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Who ate all the pies?

Julian Lee ate nothing but pies for a month - and lost eight kilos.

Ride's safety issues video

'It flipped and there were kids on board screaming' - witness to horrifying Dreamworld accident

13 min ago  Emergency stop on doomed Dreamworld ride was being operated by an 18-year-old on her first day, reports say.

Husband devastated video

Kiwi Mathew Low is struggling to cope after his wife was killed at Dreamworld, family say.

Live: Black Caps v India

10:28 PM  Martin Guptill brings up 50 as the Black Caps build on promising start.

NZ like you've never seen it

9:54 PM  NIWA balloon captures gorgeous New Zealand scenery from the edge of space.

No beersies for Hansen, Cheika

He complained about not being invited for a beer. Then he was, but he had an excuse.

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They had islands of cannabis

Police stormed this yacht in April last year and found 25 kilograms of cannabis.

Three men harvested remote islands in the Marlborough Sounds to supply parts of the South Island.

House fire 'heartbreaking'

"It's the most heartbreaking thing you'll ever go through to be quite honest."

Police believe Anaru Rangihuna, 43, is likely armed with a handgun. The public is warned not to approach him.

Fugitive 'pointed gun at woman'

She was allegedly kidnapped by two men and brought to his home, before escaping through a window.


Dreamworld's safety concerns

Doomed theme park ride was being operated by a teen on her first day in the job when four people died, reports say.


Pope Francis' shrewd ways 

Pope Francis gestures during a meeting with the media onboard the papal plane while en route to Rome, Italy on November ...

10:37 PM  The 80-year-old carries his own black briefcase, keeps his own agenda, and makes many of his own calls.

'Incompatible with living' video

Pilloried for his bizarre way of saying Dreamworld victims had died, an ambulance officer was just repeating what he knew.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets scientists and technicians in the field of research into nuclear weapons in this ...

N Korea's nuclear ambition

10:35 PM  The US policy of trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons "is probably a lost cause".


Dreamworld: $200m wiped off video

Ardent Leisure's share price has plummeted in the wake of Dreamworld tragedy.

Will Dreamworld ever open again? Company that owns it shaves market value by another 20 per cent.

Pumpkin Patch collapses video

Pumpkin Patch stores will remain open during receivership but job losses likely.

These guys have the right idea - the more skin in the game, the better your odds.

What are the chances... video

...that you'll actually win tonight's $27m Lotto jackpot? A decent shot will cost you a lot.


Social media key to fighting crime

Investigators now learn more from the digital footprint of people than their physical fingerprint.

Investigators now learn more from the digital footprint of people than their physical fingerprint.

Can Wikipedia save the web?

The site has managed to carve out a space on the internet where people can have sane, productive conversations.

In 1970, children began watching TV at age 4. Today, children start using tech at 4 months.

How much tech is OK for kids?

In 1970, children began watching TV at age 4. Today, children start using tech at 4 months.

life & style

$3.30 on food for 200 days stuff nation

You don't need a lot of money to make healthy meals, says Mark Bekhit.

OPINION: It's not all about the money, says a medical student who ate the exact same thing for 200 days.

US woman auctions off virginity

A 21-year-old is selling her virginity to the highest bidder to help her family build their home.

Actor Michael Douglas said HPV was the cause of his throat cancer.

Oral sex behind cancer rise?

Are changing sexual practices to blame for dramatic increases in oral cancer in men?

well & good

GPs: tell obese to lose weight?

Obese people listen if GPs advise them they need to lose weight, says new study.

GPs shouldn't be worried about confronting obese patients about the need to lose weight, experts say.

New rules for a healthy heart

Cardiologist recommends changes like having more sex to eating raw garlic daily.

Your best choices with food to boost your omega-3 intake are "oily fish" such as salmon.

Avoiding omega-3 deficiency

More than 80 per cent of the world's population is deficient in omega-3, but why is it so important?

home & property

Buy a Frank Lloyd Wright home

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Lykes Home in early 1959. It was the last home he sketched before dying in April of that ...

$5 million will buy you a remarkable desert home - with furniture included.

Arts & Crafts landmark for sale gallery

This stunning Sholto Smith home on Remuera Road in Auckland retains all its original character.

More men than women prefer that the toilet seat is left up. Fifty two per cent of men surveyed thought it was ...

How your home habits compare

Think you should be in charge of the airconditioner? Join the club.

food & wine

Top meals for $10 around NZ gallery

Ramen at Takara Ramen, Auckland.

A whopper list of affordable meals that taste great and don't burn a hole in your pocket.

Nelson restaurant nabs No. 2

A Nelson restaurant has been rated as New Zealand's second best eatery by online review site Tripadvisor.

Veggie stand-ins go mainstream

Hungry grandma sues KFC

nz farmer

Australia importing NZ milk?

Voluntary group Farmer Power has joined calls for a A$0.50 cent a litre levy on milk to help farmers struggling against ...

Australian dairy farmers are facing a crisis and need "saving", as urgent calls are made for a A$0.50 cent milk levy to help.

Bobby calf prosecutions possible

Farmers and animal welfare activists remain at loggerheads after latest accusations of bobby calf abuse.

Demise of a meat reform group

'Sickening' neglect but no jail


It's not about the Trump

Michael Moore isn't confrontational in his latest documentary.  If anything he's understanding of Trump voters.

REVIEW: Michael Moore's latest documentary is a surprisingly reflective and thoughtful piece infused with light humour.

Don't binge watch Black Mirror

It sounds counter intuitive, but this is a show you must watch. Just not all at once.

Crowd goes nuts as plucky Green Day fan nails one of the band's own songs on stage

Fan riffs with Green Day video

Front man lends fan his favourite guitar for rendition of smash hit When I Come Around.


Peek inside NZ's best hotel

A penthouse apartment, with a private spa, barbecue, and some sweet looking sun loungers.

These penthouse apartments boast unobstructed lake and mountain views, a private barbecue, and a six-person spa.

Eight common airport scams

Weary travellers make unsuspecting victims so be aware of savvy swindlers and con artists.

Supreme winner: The Treehouse Waiheke Island - Auckland.

New Zealand's best baches gallery

Modest, fibreboard houses have been replaced by the quirky, luxurious and awe-inspiring.

stuff nation

Depression - emotional cancer stuff nation


People say to me "But you always seem to be such a happy, fun and funny person". So did Robin Williams.

I lost weight & found happiness stuff nation

I was depressed, a bad-marriage survivor and fat. I'm now 40kg lighter, happy and glad I had a wake-up call.

Using the new bio-sand filter

When fixing the water fixes so much more stuff nation

The water was dirty, smelly, toxic. It made me feel ill and I didn’t have to drink it.


Holden's Commodore shock

We've seen the new NG Commodore, but we're not allowed to show you or even say what it looks like. Sorry.

Strewth! This news isn't going to go down well with die-hard Holden Commodore fans.

Mercedes-Benz reveals its ute

We're in Stockholm for the world reveal of Mercedes-Benz's new ute - the X-Class

Cars came from factory in disguise - even Holden's engineers haven't seen underneath.

We drive the 2018 Commodore

The next-generation Commodore isn't due for 18 months, but we've been behind the wheel already.


The dreaded phone call

Cricket commentator Mark Nicholas has revealed his hilarious and only meeting with former Channel Nine boss Kerry Packer.

"I'm not people, son, I'm the boss. You listen to me,'' TV mogul tells commentator.

JWH to step up for NZ

Roosters prop not shying away from his poor record with the Kiwis.

Jarryd Hayne talks about his relationship with Gold Coast Titans "funny man" team-mate Konrad Hurrell.

ABs questions for Jarryd Hayne video

As he picks an AB to make it in NFL, he reveals America never appreciated his pedigree.

good reads

Red Bull family's 11 billionaires

Red Bull has helped create a booming industry, with global energy-drink sales of NZD$60.3 billion in 2015.

Reclusive duck farmer who started world's biggest energy drink has left wealth to 11 family members.

GS Warriors: Too many egos? video

Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry.

Is there any stopping Curry, Durant, Green, Thompson - one of the greatest line-ups in NBA history?

Quakes: 'More info is better'

The aftermath of the earthquake which destroyed the central city of L'Aquila and killed more than 300 people in 2009.

Why scientists say the public aren't being told enough about smaller quakes.

Life as a prison guard video

Ingrid Bunney was a little concerned about becoming a Corrections officer in a men's prison, but now wishes she had done ...

Sexual propositions, manipulative prisoners and contraband - just another day for prison officer Ingrid Bunney.

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Train driver to the rescue video

Letisha King with dogs Star, left, and Star's one-year-old pup Lyla.

After commuter train hit dogs on the track, the driver went beyond the call of duty.

Autographs make their mark gallery

A Wellingtonian collector is auctioning 350 autographed photos on TradeMe.

Wellington man auctions his huge collection, from Halberg to Spielberg.

'Injuries incompatible with living' video

Gavin Fuller: 'They have sustained injuries that were incompatible with living'.

Pilloried for his bizarre way of saying Dreamworld victims had died, an ambulance officer was just repeating what he knew.

Glendene's iron man

Henderson blacksmith Jon Hall works with a piece of hot iron in his workshop in Glendene.

Scrap materials have a story to tell, Jon Hall says.


'Are you going to die one day?'

Experts recommend that parents be honest with their kids when talking about death.

Should you tell your child the truth or calm them with a lie when they ask this tricky question?

How to help a struggling parent

The best way to help is to say something very specific, such as "Are you allergic to anything? I'm bringing you dinner."

From picking up the shopping to mowing the lawn, it's those little things that will mean a lot to a parent-in-need.

Media ban won't stop bullying

One in five 14- to 15-year-olds have been cyberbullied.

Simply taking away their devices won't protect children and teens from cyberbullying.

Jessica Biel eats in the shower

Jessica Biel, a true multitasker.

With one quick instagram post, actress Jessica Biel confirmed what all mums know to be true.

kiwi traveller

World's under and overrated cities

A woman poses for a photo with two people dressed up as the Statue of Liberty in Times Square New York, U.S.

There are certain places that aren't worth the hype while other destinations are sure to surprise.

Higher baggage fees improve trip

The study found that flights with higher baggage fees are more likely to leave on time.

If you pay more to check in your luggage, you're more likely to arrive on time.

A walk on the wild side stuff nation

Sarla in the morning sunshine at Silver Pass.

Aeroplanes tracked across the sky while down below I followed my trail happily through canyons and meadows.

Win with Singapore Airlines

Celebrations surrounding the inaugural flight of Singapore Airlines to Christchurch.

We asked for your memories of your first long-haul flight to celebrate Singapore Airline's 30 years of service out of Christchurch.

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