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Highlanders fans party video

12:00 PM  The party's been going all night but fans rush to the airport to welcome the team home

Highlanders win

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Floating body found

The body of a man has been found in the water off Queens Wharf in the Wellington harbour.

14 min ago  An elderly man's body has been found floating in Wellington harbour.

Car fume deaths 'natural selection'

11:33 AM  Peebles Hooper sets Twitter account to "protected" after Ashburton death comments.

Man dies after assault

11:35 AM  Police launch homicide inquiry after Nelson man dies in hospital from early morning assault.

How to lose your love handles

11:24 AM  "Love handles" are common at any age, but this 20-minute workout blasts them away.

Conrad Smith 'gutted' video

11:12 AM  Hurricanes captain tells his team there's "a lot to be proud of" in spite of loss.

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An 'admirable' maths teacher

Former Auckland Grammar School Teacher Simon Toon, who has been convicted of performing an indecent act in a classroom.

Auckland Grammar "let down" by teacher who masturbated in classroom.

Van rolls, two seriously injured

10:42 AM  Woman suffers spinal injuries and a man has severe leg fractures after crash.

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Falguni Mohini, five years after her husband  Hiren Mohini was murdered in his taxi by Xiao Zhen, with her daughters Yashvi, 10, left, and Hetvi, 8.

Slain cab driver's family battling

After her husband's murder, Falguni Mohini keeps chasing the better life he wanted for the family.


Jubilant fans greet Highlanders

As many as 10,000 Highlanders fans welcomed their team home today after an all-night party in Dunedin.


Clinton accuses China of hacks

Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

China is stealing "huge amounts of government information" says Hillary Clinton.

'Greece is too big to fail'

Europe will lose a trillion euros if it allows Greece to go under, Greek minister says as bailout referendum nears.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a news conference at the Ecuadorian embassy in central London August 18, 2014. Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building "soon", without giving further details. REUTERS/John Stillwell/pool (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

France rejects Assange asylum

10:44 AM  French president turns down request for political asylum from WikiLeaks co-founder.


Grocery promiscuity

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Grocery shoppers are a promiscuous bunch, but the big supermarket chains want to earn back their loyalty.

Nelson bling king's new groove

Master jeweller Benjamin Clark, 26, has launched a sister brand as his business picks up steam.

As people continue to queue outside banks Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said that he will quit if voters don't back him up in Sunday's referendum.

Greece frightening: Be prepared

How well-prepared is our economy if the escalating Greek crisis rattles world financial markets?


Jewellery theft victims underpaid

A spat between valuers has exposed deep confusion about the way stolen jewellery is valued.

Warring valuers are at odds over how to value lost antique jewellery.

More mortgage rate cuts?

Floating mortgage rates are tipped to fall sharply this year, but depositors will feel more pain.

NZ's Ponzi scheme shame

ACC to refund 9000 motorists

small business

Crowdfunding key for taco truck

Lucky Taco owners Sarah and Otis Frizzell are looking to raise $100,000 to get their products into supermarkets.

Sarah and Otis Frizzell made a bold move to launch their range of taco kits and Mexican pickles.

High-flyer's tips for startups

Kiwi Victoria Ransom, who sold her business to Google, has some advice for Kiwi business owners.

Selling a start-up in my teens

Silicon Valley eyeing up NZ video


Can we ever beat Instagram bots?

Taylor Swift shares her 4th July celebrations with her Instagram followers (many of which are bots).

"Selling followers is a multi-million dollars business. And a bot is worth gold."

Facebook working on telepathy

Mark Zuckerberg may have tipped his hand about future Facebook technology: telepathy.

Rugby fans are expected to smash data usage records on mobile devices at Saturday's Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium.

Final to set data record

Super Rugby fans set to share videos, photos and commentary in unprecedented numbers during final.

life & style

Smarty pants: The science of undies

Changes ahoy in the underwear world: A Triumph International Amourette bra.

Making a bra, says one designer, is harder than building a bridge: there's a thesis in biomechanics in your undies drawer.

Pet dogs turn out to be... bears

The owner didn't blink an eyelid at his unusual 'puppies', until they grew up.

I want hair. Big hair.

Hair today, limp locks tomorrow

No one expects a hairdresser to be too honest. So imagine how miffed I felt when my hairdresser told me I was getting old.

well & good

Will you need me when I'm 104?

St Cuthbert's students and residents of Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital work together in the "Garden of Knowledge".

New Zealand's population is living longer and stronger than ever before.

A walking miracle video

Cancer was expected to kill this Taranaki dad within days of his daughter's wedding, but he fought back - and won.

We hate to break it to you, but that 'healthy' smoothie can contain more calories than a meal and as much as 12 teaspoons of sugar.

Health foods that are not healthy

They might look, sound and even taste "healthy", but their actual nutritional profile leave a lot to be desired.

home & property

A Finnish doctor's home in Clyde

From left: Elli, Sampsa, Oiva and Elina Kiuru. The couple consider this a home, not a house.

"I like how we can walk around in bare feet all year round. I didn't build this for resale value. I built it as our home."

Getting ready for strawberries

It's time to start preparing your garden for one of the classic summer crops.

The late Joan Rivers' opulent penthouse has sold for over $40 million.

Joan Rivers' opulent NY home gallery

Rivers once described it as "Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger", and now Middle Eastern royalty have snapped it up.

food & wine

Salmon, broccolini & dill tart

Salmon and broccolini are a flavour match made in heaven.

Nadia Lim proves that healthy can be mouth-wateringly tasty, too.

Kiwi takes on hot dog champ video

Kiwi model and avid eater Nela Zisser says she can out-eat the men at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest in New York.

Snazz up your sausage rolls

Message in a bottle: "Help me"

nz farmer

Couple battle tough times

Jono and Kelly Bavin are the 2015 Southland-Otago Sharemilkers of the Year

Award-winning Southland couple have battled through a tough season

Farm to city and back

A Tararua couple reveal how the call of the land was too strong.

'The world needs less milk'

Not sheepish about TV leak video


The tricks of the magician trade

Alan Watson: recipient of the QSM for "services as a magician".

In a world laden with entertainment options, magic still casts a spell.

K'Rd, stripped back video

A hilarious, sexy show is taking Maori and LGBT culture to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Magic Mike XXL.

Stripper film's body positive

Magic Mike XXL may be about a group of male strippers, but it makes a refreshing stand in it's portrayal of women.


Art from the heart

NZ artist Simon Denny's work is in the spotlight at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Kiwi artist Simon Denny is in the spotlight at the world's most prestigious art event.

In hot water in Hanmer

Escape the city for a restorative break in Hanmer.

Berlin's not perfect, but petty crime is rare.

The safest cities for travellers

There are some cities in which you'll feel immediately comfortable and secure as a first-time visitor.

stuff nation

Motorcyle cure for traffic woes stuff nation

Bikes aren't for everyone, but imagine looking forward to your commute.

What Auckland car drivers don't realise when they're stuck in traffic is this - they are the traffic, writes Mark Kelly.

Teach religion as history stuff nation

We don't need to keep religion out of schools, but it should be part of the history curriculum, writes Andrew Beeching.

NCEA exams

How do you rate the NCEA? stuff nation

Is the NCEA still the best way to measure Kiwi kids' academic achievements?


Nissan's ute heritage continues

The new NP300 Nissan Navara. This model is the top version, the $64,990 ST-X 4WD auto.

NZ's Great Battle of the Utes has just stepped up a notch with the arrival of a brand-new Nissan Navara.

True to Vespa’s style

Better looks and additional security improve the Sprint 150.

Local Motors' 3-D printed car on display at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

3D-printed cars closer

The 3D-printed car, easily configurable and made right before your eyes, is coming closer to reality.


Joseph on the winning end video

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph hugs Marty Banks after winning the Super Rugby final against the Hurricanes.

Years of heartbreak as a player, but Jamie Joseph gets the job done with the southern men as a coach.

Nadal beating Brown exits

11:14 AM  Dreadlocked journeyman who illuminated Wimbledon with shock upset falls in the very next round.

Valerie Adams tastes defeat for the first time in five years, finishing second in the women's shot put at the IAAF Diamond League athletics meeting in Paris.

Adams unbeaten no more

Kiwi Olympic shot put champion's throws well off the pace as five years of glory come to an end in Paris.

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good reads

Why we are living longer than ever

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Bob Foster, aged 101, pictured with his wife Shirley at the Selwyn Heights retirement home in Auckland.

New Zealand's population is living longer and stronger than ever before.

'I'm a role model for NZ women' video

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark, home from the United Nations to accept the Kea World Class New Zealander Supreme Award.

Helen Clark's handshake is still cast iron strong; the self-confidence still supremely intact.

Smarty pants: The science of undies

Changes ahoy in the underwear world: A Triumph International Amourette bra.

Making a bra, says one designer, is harder than building a bridge: there's a thesis in biomechanics in your undies drawer.

Art from the heart

NZ artist Simon Denny's work is in the spotlight at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Kiwi artist Simon Denny is in the spotlight at the world's most prestigious art event.

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Jumping fish kills girl

Jayln Rippy, 5, was travelling along the Suwannee River near Gainsville, Florida, when she was struck and killed by a jumping sturgeon.

A 5-year-old girl has died after a sturgeon leapt from a river and struck her.

Feral fox traps patrons for hours

One of the people trapped in the club took a picture of the fox from the window.

"Vicious" fox terrifies, bites and torments group for three hours.

Sheep urinates on TV reporter video

Conor Macauley had a little lamb, and a very wet boot by the time this segment was over.

Ewe could say it was the kind of live-stream TV report that gives you a warm feeling; a number one shot, even. 

Pet dogs turn out to be... bears

That's one giant dog. Owner mistakes his new Asian black bears (also called Moon bears) for puppies.

The owner didn't blink an eyelid at his unusual 'puppies', until they grew up.


A Royal christening surprise

Following a private christening ceremony, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to take Prince George and Princess Charlotte outside to meet well-wishers.

As Princess Charlotte's christening approaches, the identity of her godparents is being kept a closely guarded secret.

Dancing mum and girl kill it

Six-year-old Jaylyn Gregory and her mum, Nikki Taylor, have the moves.

One little girl + hip-hop song + preggo mum = 26 million view video sensation.

Losing birth plans and feet

All my plans involved four healthy legs and four healthy feet between baby and me.

I'd already marked myself as high-maintenance by requiring gluten-free food during my stay.

My new mum nerves

I was so worried about what would happen if our baby cried in public.

I can still remember those first few weeks at home with my first baby.

kiwi traveller

Readers' travel pics of the week gallery

My wife, Marie, taken at Bow Lake, Canada. We went to Canada to see the Rockies. This photo is of my wife, Marie, taken at Bow Lake halfway between Banff and Jasper. During our stay in Canada this weather was fairly standard, clear crisp days, no cloud and no wind. The Rockies themselves just go on and on. Turn another corner, another snow-capped mountain range. Amazing

This week's travel photo entries take us from the Canadian Rockies to a sunset in Spain.

Expat tales: Some like it Scot

Emma Miller and husband Sam visit the park at Loch Lomond.

Emma Miller and her husband find Glasgow an ideal base for exploring Europe.

Ask the expert

The journey is part of the adventure when travelling in China.

Planning a trip to China and overwhelmed by its sheer size? Read on...

Global gap year fun

Kate Pinn has been experiencing the ups and downs of volunteering at a school for deaf children in Malawi. She says she has made life long memories and friends.

While her friends are at university, Kate Pinn is volunteering at a school for deaf children in Malawi.