Dance left audience in tears video

There wasn't a dry eye left as Bindi Irwin performed a heart-breaking tribute to her father.

Fears for boy's safety

Alexander Fisher has been missing since early on Tuesday.

10:27 PM  Items of interest have been found in a forest where a 10-year-old is missing, police say.

Rape accused still worked at school

A school allowed a staff member facing rape charges to continue working.

Group of boys 'harassed' seal, pup

A group of about 40 "growling" boys seen harassing Timaru's elephant seal and her pup.

Killer Helen Milner attacked

Convicted killer Helen Milner has been attacked by two inmates.

Students defy shooting threat

Students at Otago University say they won't let threats of shooting stop them attending classes.

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Dad screams as boy hit by car

Thomas Evans died after being struck by a car.

Motorists comforted Thomas Evans' father on the roadside.

Super smart, super talented video

Justin King may have proved the world wrong. It seems you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Steve Skinner, 45, died in a car crash near Lake Pukaki.

GP finds colleague dead

A rural GP who turned up to a crash found his colleague dead at the scene.

Rugby World Cup

Physicality first for All Blacks

Ben Franks [left] says the All Blacks training sessions over the past month have been the most physical during his test career.

It's all about bash and crash rather than flash for the All Blacks at the World Cup.

Ledesma keen to stay put

The man credited with resurrecting the Wallabies' dormant scrum is happy where he is.

Israel Folau cleans up the ball for the Wallabies against England last weekend.

Folau doubt for Wales clash

The Wallabies' hopes of finishing atop Pool A at the World Cup have been dealt a serious blow.


Bags of evidence in search for boy

Items of interest have been found in a forest where a 10-year-old is missing, police say.


Student arrested and charged 

Facebook post allegedly made by the student arrested outside Arthur Phillip High School on Tuesday.

11:16 PM  A student has been charged in relation to alleged social media posts he made following last week's fatal Parramatta shooting.

Former HK leader charged

Hong Kong's former leader, Donald Tsang, has been charged with two counts of misconduct in public office.

Vehicles destroyed in a separate car bomb attack in Baghdad.

Car bomb attacks kill 57 people

9:56 PM  At least 57 people have been killed in car bomb attacks in different parts of Iraq.


TPPA: What we know

Businesses will have to make the most of the cards they have been dealt by the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Trade negotiators were almost dead on their feet. What did they achieve?

Record Auckland house prices

Nearly a third of Auckland homes sold by Barfoot & Thompson in September went for more than $1m.

Contents of a 420g can of baked beans being weighed.

Wattie's puzzled by light beans

A baked beans fan has encountered a weighty problem.


'iRing' rumour may come true

Two different depictions of what a touch-screen 'iRing' might look like.

The tech giant has filed a patent for a wearable smart ring device.

Ad-blockers for iPhone reviewed

There are quite a few ad-blockers available, so we looked at how some of the top contenders stack up.

Researchers at the University of New South Wales, led by Andrew Dzurak, have patented a new design.

Holy grail in superfast computing

Scientists have discovered a way to put quantum computing technology into silicon computer chips.

life & style

'I am not a greedy person'

Emma Taylor says the idea to ask a million people for one dollar stemmed from talking about winning the Lotto.

Woman asking for a million dollars says her fundraiser is a social experiment, not a charity.

Single girl's hunt backfires

She was looking for the "absolutely stunning" man she met at a bar, she found his girlfriend instead.

Brooke Gibson and Adrian Franklin were paired as flower girl and ring bearer in a family friend's wedding.

Flower girl weds ring bearer

Brooke and Adrian walked down the aisle together when they were 5. Seventeen years later, they did it again.

well & good

The other exercises runners need

Sam Bluemel

Whether a novice or an expert, get ready for the running season with Sam Bluemel's advice series. This week it's exercises to build complete strength.

Diet app adds Kiwi foods

Want to know how many calories are in your fish and chips? There's an app for that.

Deaf Aotearoa has asked the Jehovah's Witness church to respond to claims of a deaf information database.

Church targets deaf, claims say

Are Jehovah Witnesses targeting deaf people? Deaf Aotearoa says they are.

home & property

How pets affect your home sale

Would you include your pets in your home's listing?

Look through most property listings and there's one thing you're unlikely to see – pictures of animals.

The Block: 5 things we learned

As week one of The Block NZ Villa Wars closes, we have a chance to reflect on the perils of DIY renovating.

This cupboard under the stairs in a London home has been offered to prospective renters for a whopping $270 a week.

$1300 a month - for a cupboard

We know London rent prices border on the ridiculous, however new listing may have reached all-time low.

food & wine

Sweet longings for K Bar block

Whittaker's said they will consider the proposal for a K-Bar lolly inspired chocolate.

Whittaker's considering plea to create K Bar chocolates as social media campaign gathers pace.

Will robots soon make our meals?

Tireless kitchen hands are here, and they are threatening to revolutionise the way restaurants do their jobs.

A healthy whole roast snapper

A Kiwi chef to watch

nz farmer

Big future for sheep milk

One of the benefits of sheep dairy was that farmers could generate three incomes from the one animal: milk, meat and wool.

According to some experts, sheep milking could become a billion dollar industry in NZ.

Dairy price rollercoaster ride?

Warning that price risk lies in market concerns about a looming dairy commodity products shortage.

Target set for rural broadband

Tips for trading in China


Elvis Presley's 'gold' collection

Elvis Presley bought the grand piano in 1955 as a gift for his mother.

The singer's gold-leaf piano is expected to fetch more than half a million dollars at an auction.

Spoiler: Back from the dead?

Spoiler Alert: An ex-cast member from Game of Thrones has been spotted on the set of the show's season six filming.

Miles Gregory (artistic director of Pop-Up Globe) explains the new pop-up theatre to Auckland Mayor Len Brown.

Shakespeare ready to pop-up

A pop-up replica of Shakespeare's Globe is coming to Auckland this summer.


Finding the real Nashville

Musicians line up outside the Bluebird Cafe on open mic night.

We came in search of the real Nashville and it didn't take us long to find it.

WoW brings the crowds

WoW is helping boost Wellington's growing tourism market while fitting in with the capital's creative scene.

Giraffe Manor, located between Nairobi and the Ngong Hills Nature Reserve in Kenya, shares its 10 luxurious rooms and suites with the friendly giraffes.

Bizarre, beautiful hotels gallery

Sometimes, where you stay can help make a trip unforgettable.

stuff nation

RWC semis will be all-southern stuff nation

How far can form team Australia go?

As the real business of the Rugby World Cup commences, the northern teams face an uphill climb.

Be Stuff's pet of the day stuff nation

Does your amazing pet deserve a moment of glory on New Zealand's biggest news website?

New Zealand flag

Nothing in our flag represents us stuff nation

I'm 14 and can't vote for the flag, but I care about our country and want my voice to be heard.


Car of the Year countdown starts

The 10 shortlisted vehicles for New Zealand Car of the Year.

SUVs once again dominate the shortlist for the New Zealand Car of the Year award.

Building Ferraris in a hen house gallery

It may look like any other lifestyle block, but this one just happens to produce some of NZ's most expensive custom-made cars.

A police car burns after catching fire in grass beside a road west of Brisbane.

Police car goes up in flames video

This officer was trying to stop a speeding motorcyclist, but things didn't go as planned.


Mannering out of Kiwis tour

The Kiwis will be without inspirational skipper Simon Mannering for next month's tour of England due to a gastric complaint.

Kiwis skipper out of tour to England due to a gastric complaint.

Black Caps in the pink in Hamilton

Seddon Park has seen pink uniforms, but now the pink ball gets its first airing for the Black Caps.

Andrew Johns, right, is congratulated by his brother Matty after after winning an Origin match with NSW in 2005.

Are the Johns untouchable? video

A tale of two Johns brothers, the NRL legends who rugby league fans keep forgiving.

good reads

Aussies: What the bloody hell are ya?

Christmas Island detention centre.

OPINION: We like Aussies for many reasons. Sending Kiwis to a detention centre on Christmas Island isn't one of them.

Riddles make the books go round

Gollum's riddle warfare in The Hobbit, as depicted in Peter Jackson's 2012 film adaptation.

From the Bible to Bilbo Baggins, books are alive with some rule-shaking riddles, the kind to dispel your boom-tish phobia.

Life with fetal alcohol disorder

Daniel Bensemann's sister Kirsty Sixtus watches her pet budgie George.

It's like the brakes in Daniel Bensemann's brain that control his temper do not work.

Italy leaves gay couples waiting

Rosario Murdica and Gianni Finocchietti: "We are tired of being treated like second-class citizens."

Italy is the last major country in the West that has not given same-sex couples any legal recognition.

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Mates turn scrap metal into masterpiece

Gordon Forshaw, left, and Pete Rickerby say building a classic motorbike from scrap metal was "challenging but rewarding".

Two mates from Marlborough, one with Multiple Sclerosis and the other Parkinson's Disease, have rebuilt a classic motorbike from scrap metal.

Buffalo with skin of a reptile video

Crocodile-like skin on what is thought to be a dead buffalo calf, is thought to bring good luck.

Villagers think they're in luck after a buffalo was born with skin like a crocodile.

Tour a trip down memory lane

Louis McNair built this penny farthing bicycle from scratch, and is heading to the South Island to take the bike on tour.

He's only 17, but Louis McNair's fascination with the penny-farthing bicycle will see him tour Canterbury this year.

Man sets room on fire during live stream video

Live streaming, plus lighting a match inside equals a cautionary tale of how not to put out a fire.

A Japanese man has live-streamed himself accidentally burning down his room.


Toddler's silent naptime debate video

It's not us you have to convince, buddy.

He might not utter a single word, but he makes a compelling argument.

Baby Jack battles for his life video

Vicki Frost and Marty Ladley with their son Jack Ladley born premature at 23 weeks.

Doctors said prem-baby Jack Ladley was unlikely to survive, but now he's home with mum and dad in Nelson.

Dad's ultimate bed for son video

Eric Strong promised his son the "best bed ever". And he delivered.

Eric Strong's son was nervous about sleeping in a "big-kid bed", so he made him the "coolest bed ever".

Men left behind in IVF debate

If a bloke who wanted to have a baby by himself be supported or scorned?

If virgin women can become mothers, maybe we're ready for equality for men in the parenting debate.

kiwi traveller

Kiwi plumber's '15 seconds of fame'

Logan Dodds is enjoying the crazy ride that is internet fame.

Max Key wishes his holiday video was as good as this Auckland plumber's.

Delicious delights in San Francisco stuff nation

Kiwi food-blogger Gretchen Lowe shares her top tips for a foodie adventure in San Francisco.

Kiwi food lover give us the lowdown on her top tips when dining in San Francisco.

Mexico by bus

The Metropolitan Cathedral and ruins of the Templo Mayor, the ancient Aztec temple, in central Mexico City.

Need tips on getting around a foreign country? Email your travel questions to us.

Memories of France

Gavin Sayer and his daughter Phoebe, 4, visit the city of Marseille in southern France.

Gavin Sayer remembers his time in Golfe-Juan, a seaside resort from which he explored France.