Gloriavale haunts me video

Melanie Reid infiltrated Gloriavale. She's never forgotten what she saw there.

Bittersweet verdicts

Cameron Ellen, right, carries his son Ihaka Stokes's coffin at his funeral in April 2014. The 14-month-old was murdered ...

Cameron Ellen "pretty sure" Troy Taylor, man he said kept him from his son, would be convicted of toddler's murder.

$85k income not enough to buy

5:00 AM  Even earning a decent wage, you'll struggle to buy a house in many parts of NZ.

Government's Apple payday

Taxpayers pocket $4m in shares after long fight to retrieve NZ benefit fraudster's ill-gotten gains.

Toyota recalls 6000 NZ cars video

3:51 AM  Faulty airbag inflators force recall of 2.9m cars globally, including thousands in NZ.

French tourists assaulted

Two men allegedly demanded money from tourists before punching them to the ground.

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Serious injuries after shooting

Police have cordoned part of Dickson Cres, Hornby, following a serious assault.

A witness said people were "screaming and crying" outside a home in Christchurch where a man was shot.

Questions about the SAS raid

What we know, and still need to know, about a deadly night in Afghanistan.

Christopher John Ferguson, 31, walked out of the Dunedin District Court after being accused of rape.

Teen admits lying about rape

Christopher Ferguson was jailed after being accused of rape and was treated like a social pariah, his lawyer says.


Meet artist Jen Sievers

Joy, colour, pragmatism, power and art are the hallmarks of this Auckland artist.


Man who became 'Source D' video

Sergei Millian is either a shrewd businessman with high-level access to both Trump's inner circle and the Kremlin, or a ...

A salacious claim Trump could be blackmailed over prostitutes continues to haunt. This is who made it.

Storm chasers die in crash video

Three people were killed in a collision as both vehicles went after the tornado.

Ivanka Trump joined the White House staff officially after concerns were raised about her taking a more informal position.

Ivanka joins White House staff video

The First Daughter reverses course and will become a government US employee after outcry over her position.


Tower chairman's anger at holdouts

Tower chairman Michael Stiassny has criticised some Canterbury earthquake victims.

Tower Insurance chief executive shows frustration at Canterbury earthquake claim holdouts.

Rinehart recruits at netball

Why the richest person in Australia scouts local netball competitions for cheap mining labour.

Nobody knows exactly what cities of the future will look like, but the Productivity Commission thinks it knows what ...

New ways councils may tax you

As cities get bigger, councils will look for new ways to tax residents - here are some of them.


Hands-on with Samsung S8

A Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available in stores on May 1.

As first impressions go, Samsung's new Galaxy S8 is a doozy.

12 games up for Hall of Fame

Donkey Kong is on the list along with Mortal Kombat and ... Microsoft Windows Solitaire.

Many of the improvements and touches that the update brings, though it doesn't feel as major as Microsoft suggests.

Eight changes for Windows 10

Microsoft is trying to foster a creative streak with its free update that starts April 11.

life & style

I'm not 'lucky' he helps out

Shouldn't all marriages be based on respect and equality?

Why is it so unusual to have a husband who shares the cooking, cleaning and child-rearing duties?

Mum's anger at name 'theft'

After her husband's ex-partner "stole" her baby name choice, this woman has appealed to the internet for support.

Hillary Clinton

Hillary is back with attitude video

Forget the old Hillary "pantsuits" Clinton - the new HRod is all about the black leather jacket.

well & good

Warning about ibuprofen video

​The recent studies are an important reminder that over-the-counter medicines are not without risk.

Taking ibuprofen and aspirin can raise your risk of cardiac arrest and heart failure.

My 50kg weight loss after virus

Chantelle Parsons has used CrossFit to build stronger joints and tone up after a virus left her unable to eat or drink for days.

Me and my new best friend, Ruth.

Adventures from the ward stuff nation

From dancing with Ruth to meeting the Jedi master, David comes clean on life in hospital.

home & property

Meet artist Jen Sievers video

Artist Jen Sievers.

5:15 AM  Joy, colour, pragmatism, power and art are the hallmarks of this Auckland artist.

Generic art for generic people?

Do your walls a favour and buy some real art not something produced for the masses.

If imitation is the best form of flattery, Frank Lloyd should feel very flattered indeed.

Frank Lloyd Wright? Not quite

Who needs the real deal? There's a faux Fallingwater house for sale in the US.

food & wine

Where to eat healthy in Chch

Bear Lion's focus is on real food prepared with organic, local, seasonal ingredients.

5:00 AM  We searched for healthy cafes in Christchurch and found wholesome food sometimes comes at a price.

Macca's sauces hit the shelves video

Fans of that tasty Big Mac special sauce will soon be able to buy a bottle of it at the grocery store.

Eat a kiwi, save a kiwi

Beef stew: An oldie but a goodie

nz farmer

Feds wrong on fish 'n' fowling

Agriculture's impact on New Zealand has done far more to wreck freshwater habitats than anything else, Bryce Johnson says.

Fish & Game chief executive Bryce Johnson hits back at farmer claims they have a conflict of interest

Taking aim at Fish & Game

OPINION: Fish & Game has a conflict of interests over waterways, writes Andrew McGiven.

Replace the RMA quickly

Iwi's query to Government


Posh films Carpool segment

Victoria Beckham's decision to do Carpool Karaoke is likely to come as a shock to fans.

The next edition of James Corden's popular Carpool Karaoke segment features Victoria Beckham.

More Love from Del Rey video

US singer tells fans more tunes are on the way via an online apparition.

Colombian singer Shakira and U.S. actor Forest Whitaker are pictured during the Crystal Awards ceremony of the annual ...

Shakira opens another school

Singer forges ahead with bringing education to children living in remote areas of Colombia.


Boeing 767's final journey

Air New Zealand will retire its Boeing 767-300ER aircraft on Friday, March 31.

Air NZ's last Boeing 767 will take off from New Zealand for the final time on March 31.

Boeing's biggest window yet

At 1.37 metres wide, it gives passengers unparalleled views from 35,000ft.

A travel blogger has fallen in love with Taranaki but said investment in infrastructure was needed to continue ...

New Plymouth: NZ's best city? video

A travel writer has heaped praise on New Plymouth, but he says free activities would limit tourism growth.


1920s Harley reborn

Kip Marks sourced the sidecar independently from his original purchase.

Kip Marks originally found a 1920 Harley Davidson in pieces in 1998. Now it's ready to hit the road.

NZ Fords in fire risk recall video

Ford recalls nearly 1000 NZ vehicles to fix an engine fire risk as part of a worldwide fix involving nearly 400,000 vehicles.

Rebecca Mercer checks out the BMW car gifted to her by her husband. The car is a replica of the one that brought her to ...

Disbelief at hubby's car gift video

A woman in the US is stunned to see a blast from the past sitting in her driveway.

stuff nation

Quitting: I've saved $14k

19052016 NEWS Photo CHARLOTTE CURD/Fairfax. Jess Stubbs from Countdown in the Valley is doing a quit smoking challenge.

I bought a vaping starter kit and haven't touched a cigarette since.

Facebook: Reality or fantasy

Why do we feel the need to sugarcoat our lives for the benefit of our online "friends"?

Stock Photo - businessman with drawing rain cloud over his head Image ID : 17482237 bad mood cloud rain weather fortune ...

We need to stop chasing 'success'

There’s an intense underlying pressure on youths today to "be somebody" and "do something" with their lives.


Williamson wins Hadlee Medal

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson's performances across all three formats saw him win the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for ...

Black Caps captain wins supreme award for second year running.

Foran back in black?

Aussie coach Mal Meninga is planning for Kieran Foran to be back in the Kiwis this year.

Peter Snell wins 800m gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

Snell's medals to be donated

Sir Peter Snell will personally hand over his national running treasures to Te Papa.

good reads

The blood on the wall video

Ihaka Stokes was 14 months old when he was murdered by his de facto stepfather Troy Taylor.

Troy Taylor gave a final impassioned speech saying little Ihaka's memory deserved the truth. The truth was he murdered him.

Xero's machine learning lesson

02-10-15 News Photo; David White/FairfaxNZ 
The Red Peak flag fly's above the Xero office in Wellington

Machine learning could be a time-saver for businesses, but the 'people factor' is delaying a bigger revolution.

Where boats go to die

100317 News Photo:  Bevan Read / Fairfax NZ
Greymouth Boats

Dramatic sea rescue exposes a trade in NZ fishing boats some fear will end in disaster.

Silky touch on trade shown video

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and wife Madame Cheng arrive at the Military terminal in Wellington.

OPINION: Where's the beef? China's "cautious enforcer", spreads the free trade word, writes Vernon Small.

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Watch out the fog is behind you.

Even the Briscoes Lady can't melt cloud.

Shark surprises swimmers

Rescuers secure the juvenile shark before releasing it into the water.

They'd just finished their early morning laps when a visitor was spotted in the Sydney ocean pool.

Upper Hutt to be all shook up

New Zealander Brendon Chase was crowned Australasia's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist in January. He will perform and ...

Cathy Finau is set to commemorate 40 years since 'the King's' death, organising Upper Hutt's Elvis Down Under.

'Just a couple of westies in a workshop' video

Sam Moore, 29, and his father Graham believe "you can't put a price on quality".

Once they have the measurements, a Fenmore saddle can take around 40-hours to complete and costs from $5000.


I won't attend your baby shower

While I'm happy for my pregnant friends, I've stopped going to baby showers - but not for reason you think.

While I'm happy for my pregnant friends, I've stopped going to baby showers - but not for reason you think.

6 types of parents at IKEA

Ah, the joy/pain of a shopping trip to IKEA...

Any parent who's been on a shopping trip with kids can certainly relate.

Mum's anger over name 'theft'

After her husband's ex-partner "stole" her baby name choice, this woman has appealed to the internet for support.

After her husband's ex-partner "stole" her baby name choice, this woman has appealed to the internet for support.

Did these parents mess up?

Is it wrong to leave a baby sleeping alone in a hotel room?

A mum didn't think it was a big deal to leave her baby sleeping alone in a hotel room. Plenty of other parents disagreed.

kiwi traveller

Your rights if a flight is cancelled

Taking out travel insurance for even a domestic trip is well worth it, particularly if you are travelling to an event.

Here's what you need to know if you find yourself stranded at the airport (or fail to get there at all).

Airport with most emergency landings

A flight landed at Bangor Airport in 2012 after a plane had to make an emergency landing because a woman said she had a ...

From sick flyers to security threats, staff at this airport are trained to deal with everything.

Why airports X-ray your laptop

Taking your laptop out of your bag is a tedious but stringent security check that keeps us safe.

Taking your computer out of your bag is a tedious but stringent security check that keeps us safe.

Why airplane windows are round video

Engineers in the aviation industry discovered that the shape of the aircraft windows were to blame for fatal accidents.

There is a (slightly alarming) reason why aircraft windows are oval rather than square.

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