Te Kopi Bay resident Mark Pengelly found a 2.1 metre-long leatherback sea turtle on Saturday.

Rare giant turtle washes ashore

4 min ago  A two-metre long turtle has washed ashore in Marlborough's Pelorus Sound.

Quake toll at 1900 gallery video

A woman cries as her son was trapped inside a collapsed house after an earthquake hit, in Kathmandu, Nepal April 25, 2015. The powerful earthquake struck Nepal and sent tremors through northern India on Saturday, killing hundreds of people, toppling an historic 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

5:12 PM  Rescuers have been digging all night with bare hands to reach those trapped after Nepal's deadly 7.8 quake.

NZ to give $1m in aid to Nepal

5:05 PM  New Zealand will initially give $1 million in humanitarian aid to earthquake ravaged Nepal.

'Boats' spark Coastguard response

4:35 PM  A ''boat'' made from a couch on tyres and a floating car catch the Coastguard's eye.

Live rugby: Reds vs Hurricanes

6:05 PM  Join us for Super Rugby action as the Reds host the Hurricanes in Brisbane. 

Live:  Phoenix vs Sydney FC

4:45 PM  Follow our live coverage as the Phoenix take on Sydney FC at Westpac Stadium.


Boating death victim named

15042015. News.Photo:Kevin Stent/Fairfax NZ. Wellington's South Coast has been hit by large waves following a polar blast

5:33 PM  The man who died in Auckland boating accident Saturday was Sililo Seiuli, 55.

Students use quake experience

St Margaret's College students taught locals to "drop, cover, hold" in Nepal quake, principal says.

PM John Key admits he needs to conduct himself more carefully in public following last week's revelations he repeatedly tugged a waitress's ponytail in an Auckland cafe.

Key: I'm NZ's 'most casual' PM video

Prime Minister John Key says he's a friendly guy and has learnt from his recent mistake.


Nepal quake: hundreds trapped

Rescuers are digging with their bare hands as bodies pile up in Nepal after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu valley, killing at least 1,900.


Plane engine catches fire video


Turkish Airlines flight makes dramatic emergency landing in Istanbul with one engine on fire.

Nations, aid groups give support gallery

World leaders and global charities offer condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following earthquake.

A growing list of Australians are missing after Nepal's deadliest earthquake in more than 80 years.

Aussies missing in Nepal

Growing number of Australians listed as missing following the deadly earthquake.


Mondayisation causing a headache

Parents spending time together on ANZAC weekend, from left, Kelly Jones, Robyn Cochrane and Sarah Stewart enjoying the long weekend.

The Holidays Amendment Bill has come roaring into the present, bringing with it some joy and a lot of confusion.

Shop with animal instinct video

Countdown's marketing boss is one of the most popular women in NZ thanks to "Super Animals" cards.

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Mai Chen

Call for more boardroom Asians

Bank's new director says ethnic representation has now overtaken gender as one of the biggest concerns for boardrooms.


KiwiSaver tax warning

Check your KiwiSaver tax rate now.

Some KiwiSavers are being overtaxed on the savings.

Auckland defies curbs

Government's done everything it can to cap sky-rocketing house prices, English says.

Parity slips out of reach

More sex linked to higher pay

small business

Insurance education targets SMEs

Just a quarter of small business are adequately insured against disasters such as the Christchurch earthquake.

Small businesses are the target of new resources aimed at ensuring more have sufficient insurance cover.

Can gamers save video stores?

Video stores are a dying breed. But one man is leading a rebellion.

Anzac test for tourism

Re:Start mall may stay a decade 


Phones smarter than us

An Apple Watch is paired with an iPhone during a customer set up session at the company's flagship store in Sydney April 24, 2015. The Apple Watch goes on sale around the world on Friday, the final stage of a protracted launch of Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook's first new product, capping months of publicity and a frenetic two weeks of pre-orders.   REUTERS/Jason Reed

Renowned futurist says by the time the iPhone 11 is out, it will be as computationally intelligent as we are.

Rockstar rewards PC gamers

REVIEW: It's hard to put into words how much better Grand Theft Auto V's PC version looks.

Those who haven't bought one yet will likely face a wait.

Using your Apple Watch

Apple Watches have arrived to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago.

life & style

'Rape made me feel powerless'

Actress Lena Dunham poses at Elle Magazine annual Women in Television dinner in Los Angeles, California January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Girls star Lena Dunham opens up about surviving sexual assault while accepting an award.

Kim 'most accepting' of change

Bruce Jenner said Kim Kardashian was the first who "caught" him dressing as a woman several years ago.

Here's what I'd like to read in a dating profile: "Sailing is expensive. Sunsets are overrated. I feel between 16 and 100 years old. Life is good, it is bad, it is frequently indifferent."

What does 'loving life' mean?

In my year or two of online dating, I've concluded that people who write that phrase actually don't.

well & good

Bone up on the latest heath fad

Move over, coconut water – it's all about bone broth now.

Yes, the new nutrient-rich food of the year is a soup - or bone broth, to be exact.

The most down-to-earth cure

Gardening not only gives you fresh air and plenty of vitamin D, but soil itself has healing powers.

Jed Armstrong is winning the battle with atypical anorexia nervosa with the help of his family.

The unhealthy health kick

Twelve-year-old Jed was a keen footballer who designed himself a health regimen. But soon he weighed just 36kg.

home & property

Demi Moore lists pad for $98m

Demi Moore's penthouse is being marketed as 'a floating mansion'.

Ghost actress bought "floating mansion" in New York with former husband Bruce Willis.

A wonderful kitchen garden

Behind the red brick wall of a modern Northland home lies a delightful potager modelled on Highgrove's royal gardens.

The reading room extension on a French seaside home.

Book lover's personal paradise

Too many books around the place? Copy this French homeowner and build library extension.

food & wine

How to become a wine expert

Research has found wine novices have the same smelling and tasting abilities as experts.

Baffled by tannins and terroir? Teach yourself to become a pro in less than a day with these six quick tips.

Pasta with a Japanese twist

This salmon and nori cream dish is unlike anything you've had before.

Fragrant steamed fish parcels

My year in France

nz farmer

Seed drill a Rolls Royce system

Dr John Baker and his innovative cross-slot seed drill which promotes healthy soils.

Feilding soil scientist and inventor is on a mission to save the world's soils and has created the "Rolls Royce" of direct drill seed machines.

Exports close to $4 billion

New Zealand's fruit and vegetable production has exceeded $7 billion for the first time, with exports now valued at $3.9bn.

Hobby beekeeping takes off video

Dealing weeds a crushing blow


Why Adam Sandler is all our fault

Native American actors have recently quit Adam Sandler's latest movie.

OPINION: "I'm not particularly talented," the actor has said. "And yet I'm a multi-millionaire." And the blame lies entirely at our doors.

Keeping it in the family

Fifty Shades of Grey author recruits her husband to write screenplay for sequel of the film.

Jared Leto as the Joker

Leto's controversial new look

Oscar winner Jared's new tattoo-clad take on The Joker is revealed ... to mixed reactions.


It's OK to eat at hotels again

The queue for high tea at the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong starts an hour beforehand.

"Never eat in your hotel restaurant" has long been a go-to rule for travellers. But times have changed.

The strangest town in Australia?

What the town of Coober Pedy lacks in looks it makes up for in superlatives.

Floating lanterns are part of Kanazawa's Hyakumangoku Festival held in June every year.

Different side of modern Japan

Ishikawa is home to a disproportionate number of people whose ancestors peer over their shoulders.

stuff nation

Rental WoF won't help tenants stuff nation

New rules aim to clear the air on border disputes.

If a landlord allows people to languish in a substandard house will they hesitate to put the rent up?

The flying run stuff nation

This Little Manly Chick went on an 'egg-citing' adventure around the north shores of Auckland.

Elvisa Robb and her mother Margie Camba Robb "back in the day".

Mum left family for better life stuff nation

5:33 PM  My mum was strong enough to leave her family in the Philippines to give me a better life.


New Kia Sorento launched

The new Kia Sorento

A new Kia Sorento has arrived in NZ and the big news is inclusion of a V6 petrol model for the first time in a decade.

A car less ordinary

Skoda's value and fun-packed Fabia shows the way in a marketful of abject ordinariness.

The Harrisons purchased of three 2004 model ex-Fonterra 8x4 Fodens milk tankers for their tour operation.

Milk tanker reborn as tour bus

One Kiwi operator has adopted a different approach when looking for new off-road tour buses.


McCaw in doubt for Canes clash

Richie McCaw tries to clear his head after being knocked out tackling Lolagi Visinia.

4:51 PM  Richie McCaw's concussion incident has put him in serious doubt for the match against the Hurricanes.

Paddon crash injures fans video

Kiwi rally driver to continue race event after crash into crowd brought stage to a premature end.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 16:  New Zealand All Blacks coach Steve Hansen poses after announcing his re-signing as coach at a New Zealand Rugby Union press conference at New Zealand Rugby House on December 16, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images)

Super report: Let's play Hansen

It's mid-season report time and the All Blacks coach has much to ponder on the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Why Adam Sandler is all our fault

Native American actors have recently quit Adam Sandler's latest movie.

OPINION: "I'm not particularly talented," the actor has said. "And yet I'm a multi-millionaire." The blame is all on us.

My year in France

A team competes in the salt fete at Salies-de-Bearn which celebrates the town's saline-infused history.

After moving her family to a remote village in the Hautes-Pyrenees, Allyson Gofton embarked on a culinary and cultural adventure.

Paul Weller grows up

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Veteran rocker Paul Weller for SST Culture April 26 first use

In a candid interview with Grant Smithies rock rascal Paul Weller says he's finally grown up.

The strangest town in Australia?

Coober Pedy resident David Mindi Crombie is a singer, writer, awarded citizen and justice of the peace.

What the town of Coober Pedy lacks in looks it makes up for in superlatives.

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Possible broken wrist after man runs into the side of a car in Hamilton.

Homeless man gives money away video

Yousef Saleh Erakat posed as a homeless man and tried to give out money to passers-by.

Are you too good to accept money from a homeless person?

New Hot Wheels track loop record

A Ford employee and his son ran circles around the old Hot Wheels loop record with a 3.81m diameter circle in Michigan in the US.

Youngster helps his Ford employee dad break a world record for the largest Hot Wheels ramp.

Ghoulish baby photo-bombs wedding snap

PEEK-A-BOO: Reddit user Kevin Matthew Dennis claimed his favourite wedding day photo was photo-bombed by a creepy figure.

Another ghoulish figure has appeared in the background of a photo, this time for a couple's special day.


Family 'adopts' dumped baby

Randwick Councillor Brendan Roberts laying flowers where the baby was found.

Kind-hearted couple arrange funeral for newborn baby whose body was found abandoned in Australian sand dunes.

YouTube stars all grown up

Charlie and Harry in the “biggest viral hit on YouTube".

Brothers from 56-second clip, viewed more than 800m times, turned home video into a lucrative career.

Set boundaries on screen time

It is one of parents' biggest challenges these days, and though we try, it is pretty darn impossible to get it right.

It is one of parents' biggest challenges these days, and though we try, it is pretty darn impossible to get it right.

Prince George vs baby two

The first bub is the dearest: Prince George was born at the Lindo Wing in 2013.

Prince George's birth was a huge deal. Will Kate's second child be?

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Readers' travel photos of the week gallery

After 16 months living in France, I made my way through the rest of Europe and eventually found myself in Slovenia. I spent 3 great days there and I had planned to move on to Milan, Italy via a 5am bus. After arriving in Venice as my stop over, there was a train strike, i missed 2 other trains and ended up spending 38euros more than I should have and eventually wound up in Verona in the evening. Upon arrival, I discovered this amazing sunset, I dumped my bags, threw my stuff in my locker and literally ran up the hill to this amazing spot and captured the photo of my trip, and here it is. Tramonto bello (beautiful sunset)!

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world?

Fiestas and siestas for Family Fernandez

An aerial view of Valencia in Spain with the City of Arts and Sciences building in the foreground.

The Fernandez family have made a home in Valencia, and are still learning from the locals even after 12 years.

Readers' pics of the week


This week's travel photo entries range from the Angor Wat to the snowfields of Japan.

Unraveling Uzbekistan stuff nation

The magnificent Registan, the finest achievement of the Timurid period.

It has cities that were as well known as Paris and London, yet Mike O'Connor finds tourism is still in its infancy in Uzbekistan.