Fire victims named video

2:04 PM  A 9-year-old boy has perished with his parents while his sisters have been left orphans.

Handcuffed man dies

A man has died in police custody in the Western Bay of Plenty.

1:53 PM  A man has died after being handcuffed during a police raid of a Bay of Plenty home.

Mum sells daughter for sex

1:09 PM  Woman pleads guilty to selling her 14-year-old to a 70-year-old neighbour.

Dead sharks found on shore

1:58 PM  Six thresher sharks found mutilated after being caught in set nets.

Typhoon's breathtaking scale gallery

1:18 PM  Striking images taken from space show the scale of the largest storm on earth this year.

World's best free-diver missing video

'When you play with the ocean you know who is the strongest one," mourner says.

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Dambuster myth debunked

Les Munro, the last surviving pilot from the Dambusters raid, at home in Tauranga earlier this year.

10 min ago  Before he died, dambuster Les Munro was keen to put an end to an enduring misconception.

Top cop gets Cera job video

1:04 PM  A "well-respected" top cop has been seconded to lead Cera's final phase.

Connor Morris was fatally stabbed in West Auckland.

Witness recalls deadly brawl

1:44 PM  A friend saw Connor Morris lying "knocked out" in the middle of a massive street brawl, court hears.

Video

Burnout skills sadly lacking

It takes skill to perform a burnout when spectators are around.

world

MH370: Currents theory backed

Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion.  The two-metre-long piece of wing is speculated to be debris from MH370.

10 min ago  Australia confirms currents could have taken parts of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane to Reunion Island.

US officer shackles students video

Children were traumatised when they were handcuffed at a US school, lawsuit alleges.

The enormous sinkhole in Brooklyn.

Sinkhole swallows NY street video

A giant sinkhole, big enough to swallow a car, has opened up on the streets of New York.

business

NZ dollar 'double whammy'

The New Zealand dollar has fallen against the Australian overnight.

The kiwi falls sharply against the Aussie dollar in a double interest rate and dairy price whammy.

Ross Jenkins to leave Xero

12:44 PM  Xero chief operating officer Ross Jenkins will leave the company by the end of the year to retire.

There would now be much greater liquidity in Contact Energy, the Shareholders' Association said.

Origin's Contact stake sold

1:13 PM  Former cornerstone shareholder Origin Energy sells at $4.65 a share - a 35c discount.

money

Firm 'negligent' in botched sale

The 29 Muritai Road mansion (left) was marketed and sold for $6 million, but received a price of just $4.4m after the original sale fell through.

High Court orders an Auckland Bayleys franchise to pay its former client more than $2.2m.

Ask and you shall receive

In NZ, driving a hard bargain still faintly feels like it violates some social code but the bold are often rewarded.

Say ‘Argh!’ to dental bills

Foreign invasion 'debunked'

small business

Famous sausage on the comeback?

Tuatapere man Leo Henderson came up with the original recipe for the famous Tuatapere Sausages, and a similar tasting sausage may be in the offing.

The famous Tuatapere Sausages may be gone, but "very similar" snags may be coming to your plates soon.

Small business scam warning

Firms are being tricked into signing up to an online business directory - for a $1411 annual fee.

Support for small businesses

Welcoming mums back to work

technology

Samsung fights for market share

A hostess displays the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 2, 2015. Ninety thousand executives, marketers and reporters gather in Barcelona this week for the telecom operators Mobile World Congress, the largest annual trade show for the global wireless industry. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)

Sharing an operating system with low-cost competitors making capable Android smartphones could be Samsung's undoing.

$16m to keep Windows XP?

1:31 PM  Australia pays up large to keep old Windows versions secure. 

It took an American movie to inspire a Japanese car company working with German tech geniuses to create the hoverboard. But the important thing is that it lives.

The hoverboard is finally real video

12:38 PM  Mr McFly's trip to the future has spawned a working hoverboard - at long last.

life & style

Royal wedding trumps Will & Kate

Beatrice Borromeo and Pierre Casiraghi leave their religious ceremony on Saturday.

These nuptials were spread over two days and two countries. Not that it's a competition, or anything.

Father and son over 27 years gallery

A father's love has become an internet sensation with this heartwarming photo series.

Ah..ahhhhh....chooooooooooooooo!

Sneezing puppy shakes room video

Stop the world - this is honest to God the cutest thing ever.

well & good

Contraceptive pill cuts cancer risk

Women should feel reassured of the pill's safety, experts say.

1:07 PM  Women should feel confident the benefits of the drug outweigh its risks, researchers say.

Embrace the heat, live longer

Like to chow down on chillies? Turns out you could be lowering your risk of death.

Short and sharp is Duncan Garner's exercise style.

Duncan Garner on keeping fit

He's one of the busiest men in the media - but if he can find time for exercise, so can you.

home & property

There's no place like dome gallery

The dome house in Paremoremo, Auckland.

1:34 PM  This geodesic Auckland house looks like something out of a sci-fi film - and now it could be yours.

Best native ground covers

1:14 PM  When your patch is prone to weeds, or you just need to cover a space, you can depend on these.

Auckland average house prices were flat in July.

Auckland house prices slowing

Property sales in the city are still strong but prices are stalling, real estate agency says.

food & wine

Hard work serves up win

Peter Dann, apprentice chef at the Copthorne Hotel, has won the ServiceIQ Apprentice Chef of the Year title.

Hundreds of hours of preparation have paid off for a young Palmerston North chef who won a top cook-off.

Recipe: Beetroot risotto

Lombardy chef Alessandro Pavoni presents the food of his region in a contemporary fashion.

Salmon with cauliflower salad

Why bitter can be better

nz farmer

GDT auction halt call

Waikato Federated Farmers president Chris Lewis says a discussion needs to be had over whether the GDT should be temporarily suspended in the wake of falling dairy prices.

1:02 PM  Another fall on Fonterra's GlobalDairyTrade prompts call to temporarily suspend the auction process.

Treasury objected payment

Treasury repeatedly expressed doubts about a controversial $4m payment to a Saudi businessman.

Family pay warning

OIO seeks penalty

entertainment

Stepping away from comedy gold video

Jon Stewart's last day on The Daily Show is Thursday.

12:40 PM  Jon Stewart leaves The Daily Show this week - just as the US presidential election heats up.

5 cross-overs we'd like to see

Dancing With Stars v Fear Factor - future suggestions for reality rumbles

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Wet Hot... prequel is genius

11 min ago  Could Netflix's prequel to Wet Hot American Summer - filled with an amazing list of A-list actors - be even better than the original?

travel

Testing gutsy tastes in Madrid

Participants on the Madrid Food Tour spend four hours sampling dishes that range from shrimp and eggplant to mushrooms and baby squid.

1:09 PM  "The best stuffed mushroom in Madrid," or so I'm told, is in a cramped restaurant on a side street.

More seats, shorter range

1:19 PM  The world's biggest plane maker has updated the specifications of its jetliners.

We love travel and experiencing new cultures. And because we hope to instill that love in our offspring, we decided to bring him along.

Travel with a baby on board

Seventeen months after my first son was born, my husband and I were itching to go abroad.

stuff nation

A quieter, simpler Spain stuff nation

A view of Riogordo, a small town in the Malaga province of Spain.

2:07 PM  By excusing myself from the tourist track, I saw a part of Spain that you wouldn't read about in Lonely Planet.

Tales of disillusioned beekeeper stuff nation

12:57 PM  Marina Steinke was a hobbyist beekeeper for years, until she was forced to destroy her hives.

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Should you Facebook photos of your kids? stuff nation

15 min ago  Is it ok to share photos and stories about your children online without their permission?

motoring

F-150 now a plaything for the rich

Ford F-150. Top, 1974 and 2015 editions.

How did the once-spartan Ford F-150 become so dolled-up, and less middle-class, than ever?

Clockwork motorway 'stitch' video

Transport Agency shows off its successful work to create a "smart" road.

How not to do burnouts.

Burnout skills sadly lacking video

6 min ago  It takes skill to perform a burnout when spectators are around.

sport

Friend welcomes SKD's return

Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall will return to the NRL for the first time since being arrested and charged over a string of alleged domestic violence incidents involving his former girlfriend Jessica Peris.

Roosters co-captain believes Kiwis star is ready to return to NRL after his team-mate was named in squad to face Knights this weekend.

Fiji a RWC threat, say England

The tournament's 'pool of death' just got deeper as Fijians flex muscles with Pacific Nations Cup win.

Chris Wood is desperate for solid game time with Leeds United and a chance to rekindle his goal-scoring form.

Wood expects goals at Leeds

1:14 PM  All Whites striker feels he's ready to make an impact when English Championship season starts this weekend.

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Why bitter can be better

Jennifer McLagan's walnut cake.

Food writer Jennifer McLagan says food lacks depth without this under-appreciated flavour.

Parenting in a Facebook age

Do you over-share baby photos on social media, or know someone who does?

Nothing stops us from sharing our kid's embarrassing stories with a virtual world - but what about their privacy?

Beekeeping latest urban craze gallery video

Wellington nurse, Sharon Mackie in her beekeeping suit.

Like barbecues and sheds, beehives are becoming a backyard essential. Why?

Why I refuse to mow my lawn

Sarah Baker and her partner in Alexandria, Ohio: When I stopped mowing my lawn, a diverse potpourri of plants began to flourish, and a rich assortment of insects and animals followed. Illustrates LAWN-COMMENT (category k), by Sarah Baker, special to The Washington Post. Moved Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. (MUST CREDIT: Courtesy of Sarah Baker.)

My town says this yard's a nuisance and has to go. But if you push past the stigma, you get it.

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Car thief tries to eat his fingerprints video

Kenzo Roberts made the grim, unsuccessful attempt to eat his own fingerprints after being caught trying to steal a car.

Kenzo Roberts made the grim, unsuccessful attempt after being caught trying to steal a car.

Giant inflatable Minion causes chaos

Councillor Paul McAuliffe said while the runaway monster Minion was hilarious, it was a breach of health and safety.

Could this be proof the Minions really are intent on world domination?

A Texan, an armadillo, a bullet

A man was hit by a bullet after it bounced off an armadillo in Texas. Pictured is another armadillo named Norman which could supposedly pick football World Cup winners last year.

A Texan man has been hit by his own bullet after trying to shoot an armadillo.

Cat cafe gets the green light

Would you like some tuna with your tea?

Cat lovers have will soon be able to mix a coffee with a cuddle.

Parenting

Parenting in a Facebook age

Do you over-share baby photos on social media, or know someone who does?

Nothing stops us from sharing our kid's embarrassing stories with a virtual world - but what about their privacy?

Be careful what you wish for

Remember that chubby little baby who rocked on all fours? Remember how you wished he would start to crawl?

Oh, how you wished he could walk. Then you blinked and missed him as he ran past at full tilt.

Celebrity sunscreen slammed

Mum posts picture of sunburnt child after wearing The Honest Company sunscreen.

Company co-founded by Jessica Alba is facing heat from families claiming their sunblock doesn't work.

Sadness of a petless childhood

"I'll never forgive you for not letting me have a dog".

"I need a puppy," she kept reiterating, bursting into tears.

kiwi traveller

A quieter, simpler Spain stuff nation

A view of Riogordo, a small town in the Malaga province of Spain.

By excusing myself from the tourist track, I saw a part of Spain that you wouldn't read about in Lonely Planet.

Expat Tales: Embracing the melting pot

Debra catching up with fellow Kiwi Jemaine Clement at the Toronto Film Festival.

For Debra Churchill, Toronto offers multicultural living with a wealth of experiences up for grabs.

Readers' travel photos of the week gallery

I think my photo captures my feelings of freedom and bliss at the summit of Mt Fujisan in Japan.

Our travel photo entries this week take us from the summit of Mt Fujisan in Japan to a fish market in Myanmar.

NZ couple touched by kindness

A memory card with 1500 holiday snaps of this couple was found in Wells, England on 21 July. With the help of Stuff readers, the couple has since been identified as Kate and Blu Lang, of Porirua.

Couple on mystery camera memory card grateful to be found.