Luke splash

Rabbitohs take Nines title video

It took 27 and a half minutes for the final to be decided by a golden try deep in extra time.

Labour no threat yet

Andrew Little

A poll has given Andrew Little a boost with strong personal ratings. 

Tricky rescue for fallen tourist

It took police more than three hours to rescue an American tourist who fell while caving. 

Giant slide under-staffed

One rider was left seriously hurt, many left angry, after 'fun' slide event went wrong.

Murray's fiancee makes statement

If you want to judge whether Kim Sears is sorry about her earlier tirade, just read her shirt.

Flights cancelled after lightning hit

An Air NZ plane hit by lightning as it neared Dunedin airport was able to land safely.


One dead in roll-over crash

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Passing motorists tried to free a pair trapped in a car that rolled in Central Otago.

Eerie echoes in death

A celebrant who officiated at the funeral of a Taranaki shooting victim is now herself dead.

Andrew Little

Labour no threat yet

Labour leader Andrew Little has been given a boost, with strong personal ratings and a surge in his party's support.


Crank Up draws record crowd

Children had to hold on to their hats as the helicopter dropped off star guest Graham Bell.


Bali Nine pair lodge appeals

Holding out hope: Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Two Australian drug smugglers facing death penalty appeal to Indonesian President for mercy.

Measles outbreak grips US

Parents urged to get children vaccinated as measles outbreak tied to Disneyland spreads.

GRIM-FACED: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media at his official residence in Tokyo on February 1.

IS claims hostage beheading video

A grim-faced Japanese PM says his country will not give in to terrorism after Islamic State claims beheading.


Asia waits for software innovator

IN CONTROL: Finzsoft managing director and major shareholder Andrew Holliday is looking to future growth.

Singapore listed Silverlake's attraction to Finzsoft is obvious - they speak the same language.

Finance by degrees

In the battle for student banking business, gone are the days of cash giveaways and competitions with princely prizes.


Follow Black Caps' lead

OPINION: There are sound business lessons to be learned from sport.


Finance by degrees

STUDENT BRIBES GONE: Banks are more interested in attracting good, long-term customers.

In the battle for student banking business, gone are the days of cash giveaways and competitions with princely prizes.

What are KiwiSavers saving?

Most KiwiSavers are stuck on the lowest contribution rate possible.

Caravan and trailer cover

People power for fairer tax

small business

Cheers to $500k from beer fans

Brewer and Creative Director of Yeastie Boys Stu McKinlay

Brewer Yeastie Boys raised $500,000 in less than 30 minutes after launching a crowdfunding campaign.

Woman admits tax evasion

Palmerston North woman may have big bills to pay after defrauding IRD of thousands.

Craft beer demand froths over

Meet the bootcamp babes


#Hashtags taken to new levels


2:05 AM  #IDARB is the first game to directly incorporate tweets; allowing spectators to influence the the action.

Sky's Neon delayed again

Sky Television looks likely to delay the launch on its Neon internet television service once again.

MOVING ON: Back in the days when surfing the internet was still cool.

When did we stop 'surfing'?

Nobody - and I mean nobody - still says they surf the internet

life & style

Could time apart bring you closer?

APART: Having their own space is the secret to a happy relationship for some couples.

Separate bedrooms, separate homes, separate holidays. Would time apart help your relationship to flourish?

Here's the skinny, man

I have learnt something many other waif-like Kiwi men know: our perception of male beauty is narrower than our biceps.

#SmearforSmear: Hollyoaks actress Kirsty-Leigh Porter, left, and model Georgia May Jagger.

Impact of selfies on our health

Do we really need 'lipstick smear selfies' to raise awareness for a deadly disease?

well & good

Milk does the body good?

PERFECT FOOD? Some studies have shown potential ill effects from drinking too much milk.

Here's a quick review of what science currently says about milk's health benefits.

Pole work takes sheer strength video

Is it a workout only for those blessed with abs of steel and an ability to defy gravity? This reporter says less. 

THREE KEY AREAS: Any exercise programme should focus on safety, effectiveness and progress.

6 tips to keep your fitness on track

Your exercise programme should be enjoyable but there are some rules that ought to be followed.

home & property

Victorian home frozen in time gallery

This house at 8 St Georges Road South, Fitzroy North, is frozen in time.

An old property containing relics of Australian life through the decades is as much a museum as it is a home.

Top 10 open homes under $500k gallery

Planning on a little bit of house-hunting this weekend? These are our top 10 to check out around the country.

LITTLE THINGS COUNT: Sometimes a lick of paint can make a huge difference to the look of your home - inside and out - and it doesn't cost the earth. You can even do it yourself.

5 tips to add value to your home

You've given your body an overhaul as part of your new year's resolution - why not do the same for your home?

food & wine

Recipe: Huevos rancheros


This Mexican classic makes a really cracking breakfast for a weekend treat. Serve the eggs with soft tortillas.

Pub walk to show off craft scene

Craft beer enthusiasts set to guide their first walking tour of popular, inner-city breweries and bars.

Marmite Easter eggs are a thing

How 3D printers will change food

nz farmer

Robotics the way ahead

Ben Cameron, with sons James, 13, left, and Izaac, 11, is about to start building.

A Waikato dairying couple are about to welcome six robots to the family.

United on succession plans

A Hawke's Bay couple are carefully planning for the time when their four sons take over three farms.

More land in foreign hands

Analysts bullish about beef


Justin Timberlake's baby news

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It may be Justin Timberlake's birthday, but he has another birth date on his mind - that of his future son or daughter.

Bobbi Kristina 'in coma' video

The daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is hospitalised after she was found unconscious in a bath.

Chris Hemsworth

He's sexy and he knows it

Chris Hemsworth has just suffered a rare box-office flop but he's still on top of the world.


Ferry problems leave 600 stranded

The Interislander ferry Kaitaki prepares to sail while docked in Wellington Harbour.

Hundreds stranded as issues with Interislander's Kaitaki ferry delay crossings for over four hours.

Pick a stranger, any stranger

Do you really want to choose in advance who you'll be sitting next to on a plane?


Near mid-air collision in NY

Pilots' quick-thinking praised by passengers after two planes nearly collided over an airport north of New York City.

stuff nation

I'm childfree for Mother Earth stuff nation

El Ninos play a big role in the global climate.

Me not having children will create a few more precious placements in the paradise we call New Zealand.

Pet of the day: Who's top dog? stuff nation

Willow and Ruby keep each other company, even if that sometimes needs a bit of toleranc

TOUCH DOWN: Zara Stevens makes her summer splash.

More Kiwi summer moments stuff nation

As part of our Kiwi summer project, we asked you to show us how you're spending your days in the sun.


Unlikely Hollywood star cars

Rambler Gremlin

The oddest cars can make an impact in movies.

Opposites really do attract

Meet Walter and his girlfriend, Wanda.

Toyota Corolla RZ badge

Toyota world's biggest seller

Top three carmakers are fighting it out for world domination.


Djokovic wins Australian Open

XXX of ZZZZ plays a forehand in his men's final match against XXXX of ZZZZZ during day 14 of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

1:35 AM  Novak Djokovic has made tennis history with yet another Australian Open final triumph over Andy Murray.

Stags win one-day final

Andrew Mathieson sets a new mark for domestic one-day wickets in a season as Aces beaten.

BEAST TAMED: Manu Vatuvei looks dejected after the Warriors' loss to Cronulla.

Warriors fail to fire at Nines 

The Warriors have been knocked out of the Auckland Nines, going down 14-12 to Cronulla.

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Here's the skinny, man

Jehan Casinader was just like every other kid at school – desperate to fit in.

I've learnt something many other waif-like Kiwi men have also: our idea of male beauty is narrower than our biceps.

Surprise from kids' food trial

Everything in moderation:  Aria Ferris, 10, gets stuck into a McDonald’s Happy Meal in Auckland.

Child obesity figures are enough to wipe the smile off Ronald's face.

Fattest nation?

Big difference: Michelle Allwright before her surgery in India. Inset, after surgery.nteBefore and after: Michelle Allwright flew to India for weight-loss surgery she couldn’t get in New Zealand. 

Michelle Allwright went to India for bariatric surgery mid December 2014 to reduce her weight.

In December, Nelson woman Michelle Allwright popped over to India for about a week.

An all-American Kiwi hero

NO TYPICAL KIWI: Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance chairman and founder Riki Ellison and former Missile Defense Agency director Henry Obering (left) at a news conference in Washington.

Riki Ellison was the first Kiwi to play prof American football. Then he became a missile defence lobbyist in Washington.

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Drawn to London's diversity

Chris Walsh in London.

Chris Walsh never tires of life in Notting Hill, London.

Heaven ... with sandy togs

Torrent Bay. Every year I come here, and am amazed all over again.

Take pity on me as I endure yet another annual holiday at the tiny, bush-ringed hamlet of Torrent Bay.

Hijabs and hospitality stuff nation gallery

UGC - 14. A street vendor, Shiraz

Iran is a destination with more to offer than you might think - you just have to ask, writes Mike O'Connor.

Your funniest signs from around the world stuff nation gallery

A McDonald's drive-thru served up this treat for Viv Cairns, who said: "Kids thought this was funny as they can't go through drive-thru without their butts!"

We showed you 18 of the world's funniest signs. You saw us and raised us with examples of your own.


This formidable turkey is the keeper of the cars gallery

Children run from the guardian of Mohamed Badr al-Din's vintage cars - a fierce turkey.

The guardian of Mohamed Badr al-Din's cherished vintage cars is one mean turkey.

Celebs pitch in to find Charlie


A Beverly Hills shop owner who got celebrity help in hunting for her stolen dog has been reunited with the pooch.

Goose guard at Southport

ON PATROL: The mysterious goose, who has stationed itself near the guard house at Southport, honks at passersby.

A mysterious goose is on patrol oustide the Seafarers' Centre at South Port in Bluff.

Daisy moo-ving with the Times video

Joshua Drummond

She's kept Garden Place shoppers company for years, now Hamilton's iconic fibreglass cow is getting a psychedelic makeover.