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Milne defies gravity video

Adam Milne leaps high to haul in a ripper for the Black Caps against Australia.

Pensioner attacked

An elderly woman has been critically injured after being punched as she pursued an alleged thief.

Woman critically injured after being punched as she pursued an alleged thief.

Hero Marsh a millionaire video

You're a millionaire, says fan to Aussie Mitchell Marsh before man of the match innings.

Reports of person swept into river

Search launched amid fears a person has been swept down the Waikato River.

Trapped for 2 hours, 'no big deal'

Passenger trapped in swaying gondola slams company's "no big deal" response.

Baby born on side of highway video

Couple head to midwife as fast as they can but baby too quick for everyone.

national

Cruise ship 'hit rocks'

The Azamara Quest berthed at Waitohi Wharf, in Picton, on the day the incident in Tory Channel took place.

Investigations reveal damage to the liner Azamara Quest and paint on a rock it is alleged to have hit.

Tragic start to long weekend

String of fatal and serious crashes on the roads over Waitangi Weekend called "sad and frustrating."

A Masala restaurant in Birkenhead, part of an Auckland chain of Indian restaurants. The High Court has ordered a freeze on the assets of the family group that own the chain.

Masala owners' assets frozen

Restaurant staff revealed they were paid as little as $2.64 an hour, and worked up to 11 hours a day.

Video

Roar destroy lacklustre Mariners

Brisbane Roar send a stern message to their A-League rivals by tearing 10-man Central Coast to shreds.

world

Children among quake victims gallery video

Rescue personnel help a victim at the site where a 17-storey apartment building collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, February 6, 2016.   REUTERS/Patrick Lin

Powerful quake toppled a 17-storey building, killing at least seven people, including a 10-day-old girl.

Why Norway gave police guns

Norway has long been one of the few European countries where police officers do not routinely carry firearms.

A man steps on an unidentified man in military style clothes who was stoned to death.

Protesters stone man to death

Haiti slipped deeper into unrest as a mob of protesters beat a man to death with stones.

business

Masala owners' assets frozen

A Masala restaurant in Birkenhead, part of an Auckland chain of Indian restaurants. The High Court has ordered a freeze on the assets of the family group that own the chain.

Restaurant staff revealed they were paid as little as $2.64 an hour, and worked up to 11 hours a day.

IKEA loses name in Indonesia

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has lost the right to use its own brand name in Indonesia after a legal battle.

Christchurch-based chauffeur Robin Adams acts as both taxi driver and guide for overseas visitors. "I mother them all the way around."

Tourists opt for chauffeurs video

Tourists too scared to take to the wheel, or wanting a more relaxing holiday, are paying to be chauffeur-driven around NZ.

technology

Twitter suspends 125k accounts

Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 accounts linked to radicalised Islam.

Twitter has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015.

Bye, bye ugly iPhone camera

Several design changes are expected for the iPhone 7 including removing the protruding lens.

Those who fix their phones through unofficial channels could be in for a nasty shock.

iPhones 'worthless' after error

Thinking of updating your iPhone operating system? Read this first.

life & style

The thing about bling

Marilyn Monroe knows who her best friends ares.  (Diamonds, donchaknow.)

You're going to drop a bomb on that sparkle, so you should know what you're looking for.

Who's the mommy?

While the rest of the world freaks out over this gorgeous trio, we say who cares which one's the mum, just give us their beauty secrets.

Sofia Vergara attends the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Sofia Vergara bleeds for beauty

The Modern Family actress says her "stripper" breasts are a booby prize

well & good

Relearning the art of eating

Eating crap begets eating crap cravings.

'We have to find a way to want to eat what's good for us.'

'I have an anger problem'

Koraly Dimitriadis says she is shy and timid - but she has to deal with a 'toxic' problem of lashing out.

We all have those items that we wear once and never touch again.

The thrill of decluttering

Discarding unused items can make you feel relieved and rejuvenated.

home & property

A pool cabana is just the start

Horseshoe Bend pool cabana story Mason & Wales. Note restriction on print media useage. 5.2.16

Game, set, match - it's playtime for grown-ups at this Wanaka property, where the focus is on fun.

A fence that turns heads video

Impaled dolls' heads, body parts, Darth Vader - there's no white picket fence for these Aucklanders.

Think of the upkeep - this amazing herbaceous border is part of the vast garden at Eaton Hall. The project, designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd FSGD won the Historic Garden Restoration Award, sponsored by Tendercare.

Award-winning gardens gallery

You can't beat an English garden, be it in the country or town.

food & wine

Review: Muse on Allen a five star experience

Venison Denver Leg.

Everything is lining up nicely at Wellington's Muse on Allen - the wine, the service, the food and at last the decor.

Pretty: dessert for coffee-lovers

Coffee is the hero in these luscious desserts.

We do like to dine beside seaside

Orange marmalade fried ice-cream

nz farmer

More pain for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers may lose $1.50 for each kilo of production capacity they have over the next two seasons.

Bank cuts price forecast for this season and next.

Duck eggs hatch into business video

Are duck eggs the next super-food? Dawn and Glen Bendall think so.

Organic farm returns to rise?

Marauding pigs let loose

entertainment

Prince reveals Kiwi show date

Prince will be playing live in New Zealand, for the first time, in February.

The Purple one will be here in late February.

Get excited about Prince in NZ

When news that Prince was heading to New Zealand broke on Friday afternoon, the country went nuts. 

The Italian actor Raphael Schumacher.

Actor hangs himself during play

"We don't know what happened exactly, nobody knows."

travel

Scary selfie gets tourist life ban

Rules against climbing Egypt's monuments have been put in place to protect them from human destruction.

A teenage tourist who illegally scaled an ancient pyramid to take selfies can never return.

Let's buy a beach video

Join us in saving this slice of paradise for the public.

Kiwis love passing the time on long-haul flights by chowing down on plane food.

Kiwis love plane food

We're perfectly happy on long-haul flights as long as you give us some kai in the sky.

stuff nation

Our flag is loved – but not safe stuff nation

RSA national president Barry Clark shares his views on the flag debate.

The national president of the RSA says every Kiwi should have their say on the flag.

No need to fear migrants stuff nation

Our immigration policies are hardly letting in floods of migrants and, in any event, we need them.

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L-R:  The Te Tu Mataora kapa haka performance to the large gathered crowd.
The Waitangi Day celebrations at Te Manawa.

Waitangi: a day for all of us stuff nation

Those who forget their history are condemned to repeat it.

motoring

Is this huge car price a record? video

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti was raced to victory by legendary British driver Stirling Moss at the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958.

Exchange rates and auction locations mean the title of the most expensive car ever sold at auction is up for debate.

The car 007 really drove

The Vantage is an oldie but still oh-so-good - even without the James Bond references.

This stunning 1965 Aston Martin DB5 has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration and sold for US$781,000 (NZ$1.18m) at Bonham's auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Rare cars attract big money gallery

It seems that not everyone is strapped for cash in the weeks after Christmas.

sport

Hurrell avoids punishment video

Konrad Hurrell of the Warriors looks on as the Sea Eagles' Jake Trbojevic is carried from the field with a head injury.

Konrad Hurrell is again in the spotlight after an injury to Jake Trbojevic

Recap: IPL auction

Tim Southee and Colin Munro pick up contracts but it was a frustrating IPL auction for other Kiwis.

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was sold to the Royal Challengers Bangalore for $2.11 million.

Watson tops as Guptill unsold

11:53 PM  Australian all-rounder is a $2 million man yet again, claiming the top price at the 2016 IPL auction.

good reads

The scandalous sex life of HG Wells

Born in 1866, science-fiction guru HG Wells would have loved living in the 60s.

Had the technology existed then, science-fiction guru HG Wells would have been Tinder's biggest fan.

NZ's boy wonder: 20 and worth $40m

Twenty-year-old entrepreneur Jamie Beaton: "I want every experience to be incrementally additive to my knowledge bank."

This is Jamie Beaton - the 20-year-old Aucklander who is already worth $40 million.

From Kaharoa to Twickenham

From Rotorua to England captain: Dylan Hartley will lead England this weekend against Scotland in the Six Nations.

The new England rugby captain is a rough diamond, dug from deep in New Zealand.

'The mother I'm supposed to be'

Gwen Hartley and her daughters Lola and Claire.

Gwen has two girls with microcephaly. It's not the life she would have chosen, but in a way it's perfect.

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oddstuff

Wildebeest ancestor had duckface

An artist’s interpretation of the rusingoryx atopocranion.

The modern wildebeest had a weird cousin far up the family tree whose bizarre nose gave it powers of communication.

A fence that turns heads video

Bernie Harfleet and his partner Donna decided to decorate their fence with doll body parts "for fun" about two years ago.

Impaled dolls' heads, body parts, Darth Vader - there's no white picket fence for these Aucklanders.

Photo booth snaps thief

The man who allegedly stole US$75 from a photo booth in Funway Amusements arcade and bowling alley.

If you are going to rob a photo booth, a mask might be a good idea.

'Sharkcano' - it's sharks in a volcano

Cameras dropped 45m into the volcano crater showed several species living in the "hostile" waters.

They don't have laser beams attached to their heads, but these sharks are living in an active volcano.

Parenting

Marriage challenges after kids

Head above water: how do parents keep their relationship afloat?

Lack of intimacy and insufficient communication can come into a relationship after children.

Boy's brutally honest answer

"Most of the kids drew long hair/beards. My son, coffin."

The seven-year-old was asked what he'd look like in 100 years - so he drew a coffin.

NFL stars style daughters' hair video

Rhiya Williams is casting shade at a university level, despite her young age.

Well, advertising gods, you've done it. This ad worked on us and we love it.

Dolphin upstages mum-to-be

"It really wasn't random," he said. "We saw their fins and I was waiting for them. I had set my camera on 'burst,' so there's a series of three."

How's that for an amazing photobomb?

kiwi traveller

Off the beaten track stuff nation

Dave and his family have enjoyed a unique Moroccan experience.

Travelling Kiwi family continue their epic journey, this stop, Morocco.

Kiwis love plane food

Kiwis love passing the time on long-haul flights by chowing down on plane food.

We're perfectly happy on long-haul flights as long as you give us some kai in the sky.

Kiwi plumber takes on NZ

Logan Dodds is travelling New Zealand.

The travelling Kiwi plumber is seeing his own backyard for the first time.

Multicultural Toronto living

Steve McLeod has had to get used to the harsh North American winters.

Steve McLeod lives in Toronto, Canada, working as a digital designer for a travel company.