Truck splash

30 trucks to the rescue

It took a jet boat and a huge fleet of 4WDs to haul a stricken truck from a Canterbury river.

Kiwi in balcony plunge

The family of Chantelle Klasema, 29, are struggling to come to terms with her death.

Fatal fall from Melbourne apartment balcony a "misadventure", police say. Her family aren't so sure.

Mehrtens, Gregan at odds over try

Controversial Bledisloe Cup call has ex-Wallabies captain and All Blacks legend at loggerheads.

China's Fonterra milk powder scam

Fonterra blindsided by latest scandal as 19 arrested in Shanghai for selling 300 tonnes of its expired milk powder.

Five dead in fiery plane crash video

Plane tips to the right and bursts into flames as it hits ground during take-off in Malta.

First Dates NZ: young meets old

REVIEW: Bridging the age gap on this daft dating show

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Three rescued from Tararuas

The rescued trampers wait for the helicopter to take off after they were flown to Otaki Forks on Monday night.

Trampers grateful they had beacon: "The helicopter came within the hour, it was amazing."

Hugs after sea rescue video

A dramatic rescue off the Taranaki coast has formed a unique link between two men who met as strangers.

After the original issue "resolved itself" the Royal New Zealand Airforce Boeing 757 had to abort its take-off from the ...

PM to miss Mumbai leg video

A replacement plane is on its way as visit to India with Brendon McCullum fails to get off the ground.


Angry Bieber storms off stage

Noisy fans wouldn't listen to to the pop star speak between songs, so he dropped the mic and walked off.


Killer livestreams getaway

Michael Vance is wanted for killing two people and shooting two police officers.

4:23 AM  As Michael Vance evaded US police after a double slaying, he issued a warning on Facebook Live.

Australian 'Hitler reborn' jailed

"Hitler reborn" jailed for killing man he blamed for his father dying in Australian bushfires.

French riot police advance through tear gas and smoke from a fire to disperse migrants throwing stones and lighting ...

France rumbles 'The Jungle' video

Clearing of notorious makeshift refugee camp starts as thousands are sent on bus rides to unknown destinations.


Business with $1 reserve cleans up

Chris Scott says he wants the market to determine what his cleaning product business is worth.

A cleaning product business listed on Trade Me with a $1 reserve has hit $36,700.

Christmas in October

OPINION: Christmas comes but once a year, and apparently it's on 15 October.

Kiwibank customers have been hit by a Labour Day outage.

Kiwibank systems fixed

A Kiwibank Labour Day outage which hit internet and phone banking has been fixed.


Councils' Facebook bills revealed

Taxpayers' Union executive director Jordan Williams says the hundreds of thousands of dollars council's spent on social ...

South Taranaki District Council can lay claim to being the country's most thrifty when it comes to social media advertising, spending just $11.39 on Facebook.

Nintendo reveals new console video

The portable console can also be played on television at home.

Colin's 'SpudCam' is just one of many DIY pinhole cameras he has made over the years.

Smile, you're on 'SpudCam'

Cheaper than a new digital camera, this invention is also totally organic.

life & style

Weirdest pregnancy questions video

YouTuber makes hilarious montage video from questions about pregnancy.

Check out these bizarre pregnancy questions on Yahoo Answers - with even stranger spellings.

Elle Macpherson's new cover

A lot has changed since the supermodel's last Elle Australia cover back in 1991.

Jessica Biel, a true multitasker.

Jessica Biel eats in the shower

With one quick instagram post, actress Jessica Biel confirmed what all mums know to be true. 

well & good

Why you should eat a big lunch

Want to keep the weight off? Try making lunch your main meal.

Eating your main meal at night? New research shows that might make it harder for you to lose weight.

What's the best time to shower?

Do the benefits of showering in the morning outweigh showering at night? Science has the answer.

Our skin is actually made up of three layers, which together, act as the perfect shield.

Natural ways to stop ageing

What can you do to fight the signs of ageing on your skin? Dr Libby explains.

home & property

Celebrity homes you can visit

You'll soon be able to visit Prince's Paisley Park home.

If you're keen for a taste of celebrity life, check out this list of stars' open homes.

Grand Designs - perfect? video

They sacked the builder and went $1m over budget - it's tough in Ponsonby.

The view past the rill and goldfish ponds to Mt Ruapehu, with a Nyssa sinensis tree at left.

Garden of the week: Rangitikei

Rathmoy is one of New Zealand's finest and best-kept garden secrets.

food & wine

'Craft crisps' on the rise

Novel flavours and shapes of "craft crisps" are driving Kiwi's growing appetite for chips.

We Kiwis love our chippies - to the tune of $150m a year. Yes, million.

Relief for beer drinkers video

'No beersies for you' could be a thing of the past for thirsty gluten-intolerant drinkers.

What's the best dark chocolate?

Sam Mannering's flatbreads

nz farmer

Perfect woman from Tokanui

Rachel Rule, of Tokanui, competes in the knife throwing event at Oxbow Adventure Park on Sunday as part of Wanaka's ...

The perfect woman has been found in a competition in Wanaka.

Family farm spat in court

Sibling bickering over inheritence of the family farm can be avoided with early succession planning.

Dairy competition changes

Rural news wrap: October 21 video


Cruise 'back for Top Gun 2'

Tom Cruise as "Maverick" in Top Gun.

Will the Cruisinator hit that highway to the danger zone again? Graham Norton thinks so...

Hanks, SNL roast Trump video

Tom Hanks plays the moderator in Saturday Night Live's hilarious take on the third presidential debate.

Is Demi Lovato the latest pop star to catch John Mayer's eye?

Is Demi dating John Mayer?

Romance rumours fly after the singers were spotted together at a club over the weekend.


Never pay for hotels again

Nora Dunn, also known as The Professional Hobo.

One woman hasn't paid for a hotel room in ten years of travel. Here's how...

Flightless duck soars high

The internet loves him, but for owner Carla, having a support duck is her "new normal".

A new law means short term renters could face $10,000 fines if the owner is not present.

End of Airbnb in New York?

A new law means short-term renters could face $10,000 fines if the owner is not present.

stuff nation

My best mate Kiva saved me stuff nation


Kiva's fantastic. She's affectionate, independent, loving and funny. She has an opinion on everything.

Reviewing Elton: Songs from the West Coast stuff nation

Bruce Cushen reviews Elton John albums during cancer treatment. This week, his faith is restored.


Our Cuddlecakes loves attention stuff nation

5:00 AM  Cuddlecakes falls asleep in weird places and loves to be the centre of attention.


Abarth Spider has X-factor

Abarth looks like great value at $6000 more than Mazda's flagship MX-5.

Abarth's new roadster succeeds in offering a very different driving experience to the Mazda MX-5 on which it's based.

$1.4m car bought on phone app

A man has hit the "buy now" button on his phone to pay NZ$1.4m for a classic car in what is being touted as the largest known in-app purchase ever.

Audi's 1.4-litre A3 range has been consolidated into a single sub-$50k model.

Audi A3 loses some backbone

Audi NZ has trimmed its second-best-selling model range down in size. There's a good (and interesting) reason for that.


'Don't count out Kiwis'

Johnathan Thurston of Australia looks to break from a tackle by Adam Blair of New Zealand during the test in Perth.

The Kiwis are still ranked No 1 in the world, and that makes Johnathan Thurston wary before the Four Nations.

US switch firms for title fight

Handlers says American promotion for WBO showdown is "a 70 to 80 per cent" chance.

Winston Reid celebrates his match winning goal for West Ham against Sunderland.

'Perfect' work, Winston Reid

EPL analysts say Winston Reid is back to his best for West Ham.

good reads

Last of the artisans

Woodwright Ian Jonson in his workshop with a lunette table made of French oak, native beech driftwood seat and caste ...

Artisans have weathered a changing world, and that won't stop them doing things the old-fashioned way.

A photographer's courage video


Marti Friedlander, whose photographs held up a mirror to New Zealand, is saying goodbye. But you're not allowed to feel sorry for her.

How the Tostee trial turned mad

010816 NEWS SUPPLIED - Selfies taken by Gable Tostee and Warriena Wright tendered to his murder trial at Brisbane ...

Gable Tostee's Kiwi lawyer found himself caught in the middle of courtroom drama unlike anything he'd seen before.

NZR fail to see social sensitivity video

A Fairfax Media request to interview Steve Tew was declined.

OPINION: As much as NZ Rugby wants to spin the fallout from months of controversy, the times, they are a changin'.

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Weirdest pregnancy questions video

YouTuber makes hilarious montage video from questions about pregnancy.

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So an emu walks into a bar

The long-legged bird, which resembles an ostrich, hopped its 1.3m fence in Cape Canaveral on Friday and sauntered up to ...

Escaped emu sent deputies on a wild goose chase after it walked up to a pub in central Florida.

Yoga pants rant 'a joke'

"A nice pair of tailored slacks, jeans, or anything else would be better than those stinky, tacky, ridiculous looking ...

Man who got death threats after complaining about women wearing yoga pants says it was meant to be humorous.

365 days of Vladimir Putin

Could this be the perfect gift ... for the person you hate.

Looking for the perfect Secret Santa gift? What about a Vladimir Putin calendar.


What pregnancy is really like

Pregnancy is a different experience for every woman.

We took away the sugar coating and asked Kiwi women what pregnancy is really like.

'Wake up and smell the con job'

"The only people I know of who start their day before dawn, aren't getting up voluntarily at all."

So women are supposed give up sleep to devote more time to our families. Think I need a lie-down.

Star slams 'mummy shamer'

Chrissy Teigen says she despises "mommy shamers".

Chrissy Teigen has been accused of holding her baby "like a handbag".

Tattoo trend: Kids' drawings

A cute but possibly painful way to show off your kids' artwork...

Everyone brags about their kid's masterpieces. But do you want them permanently on your body?

kiwi traveller

A walk on the wild side stuff nation

Sarla in the morning sunshine at Silver Pass.

Aeroplanes tracked across the sky while down below I followed my trail happily through canyons and meadows.

Win with Singapore Airlines

Celebrations surrounding the inaugural flight of Singapore Airlines to Christchurch.

We asked for your memories of your first long-haul flight to celebrate Singapore Airline's 30 years of service out of Christchurch.

Taking a chance on strangers

Travelling as a solo woman can be daunting.

As I step into the lived-in apartment, I wonder, could this be the moment when I become another statistic?

Tips for tall people on flights

Select an aircraft with a pitch of 31 to 32 inches of space.

Check the seat pitch before you book and don't be tempted by the exit rows.

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