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Wild goose chase on tarmac

2:06 PM  Like something out of the Keystone cops, they chased him here, they chased him there.

'Quite a six days' video

The country's next deputy Prime Minister is "Westie" Paula Bennett.

13 min ago  As a 17-year-old solo mum, Paula Bennett never thought she'd be deputy PM. But this week that all changed.

Kiwi killed on Indonesian tour

1:27 PM  The Contiki van was heading to a surf beach when it went off a cliff and rolled.

Swimmer dies in Central Otago lake

6 min ago  A body has been pulled from Lake Dunstan after two swimmers got in trouble.

Prince Andrew's angry warning

First it was Prince Harry lashing out over his girlfriend, now his uncle is having a go.

Sir Colin Meads hails 'magic water'

Cancer-stricken rugby legend says magic water is helping him stay alive.

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Fatal car roll in Henderson

The police Serious Crash Unit is investigating the fatal Henderson car crash.

A man is dead and his female passenger in hospital after their car rolled in West Auckland.

Boy raped at school camp

GRAPHIC: Mum says she had no help from school after horrific incident at a camp.

The 12 youths fled Manurewa's Te Mahia station platform before police arrived.

Train damaged by young mob

A passenger helped kick a group of youths off an Auckland train after they became abusive on Friday night.


'Quite a 6 days'

As a 17-year-old solo mum, Paula Bennett never thought she'd end up being deputy PM. But this week that all changed.


Dolphin circus 'pretty barbaric'

Dolphins jump through a flaming hoop as part of a circus show in Indonesia.

12:41 PM  Dolphins forced to jump through flaming hoops at an animal show in Indonesia.

Dreamworld reopens today

1:54 PM  Safety paramount as theme park welcomes visitors for the first time since the tragic accident that claimed four lives.

Remains of the 1.8-million-year-old fossil could be a Megalodon.

Bones may be of giant shark video

2:03 PM  A fossil discovered in Mexico could be an extinct massive shark that lived 23 million years ago.


Capital 'dodged a bullet' in quake video

An artist's impression of how Press Hall's courtyard could look.

Opening Press Hall with aims to enliven part of the city, Wellington developer welcomes return to "stiff" building design.

Bank staff spread across town

1100 BNZ workers are scattered around Wellington, with their headquarters out of action for at least 6 months.

"There is strong evidence of growing divide across our regions. There is hope: there are policies and strategies we can ...

Plight of regions: hope v futility

OPINION: Some of our regions are in structural decline with little real hope of recovery.

NZ Earthquake

A fishy predicament

The Reading Cinema car parking building in Wellington will be pulled down with cars still trapped inside.

A "filthy mess" awaits one quake-evacuated family whose fish dinner is still on the bench.

Inland road may open next week

An end to the tight road restrictions on inland road to Kaikoura may be in sight.

Ashwell has designed 13 different tattoos to commemorate the 14 November earthquake.

Quake gets tattoo treatment video

The quake needle in Kaikoura is off the scale again. But this time the ink is for something rather different: "Quakora".


Apple eyes early movie rentals

While the iTunes store helped Apple build a dominant role in music retailing, the company hasn't carved out a similar ...

You may be able to use iTunes to watch movies as early as two weeks after they come out in theatres.

Sony unveils games, controller

Sony announced 11 new mobile titles and unveiled Project Field, a device that connects to objects.

Pebble offered the first smartwatch that enabled users to receive phone notifications on their watch, send and receive ...

Smartwatch pioneer shuts down

Pebble will stop selling and promoting its line of smartwatches after the company was bought by Fitbit.

life & style

Attack on reproductive rights

The idea that Sofia Vergara's unborn children can sue her is the latest reproductive assault.

The idea that Sofia Vergara's unborn children can sue her is the latest reproductive assault hit.

Life after Lecretia

After my wife passed away 18 months ago, I've sought out an abundance of new experiences.

A great hotel experience can be in your hands.

How to be a good hotel guest

You, as a guest, have some power in making your hotel stay great.

well & good

Christmas stress? Try meditation

Is the busy holiday season stressing you out? Meditation can help.

If we can agree on one thing, it's that this holiday season is especially stressful.

How to cure decision fatigue

On average, we make 35,000 choices a day. Here's how you can make all those decisions a little easier.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow turns to a citrus smoothie to de-puff.

Flat stomach tips from celebs

6 tips and tricks celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Adrianna Lima swear by.

home & property

A magical outdoor room

Weather permitting, the family will gather on the large terrace for Christmas dinner, under a canopy of ornamental grapes.

Is this NZ's best spot for an outdoor Christmas dinner? We think it might be.....

This weekend's garden tasks

Start patrolling your brassicas for caterpillars and remove laterals on your tomato plants.

The Natal Alu sofa is from the Tribu collection at McKenzie & Willis.

Sitting pretty outdoors

This summer's outdoor furniture is all about comfort - and there's a lot of grey out there.

food & wine

Vaginal yeast in your beer?

Beer trends come and go. Thankfully.

Beer expert Alice Galletly on weird beer trends - and the perfect tipples for Christmas and New Year's.

10 ways to cut your grocery bill

If you keep overspending on your supermarket shop, here are 10 ways to cut down.

Adorable 3D latte art video

Kiwi beer drinkers are lucky

nz farmer

Chinese pay premium for NZ milk

Fonterra is not the only company making inroads into China with dairy products. The country is proving a fertile ground ...

Fonterra is making a play for health-conscious Chinese consumers with its new line of premium milks.

New Tatua CEO

Tatua's new CEO is a local who grew up just down the road from the co-op's HQ.

Back country tales

Rustlers hit farmers


Kanye returns with new look video

It's the first time the rapper has been spotted since his time in a psychiatric hospital.

It's the first time the rapper has been spotted since his time in a psychiatric hospital.

1D star's mum dies of cancer

Singer Louis Tomlinson's mother has died from an aggressive form of leukaemia at age 43.

Zayn and Taylor Swift.

TSwift and Zayn's steamy duet

Pop stars team up to sing on the sensual soundtrack of upcoming film Fifty Shades Darker.


Upgrades: Bid online but beware

When it come to upgrade auctions, if you're offered a chance to go one up, just make sure they aren't getting one over you.

Even when you pay for a flight upgrade, there can be snags.

Travel pics: Snap and win! gallery

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!

Looking out over the upper neve.

NZ's best glacial experience

There is nothing quite so breathtaking as seeing Fox Glacier for the first time. 


Safer Ninja steps up

New for 2016 is the optional Kawasaki Racing Team livery of the test bike: worth the extra $500 we reckon.

Engineering evolution and some loud paint further increase the Ninja's appeal.

NZ's top Subaru WRXs chosen

The votes have been counted and top 25 NZ versions of the iconic performance model have been chosen.

Latest E-class is arguably the most hi-tech car on sale.

Our Top Luxury Car of 2016 video

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

stuff nation

From the Centre of NZ

It was a stunning Sunday afternoon - there were almost no clouds in the sky.

It was a stunning Sunday afternoon - there were almost no clouds in the sky.

Ask Kylie your style questions

Grill model Kylie Bax on her beauty secrets and most recommended brands.

Pork Chop, or Porky, cannot wait for the kids to get home from school each day.

Our loyal Pork Chop

Pork Chop, or Porky, cannot wait for the kids to get home from school each day.


'Substandard' batting irks coach

Coach Mike Hesson, right, with captain Kane Williamson, said New Zealand's "passive" fielding was his biggest ...

12:47 PM  Poor batting annoys NZ coach Mike Hesson after improved bowling and fielding.

Young rider dreams big video

Not even a broken leg can keep Roma Edwards from chasing her motocross dream.

Where did it all go wrong? Coach Mike Hesson and captain Kane Williamson are left to scratch their heads.

Flat Caps fire blanks

OPINION: We expect fight from these Black Caps. Shame the players didn't get the memo.

good reads

Quays to the city

How long before the big ships dock in Lyttelton again? The 3200 passenger Explorer of the Seas.

Six years on from the earthquakes and another decision yet to be taken is how to get the cruise ships back into the Lyttelton. What could be so difficult?

Fury in Queen St

At least one car was upturned in the carnage.

Among the fury, as rioters rioted and police policed, a Maori warden in Auckland led a brave plea for peace.

Attack on women's reproductive rights

The idea that Sofia Vergara's unborn children can sue her is the latest reproductive assault.

The idea that Sofia Vergara's unborn children can sue her is the latest reproductive assault hit.

My life after Lecretia

Lawyer Lecretia Seales, who died 18 months ago, fought for the right to doctor-assisted dying.

After my wife passed away 18 months ago, I've sought out an abundance of new experiences.

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Black on black on black

Briana Sullivan, 22, is the first New Zealander to be a spokesmodel for DarkestGoth, a US-based, online magazine.

This gothic girl embraces beauty in the darkness.

Free the Paekakariki 4000

About 80 community members gather on Sunday for the Free the Fish campaign, at the Wainui Stream, in Paekakariki.

Environmental group accuses NZ Transport Agency of imprisoning native fish.

Talent show contestant lets it rip video

Antton Puonti's act was a breath of fresh air for Finnish fans.

A contestant on Finland's Got Talent who made fart sounds with his hands has blown the competition away with his skill.

A price on her bum

Bailey Price is auctioning space on one of her buttocks on Trade Me. The winning bidder then gets to choose the tattoo.

Bailey Price hopes her cheeky tattoo auction will help clear her debts.


Boy fat-shamed by Santa

Anthony Mayse was left in tears after being fat-shamed by Santa.

One mall Santa is going straight to the naughty list after fat-shaming a 9-year-old during a photo shoot.

Kid vloggers & the new 'childhood'

Zane Nixon, 19, films Hope as Noah Nixon, 7, waits for his turn on camera. The Nixons created 'SuperHeroKids' as a ...

They have no interest in the 'perfect' child actors on TV. Today's kids want to watch each other on Youtube.

How to breastfeed in public

The more you do it, the more confident you'll be.

Knowing what to bring with you and how to politely keep strangers away when feeding can be daunting for any new mum.

Kids pick top toys for Xmas video

Toy experts Kyle Calubaquib, 7, and Ayla Maihi, 11, tell us their top picks for Christmas.

"It's cuddly, soft, and can do amazing things."

kiwi traveller

NZ's most delightful summer events

Competitors take part in a harbour swim for Whanga Week in Whangamata.

Cherry spitting champs, carnivals, sandcastle competitions... this is what Kiwi summers are all about.

Countries surprisingly easy to visit video

Kiwi freeride skier Sam Smoothy and film producer Will Lascelles recently visited North Korea to film a ski video at ...

If you've ever wanted to holiday in a brutal dictatorship, we've got good news…

Kiwi lives the dream in French village stuff nation

Quillan, ideally situated on the river Aude and in a magnificent amphitheatre of hills, appeals all year round, whatever ...

Why up sticks to a remote town... twice? It's a mixture of planning and fate.

Border officials say NZ is not a country

Chloe Phillips-Harris, pictured after a snowstorm in Kazakhstan, was almost denied entry to the country.

They thought New Zealand was a state of Australia, says Kiwi detained in Kazakhstan over passport.

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