A grandmother's lesson

10:24 AM  It's hard not to spoil grandchildren. Ruby Frisken's grandson is proof kindness can be cruelty.

Two children of incest

A father and daughter have been sentenced in the Dunedin District Court after having two children together.

11:22 AM  A father and daughter have been sentenced after the discovery they had a second child together.

Catamaran dad's court no-show

11:19 AM  Police have a warrant to arrest a man who sailed to Australia with his daughter.

In court for sheep pot-shot

13 min ago  Trio learn the hard way that it's not okay to shoot a sheep that's crossing the road.

Cop bashed before wedding

11:04 AM  Broken nose, two black eyes, split lip, a cut over his eye and a wedding in ten days.

Scottish team hammered 172-0

3 min ago  His team lost dramatically, the game was stopped early, but their captain is chuffed.

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national

Kiwis won't give to beggars

More than 3000 people nationwide have had their say on how they would like to help people in need.

6 min ago  A recent poll shows Kiwis would rather give money to an organisation than people on the street.

Teacher kissed student

11:27 AM  A female teacher is accused of kissing a male year 12 student at school.

Police would like to identify this man and woman seen entering the Countdown at Chartwell

Who are loo paper fire lighters?

CCTV images show people police believe lit a toilet paper fire as a diversion as they stole meat.

Video

Oscars 2017: snubs and surprises

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards are out, and there are a few surprises.

world

Did Mount Everest shrink?

The peak's last-known height was 8848 metres.

19 min ago  Scientists to remeasure the peak over suspicions it had shrunk after 2015's massive quake in Nepal.

Attacked with dogs, set on fire

Man critically ill, while woman who tried to put out flames engulfing him badly burned.

US President Donald Trump claims he lost the popular vote because of illegal voters.

Voter fraud claims questioned

10:25 AM  Sean Spicer says Trump's belief is based on 'studies and evidence', but had nothing to show for it.

business

Trump advances oil pipelines video

Donald Trump

US President clears way for controversial Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines to move forward.

Bad trade deal? Mexico walks

As US President Donald Trump plans to renegotiate North American FTA, Mexico plays hard ball.

Workplace Relations Minister says increasing the minimum wage must be balanced against hindering job growth.

Wage rise not choking market

OPINION: If the minimum wage is up 40 per cent in a decade, why aren't workers being priced out?

technology

Follow-up to Pokemon Go is here

Pokemon Duel is free and is available in New Zealand for Apple and Android devices.

10:27 AM  Pokemon Duel is a strategy game so don't expect to run around hunting for creatures using your phone.

Man jailed for celebrity photo hack

The man orchestrated a phishing scheme that targeted celebrities including actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Poker is not like other games, such as chess, where AI has emerged victorious thanks to advanced algorithms. Poker is ...

AI is beating poker champs

11:13 AM  So far, after 67,000 hands, Libratus has won US$701,242 worth of chips after starting from a balance of zero.

life & style

Baby breaks weight records

Brian Liddle Jr was born weighing more than six kilograms on Tuesday morning.

Natashia Corrigan always wanted a "big, chubby baby" but she wasn't expecting a 6kg one.

Top 5 multi-use beauty buys

We are all for beauty products that can do more than one thing.

Why do I keep dating the same kind of women?

'I've got a thing for trashy girls'

11:40 AM  Q&A: I've tried dating nice girls, but I love the ones with issues and lots of drama. Why is that?

well & good

Obsessed with your health?

Are your health concerns are helpful or harmful?

Here's how you can tell if your health concerns are helpful or harmful.

Refugee's astonishing journey

An inventive use of jandals saved Tran Lawrence from a third pirate attack. When he reached NZ, the challenges continued.

Gwyneth Paltrow's latest health tip on Goop has caused further controversy.

Ignore Gwyneth's latest advice

Goop's jade eggs for your vagina are a "load of garbage", says gynaecologist.

home & property

House of the week: Arrowtown gallery

House of the week: Arrowtown

A family with three young children put their own stamp on one of the town’s cosy cottages.

5 rules of the super-organised 

Professional organiser Natalie Jane shares her secrets to having a smoothly running home

Have you ever seen a Y-shaped building before? We doubt it.

Taiwan's Y-shaped pad

This Y-shaped home has futurism down to a tee.

food & wine

Sevens is smaller, but foodier

Sevens organisers are making an effort to make sure crowds are well feed this year.

Organisers have invited some of the capital's top culinary talent to create the first ever Food And Fizz Alley.

Rising to the occasion

For Pete van Beek, creating delicious goods to sell in his Picton bakery is not a job, it's a passion.

Beer elitism hurting industry

Avocado & buttermilk dressing

nz farmer

Her moojesty: The Queen's cow

Ferdon Volcom Locket, a 3-year- old jersey cow co-owned by Don Ferguson and Queen Elizabeth II.

Right royal cow turning heads at dairy event in Feilding.

'Wet towel on a bonfire'

Farmers and local communities are bearing the brunt of the impact of freedom camping - and they shouldn't.

Straight from the vat video

NZ not out to fleece Wales

entertainment

Oscar snubs and surprises

Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad.

19 min ago  The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards are out, and there are a few surprises.

Apology for Oscars blunder

Amy Adams and Tom Hanks were not Oscar nominees, but were listed on an official website.

There were two main sources of inspiration for King Louis - Christopher Walken, and a giant ape species that became ...

Oscar nod 'huge honour'

Kiwi special effects company Weta Digital scores an Oscar nomination for its latest great ape.

travel

Driftwood art at NZ beach fest

Christchurch man Steve Trevella won public choice award at the 2013 Hokitika Beach Driftwood and Sand sculpture ...

11:47 AM  A summer celebration of art is taking place on Hokitika Beach.

Dubai named busiest airport video

It has been named the world's busiest airport, and the CEO has some business tips for the US President.

Tekapo Springs.

Tekapo's coming-of-age story

11:32 AM  It's small blip in my childhood memory and was never our destination. But, my, how Tekapo has changed.

motoring

A Rolls-Royce rat rod video

The ridiculous Rolls-Royce rat rod that was a hit at the 2016 Sema show in Las Vegas.

10:32 AM  Classic Rolls-Royce undergoes incredible transformation.

Toyota trumpets big expansion

Toyota joins the parade of manufacturers seeking to highlight their US investments in the President Trump age.

Josef Cikmantory's Trabant won Best of Show honours at a car show in San Juan Capistrano.

Ugly car has special meaning

To say it looks like a clown car insults all the other clown cars.

stuff nation

Cuddling through fireworks

24012017 - Cuddling through quakes and fireworks - Pet of the day - Maeve and Annie Lamborghini

Maeve and Annie Lamborghini have come up with a cute and cuddly solution to their fears.

White Tail, the blackbird

This is a friendly, and hungry, blackbird we've named White Tail, who visits us every day.

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Don't guilt trip suicidal people

"This is not about you and how inconvenient their suicidal thoughts are for you."

sport

Angst at possible Blundell snub

After one Twenty20 international for New Zealand, wicketkeeper Tom Blundell is hoping for a one-day international debut ...

Picked to wear the gloves against Oz, keeper Tom Blundell may end up just carrying the drinks.

Lehmann rips into Pietersen

Australia coach wastes no time ripping into Big Bash team's marquee signing after limp semifinal effort.

Yvonne Willering would start Anna Harrison at wing defence against Australia in Durban.

Heat on Silver Ferns midcourt

14 min ago  Pressure on Shannon Francois as NZ prepares for Australia without Laura Langman.

good reads

Ugly car has special meaning

Josef Cikmantory's Trabant won Best of Show honours at a car show in San Juan Capistrano.

To say it looks like a clown car insults all the other clown cars.

A refugee's astonishing journey to NZ

Tran, who lives in Oakura, says he still experiences racism but it is quieter now.

An inventive use of jandals saved Tran Lawrence from a third pirate attack. When he reached NZ, the challenges continued.

Trump shock waves will reach NZ

The uprising of far-right politics in the US could happen in New Zealand - and already nearly did in 2004, Chris Trotter ...

The uprising of far-right politics in the US could happen in NZ - and already nearly did, writes Chris Trotter.

No champagne protest

Garbine Muguruza playing with passion at the Australian Open.

Women at the Australian Open are proving man enough to break their straitjackets, writes Mark Reason.

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oddstuff

Sheep swapped for men at rodeo

Men will replace sheep at the upcoming Kakahi Rodeo.

Kakahi Rodeo organisers have come up with a novel replacement for its popular sheep chasing event.

Tiny library takes off

The idea behind little libraries is that when you take a book, you leave one in its place.

 "I like the idea of sharing books and encouraging people to take books."

Terry the roadworking rooster

Terry the Rooster on the job.

Terry the Rooster is putting his two cents worth into Waikato Expressway.

Her moojesty: The Queen's cow

Ferdon Volcom Locket, a 3-year- old jersey cow co-owned by Don Ferguson and Queen Elizabeth II.

Right royal cow turning heads at dairy event in Feilding.

Parenting

Breastfeeding tattoos are a thing

Breastfeeding tattoo

Mums have found a new way to celebrate their breastfeeding journey.

Tantrums: It's not your fault

Meltdowns are not a sign that you're a "bad parent" or that you're doing anything wrong.

Your toddler's meltdowns may be embarrassing, but they don't mean you're a "bad parent".

The rise in the 'retirement baby'

Are 'retirement babies' the logical progression from a generation of exhausted career women?

Will 'post-profession' children become the new normal?

Baby the world's best wingman

Awww... the big moment when Darick Mead - and little Ryan - popped the question to Susan Medina.

How do you make a proposal even more special? Get your newborn baby to do it for you.

kiwi traveller

What to do in a travel emergency

Travel emergencies can be avoided with careful planning.

It's easy to be enticed by airlines' rock-bottom bargain fares, but what happens if you can't travel?

Seoul searching

A trip to the border between North and South Korea is highly recommended.

Tim Clauson moved to Seoul and loves life in a city that's buzzing 24/7.

Family cruise in Noumea

Noumea is a a great family destination.

Wondering how to organise family excursions? Send us your travel questions and we'll find the answer.

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