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Everest movie depicts disaster

REVIEW: This is epic cinema - entertaining and emotionally enervating.

Cop takes the stand

Ashburton Courthouse.

Timaru police officer said his punches to a handcuffed youth were "distraction strikes".

When will flu season end?

Half of your workmates may be off sick but there's some good news about the flu season.

Migrant chaos at station video

"Please, we are human too," beg migrants hoping Budapest will let them through.

Police close to cracking bombing

Police say they're "70 per cent" done resolving deadly Thailand bombing case.

Chocolate milk sells out

They've waited since October, but South Islanders finally got to try Lewis Road milks. Labelling hiccup at launch

national

Bid to lure girl, 12, into car

Police are searching for two men who tried to lure a Havelock North schoolgirl in to a car.

Hawke's Bay police search for two men who pursued girl as she tried to run away.

Killer: Prison like holiday park

Killer Martin Cranswick Schofield told victim's daughters "he enjoyed prison".

Tuesday's flooding in Greenlane, Auckland, caused by heavy rain. Another downpour was due for Wednesday.

Thunderstorm and tornado risk

Aucklanders warned of the small chance of a tornado with thunderstorms expected to hit the city.

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How good is the Everest movie?

REVIEW: Based on the tragic 1996 disaster on Mt Everest this is epic cinema - entertaining and emotionally enervating.

world

Closer to cracking Bangkok blast

Thai police spokesman Prawut Thawornsiri shows a sketch of a suspect believed to be involved in the recent Bangkok blast at the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok.

Police claimed significant progress towards finding the mastermind of Thailand's deadliest attack.

No regrets over pregnancy hoax

Man behind "pregnant" tourist hoax says he doesn't regret pretending she was suicidal.

A woman walks past the debris of a collapsed house as she leaves a temple, months after two deadly earthquakes in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nepal yet to spend aid money

$4.1b was pledged to help Nepal, and the govt has yet to make arrangements to receive the money.

business

Petrol rises above $2 a litre

Petrol pump pain is in store for motorists who have got used to a long run of price cuts in recent months.

Z Energy and BP have both hiked prices by 4 cents a litre, the first increase in two months.

A life without credit cards

OPINION: To me, credit cards are tiny plastic reminders you've spent money you don't have.

Kids want to be good with money, but few schools are teaching them.

Kids call for money lessons

School children think they are pretty good at managing their money. Their teachers think they are not.

money

Credit card matching made easy

Credit cards can be a costly trap if not used correctly.

Finding the right credit card for you is only a matter of patience and a bit of research.

Truck shop owner charged

Charges have been laid against one of two truck shops under investigation by the Commerce Commission.

Partners in dark on finances

'Brighter' notes launched video

small business

Meet the dog whisperer video

Selina McIntyre is a dog behavioural consultant.

It started out with a notepad and an 11 year-old girl. Now Selina McIntyre calls herself the dog whisperer.

Erin Reilly: 365 days later

This year has been the hardest yet most rewarding year of my life.

Textile queen re-invents herself

Spice business looks overseas

technology

Mosquitoes as DNA drones

Mosquito feeding: Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect to predict the spread of diseases.

Microsoft's Project Premonition is using the insect as a biological drone to predict the spread of diseases.

Trump vs Bush on Instagram

Republican presidential rivals trade insulting 'liberal-label' Instagram videos.

Hamlet: The Videogame opens at The Court Theatre on Thursday as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival.

Shoot 'em up Shakespeare

Hamlet fights zombies and Ophelia is an intelligent computer. Welcome to Hamlet: The Video Game.

life & style

Tattoo reveals hidden battle

The text inked onto Bekah Miles' leg reads "I'm fine" to onlookers, but when she looks down on it, it reads: "Save me."

Woman gets tattoo to express her ongoing inner battle with depression.

My singles-friendly wedding

It was important to me that my wedding didn't single out my single friends.

Kylie Jenner.

Kylie J's anti-bullying campaign

Kylie Jenner might look like she has the perfect life, but she says she has been bullied too.

well & good

See the good in yourself

See the good in yourself that other people see in you.

Allowing ourselves to see the good within us, we can be motivated which can take us to a higher level.

A gruelling charity run in Kenya

Once a year, the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya becomes a marathon race track.

Are farmers' markets the way to go?

Is organic a waste of money?

Buying organic veggies at the supermarket is basically a waste of money. Really?

home & property

How to get those roses growing

'Hayley Westenra' won rose of the year in 2010.

Rose guru Barbara Lea Taylor shares her tips for feeding roses this spring.

Bring a bit of spring inside

Winter is done and dusted. Inject some spring into your interiors with these 10 design tips.

The feline Bonnie and Clyde.

Sharing a flat with 'devil cats'

Maybe, just maybe, apartment-living isn't right for everyone – or everything.

food & wine

Tasting wine is hard work

When you taste a wine, nothing else matters for the next half minute except what that wine's smells, tastes and texture mean to no-one else but you.

A day's wine tasting is both mentally and physically exhausting.

Treat Dad with chocolate

If your dad's a chocolate fan (and aren't they all?), here's what to make him this Father's Day.

Food parcels go gourmet

From the bean to the cup

nz farmer

Dairy prices still rising

Price rises were backed by 166 participating bidders trading 35,865 metric tonnes of dairy product.

But difficult times are far from over for farmers after the second positive dairy auction in a row.

Poaching increasing

Sheep farmer bemused at the sentencing of a helicopter pilot caught poaching on his property.

Curly a godsend for widow

Fonterra loan set to be popular

entertainment

Fans freak out at Potter news

Times, they are a changing at Platform 9 and 3/4.

J.K.Rowling had fans in a froth overnight with movement at the station on Platform 9 and 3/4.

TV show under fire for rape poll

TV show steps into hornet's nest stirred up by Chrissie Hynde's rape comments.

Pretty Ricky performing in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Offensive but unsurprising

OPINION: The problem with Pretty Ricky isn't what they did, it's how they did it.

travel

The darker side of budget travel

Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger quit their jobs to travel the world. Now they've been forced to scrub toilets to make ends meet.

They quit lucrative jobs to travel the world, now they're scrubbing toilets in exchange for food.

Pre-wedding bliss in Paris gallery

Chinese tourists are flocking to the 'City of Love' in search of the perfect wedding photo.

The property is not far from The Recreation Ground, Bath Rugby's official stadium. A stadium which is often regarded as one of the most 'idyllic' grounds in England.

Blanket ban on All Blacks fans

Former rugby star lists home on Airbnb, but it comes with a catch for kiwis.

stuff nation

Tattoos externalise internal pain

Kiri Speirs' photo of a tattoo in honour of her 6-year-old daughter who died from cancer. 

Stuff Nation submission

Bereaved parents are a kind of reluctant tribe and some of us have chosen to mark ourselves as such.

Pregnancy hoax comments stuff nation

The case of a pregnant french woman on the gold coast is just one big hoax after all.

Garth Mudford is behind this design from Kyle Lockwood.

Who is the new flag really for? stuff nation

In a democracy, the majority wins. And the majority of Kiwis relate to the final four flag designs.

motoring

See-through tech for towing gallery video

Land Rover researchers develop an innovative camera system that makes a trailer or caravan appear see-through when being towed.

Land Rover developing a see-through trailer concept that would completely remove the blind spot created when towing a caravan or trailer.

Ford NZ boss is a happy man gallery

Ford launches facelifted Focus hatch as New Zealand sales continue to race ahead.

Motorists may soon be required by law to give cyclists a 1.5-metre gap when overtaking.

Safety buffer for cyclists looms

Govt considering a law that would require overtaking drivers to give cyclists up to 1.5 metres of space.

sport

Challenge laid down to All Blacks

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 02:  L to R, Kieran Read, Beauden Barrett, Malakai Fekitoa, Tony Woodcock and Tawera Kerr-Barlow stretch  during a New Zealand All Blacks training session at Hutt Recreation Ground on September 2, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Three days isn't long, but it was enough for All Blacks coach Steve Hansen to make his point.

Ngatai leads Taranaki to win

Charlie Ngatai has rescued the NPC champions from a fourth straight defeat against Counties.

Aug 11, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Danny Lee hits a tee shot on the 1st hole during a practice round for the 2015 PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits -The Straits Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Huge weekend ahead for Lee

Deutsche Bank Championship the last chance of automatic President's Cup selection for Kiwi.

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good reads

'American Dream' linked to shootings

A parishioner prays during a mass for killed journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward at Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta, Virginia last week.

It's not just gun culture that has led to all the mass shootings in the States, academic says.

Where dungeons and dragons await

King Rene's castle (Chateau du roi Rene).

In this French countryside, tales of dungeons and dragons linger beyond castle walls.

What the forklift?

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The 2015 Nelson Arts Festival, Michele A'Court, Stuff I Forgot.

Terms of endearment can get lost in translation, writes Michele A'Court.

Ashburton shooting anniversary

Ashburton will pause again on Tuesday to remember the Work and Income shootings that shook the town.

Canterbury town remembers the day two killed as they worked helping the community.

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Balls all natural video

Lloyd Esler explains why grass balls have formed on Oreti Beach.

It appears the mysterious balls appearing on Oreti Beach are just nature working its course.

Top hoaxes: did you fall for these?

In reality, this dog is probably half the size.

It's becoming harder to spot a fake.

Trump vs Bush on Instagram

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) heads to the stage behind fellow candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) for the start of the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is going after Republican presidential rival Jeb Bush with a new campaign video about immigration.

Mysterious balls on Oreti Beach

Grass balls washed up at the north end of Oreti Beach in large numbers over hundreds of metres.

Alien eggs? Tumble seaweed? An art installation?

Parenting

Home meals for new mums

Vic Parsons and son Kiva. Parsons had created a Loving Mamas Kitchen to help provide new mums with cooked meals.

Vic Parsons is helping new mums get food on the table.

Alyssa Milano: I'm so blessed

Alyssa Milano and her son Milo, now 4.

Alyssa Milano felt reborn when she welcomed son Milo into the world.

Celebrating fantastic fathers stuff nation

Father and son smiling at the beach

Dads don't always get the credit they deserve so here's a chance to celebrate yours.

Why I breastfeed my 4-year-old

Vickie Krevatin claims breastfeeding her 4-year-old son helps alleviate his ADHD symptoms.

Mum claims breastfeeding her 4-year-old keeps his ADHD at bay.

kiwi traveller

What sight to see in HK?

For amusement-park-loving teens, Hong Kong Disneyland is the place to go.

There's something for all the family to enjoy in Hong Kong, from markets to theme parks.

Expat tales: The great outdoors

Simon Dilks with his wife and daughter against the mountainous scenery of their home.

Simon Dilks ditched the rat race for a life of adventure in Yangshuo, China.

Lost and found in Italy

Passport, credit card, phone, the Holy Trinity of travel.

Travel is full of heart-stopping moments, not all of which are about ogling scenic wonders.

The reality of London life stuff nation

Living and working in London is challenging and exhausting, but it's also one of the most enriching experiences you can have, says Amelia.

There are heaps of opportunities in London, writes Amelia Abplanalp. You just have to be patient, network like crazy and work damn hard.