Huge fish caught up north

6 min ago  The fishermen heard it  had taken up residence on a reef. So began the hunt.

Live: NZ v Oz debrief video

Steve Smith has words to Brendon McCullum at the conclusion of the match. New Zealand Black Caps v Australia, Chappell Hadlee Trophy Match 3. ANZ ODI Cricket Series. Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand. Monday 8 February 2016. Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

17 min ago  Australia cry foul over Black Caps fans' lack of "spirit in cricket", now have your say. McCullum: 'We appealed'

Dog leaps into car, mauls man

A dog has jumped through a car window and mauled a man, seriously injuring him.

'Truly terrifying' cruise ordeal video

9:52 AM  The captain steered a course right into a hurricane that was forecast days out.

WWE announces NZ show

18 min ago  Wrestling fans rejoice. Pro wrestlers are heading to Auckland's Vector Arena in August.

Six weeks with no internet

It's basic infrastructure in 2016. So why did the Houstons of Geraldine have to wait so long?

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national

Waitangi staying at Te Tii Marae?

Images of Steven Joyce being hit by a sex toy are what have gone around the world, not images of Kiwis enjoying Waitangi Day, John Key says.

9:09 AM  PM says he's made no calls on whether to attend Waitangi next year, but critics have "a legitimate point".

Orca visit Port Taranaki

9:30 AM  A pod of orcas got up close and personal with New Plymouth beach goers on Monday.

Rhys Middleton, killed in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 5, near Napier.

Family with rider during crash

Motorcyclist Rhys Middleton's loved ones were riding alongside him when he was killed in a crash.

Video

Coldplay's desperate half time show

The world didn't take kindly to Coldplay taking the stage with Queen Bey.

world

Pay cuts for Islamic State fighters

Islamic State fighters are feeling the pinch from pay cuts of up to 50 per cent.

Air strikes targeting terrorist group's oil and cash sites have hurt its income, forcing it to cut fighters' salaries.

'Extermination' in Syrian jails

Torture and mass deaths behind bars amount to crimes against humanity, United Nations says.

Newhaven Harbour wall and lighthouse take a battering from Storm Imogen, the ninth named storm to hit the UK this season.

Storm Imogen lashes UK gallery video

A 19-metre wave has been recorded as phenomenal seas and high winds batter Britain.

business

Wall St slumps

Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook shares plunged.

9:48 AM  Fears of a global slowdown will not die off, sending US markets diving.

Flunked NCEA? No problem

8:52 AM  All's not lost if your teen's NCEA results aren't what they hoped for - they may still have a dream career.

Many customers use unofficial channels to fix their phones but that can result in devices being permanently disabled.

iPhone 'error 53' class action

8:37 AM  Lawyers believe Apple is forcing users to use their repair services or face "error 53".

technology

A phone with 7-day battery life

A fuel-cell powered phone could be on the market in two years if a partnership goes to plan.

9:15 AM  A fuel-cell powered phone could be on the market in two years if everything goes to plan.

What's planned for Titanfall 2

9:39 AM  Changes to the follow-up game include a single-player campaign and a companion TV series.

Ask Cat feels different from a traditional advice column, and it's not just the tacky GIFs.

Internet advice site uses GIFs

9:13 AM  Ask Cat feels different from a traditional advice column, and it's not just the tacky GIFs.

life & style

Mum v triplets and toddler

Corrie's kids, two-year-old toddler Emily, and 8-month-old triplets Olivia, Jackson and Levi.

9:22 AM  Want a quick look at the insane juggling mums do on a daily basis? Watch this video.

Five, 10 or 15-minute workouts

12 min ago  Stop saying you don't have enough time to exercise - these routines will keep even the most time-poor in shape.

Ashleigh and Louis Davis swing past Whangarei KFC for their wedding photo over the weekend.

A Kiwi KFC wedding

9:05 AM  The smell of fried chicken doubtlessly hung in the air as a Wellington couple marked their big day.

well & good

Why it’s so hard to cut sugar

Humans have an inborn preference for sweet.

It's as addictive as a drug - but you can give it up. Here's a few tips to help you manage your intake.

Losing ... it could make you fat

A bumper weekend at NRL Auckland Nines could leave sports fans waking up hungrier than usual.

Get off the couch, you'll feel better for it.

Habits sabotaging your life

To reach life goals we need to home in on any soul destroying habits.

home & property

Wherefore art thou Romeo?

This new Shoreditch development in north-east London is being built on the site of William Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre. The excavated remains of the theatre will be able to be viewed through glass in a public square.

9:34 AM  Now you can buy your own luxury flat with Juliet's balcony - on the site where the play was first performed.

A pool cabana is just the start

Game, set, match - it's playtime for grown-ups at this Wanaka property, where the focus is on fun.

Trying to keep your house clean can be a neverending nightmare.

How to keep your house clean

Sometimes it feels like you finish cleaning the house just before you have to start over again.

food & wine

Healthy chocolate brownies

This healthy brownies are made with yams or sweet potatoes.

9:26 AM  If you have a sweet tooth but are trying to cut down on treats for the new year, these are your go-to dessert.

Chef's fans fail spectacularly

Chelsea Winter is known for her easy cooking recipes, but some cooks haven't quite got the knack.

When to bin food from fridge

Pulled pork & coleslaw burgers

nz farmer

The worst stock-wading offenders

Cattle grazing on the shore of Lake Ellesmere, as seen from the Little River Rail Trail.

Criticism mounts about stock in waterways as figures show some farms received complaints about it repeatedly.

Adventurous ewe gets home video

Two years after going missing, Barbie the intrepid ewe returns. But what she got up to is anyone's guess.

More pain for dairy farmers

Duck eggs hatch into business video

entertainment

TV3 reporter gets a 'sorry' letter video

Sean Philip, left, has apologised for bombing reporter Kim Vinnell's live cross.

A youth who bombed reporter Kim Vinnell's live cross has written her an apology note.

Ray Romano finds a new love

Turns out not everybody loved (or had even heard of) Raymond.

Beyonce, Chris Martin and Bruno Mars perform during the half-time show at the NFL's Super Bowl 50.

Beyonce stars at Super Bowl video

A little stumble didn't stop the superstar during a powerhouse performance alongside Bruno Mars and Coldplay.

travel

Inside France's 'Cape Celebrity'

The little bay in Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat.

9:26 AM  Celebs and royalty stay there - but Cap Ferrat isn't only for the super rich.

Tips for getting a great holiday

8:53 AM  Time to seize the day and get planning for that next break.

The Northern Lights in Norway.

A holiday in the dark

10 min ago  Tourism despite hardly any sunlight? How a chain of Norwegian islands is taking on winter.

stuff nation

Top 5 Sevens' future comments stuff nation

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 31:  New Zealand celebrate after winning the 2016 Wellington Sevens cup final match between New Zealand  and South Africa at Westpac Stadium on January 31, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

"Move these events around. The 9s need to do this as well before they crash and burn like the 7s."

'The internet was my lifeline' stuff nation

OPINION: Monitoring our children’s every move online is an invasion of privacy and potentially harmful.

Mad Max the ocicat - Stuff Nation pet of the day

Pet of the day: Mad Max stuff nation

Max is an ocicat who loves to play fetch and groom his human owners. And he's full of energy!

motoring

Limited MX-5 maintains appeal

Faster, more lavish MX-5 Limited is expected to outsell entry-level GSX by more than two-to-one.

Mazda creates Limited MX-5 that has added more engine capacity, more equipment and an automatic option.

Mitsi SUV is no soft-roader

Utes blended with SUVs are both old-school and the latest fashion. We test the top-spec Pajero Sport VRX.

Bentley is offering a NZ$320k Breitling clock as an optional extra in its Bentayga SUV.

SUV has a $320,000 extra

9:45 AM  Time is big money in Bentley's luxury Bentayga SUV.

sport

McCullum: 'We appealed' video

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum gives Australia's Mitchell Marsh a conciliatory pat after his controversial dismissal.

16 min ago  NZ captain hits back after Aussie counterpart claims NZ didn't appeal in controversial dismissal.

Ugly trans-Tasman ODIs video

Mitchell Marsh dismissal moaning adds to a long history of heated rivalry in NZ v Aussie cricket.

Australian skipper Steve Smith talks to match referee Chris Broad about Mitchell Marsh's dismissal following New Zealand's ODI series-clinching win in Hamilton on Monday.

Hesson: Right decision made

11 min ago  The New Zealand coach said his players were justified in appealing for Mitchell Marsh's dismissal.

good reads

Who killed the Wellington Sevens?

Akira Ioane of New Zealand fends Kwagga Smith of South Africa during the 2016 Wellington Sevens cup final match at Westpac Stadium

"Not I," said the leery, vomiting drunks. "Not I," said the PC fun police. "Not I," said NZ Rugby...

The meanings of happiness

Ideas of happiness differ greatly from country to country.

Kaka, kiwi, Kapiti and me

Takahe regularly potter around the Kapiti Island Nature Tour's lodge.

Just one hour from our capital is an island nature reserve with some of our best chances for bird watching.

Extract: Ocean Notorious

The Scott team at South Pole in 1912.

We are a small group of misfits on a vast floating expanse of ice. Our mission: survival training.

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oddstuff

Car in stream after parking fail

A crane is called in to retrieve a car that plunged nose-first into a culvert outside in the Ngauranga Gorge.

Massive parking fail sees car wedged vertically in a Wellington culvert.

A Kiwi KFC wedding

Ashleigh and Louis Davis swing past Whangarei KFC for their wedding photo over the weekend.

It's a special relationship. Groom chooses KFC over naked pics for wedding photo.

Chef's fans fail spectacularly

"So turns out I can't make your custard square..."

Chelsea Winter is known for her easy cooking recipes, but some cooks haven't quite got the knack.

Roger got on the wrong flight

Brothers Andrew Ting, left, and Roger Ting, right, have been reunited.

Have you ever stepped onto the wrong flight? Apparently it's easy to do.

Parenting

Gwyneth shares selfie with Apple

Gwyneth Paltrow says her daughter Apple loves her unusual name.

Little Apple Martin is all grown up - and she sure looks a lot like her mother.

Mum v triplets and toddler

Corrie's kids, two-year-old toddler Emily, and 8-month-old triplets Olivia, Jackson and Levi.

Want a quick look at the insane juggling mums do on a daily basis? Watch this video.

'We can't thank donor enough'

Norbert Herrmann and Suzanne Pattison with their 21-month-old daughter Elke.

Having a baby took a decade, $215,000 and three separate countries.

Men must get fit for pregnancy

A man's lifestyle habits and weight before conception can make a difference to his child's future health.

What does a would-be father's waistline have to do with the health of his future children? More than you'd think.

kiwi traveller

UK hits NZ with health charge

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Kiwis wanting to spend more than six months in the UK on their OE will soon have to pay up.

Exploring the Great Wall

Wear layers when visiting the Great Wall - it can be chilly.

Heading off on an overseas adventure? Send your travel questions to us.

An endless Indian summer

The de Souza family made the move to Goa, India seeking a change of pace from their busy city lives.

Chloe and Francisco de Souza live in Goa, India, with their six-year-old twin daughters, Lily and Sabina.

Off the beaten track stuff nation

Dave and his family have enjoyed a unique Moroccan experience.

Travelling Kiwi family continue their epic journey, this stop, Morocco.