CANCER SPLASH

Young mum: 'You've got cancer' video

12:13 PM  She was pregnant when she was diagnosed - she says doctors should have found it earlier.

A 'shining star' killed

Dominic Flowers was considered “gifted” by his Year 4 teacher.

Dominic Flowers, 8, was adored by his peers. But his mum took his life, then her own.

Sudden death on motorway

12:05 PM  A woman has been found dead on a road in Auckland.

Snow and hail hits the country

Hail and sleet is expected as a cold snap blankets the South Island.

Trump saved from stuck lift

19 min ago  Presidential hopeful Donald Trump had to climb out of a stalled elevator using a ladder.

Bookies backing Canes

12:24 PM  Lions happy for the Kiwis to have all pressure as odds are stacked in the home team's favour.

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Killed for being in the wrong place

Jeff Whittington, 14, was beaten to death in 1999 by two strangers who boasted of kicking a "faggot."

How did school-boy Jeff Whittington end up bashed to death on a Wellington street?

Killed after helping friend

Kenny McCrae was changing a tyre for a mate when he was struck by a car.

More than 20 firefighters battled the blaze at Southland Farm Machinery building in Invercargill.

Large Invercargill blaze video

19 min ago  More than 20 firefighters battled a huge blaze which erupted in Invercargill.

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Large Invercargill blaze

More than 20 firefighters battled a huge blaze which erupted in Invercargill.

world

Sixteen die in balloon crash video

The partial frame of the hot air balloon is visible above a crop field

People watch in horror as a hot air balloon exploded into a fireball and hit the ground.

Ex NFL player killed by son

Ex-football player and his wife shot and killed in Houston home, allegedly by their teen son.

Student Allen Christopher Ivanov was arrested after the shootings.

Students hid from gunman video

11:36 AM  Teen arrested after three students shot dead at Seattle party described as "wealthy and smart."

business

$2m win over Rich Listers

The Lawrences endured a 10-year legal battle against the Rich List family.

10:53 AM  Brigit and Brian Lawrence spent 10 years fighting for their money after they were left with a failed business.

Take notice, tenants

Hamilton renter has to pay $1850 for tampering with a smoke alarm, and more cases may follow.

The buy-ugly movement has been thrust into the mainstream..

More love for ugly food

The future of produce is ugly. Twisted, blemished, mutated and deformed, to be specific.

technology

Huge US rollout for NZ firm

Ivenco's self-pay technology is embedded in machines like this one.

Ivenco's self-pay technology is going to be used across 2770 stores across 22 US states.

Pokemon Go: Is the hype over?

At the height of its popularity Pokemon Go eclipsed porn, news and weather in search term popularity.

Smartphone shoppers are less obsessed with owning the latest and greatest smartphone.

New smartphones losing shine

Even with Apple's iPhone 7 just around the corner, it seems plenty of people are happy to settle for older smartphones.

life & style

Too much information

"The midwife invited anyone uncomfortable to leave the class. Only my husband and I got up."

Pregnancy and the birth process are best managed in a state of oblivion.

Maccas releases activewear line

Because we all want to look good while eating our Big Macs, right?

These beauty products will ward off the winter chill.

Five of the best: Self-heating products

Warm up your winter beauty routine with an exothermic chemical reaction.

well & good

Chemo mum's hilarious photos

Karen Walsh stages photo shoots to help her get through her cancer treatment.

Karen Walsh started taking selfies during chemo to share her journey.

How to live to 100

Live simply, laugh often and love your family - these are Maureen's tips for getting your letter from the Queen.

Left to right: Jane Thorn, Fee Catherall, and Sarah Catherall, with mother Mary Catherall at the nursing home, Rymans.

The disease taking my mum

For the past two years, my 70-year-old mother hasn't known me.

home & property

How to grow yams

Yams are a tasty winter treat

Those delicious sweet root vege are easy to grow. A little too easy, in fact...

Celebrate the hallway

It's the most overlooked design opportunity in your house, and a great place to show your personality.

Ballantyne house in Christchurch designed by Sir Miles Warren, mid-century classic for sale privately.

Mid-century gem has a story gallery

12:01 PM  Designed by Sir Miles Warren for the Ballantynes, this Mid-century classic is also the set for a much-anticipated Kiwi movie.

food & wine

Recipe: Almond butter cookies

You don't have to be a monster to gobble a stack of these cookies.

You don't have to be a monster to gobble a stack of these cookies.

Spicy pumpkin soup

An old standby with a spicy twist is perfect for anyone under the weather.

Secret world of a restaurant judge

When booze meets chocolate video

nz farmer

Station's standoff with DoC

Deep Creek hut, in the Mt Pisa conservation area.

Arrival of gun-toting hunters to high country conservation land upsets neighbours, who say the public are not safe.

Fonterra surprise on Monday

Fonterra will update its forecast farmgate price on Monday morning.

Canadians buy next dairy farm

Cattle in sea of mud 

entertainment

#Keepthesecret, fans urged video

The Palace Theatre, where the Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is being staged, in London, Britain.

Releasing spoilers of Harry Potter play would be like "unwrapping kids' Christmas presents in November".

Still pursuing his passions

Cynthia Nixon's latest director has no time for Sex in the City.

Watching friends and whanau match a single loved one up with a partner has been heaps of fun, Smith says.

How to find love

Actress and marriage celebrant Miriama Smith reveals the secret to finding aroha.

travel

The ultimate travel calendar

Autumn in Japan.

Read on to discover the perfect destination for each month of the year.

Magnificent Marine Parade

Everything slows down on a weekend escape to Napier - in fact, you might even feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Tirau's Big Sheep and Big Ram.

5 things to do in Tirau

This tiny town is home to the largest corrugated iron sheep and sheepdog in the world.

stuff nation

It turned my world upside down stuff nation

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Being diagnosed with cancer changed my life forever, both physically and mentally.

Your wedding dos and don'ts stuff nation

Which wedding traditions are still essential to abide by? And which ones are you not so fussed about?

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Young man / student using tablet computer in cafe

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Banned from Facebook, again stuff nation

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could discuss things without turning to personal attacks?

motoring

Levante puts on a good show video

Levante will be launched in NZ with a turbo diesel engine, at prices ranging from $136,990 to $155,990.

Maserati has announced full NZ pricing and specification for the Levante SUV. It's also building some very posh garages.

Small is beautiful in Bonneville

The latest Street Twin would make Steve McQueen smile.

Ford Australia has built its final Falcon ute.

Ford builds final Falcon ute

End of an era as iconic model ceases production.

sport

Lions maul Highlanders video

Waisake Naholo scored a late consolation try for the Highlanders.

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph: "We were beaten by a better team" .

Ko skipping Olympic Village

World No 1 "super excited" to compete at Olympics although she won't stay at the Games village.

Kieran Foran believes his health and mindset have improved dramatically over the past fortnight as he battles personal ...

Foran: I tried to kill myself

11:24 AM  Candid Kiwis star says league "is the farthest thing from my mind at the moment" as he battles personal issues.

good reads

More love for ugly food

The buy-ugly movement has been thrust into the mainstream..

The future of produce is ugly. Twisted, blemished, mutated and deformed, to be specific.

'I listen to my own voice' video

Stewart on her property near Whanganui.

Falconer, protector of rivers, climate change warrior, opinionated trouble-maker: meet Rachel Stewart.

Hera Lindsay Bird totally fearless

Poems in Bird's self-titled collection include: Children Are The Orgasm Of The World, and The Dad Joke Is Over.

Hera Lindsay Bird has more people talking about New Zealand poetry than maybe ever before.

Beyond the beach

Coolum is the quintessential Aussie surf town.

We all know about the beaches. I was here to explore the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

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oddstuff

Burglar watches couple sleep video

An intruder watched US couple sleep on their sofa for 15 mins.

They fell asleep on the sofa, unaware they had an unwelcome visitor.

Where has the little dog gone?

Catherine Eketone is distraught as her papillon dog Nisha, which she adopted, has run away. For two weeks Nisha has been ...

Nisha the papillon dog made a dash for freedom and has evaded traps and search parties for two weeks.

Hidden testicle blamed for prowl video

James Kirkwood with his cat Percy, who went missing for nine months.

'Mr P' the cat had been missing for nine months. An incomplete neutering might explain why.

Downing St cats' power struggle

Palmerston, chief mouser at Boris Johnson's UK Foreign Office, is plotting to also dominate the British prime minister's ...

There's been a home invasion at No. 10, with Palmerston from over the road taking on Larry.

Parenting

Why I love splurging on my girl

I love splashing out on gorgeous dresses, shoes and sparkly hairbands for my little girl.

I indulge on my young daughter more than my boys – and I'm not guilty about it.

Stylist cuts cord with hair scissors

Lianne Brennan and baby Echo-River

A UK hairdresser didn't know she was pregnant until her water broke - and she delivered the baby herself.

Family welcomes baby 19

The Radfords

Britain's biggest family has welcomed 19 babies - and the parents aren't ruling out one more.

Stranger saves desperate mum

Tawny Nelson with three of her four kids.

No-one would help a stranded single mum and her 4 kids - until an elderly hero came along.

kiwi traveller

Where to go in Mexico

The Pyramid of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza in Yucatan state, Mexico.

Need help putting together a Mexico itinerary? Send us your questions, and we'll put them to the experts.

A wealth of knowledge in Singapore

Brent Coleman has been studying at the National University of Singapore for the past three years.

Brent Coleman seized upon the opportunity to study in Asia's top financial hub.

'I'm a travel blogger, don't hate me' stuff nation

Anita Dykstra's travel blog, Anita Hendrieka, has taken her from the Wairarapa to the world.

It's not all about travelling and taking pretty pictures: Travel writer talks about the downsides to her dream job.

Wanderluster of the week

Sarah throws a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Sarah Kennerley wanted her own space on the internet to document her adventures around the world.