WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16:  Augustine Pulu of the Chiefs is congratulated on his try by Liam Messam, which was later disallowed by TMO, Vinny Munro, during the round 14 Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Chiefs at Westpac Stadium on May 16, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Chiefs play it smart video

Chiefs make successful return to Rotorua with 34-20 Super Rugby win over Bulls.

Murder charge

Police vehicles near the scene of the stabbing.

Man to appear in court charged with murder after stabbing of student in Auckland.

Sunday-Star Times wins

Strong showing from Fairfax as paper wins weekly newspaper of the year at Canon Media Awards.

How safe are troops?

Kiwi troops deployed in Iraq against Islamic State face threats on a daily basis.

Live: Black Caps vs England

Follow live as the Black Caps and England clash on day two at Lord's.

'Could have killed'

Fire boss blames TV show for rise in bad behaviour such as throwing bottles at firefighters.

national

Farewell for flood victim

Paul Hill, who died in floods in Petone, has been remembered as a family man and perfectionist who loved walking Wellington's hills come rain or shine.

The life of Paul Hill has been celebrated, with the man himself having the last word.

A trial of bizarre twists

What should have been a straight-forward trial for the murder turned out to be an unpredictable saga.

Bottles were thrown at firefighters attending a couch fire in Dunedin last night.

Bottles 'could have killed'

Student drinking show has led to an increase in poor behaviour, with firefighters pelted with bottles.

Video

A final flight for Defence Force chopper

The sound of the Iroquios helicopter was heard for one of the final times in the Manawatu.

world

Nepalis return to rebuild villages

Mohan Ghale, 30, wearing his brother's British Army uniform, works to rebuild his house after an earthquake at Barpak village in Gorkha district.

Tens of thousands of Nepalis have returned to the quake zone to help reconstruct villages, including many living abroad.

Quadruple slaying charge

Suspect charged with quadruple slaying used to work for the victim's company.

A child walks posters in favour of same sex marriage in Temple Bar, central Dublin as Ireland holds a referendum on gay marriage.

Irish vote on gay marriage

12:35 AM  Opinion polls indicate the proposal to allow gay marriage in Ireland will pass by as much as two-to-one.

business

Appliance retailers slammed

Appliance retailers are a major source of consumer harm, the Commerce Commission says.

Appliance sellers misleading customers with "worthless add-ons" like extended warranties.

Snapper tags off retail market

Snapper will put its focus on selling its mobile payment know-how to the world.

Prime Minister John Key after his Post-Budget address at Sky City Hotel in Auckland.

When is a tax not a tax? video

When the Prime Minister says so, apparently.

money

Snapper tags off retail market

Snapper boss Miki Szikszai sees the company's future in mobiles.

Snapper will put its focus on selling its mobile payment know-how to the world.

Extreme frugality - it's a thing

Sometimes being frugal leads people to do things that are just plain weird.

Your financial survival kit

Budget's housing moves video

small business

Small business budget benefits

Xero managing director Victoria Crone says overall it's a reasonable budget, one that provides stability for businesses to have confidence to invest.

OPINION: As expected, the Government's support for small business continues.

Last orders at Quenched site

New alcohol delivery service shuts down its site - at least for now.

You can now track your home

Dairies 'scapegoated' for obesity

technology

Rockstar sues BBC over GTA film

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29:  Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy present on stage during the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 29, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Docudrama starring Dan Radcliffe allegedly using Grand Theft Auto trademarks without permission.

Saying 'I do' with a drone video

The wedding photo biz continually pushes the limits, employing GoPro, drone and time-lapse technology.

The iPhone 5C.

New iPhone snuck into ad?

Apple may have accidently published an image of the rumoured iPhone 6C on its website.

life & style

Not pretty enough to be a WAG?

A tweet by Australian betting agency Oddschecker has sparked a backlash (and since been deleted) for suggesting Manchester player James Wilson should dump his girlfriend.

An Australian sports betting site is facing an intense backlash over an incredibly offensive tweet.

Week's best & worst dressed gallery

Bold bright colours win, while one of the celebs who chose to flash their knickers this week is truly surprising.

A South Korean woman's half-faced transformation shows just how much someone can alter their appearance using makeup alone.

What is happening to her?

Behold the power of well-applied eye makeup ... by watching it come off.

well & good

10 days of eating only McD's

For their gut bacteria experiment, Professor Tim Spector and his son Tom chose to focus on McDonald's as it is a classic reference to fast food.

I ate junk food only for 10 days... and this is what happened to the microbes in my gut.

What makes Eve feel good?

This vibrant TV presenter doesn't worry about the past, pooh-poohs sugar and loves to laugh.

Claire Crowther went from being the kid who refused to take part in PE to a lives-and-breathes exercise fitness model.

She refused to be a 'fat bride' gallery

How she went from hating looking at herself to a ripped and athletic fitness model.

home & property

Getting to know Shaynna Blaze

Shaynna Blaze studied interior design because she didn't have enough points to do fine arts, took a break to be a professional singer for a while but is now on top of her game.

The Block judge talks divorce, singing, Alzheimer's, love and, of course, design.

9 design tips for tenants

Itching to spruce up your rental? Here are some temporary tricks to try.

Gather seed now to save over the winter.

3 tasks to do in the garden now

There's plenty to do in the garden in autumn - here are a few things to do this weekend.

food & wine

Jo Seagar 'chuffed' with honour

Jo Seagar shared the special day with her husband Ross Seagar (left), brother Guy Wellwood and son Guy Seagar.

What better way to celebrate the celebrity chef's 60th birthday?

Mini caramel meringue pies

These cute-as-a-button treats are small in size but big in deliciousness.

How to pair spirits with food

Recipe: Sardine pate

nz farmer

Sheep death disagreement

The Ngapara community remains convinced more than 200 sheep killed on separate occasions in the district were not killed by dogs, despite police investigations finding they were.

Police say dogs killed close to 200 sheep on a North Otago farm - but Ngapara residents are doubtful.

Border beasties hit Budget wall

Biggest win for farmers and growers in Budget is extra funding going to stopping pests at the border.

Hotspot waits for rain

Merino suits sell in Japan

entertainment

Fo' shizzle, Scrabble adds words video

More than 6500 new words have been added to the official Scrabble word list.

It just got a whole lot easier to use up the "Z" tile in Scrabble.

Blanchett's lesbian sex warning

Cate Blanchett gave her mother advanced warning about her lesbian sex scene in the film Carol.

Matthew Lewis as he appears in the June issue of Attitude magazine.

Longbottom's sexy photoshoot

First Harry Potter lost his robe and now Neville Longbottom has stripped off, much to the shock of JK Rowling. 

travel

Air NZ opens new lounge video

Tap beer and cocktails are served at Air New Zealand's new Sydney lounge.

Air New Zealand's new Sydney Airport international lounge is a swanky set up.

Amazing pics by drones gallery

Lave the DSLR at home - drones have thrown a wild new perspective on travel photography.

Akaroa Harbour views extend from the nearby Woodills Track.

One for the birds

At dusk, the silvery notes of the native birds steal all the attention from the sweeping views.

stuff nation

Top reader comments stuff nation

Readers had plenty to say about Air New Zealand's cracker-to-cheese ratio.

After a week of weighty issues, readers were looking for something more frivolous to comment on.

Value reason over faith in class stuff nation

Religion can be useful for teaching children to play nice, but it can't be so black and white.

Bad drivers

Too many drivers lack respect stuff nation

'Penalties for breaking rules and deliberately putting lives at risk should be more severe.'

motoring

Toyota unveils new Hilux

The eighth-generation Toyota Hilux due in New Zealand later this year.

Toyota NZ ramping pressure on Ford Ranger with news of nine new Hilux models to join current 12 varieties.

Clarkson's life after Top Gear video

Ex-Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson cagey over his plans in his first interview since being fired by the BBC.

A Ford Falcon XR6 with a $15,000 price tag was written off after people taking it for a test drive got it stranded at Oreti Beach, near Imvercargill.

Soggy end to test drive gallery

When a car salesman heard his vehicle was in the sea, he thought it was a joke.

sport

Live: Black Caps vs England

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27:  Kane Williamson of New Zealand looks on during a New Zealand nets session at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 27, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Follow live as the Black Caps and England clash on day two of their test at the home of cricket, Lord's.

Black Caps make strong start

1:02 AM  Openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham gave New Zealand a solid start to their first innings.

Halfback Augustine Pulu of the Chiefs dotted down twice in Rotorua.

Chiefs play it smart vs Bulls video

Chiefs make successful return to Rotorua with 34-20 Super Rugby win over Bulls.

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good reads

Live longer and more sickly?

Our lives are getting longer, meaning more sick years as well as more healthy years.

We're living longer, but our health is not keeping up. What does that mean for retirement savings?

Canny, but far from bold

John Key congratulates Bill English on delivery of his seventh Budget.

OPINION: The Government wanted the Budget to be about addressing hardship and deprivation.

Ghent's gourmet gems

Ghent from the water.

This charming medieval city is Belgium's unofficial foodie capital.

How TV violence civilises us

Theon Greyjoy moments before he's gelded.

OPINION: Do you ever wonder what the entertainment industry would look like without violence?

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Top reader comments stuff nation

Readers had plenty to say about Air New Zealand's cracker-to-cheese ratio.

After a week of weighty issues, readers appeared to be looking for something more frivolous to comment on.

Soggy end to test drive gallery

A Ford Falcon XR6 with a $15,000 price tag was written off after people taking it for a test drive got it stranded at Oreti Beach, near Imvercargill.

When a car salesman heard his vehicle was in the sea, he thought it was a joke.

Cartwheeling spider discovered

The spider was discovered in Morocco.

The spider was discovered in Morocco that has an acrobatic solution to escape danger by spinning away.

This could get Messi video

Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester with Spud, the soccer-playing jack russell.

What happened when Wellington's deputy mayor played football with Spud the dog.

Parenting

More than parents to raise a child

Piper is all-serious during her graduation ceremony.

Five important people have played a vital role in helping to mould and shape Piper.

'Pure bullies' do exist

Children at Douglas Park School in the Wairarapa embraced the Bully Free Me Pink Shirt Day on Friday.

Almost one-in-ten teens is a "pure bully" and many just get meaner. 

Toddler suddenly goes mute 

When that voice suddenly goes away, you become desperate to hear it, even for just a moment, and every moment without it is a torment.

Parents instinctively know the sound of their child's voice, the voice that they alone can pick out.

Star's stillborn heartbreak

"Great sadness": Ada Nicodemou and husband Chrys Xipolitas.

Home and Away star says she will "never be completely happy again" after son arrived stillborn.

kiwi traveller

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.

'Unbelievable experience' of Italy. stuff nation

Inside the Doges Palace, Venice.

I had always put travelling to Europe in the "one day I'll get there basket". My mother's death reminded me it's too easy to put things off.

Light up for travel photos stuff nation gallery

A house on the island of Burano, taken in the late afternoon. (Canon 5D 24-105mm f/8, 1/500),

Look past the obvious and pay close attention to the light to get the best travel photos, says Stephen Blackwell.

Seeing the sunny side of a gap year

Attitude travel blogger Portia King having fun with her Australian friends Ella and Jess while on a gap year teaching in Poland.

OPINION: Attitude travel blogger Portia King continues to have a good time in Poland and travelling around Europe.