TV host 'truly grateful' for support

There has been an outpouring of love after Toni Street revealed her health battle.

A great deal for NZ?

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference.

3:47 AM  Trade Minister Tim Groser admits it was "too difficult" to remove all dairy and beef tariffs.

'I could've saved him'

Upper Hutt woman Lesley Sole has spoken out about trying to save the man shot dead by police

Cricket stars appear in Cairns trial

Top international players are among 50 witnesses to give evidence in Chris Cairns' perjury trial in London.

Couch stoush heats up

Harvey Norman customers considering legal action over an online sales glitch.

'The best thing I have ever seen' video

Runaway water tank "just smashed the posts and flattened the wires like they weren't even there".

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Child dead in Tirau car crash

Emergency services close a section of State Highway 5, near Tirau, while an investigation into a fatal road incident is completed.

A child was hit by a car and killed on a rural highway near Tirau in south Waikato.

Man falls down freezer hole

Emergency services are working to free a man who fell down a freezer hole on a boat in Bluff.

The fresh road cone appeared up a Norfolk pine in Stillwater overnight.

Tall challenge for road cone fan

New type of "pine cone" appearing on trees overnight.

Rugby World Cup

Pool A is group of hell - Gatland

Welsh coach Kiwi Warren Gatland is pleased his side is through to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals, but not happy with the tournament draw.

Wales coach Warren Gatland pans "stupid" World Cup draw alongside Wallabies and England.

Horne given every chance

Coach Michael Chieka hopeful injured wing will remain with squad for the rest of the World Cup.

Everyone seems concerned about the All Blacks' form except the team itself.

Defensive ABs need to improve

All Blacks are tired of being questioned about their World Cup form.


From 'best wedding ever' to PM?

Auburn's deputy mayor Salim Mehajer outraged neighbours by shutting down a suburb for his wedding. Now he wants to be prime minister.


Under investigation over fire 

Indonesian soldiers extinguish the fire on burned peatland and fields in Palembang, Indonesia, over the weekend.

The Indonesian police are investigating an Australian company over a fire on a palm oil plantation as the haze condition worsens in the region.

Schools ordered to close 

Malaysia has ordered all schools to close for two days as a haze is on track to become the worst on record.

Salim Mehajer with wife Aysha during his bizarre interview.

From 'best wedding' to PM?

Australian deputy mayor Salim Mehajer - whose lavish wedding outraged locals - wants to be prime minister.


Ruling floors carpet-maker

New Zealand Wool Services International's Kaputone wool scouring plant at Belfast, Christchurch. The Commerce Commission is studying the value of the plant in a post-merger sale

Commerce Commission has "shifted the goalposts" in backing wool processing merger, Godfrey Hirst says.

Wages are a weighty issue

Obese men earn $140 per week more, but obese women $60 less, than their average-sized peers.

KiwiSaver members have seen stock market rises boost their account balances, FMA data shows.

KiwiSavers double returns

KiwiSaver contributors are $3b better-off on paper thanks to strong investment returns.


Kiwis lured with $1 iPhones

An example of one of the scams, spoofed to look like CNN.

No, you can't get a $1 iPhone 6s to "test".

PlayStation 3 discontinued in NZ

Nine years after going on sale, Sony's popular console is being discontinued.

An image from a posting on the Instagram account Kookslams.

Instagram's funniest account

Kookslams features surfers getting hammered by the ocean.

life & style

In defence of activewear

Why do I wear running gear? Because it's basically like wearing pyjamas all day.

So what if my yoga pants have never been to yoga?

The rise of the man cave video

The man cave is a sanctuary and a retreat and becoming more and more popular.

It's exceptionally hard to pile on the bling without looking crass. But what is inappropriately vulgar?

It's in our nature to wear bling

It's exceptionally hard to pile on the bling without looking crass. But what is inappropriate?

well & good

Early detection helped save me stuff nation

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If I had waited until my mammogram was due, I might not be here today.

Taking ageing in their stride

An over-50s marching team, aren't letting hip replacements slow them down.

Dr Libby

Foods to revitalise your skin

Dr Libby answers readers' questions about their health and wellbeing.

home & property

Signs of a good apartment block

Is apartment block living right for you? It can be - if you find the right place.

Here are 10 ways to tell if the building you chose for your new flat is a good place to live.

How I learned to love beige

It gets a bad rap on the home interior front, but when done well, you'd be surprised at how not-at-all boring it is.

The Samsung's Serif's design aims to make the TV more of a statement design piece in the home.

Home innovations you need

Designers are reimagining ordinary household objects in interesting new ways.

food & wine

Judging NZ's best young chefs

William Mordido, of Auckland's Chiko's Restaurant and Cafe, on his way to winning the 2015 Les Chaine des Rotisseurs contest at Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand Culinary Institute in Wellington.

La Chaine des Rotisseurs exists mainly for pleasure, where superior cuisine is matched with fine wines.

Rugby fans buy bacon over beer

It seems most fans watching RWC at pubs are choosing brekkie over beersies. 

Artichoke and kale tapenade

It's dinner on a stick

nz farmer

DOC land swap for Ruataniwha dam

An artist's impression of the proposed Ruataniwha Dam.

The Department of Conservation has agreed to a land swap that would allow the controversial Ruataniwha dam to proceed.

Bucking-bulls on the rise

A South Canterbury rodeo contractor breeds bulls for bull riding.

Aussie shearer tops in merino 

NZ owner to sell dairy farms


Author supports Cecil's death

Wilbur Smith says Cecil's death "did the pride a favour".

He got the facts wrong, but South Africa author Wilbur Smith has still shared his opinion on Cecil the lion's death - and it's a doozy.

Spaceship sets auction record

A model of the Star Wars spaceship has sold for a record $450,000 at a Hollywood memorabilia auction.

Gollum's riddle warfare in The Hobbit, as depicted in Peter Jackson's 2012 film adaptation.

Riddles make books go round

From the King James Bible to Bilbo Baggins, books are alive with some rule-shaking riddles, the kind to dispel your boom-tish phobia.


Seven reasons to visit Sin City

In Sin City all roads lead to the Strip - the bedazzling 6.5km boulevard of casinos, hotels, restaurants and attractions.

Sin City may be its name, but you don't have to break the Ten Commandments.

Luckiest traveller in the world? video

Mollie Bylett is living every travellers dream and getting paid to do it.

Keen to not get bumped from your flight? Show up early at the check-in desk.

How to avoid getting bumped

Overbooking is standard for many airlines, but these tips might help you avoid it.

stuff nation

US won't admit gun problem stuff nation

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement about the shootings in Oregon from the White House in Washington October 1,  2015.  A gunman opened fire at a community college in southern Oregon on Thursday, killing 13 people and wounding some 20 others before he was shot to death by police, state and county officials said.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The problem with guns in America is that many US citizens won't admit they even have a problem.

My premmie miracle stuff nation

Home alone, 25 weeks pregnant and having bad pains, Melissa Moe knew something wasn't right.

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 02:  Steve Hansen, Head Coach of the New Zealand All Blacks looks on prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between New Zealand and Georgia at the Millennium Stadium on October 2, 2015 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

It's the selectors, not the ABs stuff nation

We have the players - I just don't think we have the right selectors to complement that talent.


VW emissions: NZ numbers are in

Tiguan is one of the vehicles most affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

Volkswagen's emissions scandal has affected 7700 New Zealand-new models.

Porsche crashes into crowd

Twenty-six people injured as Porsche 918 Spyder loses control at a charity rally in Malta.

Subaru's Impreza and XV are two versions of the same car.

Car versus crossover

Subaru has turned the Impreza from car into crossover and achieved remarkable results.


Masses welcome Cowboys 

The Cowboys team hold aloft the NRL trophy on stage in front of 15,000 fans at 1300 Smiles Stadium in Townsville on Sunday.

NRL champion North Queensland Cowboys get welcome from 15,000-strong crowd in Townsville. 

Loser Bennett shows disrespect

OPINION: The Brisbane coach couldn't help himself after his team lost the NRL grand final.

The logo for Japan's Super Rugby team, the Sunwolves.

Sunwolves: Japan's Super team

Representing "strength and "bravery", Japan's Super Rugby team will be known as the Sunwolves

good reads

Whirling through icebergs

High arctic winds spin cloud formations into fan shapes.

Even the best-planned expedition can't account for nature.

Singletons redefining 'spinsterhood'

Is the popular conception of a single woman finally shaking free of the "crazy cat lady" stereotype?

With more women actively choosing to stay single, is the often-insulting term losing its stigma?

Rumbling through the Rockies gallery video

The Rocky Mountaineers winds its way through Canada's magnificent landscape.

"In the event of an emergency, please remain seated, stop screaming and follow our instructions."

What's your emergency? gallery video

02102015 News Photo: Jason Dorday/ Fairfax NZ Steve and Siren Deluxe, with baby girl Minty (six months old) and her brother Cannon (nearly two). Steve delivered Minty on the bathroom floor, via instruction from a St John call handler.

Inside the St John 111 call centre - and the stories of the people they help.

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Man sets room on fire during live stream video

Live streaming, plus lighting a match inside equals a cautionary tale of how not to put out a fire.

A Japanese man has live-streamed himself accidentally burning down his room.

British cop wants to move to NZ

"Like your Rugby Team, [I] am closer to the Webb Ellis Trophy than England is," says UK police officer Colin Taylor.

England's Rugby World Cup loss prompts police officer to send a plea to John Key.

Man rents out coffin video

Stephen Parkes has a coffin to rent at his New Plymouth second hand store.

A second hand dealer is hoping to reap the benefits of having an oversized coffin for rent.

Blessed are God's creatures

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's Reverend Michael Holland blesses farmer Stephen Mulholland's llama Hob.

Animals blessed at Wellington Cathedral as part of spring celebration.


Men left behind in IVF debate

If a bloke who wanted to have a baby by himself be supported or scorned?

If virgin women can become mothers, maybe we're ready for equality for men in the parenting debate.

My premmie miracle stuff nation

Melissa's son Aiden was born at 25 weeks, weighing 920g. He is now a "chubby" 3-year-old boy.

Home alone, 25 weeks pregnant and having bad pains, Melissa Moe knew something wasn't right.

Japan's independent kids

Japanese children are taught independence from a young age.

Do you let your 6-year-old navigate public transport alone? What about sending a 2-year-old to run errands?

Silence is golden ... or is it?

When the kids go quiet, that's when you really need to start worrying.

For many, silence and children usually signals trouble and mischief!

kiwi traveller

Delicious delights in San Francisco stuff nation

Kiwi food-blogger Gretchen Lowe shares her top tips for a foodie adventure in San Francisco.

Kiwi food lover give us the lowdown on her top tips when dining in San Francisco.

Mexico by bus

The Metropolitan Cathedral and ruins of the Templo Mayor, the ancient Aztec temple, in central Mexico City.

Need tips on getting around a foreign country? Email your travel questions to us.

Memories of France

Gavin Sayer and his daughter Phoebe, 4, visit the city of Marseille in southern France.

Gavin Sayer remembers his time in Golfe-Juan, a seaside resort from which he explored France.

Kiwi films epic adventure video

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Auckland plumber captures awesome European adventure using GoPro, and the internet is loving it.