Ruckless rugby 'underarm' tactics

9:01 AM  "It's not rugby," Eddie Jones says as Italy's breakdown tactics flummox England.

Secret CYF recording

A manager from Child, Youth and Family admitted the agency made multiple mistakes in dealing with the family of a ...

9:39 AM  Family recorded CYF manager admitting mistakes that saw injured toddler sent home before he was killed.

New Nokia won't work on Spark

10:11 AM  The new-old dumbphone with Snake and a 30-day battery has a catch for Kiwis.

Ali Williams charged after arrest video

9:59 AM  Ex-All Black has been charged after his arrest for allegedly buying cocaine in Paris.

An inaccessible city

10 min ago  OPINION: Unforgiving lanes, painful parking, road closures. Welcome to Christchurch.

Killed soldier's dad snubs Trump

9:27 AM  His son was killed in a raid in Yemen. When Trump called, he didn't want to know.

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Conviction didn't affect top job

Mike Bush said he was caught for drink driving 34 years ago while he was an off-duty detective constable in Auckland.

9:35 AM  Mike Bush's historical drink drive conviction had no bearing on his appointment as Police Commissioner.

Kidnapping trial begins

A 19-year-old woman was found critically injured on a roadside in Auckland - five people will stand trial.

The Waikato University student - a 21-year-old man - disappeared beneath the surface of Lake Karapiro while out swimming ...

Student feared drowned

9:05 AM  A trip to escape the heat ends in police divers scouring lake floor for lost student.


Sir Ian McKellen's 'lucky' pounamu

The Lord of the Rings star wore his pounamu pendant to the Oscars. It didn't bring him much luck, though.


Trial for Kiwi mum's murder

Tara Brown died in hospital after a vicious attack on a Gold Coast street in September 2015.

Tara Brown was bashed to death on the Gold Coast - now, her ex-partner faces court for a murder trial.

Sweden's new Trump confusion

No one's heard of the "security adviser" backing up the US President after his false claim about an attack.

The driver who crashed a truck into a crowd of people celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans has been identified as ...

Crash driver charged

"Highly intoxicated " man allegedly ploughed into a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, injuring 28.


2degrees says sorry

For Sade Hopkins (left) and Kim Workman, the upgrade couldn't have come at a worse time.

For Sade Hopkins and Kim Workman, the glitches could not have come at a worse time.

Kiwi credit scores leap

There's been some dramatic improvements, but it's not because we've suddenly got better with money.

Picton rural delivery contractor Dennis Wye will have less mail to deliver on Saturday from April 1.

Big change for rural posties

9:57 AM  A small drop in income is on the cards for contractors when Saturday rural post is dropped.


Samsung showcases new tablets

Consumers will have to wait at least a few weeks longer for details on Samsung's next major smartphone.

Samsung is spotlighting new Android and Windows tablets after delaying the S8 smartphone.

Huawei releases new phone

9:32 AM  Huawei's new P10 line has new features including facial detection and dual Leica rear camera lenses.

The Keyone feature a 12-megapixel rear camera and quick charging technology.

BlackBerry brings back keyboard

8:48 AM  The new Keyone, which runs on Google's Android, features a touchscreen and a keyboard.

life & style

Week in celebrity Instagrams gallery

Now that's a selfie. Looking good, J-Lo.

 David Beckham bakes a pie, Jessica Biel eats a rainbow and Oprah makes margaritas.

Should I reject taken man?

He's in a relationship but keeps making passes at me. I'd like to see where it goes. Should I?

Mum of 4, Adrienne Osuna posing her muscular conundrum.

Mum is a muscular conundrum

She dropped three dress sizes but lost less than a kilo. How?

well & good

What’s in your herbal medicine?

Natural medicines do not face the same regulatory scrutiny as pharmaceuticals.

Natural medicines do not face the same regulatory scrutiny as pharmaceuticals - are they really that effective?

Lipstick glue for period outrage

Ladies, this is the bizarre period product you've been waiting for.

Too much exercise can leave no energy or desire for sex.

Exercise may lower men's libido

Exercise is meant to make us hot-blooded, but too much of it can sap our sex drive, a new study has found.

home & property

The gentle art of giant knitting

Plump & Co's wool bump options come in limited edition colours.

This new crafting craze flips your grandma's knitting into a more luxurious, meditative process.

At my place: Simone Anderson

The health and lifestyle blogger lives in a chic Mt Eden home with her partner Trent and a few flatmates. 

Pat and Denise Donnelly have created a beautiful rural garden featuring crisply cut hedges, topiary and sweeping lawns.

Garden of the week: Tamahere

Meet the Waikato couple who prefer pottering in their garden to almost anything else.

food & wine

Pineapple on pizza? Blame Canada

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says pineapple on pizza is a Canadian creation.

Pineapple on pizza was created in Canada, the country's prime minister says.

Home's poke salad bowl

We help readers track down a dish from a restaurant or cafe.

Nutritional labels added to beer

Top 5 summer delicacies

nz farmer

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Worksafe programme manager agriculture Al McCone.

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

Surge in orders for calf pens

Orders are pouring in for bobby calf holding pens as the deadline to meet new regulations approaches.

Rampant rates anger farmers

Farmer's grass bonanza dream


Gunn counts his blessings

Jason Gunn suffered a heart attack on January 31 while he was at the gym.

9:33 AM  Less than a month after suffering a heart attack, broadcaster Jason Gunn is back on air.

Oscar nomination revoked video

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi has lost its chance at an Academy Award after accusations of "telephone lobbying".

Ian Mune: There's a wicked gleam in them there eyes.

Ian Mune in 500 words or less

13 min ago  A chat with Kiwi actor-writer-director - and film legend - Ian Mune.


Airline's all-you-can-fly service

This service takes jet-setting to a whole new level.

10:14 AM  It has been described as the "Netflix of airlines" and "Uber of the air".

The world according to Henrik

Henrik Jeppesen visited every country before he was 28. Now he's working through the territories.

Puzzling World in Wanaka really messes with your head.

Famous in NZ: Puzzling World

Enter the world-first outdoor 3D Maze with towers, overbridges and underpasses.


Ford Escapes Kuga name video

The new Ford Escape poses at the entrance to Melbourne's historic Luna Park.

Goodbye Kuga - hello Escape with Ford confident new SUV will appeal more to young motorists on the family merry-go-round.

Great car, shame about diesel

Will emissions concerns prevent us buying cars as good as this Mazda6 Limited diesel?

The Audi SQ7 parked at Woodville racecourse.

A tale of horsepower

We take the Audi SQ7 to the races, and talk horse power.

stuff nation

Spud the socialite

Pet of the Day - Stuff Nation - Spud

Wire-haired jack russell Spud once shied away from affection. Now, he can't get enough.

Edmund the  mini schnauzer

Edmund the exploring mini schnauzer is a big fan of exploring New Zealand. Catch him around Auckland.

Stuff Nation use only - Holly Scott, centre, with a group of children from Chifunga Secondary School, Malawi.

Malawi porridge project

We hope to help feed and educate the 300 students of Chifunga Secondary School, in Malawi.


Barker queries Team NZ tactics

Team Japan skipper Dean Barker is thrilled to have his America's Cup racing catamaran in the water.

Team Japan boss launches latest America's Cup catamaran and says he has advantage over old syndicate.

Man Utd win EFL Cup

Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahmiovic nets twice in Man Utd's wobbly Wembley win over Southampton.

WBC champion Deontay Wilder is willing to take his heavyweight belt on the line if necessary.

Wilder: I'll fight Parker anywhere

9:29 AM  "Either way it goes, I just want the fight made. I don't care about location," WBC champ says of unification bout with Kiwi.

good reads

Labour's future has one name

Younger blood - like new Mt Albert MP Jacinda Ardern - is needed for the top of the Labour party, Chris Trotter says.

OPINION: If Andrew Little doesn't promote Jacinda Arden to deputy-leader, then he's a fool, writes Chris Trotter.

Would you swim a 'Smithable' river?

Not wading but swimming: Nick Smith prepares for a dip in the Manawatu River in 2016.

OPINION: Baby boomers like me remember clean rivers - and we vote. Dave Armstrong writes.

Transgender issue hits the mat

Mack Beggs, a transgender boy, competes in a state championship girls wrestling competition, in Cypress, Texas.

How a transgender teenage wrestler's win divided both a sport and a country.

Millions starving in famine stuff nation video

The world's newest country, South Sudan, is being hit by the first famine in the world for six years.

 OPINION: South Sudan is in the grip of a famine. We can't let children die.

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Wendell Sailor was banned from rugby for two years for using cocaine in 2006.

Former prominent rugby union players have been busted for cocaine.

Pineapple on pizza? Blame Canada

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says pineapple on pizza is a Canadian creation.

Pineapple on pizza was created in Canada, the country's prime minister says.

Bees learn to play football

Scientists trained 50 bees on how to play the game by incentivising them with sweet treats.

After scientists successfully trained a first group, others in the colony picked up the game in just 30 minutes.

Lipstick glue for period slammed

Ladies, this is the period product you've been waiting for.

Ladies, this is the bizarre period product you've been waiting for.


Parents ban male babysitters

I am determined to do everything I can to make sure my daughter is not a victim of abuse.

OPINION: My husband and I made a rule: no man would ever babysit our children.

Do mums prefer sleep or sex?

A survey of behaviour in the bedroom reveals what Aussie mothers prefer between the sheets.

A survey of behaviour in the bedroom reveals what mothers prefer between the sheets.

Ordinary day with autistic son

The Sim family, from left, Cathy Kiely, her son Jesse Sim, and Philip Sim.

Mum sometimes cries and wonders "why me?". But then her autistic son Jesse brings a flower and says, "mum, love".

Motherhood isn't worth fuss?

Hey, they don't call her Queen Bey for nothing.

OPINION: Yes it is. Motherhood may be a common experience, but that doesn't make it any less extraordinary.

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Insider Tip: Japan

Japanese macaques warm themselves in the onsens.

It's a place where vending machines dispense everything from flowers to lobster.

5 days in San Francisco

Ten thousand people bike across the Golden Gate Bridge on a good summer's day.

Apart from the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, is there anything else to do?

Expat tales: Austin power

Cycle or paddle across Ladybird Lake.

Aucklander Helen Bailey loves the tacos and outdoor activities in Austin, Texas.

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"We took a walk around Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I happened to stop and saw ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

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