house splash

For sale: a super skinny house

9:28 AM  You'll need to breathe in deep to squeeze into this 1860s house - and have deep pockets.

Teen full of 'zest'

Seventeen-year-old Kiriana Morrison was killed in a car crash on Sunday morning.

10:17 AM  Kiriana Morrison, 17, will be laid to rest beside her grandfather, Sir Howard Morrison.

Sister on murder charge

10:09 AM  She was charged as a teen with killing her sister 10 years ago. Now she's in court.

Choc wars: Sam Neill v Cadbury

9:28 AM  Actor wants all Kiwis and Australians to boycott the chocolate-maker's products.

Riots in Sweden video

8 min ago  Days after Trump's comments about "what happened in Sweden", violence hits.

A dance with The Boss

7 min ago  Gill Cross's dreams came true when she got her Dancing In The Dark moment.

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national

Jailed for corruption

Murray Noone, left, and Stephen Borlase appear in the High Court at Auckland for sentencing on fraud charges

3 min ago  Cosy relationship between contractor and council employee in Auckland ends behind bars.

Beggar jailed for fraud

$380 a week from WINZ wasn't enough, says beggar convicted of fraud

A Hawera man was sent to jail after being convicted of  sex charges involving a teenage babysitter.

Man groomed babysitter for sex

A man who groomed a 15-year-old babysitter for sex was stopped when his wife found text messages.

Video

What ever happened to Nick Harrison?

Got a job? Karl Burnett's had about a million of 'em since leaving Shortland Street in 2005.

world

Police chase: Bull dies video

Watch: Cow escapes trip to New York slaughterhouse, leads cops on low-speed chase

9:57 AM  New York City rampage as bull escapes meatworks and brushes off tranquiliser darts.

The baby-faced boy rapist, 10 video

Judge concerned for Aussie boy who raped girl, 8, as parents pull kids out of his primary school.

Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld have lost a Court of Appeal battle in their bid to have a civil partnership.

Couple loses civil union fight video

9:52 AM  British couple say they face discrimination as only same-sex partners are allowed civil partnerships.

business

Fletcher Building profit ticks up

Fletcher Building chief executive Mark Adamson says the strength of the New Zealand economy helped drive the profit increase.

9:25 AM  The construction firm sees continued demand for residential and infrastructure projects.

Mortgage rationing bites

It's getting tougher for home buyers to borrow as big banks become more picky.

Dick Smith says Australia's reached a "sweet spot" of around 24 million people.

Dick Smith's house price blame

Says immigrants push house prices in Australia beyond the reach of young families.

technology

Samsung's reputation crashes

Samsung pulled its Note 7 smartphone off shelves last year after a series of reports about the devices bursting into flame.

9:11 AM  A poll shows Samsung dropping to 49th from seventh, with Amazon topping the survey.

Six ways to take a phone break

The worst thing about leaving your phone behind is that you may miss an Instagrammable moment.

The Scorpion combines a motorcycle seat with quadcopter drone technology.

Hoverbike inspired by Star Wars

10 min ago  If you crossed a motorcycle with a drone, you'd end up with something like the Scorpion.

life & style

'I believe in fixing my body'

Sophie Cachia tells her followers she's focused on recovery and not on losing weight, following the birth of her ...

9:55 AM  Sophie Cachia's refreshing words about her post-baby body has other mums applauding her honesty.

Being too busy is bad for you

9:08 AM  Constantly stressed and too busy to keep up? You might have productivity obsession.

Is there anything better than having a good venting session with friends who 'get it'?

Why real mates bond over hate

9:58 AM  Forget shared interests - if you want real connection, you need to establish pet peeves in common.

well & good

Half marathon in wheechair video

Walsh and her modified wheelchair compete in the Round the Bays half marathon in Wellington.

17 min ago  Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Vicki Walsh thought her racing days were over. But her friend had other ideas.

5 plastic things to ditch now

Straws, bags, water bottles - take charge of your own consumption.

Ann Maree Mulders isn't willing to waste a moment with her husband Christian.

Fighting the 'forgotten' disease

Annie woke feeling unwell - and her life was about to change forever.

home & property

House of the week: Hawkes Bay gallery

The guest room is also home to a set of drawers from Redcurrent and a lamp topped with a shade that Tina made herself, ...

A city-dweller turned to a sleepy seaside settlement looking for a home-grown version of Eat, Pray, Love.

For sale after 135 years video

The Central Hawke's Bay house comes with a grand foyer, a library, a museum and kauri staircase.

This beach house at Laguna Beach, CA is owned by Warren Buffett, who is selling it for $15.3 million.

Warren Buffett sells the bach

After 50 years, the owner of this house is selling up - but he's already worth more than $100 billion.

food & wine

Lunches your workmates will envy

Brown rice salad with beans, tomatoes and feta, and edamame bean salad with avocado, broccoli and sesame dressing.

You'll be the envy of your workmates with these tasty salads at your desk.

Madam Woo opens in Chch

The popular, highly-acclaimed Malaysian restaurant Madam Woo has opened in Christchurch.

Four ways with smoothies

How to save time in the kitchen

nz farmer

Young farmers watch farm burn

Tom Magill and Stella Bauer lost 150ha of pasture and 6km of fences to the Port Hills fires.

Black pastures are all that's left after the Port Hills fires swept through land leased by a young farming couple.

PGGW posts $16m profit

PGGW has made a $16m after-tax profit in the first half of the financial year.

Sweet as? Not for Comvita

Lotto won't solve farm woes

entertainment

Lohan 'racially profiled'? video

Actress Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been exploring Islam in recent years.

10 min ago  Lindsay Lohan claims her headscarf's the reason she was stopped by security at London's Heathrow.

A night to remember

REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen gives Christchurch a musical memory to be cherished by those who were there.

Milo Yiannopoulos has stepped down from his role as technology editor and write at ultra conservative site Breitbart in ...

Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart

9:44 AM  "When your friends have done right by you, you do right by them," says the self-styled agent provocateur. 

travel

Pod of orca delights jet-skiers video

One of a large pod of orca which visited Kaikoura last week.

Seeing one or two orca in the wild is pretty special, but how about 30?

The real reasons Japan is hot

Here are 10 reasons why everyone's going crazy for Japan...

Sun sets over the Nile.

Sailing the Nile stuff nation

9:21 AM  No trip to Egypt is complete without a cruise. On the Nile, life never stops.

motoring

F1-inspired Astons revealed gallery video

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Edition.

2 min ago  British sports car maker unveils limiited edition variants of its ageing Vantage coupe.

Woeful driving video takes off

Camera footage shows driver repeatedly weaving over centreline on one of NZ's most tricky roads.

The 1937 factory built Cord Beverly is Reeve Barnett's favourite car to cruise around in.

The red, white and 'oohs' video

The 10th anniversary of a classic car event will "make New Plymouth America, again".

stuff nation

We're failing our dyslexic kids

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Backs of schoolkids with colorful rucksacks moving in the street

people; person; children; ...

9:19 AM  Thinking outside of the box creates an opportunity for change but NZ's education system is letting our kids down.

The best way to train your dog

Positive reinforcement is the most effective way to teach dogs how to behave.

Pet of the day: Dot and Boss

Pet of the day: Pooch pals Boss and Dot 

Two buddies that make a lot of mischief together. So much fun, energy and personality.

sport

Live: Black Caps v Proteas

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson.

11 min ago  AB de Villiers opts to bowl first, sending NZ in to bat in the second ODI.

Brownlie stirs selection pot

Stand-in Black Caps opener has "nothing to lose" in final hit before Martin Guptill's expected return.

Kieran Foran says he needed to get out of Sydney and has been thrilled by his welcome at the Warriors.

Warriors 'fresh air' for Foran video

10 min ago  "It's been great to get out of Sydney," Warriors recruit says as he settles in at his new NRL home.

good reads

Cannibalism 'perfectly natural'

Cannibalism: It is more common than we realise and not black and white.

Siblings eat siblings, strangers eat strangers, children eat parents and mates eat mates. Science can explain it.

Reason: Cult of silence kills

Dan Vickerman, pictured in 2011, died on Saturday night.

OPINION: After the death of Dan Vickerman we need to talk about the problems that are killing our young men.

Greeks sink into poverty video

Retired teacher and volunteer Eva Agkisalaki clears tables at a soup kitchen.

After seven years of bailouts, most Greeks struggle to cover costs and many rely on soup kitchens.

Seven wonders of travel world

The amazing Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park.

From train trips to a bubbling supervolcano, this is the modern-day ultimate travel experience.

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oddstuff

Closure for cat lover

Jane Chapman, with her kitten Artimus, was overwhelmed the council had her dead cat, Rupert's body so she could farewell it.

She got the chance to say goodbye to her moggy because the pound still had it in the freezer.

Astronomical poo problem solved

Hugh McCarroll was thrilled to have his design acknowledged.

The dark side of the moon walk needed a solution and Hugh McCarroll had one.

Home's suspicious gnomes video

The "gnominator" was among the recovered garden ornaments.

Huge haul of garden gnomes found in Hawke's Bay home has been linked to meth dealing.

Man or magpie?

Derek Andrews keeps almost every man made object he finds on Mt Taranaki.

He's climbed Mt Taranaki 743 times and collected a bag full of junk on each trip.

Parenting

I am a terrible mother

Charlie, Henry and Tommy in their red wagon.

OPINION: I bribe them with chocolate, don't make them wear a hat and always leave the TV on.

I gave my tween a smartphone

One mum worried about giving her 12-year-old a smartphone – but found surprising benefits.

One mum worried about giving her 12-year-old a smartphone – but found surprising benefits.

Why the 'ban' on formula info?

Finding information and support for bottle feeding mums can be difficult.

Is New Zealand's pro-breastfeeding Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative also mum friendly?

Pregnant after 452 needles

After 452 needles, two rounds of IVF and three failed transfers, the Walkers are welcoming twins.

US couple expecting twins shares a photo representing their arduous IVF journey.

kiwi traveller

Men are better at packing suitcases video

The world is divided into premature packers and procrastinating packers with few practical packers in between.

They procrastinate and are unorganised. But then they don't bring as much junk. What's better?

What cabin crew know that you don't video

Veteran globetrotters reveal secrets to a more attentive service (or to avoid getting kicked off your flight).

Veteran globetrotters reveal secrets to a more attentive service (or to avoid getting kicked off your flight).

Seven wonders of travel world

The amazing Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park.

From train trips to a bubbling supervolcano, this is the modern-day ultimate travel experience.

Wanderluster: Kiwis' life in Scandinavia

Matthew and Chelsea are big fans of the nomadic lifestyle.

After 10 years on the road, an intrepid couple share their advice on travelling Northern Europe.

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