all blacks v tonga

Live: NZ takes on Tonga

6 min ago  Nehe Milner Skudder's in for his second try as the All Blacks hit the bonus point mark.

Alex: Why did he die?

A framed photo of Alex Fisher, 10, set out ahead of a family media standup at the Horowhenua District Council in Levin.

Autopsy gives police get new clues as they hunt for the person who killed 10-year-old Alex Fisher.

England coaches cop RWC ban

8:07 AM  Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree barred after admitting breaking mid-game rules.

Shopkeeper 'tormented' by teens

Shopkeeper traumatised after being set upon by a group of youngsters.

Two more US university shootings

8:52 AM  An 18-year-old student in custody after he shot four people, killing one, in Arizona.

Driver's horror Bathurst crash video

8:34 AM  Chaz Mostert blames sun glare for crash that saw him pinballing off walls at 170kmh.

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Stabbing in Kawerau

A man from a Bowen Street address in Kawerau is in serious condition.

9 min ago  A man has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in Kawerau.

Body discovered in Hamilton

Mystery surrounds the discovery of a body behind homes in a Hamilton street.

Ashburton teenager Kirsty Bentley was 15 when she went missing in 1998.

The nightmare of a missing child

7:41 AM  Families speak about living through a missing person investigation

Rugby World Cup

Shag sings Jacko - it's wacko! video

Steve Hansen has never been shy to use his voice and he does a decent Michael Jackson rendition in a spoof video being used to promote a petition calling for more captioning on New Zealand television.

10 min ago  All Blacks coach cracks a high note "singing" hit Michael Jackson song 'Don't stop 'til you get enough'.

All Blacks jersey fetches $275k

A shirt worn by ABs captain Dave Gallaher in a test match against Wales in 1905 was sold for $275,000 at auction.

Julian Savea, left, and Ma'a Nonu exchange a laugh in the leadup to the match against Georgia in Cardiff last week.

Nonu builds positive legacy

Respect, affection and usually a smile were the universal reactions of AB centurion's team-mates.


Shag sings Jacko - it's wacko!

All Blacks coach cracks a high note "singing" hit Michael Jackson song 'Don't stop 'til you get enough'.


Snakes on the plain video

The juvenile red-bellied black snake which bit Sarah Adam on the ankle.

The end of the Australian winter sees thousands of deadly snake crawl from their hiding spots.

Refugee on rise before cold

The number of refugees arriving on Greek islands has leapt to 7000 a day as winter approaches.

A social media campaign has started to bring Kasthuri Munirathinam home to India from Saudi Arabia.

Indian fury over mutilation

An Indian maid is in a Saudi Arabian hospital after her hand was allegedly cut off by her employer.


Retailer won't honour 'sale'

Harvey Norman customers received an email from the retailer on Friday outlining its 'terms of use' as a reason for not agreeing to sell furniture at a lower price after a sales glitch.

Harvey Norman emails hundreds of customers caught up in sales glitch to say it's only "human".

Crime to watch US TV?

Will it become a crime to get around the block on overseas online TV services like US Netflix?

The number of properties selling at auction has dropped.

Chinese buyers desert Auckland

Chinese property investors look to have abandoned the Auckland market - but for how long?


Microsoft takes a swing at rivals

The Surface Book has a a 13.5-inch display with 267 pixels per inch.

Ever since the smartphone revolution, Microsoft has been on the back foot but this week it finally beat Google and Apple.

Make-or-break for Sony phones

Sony may consider other options for the phone business if it failed to turn profitable.

Analysts at Chipworks discovered Apple's A9 actually features one of two system-on-a-chip (SoC) circuits.

Difference in iPhone batteries

There are reports the new iPhones' performance and battery life varies depending on the chip powering it.

life & style

Mistakes women make on Tinder

Here's a few feminine fails I've noticed during my mournful 2am forays into Tinder.

8:00 AM  OPINION: Here's a few feminine fails I've noticed during my mournful 2am forays into the dating app.

Twerking leads to a dance ban

US high school forbids dances after students engage in "sexually suggestive grinding".

Mark Zuckerburg can't resist checking his phone while out with his wife Priscilla Chan.

Phubbing: relationship woes

Think your partner doesn't notice when you're with them and keep checking your phone? Think again.

well & good

'There's no tummy to pick up now'

Wiremu Bayliss is getting used to his new body after losing 150kg and shedding 7.5kg of excess skin.

Wiremu Bayliss managed to shed 150kg. Now he's lost an extra 7.5kg after having excess skin removal surgery.

Minutes between life & death stuff nation

Had we got to the hospital 20 minutes later, my son would have died from Meningococcal septicaemia.

There's a hot new trend in the hot yoga space: infrared heating.

Infrared yoga the next big thing

There's a hot new trend in the hot yoga space: infrared heating.

home & property

How to revive your spare room

It doesn't take much to create a home workspace.

If you've got an extra space, there are many things you could be doing rather than leave it empty.

Keep on top of spring

Spring has sprung - here are some jobs you can do in the week ahead.


Surviving living with the parents

A growing number of young people are checking back in at Casa del Ma and Pa. Here are some tips to make life easier.

food & wine

Shocking chapter in pavlova wars

Our pav, your pav, everybody's pav?

The pavlova is not a Kiwi dessert. Nor does it belong to the Australians. Here's the real truth.

Strawberry & cream shortcakes

These shortcakes are a great alternative to scones and jam and allow the fresh strawberries to shine.

Healthy afternoon snacks

Our top six pumpkin recipes

nz farmer

Alliance Group rewards farmers

Alliance Group's Lorneville plant has invested in a thermoform controlled atmosphere packaging machine as part of its efforts to enhance the shelf life of its products.

Farmers will get loyalty payments from Alliance Group, but they come with a catch.

Opposing Chinese deal 'risky'

Opponents of Shanghai Maling deal of "playing a very dangerous and irresponsible game" .

Farmers: grass needs to grow

Putting in own water systems


Kiwi cooks shine on MKR video

My Kitchen Rules NZ kicks off its second season with judges Ben Bayly and Gareth Stewart at the helm.

8:40 AM  My Kitchen Rules kicks off with concentration in the kitchen, good food and lots of laughs.

Remaking MacGyer to save TV

OPINION: Typically we'd be skeptical of another Hollywood remake, though MacGyver may break the rehash slump.

Munro Chambers and Laurence Leboeuf star in Turbo Kid.

We're no.1 - at being stolen

Normally a Kiwi film making it's mark in the world would be cause for celebration, not this time.


Egypt: 'Are you insane?'

The pyramids of Giza

When I told people I planned to visit Egypt, most replied, "Wow!". But their eyes said, "Are you insane?"

Birds scared with 'lightsaber'

A UK airport has come up with a futuristic way to fight bird strike.

Orca captured on camera hunting and killing dolphin in the Hauraki Gulf

Orca make fish-food of dolphins video

12-year-old boy captures rare video of a pod of orca hunting and killing dolphins off Auckland's coast.

stuff nation

Illness will not rule my life stuff nation


I wouldn't wish invisible illnesses on my worst enemies. Yet I wouldn't change it for the world.

Top comments on 'fencegate' stuff nation

The saga that is 'fencegate' continues, and you've all got an opinion on it.

The Red Peak flag, designed by Aaron Dustin.

The flag designs are rubbish stuff nation

I can't vote so I'm begging you please, vote for the current flag.


Most powerful muscle car ever

The Challenger Hellcat - the most powerful muscle car ever.

9:00 AM  The Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a devilishly bad machine. We try to tame it.

Five unnecessary features

Do we really need these outdated/redundant/just plain dumb vehicle features?

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado VX Limited features crawl mode for off-road driving.

It's what's inside that counts

There's something really important about the new Prado. But you have to look deep to find it.


Waikato capture the Shield

Waikato celebrate a try as they stunned Hawke's Bay 36-30 at Napier's McLean Park.

Super performance from the Mooloo men against Hawke's Bay sees them take the Log o' Wood back up to Hamilton.

Wests Tigers great Robbie Farah on probation

7:49 AM  NRL club skipper Robbie Farah advised his place in the side's 2016 squad depends on his behaviour.

Ireland's Kiwi coach Joe Schmidt wants his side to beat France to top Pool D and earn an extra day of rest.

Ireland not out to avoid ABs

Joe Schmidt's team desperate to beat France for an extra day off - not to avoid the stuttering world champs.

good reads

Graham's funnyman style remembered

Mainfreight founder Bruce Plested gave a eulogy to his Christchurch business partner, Neil Graham, who died on September 30, aged 71

Neil Graham used humour to build Mainfreight's income and craft its style, his longtime ally Bruce Plested says.

Battlelines drawn on Iraq trip

Prime Minister John Key was heavily guarded during a top secret visit to Kiwi troops at Camp Taji this week.

John Key's secret visit to Iraq has drawn fire from Labour.

Pregnant? Don't ask me for a drink

This isn't about judging women unnecessarily. This is about scientific facts.

OPINION: When expecting friends ask for wine, I feel like yelling at them. It's just nine months. That's it.

Egypt: 'Are you insane?'

The pyramids of Giza

When I told people I planned to visit Egypt, most replied, "Wow!" and "Amazing!" But their eyes said, "Are you insane?"

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Frozen chook craze takes flight

Frozen chooks could soon be found on a highway near you.

Some may consider it to be fowl. Others may see it as poultry in motion. 

Lamb saved by mouth-to-nose video

Carol Martin shares her home - and her bed - with with Pooky the Wiltshire lamb.

Coming back from the dead isn't something many can claim, but Pooky the pet lamb did it twice in half an hour.

'Fake cop' woos women - police

South Auckland man allegedly caught out when his worried partner called the station.

DIY coffin building

Jan Frith ready to take home her finished coffin which she has helped make.

A Hawke's Bay coffin club is putting the fun into funeral.


Pregnant? Don't ask me for a wine

This isn't about judging women unnecessarily. This is about scientific facts.

OPINION: When expecting friends ask for alcohol, I feel like yelling at them. It's just nine months. That's it.

Stay-at-home parent 'isn't a job'

Forgoing paid work in order to raise a child can be deeply meaningful and valuable. But can you call it a 'job'?

Many life choices are meaningful and valuable and require hard work - but aren't 'jobs'.

Dying dad fulfills his final wish

At 47, doctors have advised Ken to stop treatment and enjoy his final days.

Ken McHugh doesn't have long to live, but he still got to walk his four children down the aisle in a moving ceremony.

He wants to dress as Elsa? Sure

Caiden dressed in his Elsa costume.

A little boy in the US wants to go trick or treating as Frozen's Elsa. Does his dad care? Hell, no.

kiwi traveller

Kiwi invents backpack

Design student Taylor Burn's "All Weather Day Pack", modelled by his friend Willem Van Buskirk, has been nominated for a national design award.

A New Zealander has created a revolutionary backpack jacket that could save you space while travelling.

Helping out on the trip of a lifetime

Marie Weavers and family are off to Latin America for a volunteering holiday. From left, Nelson, 10, Oscar, 5, Marie, Max, 7, and Ruby, 11.

Marie Weavers could have booked her family a trip to Disneyland.

Miss Universe finalist shares travel tips

Miss Universe NZ 2015 finalist and Eastern Hutt School teacher Nickie Slater visited the Philippines with fellow contestants earlier this year pictured here at the Maribojoc Organic Farm.

A Miss Universe NZ finalist shares her top seven experiences from an exotic retreat.

Kiwi plumber's '15 seconds of fame'

Logan Dodds is enjoying the crazy ride that is internet fame.

Max Key wishes his holiday video was as good as this Auckland plumber's.