Wind whips Wellington airport video

1:10 PM  Flights cancelled and drivers warned to take care as high winds slam Wellington.

Winds cause chaos video

Marlborough fires seen from the air on Thursday.

3 min ago  Winds lashing much of the country ground choppers fighting major fires and whip the roof off a grandstand.

Stop-go murder accused denied bail

13 min ago  The man accused of the 2013 shooting of George Taiaroa has been denied bail.

Pilot indecently assaulted half sister

Indebted commercial pilot to turn to truck driving to make ends meet after conviction.

Sex abuse teacher jailed video

Stacey Reriti abused a boy from age 10, and sent nude photos to a second boy.

'7 condoms don't equal 21 orgasms'

12:55 PM  German court pours cold water over start-up company's optimistic math.


Kiwi pilot's body found

Former Timaru man Kelly Leslie, who lived in Cork, Ireland.

12:58 PM  Irish police have confirmed a body found is that of missing New Zealander Kelly Leslie.

Bees swarm at fatal crash scene

The crash happened in thick fog, police said, and the road is still closed.

Child, Youth and Family Chief Social Worker Paul Nixon will be joining us for a live chat to answer your questions on child abuse policy.

Confronting abuse

12:58 PM  Catch up on our discussion with chief social worker Paul Nixon.


Wind causes chaos

Winds lashing much of the country ground choppers fighting major fires and whip the roof off a grandstand.


White House on lockdown video

The White House was on lockdown on Thursday after a person jumped the fence and was immediately caught. Mana Rabiee reports.

12:54 PM  Man draped in US flag jumps a fence at the White House, triggering a lockdown.

Unity urged in Isis fight video

Francois Hollande meets with Vladimir Putin and calls on world powers to unite in fight against "common enemy".

A Perth lawyer says no legal action should be taken against woman who filmed "girls gone wild" video.

Could 'girls gone wild' sue? video

Women who trashed bar bathroom wouldn't have a leg to stand on if they tried to sue the filmer, laywer says.


It's Christmas every day

Amazon's fulfillment centre prepares for Black Friday in England. Black Friday has overtaken Cyber Monday as's busiest day with 5.5 million items sold on the day last year.

OPINION: Has Cyber Monday had its day as big retailers increasingly offer deep discounts year round?

Bomb threat to avoid work

Aaron O'Neill didn't want to go to work, so he hatched an elaborate drunken plan to pull a sickie.

Hartley Atkinson, the company's managing director, says the IPO will allow AFT Pharmaceuticals to grow to the next level.

NZ pharma firm to list

AFT Pharmaceuticals, which started in an Auckland garage in 1997, will raise over $33m from new investors.


How to buy tech as a present

The BB-8 droid from Sphero..

Tech is one of the most popular types of presents you can give at Christmas, but buying gadgets for others can be tough.

Li-fi: 100 times faster than wi-fi

The new form of wireless tech has clocked in at speeds of up to 224 gigabits per second.

Breaking up isn't so hard to do, more of a mild inconvenience.

The week I quit social media

OPINION: The day I gave up social media, I went on Facebook three times. 

life & style

Jewels for that time of the month

London designer Lili Murphy-Johnson hopes her period inspired collection will break down menstruation taboos.

Shark week, aunt Flow, the crimson tide - yes, now you can wear jewellery inspired by your period.

Best & worst dressed celebs gallery

Victoria is her own best advert, Salma puts a lot on show, and one model commits crimes against polyester.


Cats in black & white gallery

Sylvester is one, Postman Pat has one, and they're said to be among the feistiest cats you can meet.


Now and then theme for Pukekohe parade

The Pukekohe Playcentre community, including Sahib Hehar, Phinaya Helmbright-Galvin, Bella Davies, Cole Davies and Holly Jackman are getting festive - preparing their walking float for the Pukekohe Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 6.

1:20 PM  The Pukekohe Playcentre community is getting festive - preparing a walking float for the Pukekohe Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 6.

The perfect turkey for Thanksgiving

Fiona Smith shares her secrets to creating a crowd-pleasing bird with crisp roasties and the best gravy.

Bill and Angela Thompson with some of the Christmas lights and motifs they have already set up in their garden.

Christmas light display to give back

1:04 PM  The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Te Aroha.

well & good

Make like a model this summer

Most of us will live the model life like this crew but we can still be fit and trim.

While I know I'll never be six feet tall with the hips of a young boy, I can still be fit and healthy, right?

How to train like a Navy SEAL

There's training hard, and then there's training like a SEAL. Think you could handle it?

Can't find the right diet? Eating more greens is a good place to start.

5 diets you need to know about

Planning a health kick? Experts weigh in on this year's top diets - and what's coming next.

home & property

Creating a slice of Middle-earth

Live like a hobbit - Green Magic Homes has devised a prefabricated shell that lets you create your own hobbit house.

11:46 AM  Bilbo Baggins, move over - now you too can build your own hobbit house with these prefab shells.

Sheet folding not so simple video

It's an age-old woe - how to fold an awkwardly-shaped fitted sheet. Do you know the secret?

'Looking Good' has masses of frilly pink, healthy blooms.

Gardening tasks for the week

12:00 PM  Little and often is the way to go in your garden - here are three jobs to do this weekend.

food & wine

What the heck is aquafaba?

Aquafaba, or chickpea brine, is the perfect egg-white substitute.

This egg white substitute sounds like a spell from a Harry Potter book, and its effect seems nearly as magical.

NZ's best dessert wines

Homegrown sweet whites are increasingly impressive, and here are Cuisine's five-star picks.

Things Nigella should do in NZ

Recipe: Yoghurt roast chicken

nz farmer

No animals in rivers: report

All cattle, deer and pigs should be kept out of rivers, lakes and wetlands, says the Land and Water Forum in its latest report.

12:55 PM  Land and Water Forum presses to exclude livestock on plains and lowland hills from waterways.

Wetlands are winners

Wetlands are making a comeback in the Wairarapa

High rainfall effluent breaches

Farmers pitch in together 


See Sonny Bill's gruesome detox

Sonny Bill Williams has an unusual way of shrugging off the stress.

12:41 PM  Check it out in Stuff's celebrity tweets of the week.

Beenie Man speaks out

12:35 PM  His only New Zealand interview to promote the gig he's been dropped from was with Stuff, when he said he had changed.

Taylor Swift performs live on stage during the 1989 World Tour Live at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 10, 2015 in Shanghai, China.

Taylor Swift has left the country

9 min ago  Taylor Swift's whirlwind visit to New Zealand is over.


Ban on centurion impersonators

Members of the Gruppo Storico Romano (Roman Historical Group) dressed as centurions march past the ancient Colosseum in Rome.

11:54 AM  They pose for photos and frequently come under fire for their pushy tactics with tourists.

6 Aussie festivals to try

We’ve snooped around and come up with a list of six of the best little-known Aussie festivals.

There's a way to get more value out of frequent flyer miles.

Maximise your miles

We've put together five useful tips for using your frequent flyer miles more effectively.

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Review: Settling The Score Live stuff nation

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The Auckland Philharmonia navigated this variegated and popular programme with their usual aplomb, writes Takeshi Ito.

POTD: A dog for any mood stuff nation

Quintin won't leave your side if you're feeling down, and will bounce around with you if you're happy!

Weather photo of the week.

North Hagley Park - morning light on the spring flowers

Weather photo of the week stuff nation

Spring has sprung in Paul Gee's shot of flowers in the morning light at Christchurch's North Hagley Park.


No drivers on roads in future video

Self-driving cars seem inevitable and this what they may look like.

Flying cars? Hovercraft? NZ's Ministry of Transport reveals its predictions.

VW's dirty diesel solution

12:57 PM  The fix for VW's emissions-cheating diesel engines is surprisingly simple, but it won't be quick.

A March 2013 file photo of Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker who was killed in a car crash on November 30, 2013.

Paul Walker's dad sues Porsche

Paul Walker's dad files claim against Porsche over the accident that killed the Fast & Furious star.


Death puts floodlit test in focus video

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum says his players will don black armbands in Phillip Hughes' memory.

'Hughesy' still in the back of players' minds as final preparations made for inaugural pink ball test.

England to trial no coin toss

England shelve century-old tradition and do away with mandatory coin toss.

Pennsylvania's Evan Megoulas completed his first full marathon after taking a wrong turn when he was running the half marathon.

The accidental marathon man

Teen with learning disabilities takes wrong turn on half marathon, ends up doing the full course.

good reads

Are we building a great city?

An aerial view of Christchurch's city centre taken in May this year.

What is frustrating is that we already know what makes for great cities. . . so why are we working on untested assumptions?

'One of the greatest American heroes'

Hugh Montgomery, 91, at his home with the Nazi SS flag which was flying over Buchenwald concentration camp during WWII.

He jumped into Normandy, ran spies in Moscow, and has now retired at 90

We forge on despite chaos

The atom bomb became the feared enemy, says Rosemary McLeod.

Rosemary McLeod's parents wondered whether it was right to bring a child into this rotten world. That was just after WWII.

Beware of the 'BFF' mother

Where do you draw the line between mother and friend?

OPINION: The teacher who claims today's mums are damaging their daughters by trying to be best friends is right.

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Catitude in cabs gallery video

The SPCA's Jorja Bennetts and Uber driver Stewart Hendaryo will be out and about making kitten playtime deliveries around Wellington on Friday to promote pet adoption.

Craving a cuddle with a cute feline? Uber will deliver some to your office for a small SPCA donation.

Police called as man attacks spider

The huntsman spider is commonly found in Sydney although police did not reveal the identity of the spider.

Police were called thinking a man was beating up his girlfriend, but all was not as it seemed.

Injured bird takes free flight

An injured northern royal albatross found off the coast of Kaikoura was treated at Vet Care Kaikoura before being flown up to Wellington for further treatment.

Air NZ has flown an injured albatross, found off the Kaikoura coast, to Wellington for specialist treatment.

Man stole human brains

David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property and burglary in a Marion County court.

Six jars of brain material were sold for for US$600 on eBay, a court heard.


Kids, we need to talk about porn

It might frighten parents to think their young children are exposed to porn online, but it's a reality in today's digital world.

Parents often underestimate their child's exposure to porn online.

Blog: The dirty F-Word

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Let’s talk about milk supply when feeding twins, the evil formula and my favourite lactation cookie recipe.

Stop the 'baby bump' nonsense

Yep, she'd still wear this even if she wasn't pregnant.

No, those celebs aren't "flaunting their baby bumps"- they're just pregnant.

When sex ed goes too far

Do you know what they are looking at, all the time?

Would you give your pre-teen or teen access, with some restrictions, to porn on their smartphone?

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Tales from a month in America

Tales from a month in America

OPINION: American food is a problem. It's not that it's uniformly awful – far from it. There's just far too much of it.

Vegetarian realities in Ghana

A local coconut seller in Accra waits for business

Avoiding meat can be a hassle for any vegetarian traveller, but Stacey Knott finds exceptions in Ghana.

Kiwi expats a proud bunch

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Kiwis living overseas are prouder and more positive about New Zealand than those living here.

'Hot plumber' takes on the USA

Logan said Yosemite National Park in California was one of the most beautiful places he had ever been.

The travelling tradie won't be returning to the building site anytime soon.