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The murder gripping Iceland

The 20-year-old's death bears all the hallmarks of a "nordic noir" crime thriller. But it is real.

Brexit can be blocked video

Brexit cannot be enacted without UK parliament law change, Supreme Court rules.

11:40 PM  Rebellion predicted as UK's highest court rules Brexit can't happen without parliament-approved law change.

Welcome - no visitors allowed

If you're holidaying at this campground you'd better not invite any friends round.

The back to school starve

Kiwi parents are skipping meals to get their kids equipped for school.

Facebook billionaire a NZ citizen

Donald Trump donor Peter Thiel gains NZ citizenship, and buys Wanaka lifestyle block.

'Nowhere more beautiful'

UK comic Alan Davies heaps lavish praise on Wellington - just don't visit in October.

national

'All the best from the driver'

Craig Hickford in Dunedin Hospital on life support following the crash on Valentine's Day.

An anonymous bouquet didn't provide much solace to cyclist hit by car. Nor did the driver's last-minute plea.

Mystery over child's death

Police tight-lipped as 4-year-old boy dies and two others injured in neighbour's truck.

A Christchurch man has successfully appealed a careless driving charge after a crash with a bike travelling the wrong ...

Convicted driver fights back

The cyclist was going the wrong way down the road but the car driver was convicted. He fought it and won.

Video

Brexit can be blocked, court rules

Rebellion predicted as UK's highest court rules Britain cannot leave EU without parliament-approved law change.

world

Hero cabbie comes forward

Taxi driver Lou Bougias has been praised for his actions in the aftermath of the Bourke Street tragedy.

As a car tore through Melbourne cbd, bystanders were gripped by fear. But Lou knew what to do.

Puppies pulled from avalanche video

Three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies pulled out from under tons of snow and rubble.

Timothy Ciboro and his son Esten Ciboro face deny all claims against them.

Rape trial by Bible

US father and son accused of raping teen and keeping her in basement want the "only law book that truly matters" at their trial: The Bible.

business

Who will be the governor?

Graeme Wheeler in November 2012, not long after he became Governor.

NZ Super boss tipped to be among candidates for top central bank role, but can he be kept in line?

TPP withdrawals to impact NZ

Expert predicts there will be ramifications for businesses and the economy.

Not made in America! Made in China.

Inauguration caps made in China

Buy American, says Donald Trump. Shame no-one told the suppliers of his inauguration caps.

technology

Samsung delays Galaxy S8

The company is delaying its next Galaxy phone, the Galaxy S8, which is usually announced in February.

The company is also delaying its next phone, the Galaxy S8, which is usually announced in February.

Tech out of place in the outdoors

OPINION: Just because you can video chat from the depths of our native bush doesn't mean you should.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is being launched on Wednesday.

Review: Resident Evil 7 video

Resident Evil goes back to its "survival horror" roots for its new instalment.

life & style

Ignore Gwyneth's latest advice

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

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

Inside a princess's playground

She was the royal rebel who knew how to party. Peek inside Princess Margaret's island villa.

The moment before things go very wrong for this romantic sports fan.

Sweet public proposal goes bad video

He liked it, he tried to put a ring on it, but then things went wrong for one romantic sports fan.

well & good

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.

Seven habits of fit people

Routines may be bit boring, but they're also the glue we need to make an exercise habit stick.

Part of the potato's problem is simply its classification.

Potatoes don't deserve bad rap

Let's hear it for the humble potato.

home & property

Taiwan's Y-shaped pad

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

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

Amazing house in a hole gallery

Would you want to live in a hole in the ground? This reservoir conversion will set you back $1.54 million.

Professional organiser Natalie Jane says just following her one-touch rule can make a huge difference to your life.

5 rules of the super-organised 

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

food & wine

Beer elitism hurting industry

Tiamana Brewer's Annika Naschitzki believes elitist beer fans may drive others away.

OPINION: Brewer Annika Naschitzki has no time for those who proclaim they know it all.

Avocado & buttermilk dressing

This dressing is great with Mexican dishes, fish, seafood, chicken or drizzled over summer vegetables.

7 common cooking mistakes

Crazy chef reveals NZ plans video

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

Blanks may have malfunctioned

Johann Ofner posted this image of a prop gun before his fatal shooting during filming.

Tests on weapons used in a music video that ended in the fatal shooting of a stuntman aren't expected back for weeks.

Scandal hits Shortland Street

Shortland Street's one happy family has been ruptured by a cheating scandal - and some viewers aren't happy about it.

Singer Britney Spears will be the subject of an up-coming Lifetime series, Britney Ever After. 
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Watch: Britney biopic teaser video

​She was the ultimate pop-princess, who defined a generation. Now her highs and lows will feature on the small screen.

travel

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?

Tips for Europe train travel video

Don't bring a bag on wheels, remember to makes reservations and save on a sleeper train.

Ross Trafford, Eddie White and Sarah Smith ride the Rere Rockslide in Gisborne.

NZ's best waterslide video

We live in an adventurer's playground, and what playground is complete without a slide?

motoring

Car safety testing rush

Car companies are racing to crash test vehicles before stricter rules come into play.

Australasia's vehicle safety tester's calendar booked out ahead of rule change.

Five silly luxury-car options

You can really go to town on high-end options for your car. But it's a weird town.

A map of the proposed East West link highway connecting together State Highway's 1 and 20.

$800m highway cost 'inflation'

Chief economist says $200-800 million cost increase in East West link due to inflation "seems implausible".

stuff nation

Don't guilt trip suicidal people

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

Thankful to be a young entrepreneur

"Being young allows us to take risks and fail. Fail fast. Fail often. Learn from your mistakes."

White Tail the blackbird

White Tail, the blackbird

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

sport

High praise for Baz

Brendon McCullum has given the Brisbane Heat their identity, says Joe Burns.

"There's no bigger player for us than Brendon McCullum,'' says Heat opening batsman.

Tiger Woods: back to beginning video

Former world number one to play at Riviera, where PGA Tour career began as a skinny 16-year-old.

Steven Adams goes up for a dunk in the Thunder's dramatic victory against the Utah Jazz.

Adams return inspires victory

OKC Thunder snap two-game losing streak to defeat the Utah Jazz.

good reads

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.

Anti-Trump sentiment 'hypocritical'

US President Donald Trump takes the oath of office with his wife, Melania, and son Barron at his side, during his ...

Refusal to accept Trump's presidency shows the far left's hypocrisy about democracy, writes Mike Yardley.

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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.

Terry the roadworking rooster

Terry the Rooster is on the job

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

Bee-autiful eyes

Bee keeper Geoff Scott finds yellow-eyed bees in his hive

When Geoff Scott popped the lid of his bee hive open something unusual stared back at him - yellow eyes.

Rare booby seen at Muriwai

This is the first ever sighting of the red-footed booby on New Zealand's mainland.

It's the first time the red-footed booby has been spotted on the mainland.

Parenting

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.

A plea for fenced playgrounds

Some children are "runners" and dart off whenever they have a chance.

OPINION: Why is there no regulation for public playgrounds to be fenced off?

kiwi traveller

Driftwood sculptures take shape

Hokitika's Driftwood and Sand festival founder Donald Buglass with one of his driftwood creations.

Driftwood and Sand is a summer celebration of art on the Hokitika beach.

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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