Weldon splash

MediaWorks 'mutiny'

7:22 PM  Staff, including Mike McRoberts, lobbied board before Mark Weldon's resignation.

The media 'casualty'

Stars raise a glass

Kiwis evacuated video

Wildfire spreading along highway 63 in Alberta, Canada. The city of Fort McMurray is under a mandatory evacuation order.

7:19 PM  New Zealand families among those caught up in raging wildfires in Canada as entire city is evacuated.

Refused boarding over weight limit

Woman stopped from boarding Air NZ flight to Tonga as aircraft reaches max weight.

New Zealand's unsolved mysteries

The HMS Endeavour has been found but there's still plenty out there left to solve.

Countdown's booze trifecta

6:29 PM  All three Blenheim Countdown stores are now banned from selling alcohol.

Moet - with Hilary and Mike video

Newshub icons appear to be celebrating Mark Weldon's resignation as chief executive.

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national

Campervan fire driver dies

The campervan was destroyed after a fire took hold while it was travelling near Matamata.

Man makes it to hospital alive after campervan catches fire, but succumbs to injuries 11 days later.

Meth seizures hit 10-year high

New Zealand is caught up in a "worldwide glut" of methamphetamine.

All Black Charlie Faumuina, whose pregnant wife Rachelle was allegedly assaulted in a road rage incident

AB's wife's road rage terror

Wife of prop Charlie Faumuina tells court attackers threatened to "punch her baby out of her stomach".

Video

50 Cent mocked an autistic teen

Rapper 50 Cent is in trouble after mocking a young disabled airport worker on social media.

world

'Brilliant' scientist's double life

US prosecutors said Matthew Hynd attempted to falsely blame a friend for the photos.

7:27 PM  Highly-regarded Australian professor had over a thousand child sex images stored in two laptops.

Beloved pet's tail sliced off

6:24 PM  GRAPHIC WARNING: Australian schoolboy returns home from school to a shock find.

Republican U.S. presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters after his rival, Senator Ted ...

Trump's path clear, Bernie wins

Donald Trump looks certain to be Republican presidential nominee, while Sanders bests Clinton.

business

Weldon - a media casualty

Mark Weldon was a polarising figure at his previous role at NZX and was the same in MediaWorks.

7:18 PM  OPINION: His time at MediaWorks summed up the sector's harsh reality - and the inevitable human cost.

Truth behind 'mumpreneurs'

12 min ago  Rise in self-employment among Australian mums may appear a good thing, but it points to a serious problem.

The Fair Work Commission has rejected a Qantas pilot's right to appeal his sacking.

Groping pilot drunk, stoned

Pilot sacked for massaging a female co-worker's breast while drunk and stoned claimed his drink was spiked.

technology

Chrome topples Internet Explorer

Google's Chrome registered a collective desktop market share for all versions of the browser of 41.67 per cent in April.

Microsoft's Internet Explorer is no longer king of the browser hill.

Boy paid $14k for Instagram bug

The flaw was found by a 10-year-old who plans to spend the reward money on a new bike.

The app is available now on iOS. No word on its availability for Android devices, but users have access to Giphy's ...

Giphy releases iPhone keyboard

The popular website Giphy is setting sights on your smartphone keyboard.

life & style

Thor, you've got competition

Lasse Matberg says he owes his burgeoning modelling career to his distinctive hair and beard.

He's got the kind of beachy waves we pay $100 for, looks like a real-life "Viking", and is the internet's newest heartthrob.

'They Photoshopped my jaw'

Rumer Willis lashes out at a magazine for editing her chin in a fashion spread, saying she feels "bullied".

Think you could pull off shibori hair?

Would you tie-dye your hair?

1 min ago  It's not just for T-shirts anymore - now you can have those psychedelic swirls in your hair, too.

well & good

'I decided to have a recovery'

Rhiannon Tracey says her overarching goal is "to walk down the aisle".

Doctors told her she'd never walk again after shattering her neck and back, but Rhiannon Tracey was determined to prove them wrong.

The Biggest Loser effect

Show's contestants leave with a slower metabolism, making weight loss difficult, study says.

Food can help you power up the ladder of success.

The 11 foods for success

Can the food you eat really help you achieve your goals? Apparently so.

home & property

End in sight for Appleby house gallery

Part of the corrugated iron cladding has been removed from the old house on the Appleby Highway

A historic homestead on the Appleby Highway, near Nelson, is soon to be demolished.

What more could you want? gallery

This luxury development in Auckland will come with concierge, library, private cinema and wine tasting room.

This is the beautiful garden at Annandale, where Bachelor Jordan Mauger stayed with Fleur overnight.

Bachelor paradise for Fleur

It doesn't come much more beautiful than Annandale, where the Bachelor wooed his date.

food & wine

Vanilla butter birthday cake

Birthday cake building blocks: Basic butter cake.

A flat sheet sponge that's perfect for when you want an even texture that cuts easily to assemble a complex cake.

Chefs reveal mum's influence

The mothers behind celebrity chefs Annabel Langbein, Chelsea Winter, and the Bresolin brothers.

Minute steak & chipotle butter

How to make 'endless' choccie

nz farmer

Hunter ready for 74th season video

Harold Pearpoint, who is 93,has been duck shooting for 74 seasons.

6:02 PM  For the first time in 74 years, Harold Pearpoint will be sleeping in on the first day of the duck shooting season.

Vote likely on Fonterra changes

6:51 PM  Plans to reform Fonterra's governance structure to be put to a vote.

Digital farming brings changes

The opportunist cod

entertainment

'Smokes, drink ruined my voice'

She may be a celebrated actress, but when it comes to singing, Meryl Streep knows her limitations.

7:10 PM  She's a celebrated actress, but when it comes to singing, Meryl Streep knows her limitations.

Kiwi reality TV show flops

A look back on NZ's fails in the world of reality TV. Surely 'Housewives' won't be worse than these?

Taylor Swift and Tom HIddleston sance to TI's Bring Em Out.

Tom H, T Swift shake it off video

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift get down at the Met Gala ball.

travel

World's most amazing toilets

Hut in snow, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Dive in, so to speak, as we look at some of the world's best khazis, dunnies and crappers.

Catch Me If You Can...again

Move over Leo - how a Bloody Mary cocktail exposed a fake pilot.

Whites Bay is a popular spot when the sun comes out.

15 things about Marlborough

A blow-in's guide to getting free wine, fighting frost like Richie and Marlborough's best kept secret.

stuff nation

New Zealand's worst roads stuff nation

Have you ever come across a road in New Zealand left you shaking in your boots?

7 reasons Hamilton is awesome stuff nation

House prices, parking charges, the creative arts, the rugby and more - what's not to love about the Tron?

Britain Football Soccer - Leicester City fans watch the Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur game in pub in Leicester - ...

Football's greatest story ever stuff nation

It just shows you that success can come even to the underdogs.

motoring

Roads wilting in heat and traffic

New Zealand bitumen is not standing up to heavy traffic and heat as well as it should, transport officials say.

Kiwi roads will be built to a new higher standard.

Old garage becomes museum gallery

6:21 PM  The workshop Jim and Ted live in is a NZ car enthusiast's paradise.

The wrecked McLaren 650S 10 minutes after its new owner had taken delivery of it.

Wrecked 10mins after delivery video

Disaster was just minutes away as a new McLaren supercar owner celebrated its arrival with some champagne.

sport

Sister's plea over 'hateful' comments

Bodene Thompson's sister has leapt to the defence of the embattled Warriors.

6 min ago  Think before you post, says sister of embattled Warrior.

Who will decide the Anzac Test?

7:16 PM  A look at the three key players from each side ahead of Friday's Anzac Test.

The newly-announced Black Caps captain Kane Williamson will again be ranked No 1 when the contracts are confirmed for ...

Cricketers eye pay boost

1 min ago  The top ranked Black Cap is poised to be retained on $205,266 from next year.

good reads

'Smokes, drink ruined my voice'

She may be a celebrated actress, but when it comes to singing, Meryl Streep knows her limitations.

She's a celebrated actress, but when it comes to singing, Meryl Streep knows her limitations.

Old garage becomes museum gallery

This .1937 Austin car was covered with shells by a Mr Pratt in Bulls, and it took him 200 hours using 27,000 shells. ...

The workshop Jim and Ted live in is a NZ car enthusiast's paradise.

Career advice: Don't do as I do

Doctor is one of the top occupations parents suggest to their children.

Opinion: Why would I tell my daughter not to be an artist when I am one?

Could lab-grown meat taste as good?

The first burger made from meat grown in a lab.

​Scientists claim it will be healthier and more environmentally friendly. But how does it taste?

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Canine CPR saves a life video

Snout has earned a spot in Gavin Lewis' home after his near-death experience.

Would smooch your own pooch if push came to shove?

What does that miaow really mean?

Ever wondered what your cat is really trying to tell you?

New device translates cat's noises into human speech.

The pets that go paddleboarding

Michael Ellison on a paddleboard with Ellie the cat and Tama the dog at Macandrew Bay, Dunedin.

A ginger cat and a golden retriever have taken to riding the waves. No, really.

Watch: Drivers take flight in old cars video

Stuart Pateman is airborne in his car on his way to the UK car jumping title.

Daredevil drivers find airtime over a line of old vehicles as they compete for the British car jumping title.

Parenting

'There's no one to sing to him'

Rachelle Briannan, pictured with her two children, was at her wit's end when no one RSVP-ed to her son's birthday party.

Mum was left in tears when everyone cancelled on her son's party... but a mothers' group came to the rescue.

Family's first girl in 101 years

Baby Auerelia is a family record breaker.

"I didn't know what an Underdahl girl looked like," says dad as daughter breaks four-generation male streak.

Six health tips for dads-to-be

Trying to conceive? Women aren't the only ones who need to look after their pre-conception health.

Trying to conceive? Here's what men can do to boost their pre-conception health.

Mum's heartache over son

Bede's mother Isabella has blogged about the heartbreaking emotional dilemmas posed by her son's condition.

"My heart is raw. Because the truth is I want my son to die. I'm tired. He is tired. I want peace for him, rest."

kiwi traveller

Why expats are full of themselves

Being at expat can make you cool - at least to the locals.

Everyone knows their name. They're popular, cool and don't want to leave.

Where to go in Canada

The resort town of Banff in Canada's Alberta province is known for its stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.

Spur of the moment trip to North America? We can help with an itinerary.

From Montreal to Auckland

Emilie Scrase and Zack Rath enjoy waterskiing at Lake Tarawera's Hot Water Beach.

Zack Rath and his wife Emilie Scrase have embraced Auckland's beaches, hiking trails... and fish and chips.

5 things you can't miss in May

Bluff's infamous oyster season has officially begun.

A new month brings plenty of events you won't want to miss.