's birthday party.

Mum was left in tears when everyone cancelled on her son's party... but a mothers' group came to the rescue.

Family's first girl in 101 years

Baby Auerelia is a family record breaker.

"I didn't know what an Underdahl girl looked like," says dad as daughter breaks four-generation male streak.

Six health tips for dads-to-be

Trying to conceive? Women aren't the only ones who need to look after their pre-conception health.

Trying to conceive? Here's what men can do to boost their pre-conception health.

Mum's heartache over son

Bede's mother Isabella has blogged about the heartbreaking emotional dilemmas posed by her son's condition.

"My heart is raw. Because the truth is I want my son to die. I'm tired. He is tired. I want peace for him, rest."

kiwi traveller

Why expats are full of themselves

Being at expat can make you cool - at least to the locals.

Everyone knows their name. They're popular, cool and don't want to leave.

Where to go in Canada

The resort town of Banff in Canada's Alberta province is known for its stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.

Spur of the moment trip to North America? We can help with an itinerary.

From Montreal to Auckland

Emilie Scrase and Zack Rath enjoy waterskiing at Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach.

Zack Rath and his wife Emilie Scrase have embraced Auckland's beaches, hiking trails... and fish and chips.

5 things you can't miss in May

Bluff's infamous oyster season has officially begun.

A new month brings plenty of events you won't want to miss.