Nehe Milner-Skudder on the attack during the All Blacks v Wallabies Bledisloe Cup rugby union match at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand. Saturday 15 August 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga /

Rookie player's dream realised video

Nehe Milner-Skudder shocked when told he'd made the All Blacks' RWC squad.

Naholo's comeback

As it happened

Wild weather ahead

It's set to be a wet and windy day in many parts of the country.

6:43 AM  Band of fronts to bring gale force winds and heavy rain to much of the country.

ABs ready to win it video

The ABs won't be defending their World Cup title, they'll be going north to win it back. Sopoaga needed The unlucky

Bar thankful for 'free publicity'

A Christchurch bar thanked a customer for the "free publicity" his complaint brought them.

Family worried for missing man

Son says 59-year-old Auckland dad's disappearance "tremendously out of character''

Oliver Sacks dies at 82

6:48 AM  Famed neurologist and author of Awakenings dies after fight with rare cancer.

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'I could die right here' video

Gursharan Singh was assaulted by youths who smashed bottles over his head at Super Liquor Woolston.

Liquor store worker thought he might die after he was smashed over the head with a bottle of spirits.

Mainfreight boss swipes at Joyce

New Zealand needs a transport policy that links road, port and rail, Don Braid says.

Student Jacqui Ormsby with the water system, using totara wood as a filter, that won the regional science fair.

Nature's answer to dirty water

Following a major quake, Wellingtonians may have a high school student to thank for a clean drink of water.


All Blacks to roll dice with three locks

Jeremy Thrush the unlucky one as national selectors gamble on just three locks for World Cup.


Thousands protest in Japan

People hold placards and shout slogans as they protest against Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's security bill outside the parliament in Tokyo August 30, 2015.

Thousands gathered in Tokyo to oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to expand the powers of Japan's military amid a territorial dispute with China.

Turkish group bomb suspects

Neo-fascists from a Turkish terrorist group called Grey Wolves are key suspects in the Bangkok bombing.

A masked protester carries a banner offering free coffee during the Bersih 4.0 rally on August 30, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Pressure mounts on Malay PM

Thousands gathered for a second day to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak.


Trapped renters need help

Two-thirds of those currently renting doubt they will ever own a home, a Westpac-Stuff survey finds.

More kiwis are getting stuck in a “rent trap” and watching the possibility of home ownership slip out of their grasp.

A partnership for growth

A Wellington accounting company riding on the coat-tails of Xero, has set their sights on further expansion.

Spark Chief Executive Simon Moutter

Earnings spark, not much fire

OPINION: Against a backdrop of equity volatility, over 25 NZ companies have reported earnings in recent weeks.


Studying on the breadline

The University of Auckland, Grafton Campus

More students are having to live with their parents to make ends meet.

Rich-listers lose millions

Some of NZ's top business people saw over $40m wiped off their own company shareholdings.

Fuel prices down, margins up

Power shop and save

small business

Flower power drives business

Florist Kathryn Fleming believes flowers can give people a spiritual lift.

A new subscription flower business backed by upmarket grocery chain, Farro, proves a hit with romantic men.

On a right royal roll

A year after feeding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Gourmet Delicious is still on a high.

A quilter's haven

How to get start-up respect


Ashley Madison CEO quits

Stepped down as CEO ... Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman poses with a poster during an interview at a hotel in Hong Kong in August.

Chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has resigned.

Giant robot gears up to battle video

One arm is a missile launcher and the other a cannon. And it's headed for Japan.

Tim Schafer and Cookie Monster

Kickstart your game right

The best way to ensure your campaign's success is probably to get Tim Schafer onboard.

life & style

NZFW: Best and Worst dressed

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Day three of New Zealand Fashion Week kicks off at the Viaduct Events Centre in central Auckland. Miramoda show.

The looks that dropped jaws at New Zealand Fashion Week - for better or for worse.

A is for air kiss

From Andrea Moore to Zambesi: The A-Z of Fashion Week.

Why should young people be the only ones who get to have fun on the dance floor?

I want a nightclub for old people

If there's a great place for 40-somethings to have a boogie, I haven't found it yet.

well & good

Is your phone your shield?

The vast majority of us own mobile phones and are rarely parted from them.

This is the new normal, so to speak - our emerging consensus on when and where to use phones in public.

Suffering from memory loss

Taking aerobic exercise every day helps because it increases blood flow, sending more oxygen to the brain.

A couple of drinks can soon add up to the kilojoule equivalent of a doughnut or sandwich, but without filling you up.

How drinks can destroy a diet

Watching what you eat is one thing, but it's all too easy to forget that drinks have kilojoules too.

home & property

The O.C mansion's up for sale

Got a spare $NZ9.6million? You too could live like the Cohens.

California here we come! If you loved The O.C and have a spare $9.6million, you too could live like the Cohens.

Doorstep notes you don't want

How does one deal with a neighbour from hell? You write them a letter, of course.

The exterior of 167 Moor Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, gives no clue as to what lies beneath.

Dungeon whips auction frenzy

Unusual Melbourne terrace with an underground 'dungeon' sells for more than $400,000 above reserve.

food & wine

GF coconut banana bread

This coconut and banana bread is a great addition to school lunch boxes.

This coconut and banana bread is a great addition to school lunch boxes.

Foodie festival 'huge' success

Hospitality staff can slow down after serving thousands of mouths during Wellington on a Plate festival.

How to make chorizo Scotch eggs

NZ's best chardonnays video

nz farmer

Room for more bull beef

Bull beef is a "very saleable product" says Tony Egan.

6:00 AM  NZ's bull beef exports jump nearly $250m this year with one processor suggesting there is market room for more bull beef farming.

'Stripey' rain relief for some

5 min ago  Rain has brought relief for some farmers in drought-hit North Canterbury but others are still in survival mode.

Bike death makes tragic point

Surprise! It's quadruplets video


Wedded bliss for Shorty nurses?

Sally Martin as Nicole and Pua Magavisa as Vinnie on Shortland Street.

Can Shorty's newlywed nurses Nicole and Vinnie live happily ever after?

TV's most memorable drunks

The best characters aren't perfect and, when it comes to personal flaws, alcoholism writes itself.

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

New trailer for 'He Named Me Malala' video

Shot in the head for championing girls' education in Pakistan, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala will tell her story in film.


Living history

Emily Bay, a curve of golden sand sheltered by a reef and the temperature of a warm pool, is great for swimming and snorkelling.

Breathtaking beauty plus a fascinating past adds up to a memorable family holiday.

Expat tales: The great outdoors

Simon Dilks ditched the rat race for a life of adventure in Yangshuo, China.

Bernadette Barrett at viewpoint above Dyers Pass.

Sweet surprises at Sugarloaf

The Port Hills are a defining characteristic of Christchurch.

stuff nation

She was 'born fighting' stuff nation

Aallyn at her school athletics day. 

Stuff Nation

While we fight the battles of everyday life, our daughter Aallyn fights every day just to wake up.

London about skills not study stuff nation

I've been in London for eight years. It took seven to land the type of role I moved here to get.


Pet of the day: Little cutie stuff nation

Craig and Patricia fell in love with Jessie at the pet store. We can see how.


Bad driving a real turn-off

It's never to early to get it right and they could love you for it.

British research discovers the surest way to woo a potential love interest is to brush up on driving skills.

Triumph shows Triple benefits

Triumph's Speed Triple is still a treat, but you pay more for it.

On the open road is where the new 'baby Jag' with oodles of balance, poise and grip.

Drool Britannia

Jaguar introduces the car it has promised and we've lusted after since the late 60s.


In Waisake we trust: Hansen video

Ben Smith, left, glances across to rookie wingers Waisake Naholo and Nehe Milner-Skudder who were named on Sunday in the All Blacks squad to contest the Rugby World Cup.

All Blacks coach tips the Highlanders winger to provide the X-factor as his team eye back-to-back titles.

Another solid finish for Fox

6:31 AM  New Zealand golfer fashioning a solid record on European Challenge Tour after another top 30 finish.

Highlanders wing Waisake Naholo was the big surprise when the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup squad was named on Sunday night.

ABs named for the RWC gallery video

Waiksake Naholo in, Israel Dagg, Cory Jane and Charles Piutau miss the cut as RWC squad named in Wellington.

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Living history on Norfolk

Emily Bay, a curve of golden sand sheltered by a reef and the temperature of a warm pool, is great for swimming and snorkelling.

Breathtaking beauty plus a fascinating past adds up to a memorable family holiday.

Fly my pretties

Falconer Conal Dixson with one of his charges.

Reginald is giving me the evil eye. The hulking 24-year-old hawk glares at me from his perch.

Memorable moments for ABs fans stuff nation

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  (L-R) Kieran Read, Dan Carter, Richie McCaw, Israel Dagg and Jerome Kaino of New Zealand pose for the media during the adidas All Blacks Rugby World Cup kit launch on November 5, 2015 in London, England.  The kit is the blackest ever created by adidas for New Zealand Rugby. The New Zealand team will wear the kit for the first time against England at Twickenham this Saturday.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for adidas)

The ABs' track record is testament to their resilience, professionalism and sheer bloody mindedness.

Pay off your mortgage in 10 years

Enableme financial advisor Hannah McQueen counsels home-owners on how to pay off their mortgages in less than 10 years.

Just like the TV ads say, you can pay off your mortgage in 10 years.

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The Little Things

Dilbert, The Little Things and more.


Hipster house creeps out UK media video

This so-called "ghost" might actually just be a hipster.

An eerie-looking hipster house for sale in Sydney has UK media in a spin.

Monk relaxes atop wind turbine

Brother Joseph Byron like the view from this turbine in Rhode Island.

A Benedictine monk tired to find solitude on top of a wind turbine.

D.Dog for president

Bailey the dog shows he's got what it takes to be President of the United State, with owner Jacob Rubin, 14.

Running for president of the free world is so easy, even a dog can do it.

Most beautiful city, best loo

The beauty of Hastings is surely evident to every casual observer.

Hastings won NZ's most beautiful city, as well as best toilet - which had more entries.


Kids edit 'selfies' for approval

Think there's nothing wrong with teens editing their online images? Time to have a re-think.

Children are measuring their worth in the amount of likes or comments they get.

How to talk to teens about sex

It seems many teenagers feel school sex education focuses too much on risk prevention and not enough on communication in relationships.

Teenagers have good understanding of the mechanics of sex, but want to know more about building relationships.

'Realistic' Disney princesses

Belle from Beauty and the Beast with a fuller, and some would say, more realistic figure.

From beards to 'real life', Disney princesses have been re-imagined too many ways to count.

My son isn't getting a mobile

Giving your child a smartphone shouldn't be a rushed decision.

My colleague Michelle Quinn got her son an iPhone when he entered high school last year. My son wasn't so lucky.

kiwi traveller

What sight to see in HK?

For amusement-park-loving teens, Hong Kong Disneyland is the place to go.

There's something for all the family to enjoy in Hong Kong, from markets to theme parks.

Expat tales: The great outdoors

Simon Dilks with his wife and daughter against the mountainous scenery of their home.

Simon Dilks ditched the rat race for a life of adventure in Yangshuo, China.

Lost and found in Italy

Passport, credit card, phone, the Holy Trinity of travel.

Travel is full of heart-stopping moments, not all of which are about ogling scenic wonders.

The reality of London life stuff nation

Living and working in London is challenging and exhausting, but it's also one of the most enriching experiences you can have, says Amelia.

There are heaps of opportunities in London, writes Amelia Abplanalp. You just have to be patient, network like crazy and work damn hard.