19012015 News Photo: Charlotte Curd / Fairfax NZ. After three weeks in horse hospital, Color is all better and back with her best friend Caitlin Blake in Kaponga.

Color dies in Caitlin's arms

The tiny horse that stole the hearts of the nation has died in the arms of its best friend.

Blatter out of sight

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has yet to speak about corruption allegations at his organisation.

15 min ago  Fifa president Sepp Blatter keeps low profile for second successive day amid corruption scandal.

Lotto winner denies cheating

Courier turned multi-millionaire denies he cheated 14 ex-colleagues of share in $16.6m win.

Nicholas praises police recruits

The anti-rape activist never dreamed she would be patron of a class of new police officers.

Just desserts for Tip Top

Tip Top's boysenberry ripple ice cream has scooped another title at icecream awards.

Sex education guidelines updated

Schools advised to address issues of consent and coercion in their sexuality lessons.


Nicholas praises police recruits

Class patron Louise Nicholas with Constable Jess Moorby at the graduation ceremony in Porirua on Thursday.

The anti-rape activist never dreamed she would be patron of a class of new police officers.

Police hunt for elderly man

Police are searching for an elderly man who went missing from an Auckland rest home.

Taradale Primary School, Napier, where a nine-year-old boy was critically injured in an "unfortunate accident".

Boy's escape attempt injures

A boy critically injured in a school window may have been trying to escape after toilet door became stuck.


Waihi faces 50 job losses

After work drinks took on a special significance as workers rally to support each other.


Indian heatwave toll at 1360

A woman walks along the road with her face covered to protect herself from sun stroke.

A heatwave in India that's killed at least 1360 people could yet claim more lives.

New hominin species found

A potential new hominin has been discovered in Ethiopia.

British voters will need convincing that staying in the European Union is the right thing to do.

UK takes hard line on EU reform

EU must amend its founding treaties to accommodate Britain's renegotiation drive, Foreign Secretary says.


Gold Awards finalists

Olivia Olsen, Richard Capie, and Sara Orsborn.

Wellington businesses are sharp and sophisticated awards organiser says.

Just desserts for Tip Top 

Tip Top's boysenberry ripple ice cream has scooped another title at New Zealand Icecream Awards.

Justice Paul Brereton appointed Bianca, 38, trustee of the Hope Margaret Hancock Trust, which was set up by her late grandfather Lang Hancock and is thought to be worth between $4 billion and $5 billion.

Gina Rinehart loses family trust

Gina Rinehart has lost control of a AU$5 billion family trust after a court appointed her eldest daughter trustee.


Health insurer pays out $800m

Joint surgeries like knee replacements are a big source of claims for Southern Cross Health Society.

New Zealand's biggest health insurer reveals the treatments it pays out most on for men and women of different ages.

Breakdown insurance traps

Mechanical breakdown insurance isn't cheap, and isn't always easy to understand either.

Many Aucklanders scraping by

Investors borrow up large 

small business

Quenched vows to return refuelled

Quenched was advertising with the phrase: "Don’t stop the party at your place early, we are here to help."

Booze delivery service says it will be back in business soon, despite criticism.

Kiwi lifestyle holds us back

Our love of lifestyle comes at the cost of bigger pay packets.

Getting employers 'youth ready'

Networking with heart


Twitch bans adult-only games

Rockstar's Manhunt is one of only 26 games given an Adults Only rating by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.

New Rules of Conduct ban streaming of any game given Adults Only rating by North American board.

Data breaches at $5.2m a year

Study shows the cost of data breaches is rising for companies around the world.

Twitter illustration

Infamous troll finally banned

Far-right mega-troll who doxed two reporters may at last be off Twitter - this time for good.

life & style

Fighting back with crop tops

Alexi Halket, standing, found plenty of support for #CropTopDay.

Fed up with her school's dress code, Alexi Halket took a stand - with #CropTopDay.

Jessie loves her husband, but ...

She also likes options, and weekly - and openly - goes on a date with one of her four extramarital partners.

Mother and daughter Rumer and Demi have a 'twinsies' moment.

Demi & Rumer are twinning

Moore's 52 and her daughter Willis is 26 - but they look like thy could be twins.

well & good

Toothbrushing: The right way

Make toothbrushing a ritual. Twice daily. Two minutes each time.

If you think brushing your teeth is a no-brainer, think again... and use these five tips.

How pregnancy 'don'ts' differ

When it comes to what pregnant women can or can't eat, is everyone playing by the same rules?

Even the most seemingly healthful vegetarians often don't strike the right balance.

Vital tips for going meat-free

Eating less meat for better nutrition? What you decide to pile on your plate instead is what really counts.

home & property

Fancy a home under water? gallery

A new development will see 42 boat-like residences moored off Dubai's The World island.

A development in Dubai brings new meaning to the term "sleeping with the fishes".

Is this worth $690m?

Take a look at one of the biggest homes in US history, which is rising on an LA hilltop and is very expensive.

Hannah Stechman and Connor Hamilton are two weeks away from having a place (the pad behind them) to call their own.

'Be willing to start small' video

They're in their early 20s. She's a hairdresser, he's a builder, and they're weeks away from owning their first home.

food & wine

When recipes go wrong

Don't believe everything you read - some recipes simply don't work.

Had a major cooking fail? Blame it on a bad recipe.

Otago winery's ties to Burgundy

David Hall-Jones is the first New Zealander to own a vineyard in Burgundy.

Wasp found in Whittaker's choc

All about passionfruit

nz farmer

Saudi farm deal Q & A


What you need to know about the Government's farm deal with a Saudi businessman.

Drenching doubts cast

Three-years of independent trials cast doubts on the effectiveness of long-acting sheep drenches.

Supreme Court halts farm sale

A feel good milk factor


Rowling slays Westboro Church

JK Rowling has shut down  the Westboro Baptist Church's message of hate.

J.K. Rowling has conjured a magical takedown of the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church over the fabled marriage of Gandalf and Dumbledore.

GoT star rejected 'nude' Shades

Why Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones turned down the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey.

Bruce Jenner has told Diane Sawyer he's transitioning to become a woman.

Sex reassignment complete?

Bruce Jenner has had sex reassignment surgery, according to reports.


Little Havana's unique appeal

Don Pedro Bello Sr., from a long tradition of tobacconists, sits on a chair in front of his Cuba Tobacco Cigar store on the street known as Calle Ocho in Little Havana.

It's not in Cuba - but the Miami neighbourhood has a cultural identity of its own.

Fancy a home under water? gallery

A development in Dubai brings new meaning to the term "sleeping with the fishes".

Prime Minister John Key has not received an invite into Air New Zealand's Elite Priority One club.

'Secret lounge' member walks

Dunedin CEO says he's quitting Air NZ's secret club so he can defend it better.

stuff nation

Top chocolate wasp comments stuff nation


'Turns out the wasp is a missing police informant who got caught in an undercover sting.'

Tyred? Not any more stuff nation

Share your recycling ideas so we can all get a little less waste and a little more wow in our lives.

The Crusaders look dejected after a Waratahs try during the round 15 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Crusaders at ANZ Stadium on May 23, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

Why Crusaders missed playoffs stuff nation

With players looking old and worn it will be a while before the Crusaders are champions again.


Day-old 'vette crashed into tree video

The wrecked Corvette Z06.

This is how to do nearly NZ$30,000 damage to a day-old Chevrolet C7 Corvette Z06.

Lamborghini SUV confirmed

Lamborghini confirms its entry in the luxury SUV market in signing a deal to produce the vehicle in Italy.

Angelina Benn and her son Austin with their new supplementary registration plate.

Check your plate or face a fine

People snapped with bikes obscuring rear number plates on vehicles could face a fine of up to $200.


NZ have mountain to climb

Cricket - New Zealand Nets - Headingley - 27/5/15
New Zealand's Mike Hesson and Brendon McCullum during nets
Action Images via Reuters / Philip Brown

The weather, injury concerns and confidence levels mean a series-levelling win over England is a tough ask for NZ.

Plenty to gain for Hurricanes

A Super Rugby playoff berth is assured for the Hurricanes but they'll want a home semifinal.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has yet to speak about corruption allegations at his organisation.

Has anybody seen Sepp?

13 min ago  Fifa President Sepp Blatter invisible for second successive day amid scandal at his organisation.

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Did 'Lucy' have living cousins?

Scientists have found the jaw and teeth of a new species in Ethiopia that lived between 3.3 and 3.5 million years ago.

A potential new hominin has been discovered, giving the first indication that the human family was full of variety long before our own genus came along.

MH370 search under scrutiny


A year on and there is no sign of the missing plane - who's to blame?

The case of the leaked pilot

The highly-anticipated trailer for the new Supergirl series has arrived.

Do you watch something that may have been obtained unethically, or even illegally?

Kiwi climate change plan 'innovative'

A research vessel cuts through Antarctic ice on a climate shange study mission.

OPINION: New Zealand can play a huge part in climate change talks this year, writes Professor Dave Frame.

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Attempted carjacking broadcast live on radio

Australian police speak to people near  where eight children were found dead in Cairns.

She'd phoned the radio show to talk about her hairpin collection when a crime happened.

Bacon busted for sausage bashing

What was behind the early morning sausage sneak? We may never know.

When Thomas Bacon found someone else eating his last sausage, he got all a-sizzle.

No ears, but who cares? video

26052015  News, John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. Dot Smith pictured with her cat Ash that she rescued from a fire a year ago. Ash has had several skin grafts and has no ears.

He may not look like other cats, but don't feel sorry for him insists his owner.

The weird museums of NYC

Handmade sadomasochism items are displayed at the new Museum of Sex after it opened in 2002.

The city that never sleeps boasts an apartment filled with actual dirty, an exhibition on the sex lives of animals, and a gallery featuring taxidermy squirrels hanging out at a bar.


Oh, baby! It's a record-breaker 

Ipswich's Jake McGuire was born weighing 13 pounds, 6 ounces.

A bouncing baby boy weighing more than six kilograms has been born in a Queensland hospital.

Pregnancy rules around the world

Most countries caution against raw fish, including sushi and sashimi, in pregnancy.

When it comes to what pregnant women can or can't eat, is everyone playing by the same rules?

That very best parenting tip 

Some days, you just have to keep them alive. Just get through to the next day.

As blasé as it sounds: you've just got to keep them alive. This helped me on the bad days.

My kid's reading level worries

There are plenty of things you can do to increase your child's interest in reading more.

From my perspective her reading is developing beautifully, or at least, I thought it was.

kiwi traveller

Readers' pics of the week


This week's travel photo entries take us from Ho Chi Minh City to New Caledonia.

Cruising currency conundrum

Think about how much local currency you'll need before you touring Asia, but there are always more options if you run out.

If your cruise stops at ports with different currencies, transactions can get confusing.

How to find the perfect travel companion

Frodo and Sam! The best travel companions! The guy in the middle... not so much.

With a little bit of foresight though you might find at least one Thelma to your Louise.

Pittsburgh: it's not the pits

Pittsburgh's bike lanes make cycling around the city easy.

There's plenty going on in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, says Heather McCracken.