Soundwave splash

The worst (festival) day of my life

4:50 PM  OPINION: Fyre is not alone in putting the fear of God into fans. I survived Soundwave 2010. No really, I did.

'A little lump' - at 21

Dylan Bowman, 21, wants to try motivational speaking, to share his story and his outlook on life.

5:28 PM  It all started with a few clumsy stumbles in the kitchen. Now, young chef Dylan Bowman has a "nasty tumour".

Delays after horse float crash

14 min ago  Jaws of life being used to free trapped horse after "horrible" accident south of Auckland.

A look inside the stricken gorge video

5:43 PM  The road through the Manawatu Gorge will be closed for weeks - and here's why.

Trump to 'open up' the Arctic video

6:00 PM  US President signs order to expand offshore drilling in a "brazen power grab".

Aftermath: 'mother of all bombs' video

Did the dropping of America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb achieve anything?

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national

NZ seeks US military planes

The Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes will replace a fleet of retiring P-3K planes.

The four maritime patrol planes have a combined price-tag of around $2 billion.

Motorcyclist killed in crash

One person dead after crash involving motorcycle and van in the Waikato.

In December, 2016, a McLaren F1 crashed on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Rd in the South Island.

Charges for $500k super car crash

His rare and exclusive super car flipped on an Auckland motorway.

Video

Woman critical from faulty Takata airbag

An Australian woman is fighting for life after being struck in the head by metal shrapnel propelled from her faulty airbag during a low-speed crash.

world

Convulsing at US execution video

Inmate Kenneth Williams is shown in this booking photo provided March 21, 2017.

6:05 PM  An executed inmate coughed and convulsed during his execution and his lawyer wants an investigation.

Boy leaps from building video

The 9-year-old survives thanks to quick thinking from passersby in the Russian city of Tomsk.

Fusako Petrus was well liked in the area.

She died saving her best friend video

Fusako Petrus, 86, died as she fought off an attacker with her walking stick in US city of Sacramento.

business

Trump's Wall St friends suffer

Shares of companies that have visited the White House since the inauguration have enjoyed a median increase of 3.7 per ...

Shares in companies closest to US President are lagging, those out of favour are up.

Get paid for doing nothing

Fancy free money? Ontario, Canada is the place to be, as thousands join a basic income trial.

An artist's impression of Ryman Healthcare's latest $360m retirement village in Melbourne where work is now under way.

Are Kiwi companies avoiding tax?

Corporate tax is a touchy subject but companies aren't necessarily villains/

technology

How hackers exploited Microsoft

Microsoft's progress on security issues remains uneven in an era when the stakes are growing dramatically.

Microsoft took nine months to fix a bug that allowed a hacker to seize control of a computer with little trace.

Why teens love Musical.ly

Ever seen your kids lip-sync in front of their smartphone? It's a good chance they're on Musical.ly.

More than a third of teenagers have asked their parents to stop constantly checking their mobiles and 46 per cent of ...

OK, I'm addicted to my phone

Not only was I practically soldered to my mobile, it was making me permanently distracted.

life & style

Friands with benefits

Enjoy a double hit of passionfruit in these little syrup-soaked cakes.

These light little cakes are all the more scrumptious when they’re drizzled with tangy passionfruit and lemon syrup.

Mite wars: the winning spread video

What's more divisive than the old Marmite v Vegemite debate?

No matter how you look at it, this is a feast for serious potluckers.

5 comforting potluck dishes

Ginny Grant's potluck-inspired recipes are guaranteed to steal the show.

well & good

Spat over woman's 300kg loss video

Eman Ahmed in an image taken from video posted by the Saifee Hospital in Mumbai on April 19, 2017, after she lost more ...

Doctors claim Eman Ahmed lost 300kg after surgery but now her sister has called them 'liars'.

Do you have drinking problem?

Like to party, known to "have a few" - where's your drinking leading?

A new, at-risk, group of young female drinkers has emerged. (File photo)

Young, drunk, and in A&E

Female drinkers under 25 being admitted to hospital more often than men their age, doctor says.

home & property

A minuscule Cardrona cottage

Baz and Kate Hastings' Otago holiday home began life in the 1860s with a dirt floor and unlined tin roof.

Pewter, plaster and an old set of skis set the style in a rustic goldminer's cottage.

Building with Drents - prt 12 video

This week brought a break-in and some big decisions for the Drent family.

GlobeWest Como Facet buffet $3485 from Soren Liv, sminteriors.co.nz.

Why you need a sideboard gallery

They hide your clutter - and they do it beautifully. We've rounded up six of the best sideboards in store now.

food & wine

Recipe: Flex your Brussels

You can also serve up this salad with a couple of poached or fried eggs for breakfast.

If you’re still getting over the memory of the boiled-to-death veges of your youth, this salad should help change your mind.

Healthy fairy bread alternative video

'If someone can feel happy to look at a pretty piece of toast, then why not?'

Where to get good affogatos

What makes a great cafe? video

nz farmer

Time to move cows indoors video

Dairy cows enjoy their feed in Aberystwyth Dairies' free stall barn.

It's not just about barns. New Zealand's whole system of dairy production may need a re-think.

Fonterra escapes Aus court

Shock as Australia's competition watchdog spares Fonterra from a court battle for slashing milk payouts.

The world's healthiest?

New hope for lonely farmers

entertainment

Sam Neill backs theatre rebuild

Sam Neill in the Ngaio Marsh Theatre at the University of Canterbury after its refurbishment in 2002.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople actor hunting funds for quake-damaged theatre replacement.

Festival from hell 'not a scam' video

The man behind the Fyre Festival, rapper Ja Rule, says he's "heartbroken" by chaotic events.

"13 Reasons Why" Star Gets A Tweet From Her Idol Lady Gaga!

RP18 a notion from another age

Come on kids, time to watch 13 Reasons Why.

travel

Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

The walls surrounding Mehrangarh Fort provided the perfect perch to overlook the old blue city of Jodhpur and watch the ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

Hotspot of the week: Seville

Each April, Seville sets up a tented city for a week of serious partying.

All around Central Otago, the land shifts into a rainbow of reds and golds.

A NZ autumn at its best

Central Otago experiences a stunning, glorious autumn with the changing leaves.

motoring

Delight in the detail on new CX-5

New CX-5 is a crucial: it's Mazda NZ's single biggest-selling model and a hero-car for the brand.

Japanese maker's new medium-SUV has been refined to the nth degree.

Sneak peek at the gully video

After two million man hours, the motorway north of Wellington still isn't halfway built.

A 1917 Mitsubishi Model A.

1917 Mitsi re-created as hybrid

Mitsubishi is going back to the future to mark its centennial with a modern take on its first vehicle built in 1917.

stuff nation

The year of the Lion? stuff nation

The British and Irish Lions squad is set to tour New Zealand later this year.

Lions tours only roll around once every 12 years, making them a special event on the rugby calendar.

Wondrous day on Waiheke

Waiheke Island, be prepared for an influx of Switzerlanders. They really like the view.

Have you ever been diagnosed with a mental illness? Share your story.

Your mental health experience stuff nation

Have you ever been diagnosed with a mental illness? Share your story.

sport

Adams' honeymoon is over

The Oklahoma City Thunder need their Kiwi big man Steven Adams to return with an upgraded game for 2017-18.

Mega deal, mega responsibility. If Steven Adams can't up his game the murmurings will get loud.

FitzSimons: Fire Daryl, call Al

OPINION: Alan Jones badly wants Daryl Gibson gone. Maybe he should coach the Waratahs.

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko at the weigh in before Sunday's big fight.

Ripped Klitschko's eyes buzz video

The 69th fight of 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko's incredible career shapes as his biggest. His eyes show it.

good reads

A river ran through it

Coming home to a town that drowned.

Special feature: Coming home to a town that drowned.

Ripped Klitschko's eyes buzzing video

Wladimir Klitschko likes a crowd, it seems.

The 69th fight of 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko's incredible career shapes as his biggest. And his eyes show it.

Our ruined American Dream

Cindy Warmbier holds a photo of Otto as a child.

Otto Warmbier is in a labour camp in North Korea. His parents don't know "if he still exists".

Pacquiao's big shoe shine tip video

Manny Pacquiao has been in Australia promoting his upcoming fight with Jeff Horn.

Man who begs to shine boxer's Louis Vuitton shoes is handsomely rewarded.

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Car takes a spin in Wellington Harbour video

The amphibious Aquada that carried British entrepreneur Richard Branson across the English Channel in 2004 tackles ...

Amphibious vehicle just one of many on display at the MTA car show.

Tinder's most eligible bachelor video

Sudan may be a little high-maintenance - he lives with two lady rhinos and has round-the-clock bodyguards.

When this guy says "the fate of the species literally depends on me", he's not spinning a line.

Passport missing after giveaway

American Alice Glasser lost her passport when she gave away her backpack and other possessions on the side of New ...

An act of kindness by American woman living in New Plymouth backfired when she left her passport in items she gave away.

Mystery pack 'rescued' from Mt Taranaki

An unusual search and rescue mission was launched on Mt Taranaki, after a backpack was left behind at Holly Hut.

A backpack left behind in a mountain hut had people thinking the worst.

Parenting

Am I the only fearful grandparent?

Felicity Price prepares for her job as Grandma by sewing curtains for the wee one.

OPINION: "Watching my daughter go through this terrifying time is not something I'm really looking forward to."

'It's a different kind of love' video

John Legend says becoming a parent is a 'beautiful' thing that's brought him and Chrissy Teigen closer.

John Legend gushes about his wee girl Luna - and it makes us love him even more.

IVF sex selection not harmless

"My friend believed that had she given birth to daughters, rather than sons, her life would be complete."

OPINION: My friend believed that had she given birth to daughters, rather than sons, her life would be complete.

To mums who are 'never there'

Couldn't make her school event? That doesn't make you a bad mum.

OPINION: No, working mums can't make it to every school event. And maybe that's a good thing.

kiwi traveller

Readers' travel photos of the week gallery

The walls surrounding Mehrangarh Fort provided the perfect perch to overlook the old blue city of Jodhpur and watch the ...

Do you have a holiday snap that you'd like to share with the world? Send it to us and be in to win a Fujifilm camera!

Day trips from Perth

Rottnest Island is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts.

Need help with the best short escapes from the Western Australian city? Email us.

Kiwis fly to forget the wet

Europe and US are expected to be big destinations this winter.

A summer-less year of rain and floods - plus cheap fares - are driving Kiwis to travel agents, to chase the sun.

Greek Islands on a budget

The popular Greek isle of Mykonos.

The most economical ways of visiting the Greek isles.

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