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'Incredibly drunk' mayoral rant

12:02 PM  As a mayoral debate descended into farce, one candidate started yelling "Allahu Akbar".

Good to his word? video

Injuries suffered by Wellington man Greg Morgan after being assaulted by Wellington Lions rugby player Losi Filipo.

7 min ago  Attack victims still waiting to hear from NZ Rugby boss as he jets off to Buenos Aires for an All Blacks test.

Earthquake Commission boss quits

11:38 AM  Ian Simpson has quit the EQC to take the reins at GNS Science.

Hoarder house of horror

10:54 AM  The clothed skeleton of a hoarder's son has reportedly been found in her squalid home.

The most-watched debate ever video

11:38 AM  100 million people tuned in to watch the US presidential candidates go head-to-head.

Magpie attacks plague park video

10:48 AM  It's spring, when nesting magpies terrorise anyone passing by. What can be done?

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national

Governor-General swearing-in video

Dame Patsy Reddy and Prime Minister John Key at the ceremony at Parliament.

14 min ago  Dignitaries gather in Wellington for the swearing in of new Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy.

Factory owner 'numb' at loss video

10:35 AM  Weeping staff gather at site of Auckland factory blaze being treated as suspicious.

Lucas Cochrane, 19, was last seen before midnight at a function at the Whitianga Fire Station on Saturday, September 24.

Search for teen goes underwater

11:49 AM  Police dive squad scour Whitianga waterways in what is now a recovery mission for a missing teen.

Video

Steve Tew following through?

Attack victims still waiting to hear from NZ Rugby boss as he jets off to Buenos Aires for an All Blacks test.

world

Laughing at the debate

You see, even the candidates are laughing.

You have to laugh at the US presidential debate - because otherwise you'd cry. And here's why.

Trump called her 'Miss Piggy'

Republican candidate has called women "fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals". Here's one of them.

Lasantha Wickrematunge was critical of the then-Sri Lankan government.

Editor's body exhumed

He wrote an editorial saying the then-Sri Lankan government would kill him. Three days later he was dead.

business

Battle over A$4.95 pizzas

A A$4.95 pizza can can cost up to A$5.50 to make, franchisees say.

11:31 AM  Cheesed-off Australian Pizza Hut franchisees say they were forced to sell unprofitable pizzas.

You're being watched at work

OPINION: An all hearing, all seeing badge worn by workers could leave you with nowhere to hide.

West Coast farmers are heading for a better payout, albeit off Fonterra's forecast.

Milky blues for West Coasters

10:30 AM  This season is shaping up to be a better one for West Coast dairy farmers, but not as good as other farmers.

technology

DJI's new drone smaller, easier

The Mavic Pro is the size of a water bottle, has a 4K camera and the ability to track a person on the ground.

The Mavic Pro is the size of a water bottle, has a 4K camera and the ability to track a person on the ground.

Aftershocks of Yahoo breach

Security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web.

The 5.7-inch Mi 5S Plus is taking aim at fans of premium devices.

Xiaomi's phone targets Apple

Xiaomi revealed a plus-sized device with dual cameras and a pressure-sensitive screen that's less than half the price of an iPhone.

life & style

Weird things women like in men

Imperfections can be attractive, Reddit users suggest.

11:57 AM  Reddit users share their thoughts on qualities that are attractive - but really shouldn't be.

'Three-parent' baby born

The breakthrough birth happened in Mexico, where "there are no rules".

These spring dresses will be a breath of fresh air in your wardrobe.

What to wear this spring

10:24 AM  As a fashion buyer, Megan McKee has the inside scoop on the best clothes coming our way this season.

well & good

You're too young for...

"I've learnt to ignore doctors when they use my age as an excuse for anything."

I no longer listen when doctors tell me I'm "too young" for cancer, and neither should you.

I'm free from the calorie trap

"I've been a slave to calorie counting for 25 years. But it didn't work for me; it worked against me."

Three per cent of survey respondents admit to calling in sick because they're hungover.

What makes Kiwis call in sick

A shameless 3 per cent admitted to calling in sick when hungover; 20 per cent did so for a cold.

home & property

House of the week: Welly gallery

Debra and Tony DeLorenzo's historic Wellington villa

We don't do replicas, say the heritage-loving owners of this 118-year-old villa.

Do your pillows need cleaning?

If you haven't cleaned them in six months, you're a bit overdue.

Napier horticulturalist Bunny Rathbone has been named as a finalist in Gardena Gardener of the Year by NZ Gardener magazine.

Seed bank founder honoured video

Bunny Rathbone, who founded NZ's first seed bank, has been named as a finalist in Gardena Gardener of the Year 2016.

food & wine

Leftover quinoa & rice dishes

Left-over quinoa and rice chocolate and berry breakfast bowl.

Cooked far more rice, quinoa, amaranth, etc than you need? These recipes will put it to good use. 

A week of healthy work lunches

Stuck in lunch rut? Here are five delicious dishes that are easy to whip up in advance.

Why white wine could turn red video

How to stay sober tasting wine

nz farmer

Online beef company grows fast

Nick Carey, general manager of Green Meadows Beef, which has been judged the fastest-growing agriculture business in the ...

10:46 AM  Selling beef online has proved successful for a Taranaki family.

Arrests after alleged shooting 

A Hunterville farmer was allegedly shot at after interrupting a group of poachers.

Farmers 'feeding the dead'

Learn to fight rural crime

entertainment

Q&A with Shane Cortese

Delia Hannah, left, and Shane Cortese are starring in State Highway 48.

11:11 AM  Shane Cortese is starring in a rock opera filled with love, depression, and one of his favourite leading ladies.

Modern Family's trans child 

Director Ryan Case welcomes 8-year-old Jackson Millarker, the show's first transgender actor, to the cast.

Married at First Sight's only successful season one couple, Zoe and Alex.

First Sight: 'Better, not bitter'

Married at First Sight season one contestant Zoe Hendrix has slammed her fellow 'bride' after a string of public outbursts.

travel

Stunning Sydney views won't last video

Sydney Open is now in its 12th year offering people behind the scene access to a vast array of Sydney buildings in ...

11:12 AM  People will soon get a chance to climb to one of the city's rare canopies, high above the Harbour Bridge.

Tramping is mountain climbing

At 1700 metres, sitting cold and alone, Aussie Jeffrey Kitt realised tramping in NZ is nothing like home.

An un-bear-ably cute cub has flown in face of convention and now calls an airfield his home.

Stray bear lives at airfield video

10:50 AM  An un-bear-ably cute cub has flown in face of convention and now calls an airfield his home.

stuff nation

Court has failed the victims stuff nation

Lomax, Filipo and Delegat

Court should consider any impact on an individuals facing conviction, but not at the expense of ignoring victims.

Behind-the-scenes vs highlights stuff nation

Facebook is a picture of perfection. We don’t hear about eating disorders, the cutting or the defiance.

Herschel

Happy Herschel melts hearts stuff nation

Herschel is an extremely loving dog who is stoked about everything, every minute of the day.

motoring

Cardboard Trump car-pool ruse

A Washington State Patrol trooper has pulled over a driver for a high occupancy car pool lane violation. The driver had ...

By most measures, the traffic stop was an ordinary one: A police officer pulls over a driver for a car-pool lane violation.

Skoda's pint-sized carry-all

Skoda's Fabia wagon might be small on exterior dimensions, but it is big on performance and interior room.

Jeep has revealed its all-new Compass ahead of its 2017 launch.

Jeep reveals its new Compass

American brand gives first look at new compact SUV.

sport

Fury's fall pumps up Parker video

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker knows victory against Alexander Dimitrenko is crucial with bigger fights ...

Kiwi boxer's prospect of a title fight grows as WBO gets tough on "medically unfit" champ to prove it.

Woods not playing reminder

12:00 PM  Doh! Embarrassing moment as Woods lines up for team photo at Ryder Cup.

England rugby boss Ian Ritchie has no intention of sharing revenue from tests at Twickenham.

England rugby boss snubs ABs

11:14 AM   'Go build a stadium', England rugby boss Ian Ritchie tells New Zealand Rugby.

good reads

'If she flinches... hold her, gently but firmly'

"It is he who makes love to woman." -  How To Make Love, by Hugh Morris.

"The lessons taught to young people so many decades ago have ... informed how we think about sex and women today."

Special feature: Inside Mt Eden prison video

14092016 News Photo:Lawrence Smith/Fairfax NZ
Internal photographs of Mount Eden Prison in Auckland. Fairfax Media were ...

Is it haunted? Take a look deep inside the bowels of our most notorious, abandoned prison.

Green home halves power use

Green building expert Eddie van Uden's Three Kings home is the embodiment of sustainability.

Eddie van Uden has a sun-heated house almost anyone would envy.

The name's Mauss, Werner Mauss

Mauss faces 10 years in jail if he is found guilty of tax evasion.

A real-life James Bond and former German spy who "fought crime" faces 10 years in jail for tax evasion.

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oddstuff

For the love of God video

Kim Rusden is walking the length of New Zealand with a cross, he's pictured on the Coastal Highway near Mapua.

Have you seen a man on the road carrying a cross on wheels?

What's up Trump's nose? video

Social media is ablaze with theories about Trump's non-stop sniffing during the US presidential debate.

Does he have a cold? Is it nerves? The internet tries to make sense of Trump's incessant sniffing.

Do you know who owns these? video

This metal pendant was found Riverpark Reserve in Henderson.

One last effort to look for the rightful owners of priceless items of cultural significance.

A rather 'emusing' friendship

Kitten the cat keeps a watchful eye over his foster baby.

A kitten and an emu are proving that species don't matter when it comes to love.

Parenting

Why comparing lives is dangerous

Cold coffee is better than no coffee, according to parenting columnist Greer Berry.

OPINION: Playing the comparison game with other mums? It's one you'll never win, says Greer Berry.

Guide to teen beauty treatments

"Teens don't need gel manicures and they don't need teeth whitening," says one expert.

Tanning, tattoos and teeth whitening: The experts weight in on what's safe to allow.

Gifts for 'no friends' boy

People around the world have sent gifts and cards to Christopher.

He listed "no-one" as his friends on a homework sheet, but things are looking up for young Christopher.

8 'bad day' tips for parents

We all have them. Those days when we feel like we can't go on.

We all have them. Those days when we feel like we can't go on. Use these tips to help cope.

kiwi traveller

What if someone steals my luggage?

Theft from a carousel is more likely to happen from a domestic flight.

It certainly does happen, and perhaps it's miraculous that it doesn't happen more often.

5 things to do in the school holidays

All Blacks Beauden Barrett and Kieran Read take a virtual flight at Air New Zealand's 75th anniversary exhibition.

Looking for school holiday inspiration? These are our top picks from around the country.

The best time to renew your passport

Avoid the Christmas and school holiday rush by getting in early to renew your passport.

Passport expiring in the next year? Here's why you should renew it sooner rather than later.

Where women aren't allowed to drive

Marjory Woodfield has made a life in the heart of the desert in Saudi Arabia.

Marjory Woodfield shares her experience as a Kiwi woman living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.