PLane splash

Unidentifiable plane touches down

A Gulfstream jet with blocked tracking credentials has landed in Wellington.

Riding into battle

William Massey and Joseph Ward inspect the New Zealand Cyclist Battalion in France, July 3,1917.

13 min ago  A group of Kiwi-led cyclists will ride in the tyre tracks of the largely unknown Anzac Cyclist Battalion.

Senior cop sex claims

Woman says she was harassed and sexually assaulted over several years.

Councillor under investigation

Claims that David Scott "pressed" himself against colleague in front of the mayor.

Gloves off ahead of French runoff video

4:05 AM  French far-right leader accuses opponent in next month's presidential runoff of being weak on Islamist terrorism.

Vanessa, undercover dolphin

The action shifts to Bangkok - "or Auckland on steroids", as Claudia calls it.

national

Slip closes Manawatu Gorge

The road through the gorge has been closed in both directions. (FILE PHOTO)

Gorge expected to remain shut overnight after slip blocked lanes in both directions.

House fire in Mataura

People were home when a large house fire broke out in Mataura on Monday evening.

The child was found inside a stolen car which had been abandoned. (File photo)

Toddler reunited with mum

A car was stolen and then abandoned in Rotorua - hours later, a child was found inside.

Video

Puppets behaving badly

Tyrone the puppet has a big smile, but don't let that fool you - he doesn't belong on Sesame St.

world

Migrant boat sinks off Greece

A European Union and a Greek national flag flutter on a wooden ramp on the seaside on the island of Lesbos, Greece. ...

At least 15 people, including a child, drowned when an inflatable boat carrying refugees sank off Greece's Lesbos island.

Second suspect arrested

3:26 AM  Swedish police arrest second person in the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others.

United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley: "If you see him attack a military base, if you see some sort ...

Haley warns North Korea

3:58 AM  US could strike North Korea if it attacks a US military base or tests a missile, UN ambassador says.

business

Software fraudster pleads guilty

Matamata man Brian Duffell leaves the Hamilton District Court following an earlier appearance.

Brian Duffell owns up on eve of trial after fleecing investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Whittaker's blast from its past

Another sweet childhood favourite has been reinvented.

TSB Bank stands head and shoulders above foreign-owned rivals for customer satisfaction.

We love Kiwi-owned banks

Kiwi-owned banks are tops with customers, but generate more complaints to the Banking Ombudsman.

technology

Is this the iPhone's future?

The success of IBM's Selectric typewriter helped finance other innovations at the company, notably the personal computer..

Perhaps the product that most closely approximates the iPhone's future is the venerable IBM Selectric typewriter.

Old tech demoralising workers

The average employee wastes 40 minutes a day because of slow technology.

As we spend more time in our inboxes, unwanted emails are becoming as disliked as cold calls.

The perils of unwanted emails

If you don't treat your digital friends and customers with respect, you may end up entangled in an embarrassing case of email revenge.

life & style

Tips for a troubled tummy

Stomach pains are very common but aren't normal.

13 min ago  The answer to your digestive woes may be simpler than you think.

Shirt method divides parents

US mum relies on a "love shirt" to help her bickering kids get along but not all parents agree with it.

In the early years of parenthood, sleep can often take priority over sex.

When your sex drive disappears

One mum admits she can now go months without sex - and it seems she's not the only one.

well & good

Time to train for menopause?

Regular physical activity and sticking to a healthy weight helps prime women for a leaner, healthier menopause.

Should women get in training for menopause? Yes - and the sooner the better.

Real point Kim K's tweet makes

OPINION: She was shot down as irresponsible, but her tweet made a good point about impossible body standards.

Not all curcumin we take orally is absorbed, research shows.

The truth about turmeric

Turmeric is touted to have many benefits, but is consuming it really that beneficial?

home & property

Colourful London living room

The wall of reproduction John Rocque mid 18th century map prints in the dining room of Charlie McCormick and Ben ...

13 min ago  When a rural Cantabrian meets a London interior designer, the results are bold, bright and botanical.

How to throw a throw video

A throw is more than practical - it can lift any space. Designer Alex Walls shows how to throw one like a stylist.

"Veterans are everywhere," said Wilson.

The art of war in Wellington

Reflecting on mortality and the military, are civilian art appetites too soft?

food & wine

5 Kiwi baking favourites revisited

Have your cake, and Louise slice too.

Sarah Tuck puts her own delectable spin own old-school Kiwi baking.

Would you try a charcoal latte?

Just when you thought the wellness world couldn't get any wackier, enter the new wave of pastel lattes.

Is tomato soup good for you?

Recipe: Seafood broth video

nz farmer

Beef and lamb help iron stores

Beef steak is a recommended source of iron.

World Iron Awareness Week is getting a big push from Beef + Lamb NZ marketing supremo Rod Slater.

Rural recycling on the rise

Farmers are taking advantage of a free agri-chemical recycling scheme.

Farmers 'willing' to improve

WorkSafe: helping farmers

entertainment

Rapping about real estate video

David Dallas came home to write his latest album, Hood Country Club.

David Dallas' new album is about finance companies and real estate prices. Why?

Erin Moran's sad last years 

She shot to fame as Joanie on Happy Days, but the actress' days before her death were far from happy.

The final NZ Musician cover, published for the April/May 2017 edition.

Mag rolls off the press one last time

NZ Musician has been around for nearly 30 years. From now on, it'll be online-only.

travel

Wide street, long history

The broad, arrow-straight, tree-lined avenue was first planned at the order of France's Louis XIV.

Paris' Champs-Elysees might be the most beautiful avenue in the world, but it's seen its share of horror.

How to enjoy Africa's wildlife

On foot, by vehicle or up in the air? Here's the 10 best ways to soak up Africa's wildlife.

Drone footage shows the grey nurse sharks feeding on mullet in Fingal Bay.

Drone shows feeding frenzy video

Dramatic footage captures a shark hunt close to the shores of a popular Australian beach.

motoring

Trumpchi eyes name change video

Chinese car brand Trumpchi considering a name change as it eyes entry to the US market.

A 10-year-old car brand has unwittingly landed much of the spotlight at the world's biggest auto show.

Fast chargers boost slow trip

The route is carefully planned around charging points for NZ's Leading the Charge electric vehicle-road trip.

The original Rhino XT on display at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show.

Rhino XT is an extreme SUV video

Fresh off a star turn in The Fate of the Furious, a custom builder in the US has upgraded its newest creation.

stuff nation

Patch, the lovable pooch

Pet of the day

Patch is an SPCA dog who arrived in our family around seven years ago.

Kiwis to be collateral damage stuff nation

New Zealand's "special" visa doesn't deserve its name. There is nothing special about it.

I find the police to be illogical, unfair and unreasonable throughout December and January.

My $30 fine became a jail threat stuff nation

I have managed to hide from the police for nearly 18 months, but it seems they have finally tracked me down.

sport

Hawkins 'wasn't pushed'

Sue Hawkins's tenure as Tactix coach is over.

After five losses, Mainland Tactix coach Sue Hawkins has stepped aside for the good of the team.

New caddie for Lydia Ko

Yet another caddie for the Kiwi golfer as she looks to regain consistency.

Central Pulse shooter Cathrine Tuivaiti was in top form on Monday night.

Tuivaiti leads Pulse to win

The Central Pulse shooter put her Northern Mystics Silver Ferns rivals on notice in her side's win.

good reads

'Done over' by the KGB

Ian Stobie during the period when he was deployed to Moscow.

Kiwi soldier Ian Stobie wanted to know what really happened. In April, relevant Cold War-era files were "destroyed".

The Kiwi that fooled the Nazis video

Kiwi Keith Boles was among a select group of pilots who used top secret technology to drop bombs on industrial Germany.

Keith Boles laid down the markers for the bombs that devastated Nazi Germany.

'I must belong somewhere'

US Marines in Wellington in 1942 on a train to Paekakariki.

More than 70 years after her father left NZ, a Blenheim woman is still searching for him.

Shot put champ and kindy teacher

It's a shock to see how many autistic kids and kids with disabilities don't get the help they need, Nathaniel Sulupo says.

Nathaniel Sulupo is not only a Kiwi shot put and discus champion, he's also a teacher aid to two autistic boys.

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Cat caught living second life video

Simba the cat has been living a second life under the alias, Crazy Horse. His two owners Mychaela Groombridge and ...

He likes to disappear for days - but it turns out Simba's been involved with another woman.

Runaway deer in cemetery

Bryce Buckland rounded up six of the runaway deer at Marsden Valley Cemetery on Wednesday.

Where they came from isn't known, but they've made a new home in a Nelson cemetery.

Car cordon defends hedge

Waikanae Beach hedge owner Vince Osborne remains defiant over the council's plans to cut his giant hedge.

Car park-in puts the handbrake on planned cut for embattled giant hedge.

Zoo throws otter birthday party

Jemima turned 14 on April 7, but celebrated her birthday on Thursday with a cake made of ice, fish, prawns and peanuts.

Pilchards, prawns and peanuts were icing on the cake.

Parenting

How swaddling can harm baby

Babies who are wrapped up with their legs held tightly together have a higher risk of hip dysplasia.

Babies who are wrapped up with their legs held tightly together have a higher risk of hip dysplasia.

'Am I a terrible father?' stuff nation

Dads can suffer from post-natal depression, too. (file photo)

It's not just mums who get post-natal depression. Here, one Kiwi dad shares his experience.

10 tricks to eating out with kids

There's no need to stay home with your budding gourmand, especially if they've shown themselves inclined to try new things.

Don't think you can dine with your children in a public setting? Use these tips for a peaceful restaurant experience.

Megan Gale reveals pregnancy

Megan Gale has revealed she's pregnant.

The 41-year-old Australian model is expecting her second child: "There's a bun in my oven."

kiwi traveller

Greek Islands on a budget

The popular Greek isle of Mykonos.

The most economical ways of visiting the Greek isles.

Readers' best travel photos

We were surprised to find that Hawaii hosts a wonderful zoo with so many different species of birds and animals. We had ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

New York brunching

Brunch has a cult-like following in New York.

Brunch in New York is a sacred ritual performed each weekend by thousands of the city's local inhabitants.

A year overseas in Papua New Guinea stuff nation

Sunrise from Premier Hill, Bougainville.

Facing a year in a far-flung destination, Adam Constanza feared he'd be bored. He's not.

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