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Hairy Maclary artwork pulled

Publisher said this charity art piece infringed copyright, but then showed a kind side.

Fridge caused inferno

The burnt out remains of the Grenfell apartment tower are seen in North Kensington, London.

10:16 PM  Police say London tower fire was exacerbated by outside cladding as they consider manslaughter charges.

Luke injury sours Warriors win

10:12 PM  Victory over the Bulldogs at Mt Smart Stadium comes at a cost for Warriors.

School drops trousers from uniform

Mum pulls her sons from a school after it refused to provide warmer clothing options.

Kiwi injured in London

A vicious attack on a New Zealand tourist has left him in hospital and struggling to find a way home.

ABs or Lions? Penguins predict video

Spoiler alert: These penguins, proud in their AB colours, may have been biased.

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Northern deluge continues video

A heavy rain warning remains in place for the Bay of Plenty and the Gisborne region, north of Tokomaru Bay, until 2am ...

10:34 PM  Heavy rain continues to pelt the east of the North Island, causing surface flooding and slips.

Twisted web of lies and blackmail

Woman threatened to post man's nude pictures then went on a drug bender with his life savings.

A Hastings woman has been trespassed from her mother's rest home. (file photo)

Trespassed from rest home

Woman says she has been deprived of time with her mother, which she can never get back.

Video

Northern deluge continues

Heavy rain continues to pelt the east of the North Island, causing surface flooding and slips.

world

Man charged for mosque attack

Police officers guard a road leading to Finsbury Park Mosque the attack.

11:22 PM  Darren Osborne has been charged with terrorism-related murder after a van was driven at Muslim worshippers in London, UK.

Sixth US general in sex scandal

US Army's 1st Infantry commander the latest high-ranking officer to be punished for sexual misconduct.

A listing by a Chinese seller on eBay's US site for a miniature crossbow capable of firing toothpicks is seen on a ...

Powerful mini crossbows

9 min ago  Schoolkids in China are crazy about mini crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles. Their parents - not so much.

business

Canterbury need migrants: mayors

Six of the eleven member of the Canterbury Mayoral Forum at the Canterbury Regional Economic Development Strategy ...

10:03 PM  There are not enough Kiwis to work on Canterbury farms and in businesses, they say.

$27m for cinema after quake video

Multimillion-dollar quake payout allows Wellington cinema to rebuild on demolished car park land.

Katie Milne on her Rotomanu, West Coast farm..

Feds president: capable, direct

Federated Farmers newly elected national president is a popular choice for the top job.

technology

The round speaker revolution

The Apple HomePod is due to go on sale later this year.

Round is all the rage - cylinder-shaped sound-makers that fire off good vibrations in all directions.

Review: Sony's latest TV

The 65-inch X93 might cost $7000 but you do get a lot of TV for your money.

The A6500 costs $2400 for just the body. You can pair it with lenses ranging from $500 to several thousand.

Review: Sony A6500 camera

This is camera to buy if you want it to last and not be overtaken by tech advances.

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370-year-old cabin for $3.9m

This log cabin was built around 1639, and is attached to a house just 100 years newer. Both are now for sale.

The oldest log cabin in the United States is for sale - and its current owners come part and parcel with the deal.

8 things you're forgetting to clean

Why do we overlook these same things every time we do a spruce up?

Create your own blooming and beautiful embellished lamp.

DIY: Embellished lampshade video

Make your own Anthropologie-style blooming lampshade.

life & style

In defence of mince

Mince -- you can't beat it.

OPINION: We may be buying more and more chicken these days, but foodies still love their mince.

Best & worst dressed celebs gallery

This week, Katie Holmes keeps it fresh, Helen Mirren makes us happy and Iggy Azalea strikes a strategic pose.

Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop has removed the claims that a product they were promoting contained material used by NASA.

Gwyneth Paltrow's latest goop

Jade eggs, vaginal steaming, conscious uncoupling and now space technology stickers...

well & good

When chemo takes your tastebuds

Myself and my leprechaun friend Larry. Chemo seems to have the same impact on him.

OPINION: My mind might be watching Masterchef in 2017 in the chemo ward, but my mouth is basically re-living the 1970s.

Feeling high on a low-carb diet

There's a reason why people feel euphoric after cutting down on carbs.

A good doctor will welcome your questions and the chance to discuss your health with you.

10 questions to ask your doctor

Getting the most out of time with your doctor by asking these important question.

food & wine

Kiwi craft chocolate wins gold

Karl Hogarth of Hogarth Craft Chocolate holds a handful of cocoa nibs.

Nelson chocolatiers Hogarth won top prize at the global chocolate awards in London.

Sam Mannering's polenta chips

If you’ve ever hankered after home-made polenta fries, but decided they’re too much like hard work, think again.

We're better than Jaffa Lumps

Recipe: Seafood chowder

nz farmer

Teen's possum fur phone cover

Maggie Gibson with her possum fur phone cover.

Maggie Gibson made the most Kiwi smartphone accessory from a possum she shot at the family farm.

Lions led by donkeys: Peters

Winston Peters pushed all the right buttons in his play for the rural vote.

Future of farming pure fantasy

Dairy farm best in business

entertainment

Cruise snapped in Queenstown

Mission: Impossible stars Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames have been photographed in Queenstown, NZ.

10:09 PM  Tom Cruise has been seen rugged up in chilly Queenstown alongside Mission Impossible 6 co-star Ving Rhames.

Swift's streaming success

After checking her latest bank balance, Taylor Swift might be regretting her lengthy tiff with Spotify.

Harry Potter tour guide Greta Clarke poses for a portrait at her home in London.

Potter is turning 20, feel old yet?

10:10 PM  JK Rowling's legendary wizard boy turns 20 on Monday and fans in the UK are ready with their wands and robes.

travel

Exploding into winter

Fireworks over TSS Earnslaw during the annual Winter FestivaL on Friday night.

10:16 PM  Fireworks explode over Queenstown as thousands celebrate Southern Hemisphere's biggest winter party.

Shocks for visitors to Dubai

It's the biggest, the best and the most expensive of everything. Or is it? 20 things that will surprise first time visitors to Dubai.

There are ways to keep a lid on all those extra little charges.

Secret ways of saving money

Hidden charges can take a chunk out of your travel budget, so it's best to think ahead

motoring

Kawasaki parties like it's 1989

KLR650 has given US military and adventurers 30 years of service; new seat and revised suspension this year.

The KLR650 proves they really do make 'em like they used to.

Are manual lessons pointless?

OPINION: If you're never going to own a manual car, why learn to drive one? There are compelling reasons.

Steve McQueen was not only the King of Cool, but also an obsessive collector of cool cars and bikes.

McQueen loved his rare Jaguar video

The "King of Cool" made these rare Jaguars famous and now a $1.76m example is being delivered to NZ.

stuff nation

My family fell through the cracks stuff nation

My mother wanted to get better, she wanted to be there for her five daughters - but in the end, alcohol won.

My mother wanted to get better, she wanted to be there for her five daughters - but in the end, alcohol won.

Maori prisons an oxymoron stuff nation

There is no mana in prisons. The idea of Maori-run prisons is neither creative nor tika.

The refugees I've met are hungry for an opportunity to give back to their new countries; they want to be seen as human ...

Kiwis friendly? Not to refugees stuff nation

Dennis from accounts sits behind his keyboard asking “Why don’t they stay in their countries and fight?”. Why don't you try being a refugee, Dennis?

sport

Dinner attack 'isolated incident' video

John Spencer has been abused and shoved at an Auckland restaurant.

Lions manager says drunk patron pushed him back into his seat.

Rugby Round Table: first test video

Key match-ups identified and tactics dissected - here's what to expect when the ABs and Lions clash.

Lions halfback Conor Murray is confident the tourists can break the All Blacks 23-year unbeaten record at Eden Park on ...

Lions bullish about Eden Pk video

To a man, the Lions are confident about breaking All Blacks' formidable 23-year unbeaten record at Eden Park.

opinion

Preventing the preventable

Christie Marceau's inquest concluded this week at the Auckland District Court.

OPINION: The one thing the Christie Marceau inquest never heard was the one thing which should be said - "sorry, we got it wrong".

The age of umbrage weakens us all

Fun with guns: Military personnel from Linton Army Base visit Whakarongo School  - Maddison Brown (left) and Amy Van ...

 OPINION: Social media aided by a bottom-feeding media are weakening society.

Travel boosts job prospects

Travel doesn't just expand your horizons, it also makes you more employable, according to a new study.

OPINION: It's hard to determine your place in the world until you have seen a fair portion of it.

A man and his kereru

Kereru like to flock but are usually only seen in ones and twos.

OPINION: Sometimes you get what you want and it just isn't enough.

good reads

Pike River: The unresolved issues

Bernie Monk lost his son Michael in the Pike River disaster.

The headlines keep appearing - but what has changed since the families' struggle began?

The cost of landlord logic

Where are the people who chose the cheap cladding for London's Grenfell Tower now?

OPINION: London's catastrophic fire was all about the money.

Lorde has colonised TSwift's world

With Melodrama,  Lorde just moved into Taylor Swift's neighbourhood and painted the whole place blue.

OPINION: Songcraft this sensory and sophisticated rarely comes pouring out of a head as young as Lorde.

Big country, big changes

Simon Cameron has consent to take water for the hydro canal that bisects Ben Ohau station for irrigation.

Ever since humans arrived they've been changing Mackenzie Country, says a family there since 1891.

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A running mower on his chin video

Ashrita Furman attempts to set the Guinness World Record for the farthest distance walked while balancing a powered ...

Turn the lawnmower on, balance it on your chin and walk for 71 metres. If Ashrita Furman can, so can you.

Make your own fidget spinner video

Get crafty making your own spinning gadget for hours of fun.

Embrace the spinning craze by making your own.

Chapeau, Queen Elizabeth video

You can leave your hat on, ma'am.

Top trolling, ma'am. Queen opens UK parliament with hat resembling EU flag.

Rubio's awkward Ivanka hug

Mutual embrace? Rubio's hug appears to be an entirely one-way affair.

Republican laughs off jibes about one-way embrace after leaning in to US president's daughter.

Parenting

Mummy wars mask funding lack

A shocking lack of early childhood funding makes it harder for everyone.

OPINION: A shocking lack of early childhood funding makes it harder for everyone.

'You can breastfeed here'

Amie Durham was touched by the kindness a staffer at the Rolleston Warehouse showed her and her baby.

Worried she'd be hassled for breastfeeding in a store, a new mum was blown away by a worker's kindness.

When grown ups are naughty

Former All Blacks rugby player Alexander "Ali" Williams, a hero to many young people, was charged with purchasing ...

Todd Barclay tells porkies, Donald Trump bullies, Ali Williams is caught with cocaine... what kids make of high-profile bad behaviour.

More than a 'yummy mummy' video

Journalist Cat Rodie, with her children, says labels like yummy mummy and scummy mummy don't really tell you anything ...

OPINION: Whether "yummy" or "scummy", mums have had enough of being labelled.

kiwi traveller

Why travel boosts your job prospects

Travel doesn't just expand your horizons, it also makes you more employable, according to a new study.

OPINION: It's hard to determine your place in the world and what you want to do with your time until you have seen a fair portion of it.

Tackling the Te Araroa trail video

Matt said the most emotional part of the journey was getting his first glimpse of Bluff and the ocean beyond on Bald Hill.

Matt Dowdle ditched a traditional OE to walk over 2800km of New Zealand.

Insider tip: Mongolia

Mongolia offers Kiwi travellers culture, beautiful landscapes and great food.

I was looking for rich culture, scenic beauty and something a little different. I managed to find that and more in Mongolia.

Enjoying open-minded Hamburg

Rebecca Young likes by the town hall, the Hamburg Rathaus.

Wellingtonian Rebecca Young loves the diversity, relaxed lifestyle and natural attractions of Hamburg.

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