Snedden: 7s has 'reached the end'

The man who delivered us the RWC says Wellington Sevens has run its course.

Weather eases, for now

The wild sea at Plimmerton, north of Wellington, on Sunday.

Heavy rain and severe gales die down but there's more foul weather yet to come.

Disqualified for hitting ball kid

Junior tennis player Maria Vittoria Viviani sent home from Australian Open after incident.

Fatal truck crash in Hawke's Bay

1 min ago  At least one person is dead and State Highway 2 is blocked after a truck left the road.

Murray shocked at Aussie Open

World's top tennis player is "very down" after loss to No. 50 Mischa Zverev.

Suicide rate double that of Australia

Twice as many young Kiwi men are killing themselves than their Aussie counterparts.


Strong winds fan several fires video

A neighbour with garden hose in hand rushed to help put out a scrub fire that was threatening a Havelock North home.

Multiple scrub fires across the central North Island have stretched fire crews to their limit.

SH1 reopens after crash

Two people have been injured after a two-vehicle crash near Dunsandel.

Okiwi Bay resident Rodney Boulton.

Grateful for his final flight video

Twice saved by the rescue helicopter, Rodney Boulton, a man scared of flying, was flown to his final resting place.


Trump ignores worldwide protest

Awaking to find streets around the world flooded with protesters, Donald Trump turned his attention to the CIA.


May to Trump: No nonsense

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May says she won't tolerate any nonsense from Donald Trump.

3:58 AM  British PM says she won't tolerate "unacceptable" remarks when she meets the new US President this week.

Dozens killed as train derails

3:13 AM  At least 39 people are dead with more still trapped after nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in India.

US President Donald Trump throws his support behind the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Trump ignores protests

Awaking to find streets around the world flooded with protesters, Donald Trump turned his attention to the CIA.


Globelet plans city rollout

One of Globelet's cups in use.

A Kiwi company aims to help cities rid themselves of disposable drinks bottles.

The perils of regifting

Enough time has passed to ditch those unwanted Christmas presents, but you’ve got to be a bit sneaky.

Melissa Renwick - owner of The Keg Room and Eatery with her dog Malt enjoying a Doggicino.

Hamilton pub goes to the dogs video

No doggie bag needed as Hamilton pub encourages man's best friend to enjoy a meal with him.


Hottest tech coming this year

The 77-inch LG Signature W OLED television is expected to cost US$20,000.

Here are 31 items that won a CES innovation award and that may make it into your home this year.

Making the game: Halo Wars 2

Director Clay Jensen gives us the inside track on one of 2017's most eagerly-awaited games.

Jordan Reyne sings the haunting mid-19th century theme song called Go Tell Aunt Rhody, in the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard ...

Kiwi voice in Resident Evil 7

South Island-born singer Jordan Reyne is the voice behind the trailer for the new game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

life & style

New cheats? Middle-aged women

Men are no longer the brains and loins behind affairs as women drive a rise in infidelity.

Men are no longer the brains and loins behind affairs as women drive a rise in infidelity.

Fashion thanks Michelle O gallery

Take a peek at a few of the world's top fashion designers' farewell letters to the former First Lady.

Golden retriever puppy sees himself in mirror for first time

Puppy sees himself in mirror video

This dog's reaction is hilarious. We, too, would be jumping back if we saw all that cuteness in the mirror.

well & good

In praise of the posh diet

The bad news is that diets are a tiny bit common.

OPINION: The bad news is that diets are a tiny bit common. The good news is do we really care?

We try SUP yoga (and stay dry) video

It may sound like a practical joke created by the fitness community but stand-up paddle board yoga is a commonly practised and totally legitimate form of exercise.

"We need to enjoy one another's time while we've got it," says Toi.

Ben Harper's tattooist fights back video

Kiwi tattooist Gordon Toi lost a leg, but his pride is intact.

home & property

At home with David Trubridge

Relaxing is what being at his Mahanga beach house is all about.

Renowned furniture and lighting designer David Trubridge opens up his totally off-grid beach house to us.

Shaker kitchen in Cambridge

This once neglected heritage home is enjoying some love - and a stylish shaker kitchen.

Bryce Langston's Youtube sensation 'Big Living in a Tiny House' has inspired his own personal project which allows him ...

Bryce Langston on tiny homes

A Spartacus gladiator is world famous as a frontman for the tiny house movement.

food & wine

Lewis Road custard doesn't cut it

Unpopular taste and texture, high in fat and kilojoules and most expensive.

Unpopular taste and texture, high in fat and kilojoules and expensive.

Cherry and cardamom cake

Make the most of cherry season by using the queen of stonefruit to flavour this cake.

Sichuan-style cucumber salad

On Persident Trump's menu

nz farmer

Oh no! We've fewer sheep

In 1982 there were over 70 million sheep.

Once, there were 22 sheep for every person in NZ. Now there are only 6 for each of us.

Fonterra: big cheese in Korea

Koreans' taste for pizza is growing, to the benefit of Fonterra.

Prized heifer mooves on

Shearing brings little income


Ruby Rose's prank ends in tears

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10:  Ruby Rose attends the European Premiere of Paramount Pictures' "xXx: Return of Xander ...

For Nina Dobrev and Ruby Rose, it's a prank war on set of the film xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

Kim K ready for baby no. 3

But will another baby really help her to get her marriage back on track?

"He was mad at me a couple years ago, really obsessed with me a couple years ago."

Trump was 'obsessed with me'

Kristen Stewart has slammed the now-US president for being "obsessed" with her.


Biggest cultural celebrations

Carnival in Brazil is a multi-day celebration that engulfs cities in a riot of dancing and drinking

When it comes to the world's major events, to its biggest celebrations, it's all about location in 2017.

A brief love affair with Oregon

The home of craft beer, stunning scenery and an overwhelming book store hooked Ian Anderson on the US state.

Leave plenty of time for admiring the spectacular views on the Kaikoura Coast Track.

Weekend walk: Kaikoura Coast

Dolphins, seals and spectacular coastal views are highlights on this two-day walk.


Number plate theft on the rise

Over the past five years number plate theft has jumped from 4079 to 5673 in New Zealand.

Criminals are out to poach your licence plate … and boy, is it a hassle to get them replaced.

Drivers told to shape up gallery video

Kiwi drivers are notoriously bad, we're told – so we asked foreign-born NZers for tips on how we can drive better.

New players such as Google are entering the world of cars as software overtakes traditional manufacturing methods.

Driverless solution for jams

The perennial question of how to transform Auckland's traffic may need a very futuristic answer: driverless cars.

stuff nation

On your bike!

News: Bikers crossing the Bridge Street bridge during the inaugural ...

Riding a motorbike can be - and often is - hazardous in the extreme. Because of others on the road.

Let's talk about cannabis reform

How to solve our pot problem? Regulating, tax and restrict cannabis.

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Face of beautiful woman on the background of business people

Inspiring progress for women

It is my challenge to all employers to make diversity a priority, Paula Bennett writes.


Warner carries Oz to win

David Warner shows his delight at scoring a century.

Australian batsmen take full advantage of poor Pakistan fielding to triumph in ODI series.

'Is racism legal in France?'

Italian football star accuses opposition supporters of abusing him during Ligue 1 match, prompting inquiry.

Locked and loaded? Black Caps speedster Lockie Ferguson could be in contention for a test debut against South Africa in ...

Pressure for De Grandhomme

All-rounder role for Black Caps test squad to play South Africa under scrutiny.

good reads

Ben Harper's tattooist fights back video

Ben Harper gave a special shoutout to Toi at his December gig at Vector Arena.

Kiwi tattooist Gordon Toi lost a leg, but his pride is intact

Final flight and eternally grateful video

Okiwi Bay resident Rodney Boulton.

Twice saved by the rescue helicopter, Rodney Boulton, a man scared of flying, was flown to his final resting place.

Remembering the blast

The scene at the entrance to the Strongman State Coal Mine, Greymouth, after the disastrous explosion in which nineteen ...

Terry Crowley rarely speaks about the Strongman mine disaster, but he's forced himself to return, 50 years on.

Trump dashes hopes video

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania attend the Inaugural luncheon at the National Statuary Hall in ...

OPINION: Donald Trump has outlined his vision for America. And it's terrible for those who didn't support him.

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