The cost of a cupboard in London

11:35 AM  When a prospective tenant arrived to see the room in a London flat, this is what she found.

Grief at boy's death

A silver hatchback was taken away on a tow truck from the scene of a fatal crash east of Tirau.

11:56 AM  Thomas Evans' family and school are mourning after the boy, 8, was killed crossing the road to be with his father.

Priest to face sex charges

12:18 PM  Former priest to go to trial next year on historic sex abuse claims by former students.

Man dies in Treble Cone fall

12:23 PM  Man slipped and fell on ice at back of summit slopes before falling 500m, police said.

Kiwi plumber's '15 seconds of fame'

12:30 PM  Max Key wishes his holiday video was as good as this Auckland plumber's.

Babysitter had sex with boy

11:00 AM  The father of an 11-year-old boy defends his son's babysitter in court.

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Record suicides 'appalling'

A record 564 people committed suicide in New Zealand in the year to July 1, 2015.

12:05 PM  A record number of New Zealanders are killing themselves, with young men the biggest victims.

Armed man threatens Winz

11:54 AM  Man arrested after threatening Christchurch Work and Income office staff with gun then fleeing in car.

Two drivers have been caught travelling 200kmh on the Waikato Expressway.

200kmh racers nabbed

12:30 PM  A pair of drivers had their cars impounded after speeding past police.

Rugby World Cup

Lancaster's dirty laundry aired

The stress that comes with the World Cup exit has been clearly visible on the face of beleaguered England coach Stuart Lancaster.

11:00 AM  It's getting ugly in the England camp now with reports of arguments at training and a lack of confidence from the players in management.

Sunwolves eye Fiji coach

Kiwi John McKee coming to fore as favourite to replace Eddie Jones as main man in Japanese rugby.

The All Blacks aren't concerned about Dan Carter's poor showing with the boot against Georgia last week but know their goal kicking needs to improve ahead of the Rugby World Cup's quarterfinals.

ABs brush off kicking concerns

ABs behind main rivals but say they have faith in kickers to improve.


Bouchard retires from China Open

After suffering from a concussion last month, Eugenie Bouchard has been forced to retire from the China Open.


The children being shot in America

McKayla Dyer was shot while she played outside her home on Saturday afternoon.

11:43 AM  A boy, 11, allegedly killed a girl, 8, because she wouldn't let him play with her puppy.

'She stepped on air'

Zoe Woolmer died after falling off a rock ledge at Australia's Kings Canyon in 2014.

'Bionerd' chows down on an apple which grew at Chernobyl.

Nature rampant at Chernobyl

Without humans, nature flourishes - even in the wake of the world's worst nuclear accident.


A great deal for NZ?

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference.

Trade Minister Tim Groser admits it was "too difficult" to get agreement on lifting all tariffs. 

Rockstar economy no more

12:21 PM  HSBC says New Zealand now 'middle of the pack' but has good prospects.

Matt Whittaker, pictured at the Malaysian launch event, says Skype and email is no substitute for getting on the ground.

Success in Asia for Whittakers

Whittaker's mash-ups have been hugely popular here, but Asian consumers have different tastes.


Holy grail in superfast computing

Researchers at the University of New South Wales, led by Andrew Dzurak, have patented a new design.

11:46 AM  Scientists have discovered a way to put quantum computing technology into silicon computer chips.

Have you ever been 'phubbed'?

Even brief use of a phone while with a significant other can affect a relationship.

Peeple is due to launch in November.

Peeple app revised after backlash

The co-founder of a ratings app has received death threats and its been called "the world's dumbest app".

life & style

Best & worst beards and 'taches gallery

That's a lot of look, but he's carrying it off.

12:28 PM  Some people have to turn everything into a competition. Even facial hair.

Meet the puppies worth $23k gallery

11:07 AM  All dogs are valuable beyond measure, but these guys are pretty pricey.

Pamoana Kotuku-McGregor, 8, with the rat's tail he has been growing for five years.

Rat's tails making comeback video

12:23 PM  Move over mullets, the 1980s trailing strands are popular again, particulary with schoolkids.

well & good

Is your weight keeping you awake?

Poor sleep could sabotage your attempts to lose weight.

A lack of sleep can sabotage our efforts to lose those jiggly bits.

Foods to revitalise your skin

Dr Libby answers readers' questions about their health and wellbeing.

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Early detection helped me stuff nation

If I had waited until my mammogram was due, I might not be here today.

home & property

The Block: 5 things we learned

Jamie and Hayden's timber feature wall guest room on The Block NZ.

As week one of The Block NZ Villa Wars closes, we have a chance to reflect on the perils of DIY renovating.

Signs of a good apartment block

Here are 10 ways to tell if the building you chose for your new flat is a good place to live.

Danny Katz reveals the pitfalls of open-plan living.

Truth about open-plan living

At first, you will love your open-plan house. But over time, you'll make a few tweaks.

food & wine

Will robots soon make our meals?

A noodle-cutting robot at Mrs Mi in a Sydney shopping centre.

10 min ago  Tireless kitchen hands are here, and they are threatening to revolutionise the way restaurants do their jobs.

Judging NZ's best young chefs

La Chaine des Rotisseurs exists mainly for pleasure, where superior cuisine is matched with fine wines.

Whittaker's empire expands 

Grilled radishes & baby gem

nz farmer

TPPA - Dairy is not a winner

Dairy is the biggest loser in the TPPA deal struck in the early hours of Tuesday.

What will Kiwis get out of the TPPA?

Dairy price rollercoaster ride?

Warning that price risk lies in market concerns about a looming dairy commodity products shortage.

DOC swap for Ruataniwha dam

Tips to trading in China


Swift's Squad rules the world

Taylor Swift larking with her squad.

12:28 PM  If you thought there was something amiss about Taylor Swift's exclusive girl 'squad' of celebrities, even a little creepy, you're not the only one.

Genius stroke for Potter fans

11:59 AM  The world of witchcraft and wizardry that bewitched generations of Harry Potter readers has been brought to life in picture book format.

Twenty-six years after it was first sighted in Back to the Future Part II, a trailer for Jaws 19 has been released.

Fake movie suddenly feels real

11:56 AM  Universal helps Back to the Future Part II get another prediction correct.


Top spots for street food

Beef and mutton soup in Shanghai

Five leading chefs take us on an expert tour of the best street food haunts in five renowned cities.

How to build a Dreamliner

Boeing reveals large-scale operation that goes into assembling the Dreamliner.

Jennifer Aniston is horrified to find there is no in-cabin shower on her "nightmare" flight

Aniston mocks US in advert video

Actress Jennifer Aniston is known as an "American sweetheart' so why is she batting for Emirates?

stuff nation

TPPA: What do you think now? stuff nation

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Do we know enough to judge it already? Or is everything still too much of a secret for now?

US won't admit gun problem stuff nation

The problem with guns in America is that many US citizens won't admit they even have a problem.

Richie McCaw leads the Haka prior to kickoff during the 2015 Rugby World Cup match between NZ and Argentina.

Have a little faith in the ABs stuff nation

"Three games into the 2015 Rugby World Cup is not the time to panic or lose faith."


Building Ferraris in a hen house gallery

Building cars like this 250 GTO Ferrari is something that inspires him and keeps him working late into the night. He believes the sports racing cars of the 1950s and €™60s are in a class that cannot be matched by anything made today. “The vehicles in that era had a coolness about them because they’re one-offs and because the people who owned them could walk the walk. That’s what made them cool. Steve McQueen raced his own cars in films and on the track. So did James Garner and Paul Newman. The people who have that kind of money these days are not cool.

12:00 PM  It may look like any other lifestyle block, but this one just happens to produce some of NZ's most expensive custom-made cars.

VW rigged 8 million cars in EU

Company admits 8m vehicles fitted with software capable of cheating diesel emissions tests in EU, reports German newspaper.

A Brisbane taxi company owner has bragged online about hitting an Uber driver.

'Slap him like I did'

11:50 AM  Australian taxi boss brags on Facebook about bashing Uber driver and urges others in the industry to "get more militant".


Power Rankings: Australia on top

In David Pocock, Australia has the best loose forward in world rugby right now.

10:59 AM  Dumping England out of the World Cup with such ease sees Australia top the pack.

Cameron tips Parker

12:10 PM  Shane Cameron believes Joseph Parker will be too strong for Kali Meehan. 

Sam Burgess could be heading back to rugby league.

Burgess for Super League?

12:18 PM  Sky bet have closed the market on Sam Burgess making his return to rugby league in the UK.

good reads

Aussies: What the bloody hell are ya?

Christmas Island detention centre.

OPINION: We like Aussies for many reasons. Sending Kiwis to a detention centre on Christmas Island isn't one of them.

Riddles make the books go round

Gollum's riddle warfare in The Hobbit, as depicted in Peter Jackson's 2012 film adaptation.

From the Bible to Bilbo Baggins, books are alive with some rule-shaking riddles, the kind to dispel your boom-tish phobia.

Life with fetal alcohol disorder

Daniel Bensemann's sister Kirsty Sixtus watches her pet budgie George.

It's like the brakes in Daniel Bensemann's brain that control his temper do not work.

Italy leaves gay couples waiting

Rosario Murdica and Gianni Finocchietti: "We are tired of being treated like second-class citizens."

Italy is the last major country in the West that has not given same-sex couples any legal recognition.

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Man sets room on fire during live stream video

Live streaming, plus lighting a match inside equals a cautionary tale of how not to put out a fire.

A Japanese man has live-streamed himself accidentally burning down his room.

British cop wants to move to NZ

"Like your Rugby Team, [I] am closer to the Webb Ellis Trophy than England is," says UK police officer Colin Taylor.

England's Rugby World Cup loss prompts police officer to send a plea to John Key.

Man rents out coffin video

Stephen Parkes has a coffin to rent at his New Plymouth second hand store.

A second hand dealer is hoping to reap the benefits of having an oversized coffin for rent.

Blessed are God's creatures

Wellington Cathedral of St Paul's Reverend Michael Holland blesses farmer Stephen Mulholland's llama Hob.

Animals blessed at Wellington Cathedral as part of spring celebration.


Toddler's silent naptime debate video

It's not us you have to convince, buddy.

He might not utter a single word, but he makes a compelling argument.

Baby Jack battles for his life video

Vicki Frost and Marty Ladley with their son Jack Ladley born premature at 23 weeks.

Doctors said prem-baby Jack Ladley was unlikely to survive, but now he's home with mum and dad in Nelson.

Dad's ultimate bed for son video

Eric Strong promised his son the "best bed ever". And he delivered.

Eric Strong's son was nervous about sleeping in a "big-kid bed", so he made him the "coolest bed ever".

Men left behind in IVF debate

If a bloke who wanted to have a baby by himself be supported or scorned?

If virgin women can become mothers, maybe we're ready for equality for men in the parenting debate.

kiwi traveller

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.

Delicious delights in San Francisco stuff nation

Kiwi food-blogger Gretchen Lowe shares her top tips for a foodie adventure in San Francisco.

Kiwi food lover give us the lowdown on her top tips when dining in San Francisco.

Mexico by bus

The Metropolitan Cathedral and ruins of the Templo Mayor, the ancient Aztec temple, in central Mexico City.

Need tips on getting around a foreign country? Email your travel questions to us.

Memories of France

Gavin Sayer and his daughter Phoebe, 4, visit the city of Marseille in southern France.

Gavin Sayer remembers his time in Golfe-Juan, a seaside resort from which he explored France.