Cruden's '$1.2m France offer'

French media claim All Blacks first-five could be poised for a big-money move.

Students bankrupt

NZ Union of Students' Associations president Linsey Higgins, left, says graduates abroad are struggling with ...

"Traitors" claim as Kiwis overseas declare themselves bankrupt due to mounting debt.

'Priceless' paintings recovered

Van Gogh art works stolen in 2002 found during a raid on Italian crime clan.

Why Trump will bomb again

The second debate will be even more disastrous for Donald Trump than the first.

Storm strikes Otago

Parts of State Highway 8 are underwater as a thunderstorm batters Otago.

Meth house contents exposed

Residents claim children played in contaminated household items dumped on lawn.

national

Defamation upheld video

Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig arrives at the High Court at Auckland.

Colin Craig jury finds he defamed Jordan Williams - ordered to pay $1.27 million.

Why honour flawed heroes stuff nation

OPINION: We can't move forward as a nation by spitting on the legacy of those, however imperfect, who helped to build it.

Raewyn Rogers and Eileen Flannery from the South Taranaki District's Parks for Pleasure team rescue some of the young  ...

Ill-tree-ted trees split street

Trees in a small coastal street were chopped down, replanted, chopped down again. What's going on?

Video

Black Caps bite back

NZ start well and finish sapping but very strong on first day of second test against India in Kolkata.

world

More polar bears getting shot

Polar bears are a protected species and shooting them is allowed only for self-defence and as a last resort.

Increased tourism in Norway's remote Arctic islands has led to a grisly downside.

Duterte likens self to Hitler video

In rambling speech, Philippine president says he would "be happy to slaughter" three million drug users.

The vessel initially resisted and fled before South Korean coast guard officers managed to board the ship and threw ...

Fishermen die in border clash

Chinese fishermen who strayed into S Korean waters die after coast guards throw flashbang grenades into boat.

business

How vulnerable is NZ's grid?

A storm in South Australia caused a state-wide blackout and New South Wales could be next in line.

The whole of South Australia was without power on Wednesday. What are the odds of a similar outage in NZ?

'Hey, how's it going?' video

Amie Murphy owns the best liquor store in the country - she also met her fiance the day after opening.

H&M country sales manager Daniel Lattemann believes this $129 autumn winter 2016 studio collection "sheer dress" will be ...

H&M ready to open video

H&M fans are expected to flock to the fashion chain's opening on Saturday.

technology

iPhone 7 falls more than 800m video

View from the top of the world's tallest building.

Ukrainian vlogger climbs the world's tallest building, then throws his new iPhone 7 plus off it.

Android user tests iPhone 7

As ever, it's a case of convenience and consistency versus freedom and flexibility.

Yik Yak encouraged its users to share anonymous messages within a semi-gated group.

The death of anonymous apps

In the two years since the heyday of Yik Yak, Whisper and Secret, most apps have slowed down or closed.

life & style

4 ways height affects your health

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift towers over Selena Gomez.

Surprisingly, how tall or short you are can affect your wellbeing.

You're not as busy as you think

Mums, you can have it all says Samantha Ettus - you just have to get up an hour earlier.

Senior Constable Pete rescues a calf near Featherston

Safer com-moo-nities together

Police picks up adventurous cow from a state highway in an attempt to keep com-moo-nities safe.

well & good

Tested: Raw meal delivery

Little Bird's meals are beautifully presented.

No meat, no sugar - and no dishes to wash. We're sold.

Can eating fat help weight loss?

It switches your body onto fat-burning mode, but is the ketogenic diet healthy?

Who needs a foam roller when you can have a vibrator instead?

'Forget roller, buy vibrator'

He has one of the world's best podcasts - here's what I learnt about fitness from Tim Ferriss.

home & property

Top 10 decor investments

Choose the best sofa and rug you can afford and you'll never regret it. This sofa and table are from May Time, while the ...

Treasure or trash? Here are 10 items for the home that are always worth buying.

Mrs Doubtfire house for sale gallery

Just like the movie - you could move right into the stunning house where Mrs Doubtfire raised his kids.

Taxidermied crocodiles and iguanas "run along the rafters" of Joy's bedroom.

Clever Kiwi church conversion

Joy Bell converted the original 1886 solid Kauri core and the result is remarkable.

food & wine

A right royal vegan affair

This is not what was served at Dame Patsy's private banquet, but vegans can fine-dine with the best of them. Provided ...

The "plant based" menu served at Dame Patsy Reddy's first banquet was a far cry from tofu and mung beans.

5 ways to spot a bad coffee

"A cafe can have a great barista, but if its coffee machine hygiene standards are slack, they're going to make bad coffee."

7 foods to avoid on a first date

Find free fruit in your city

nz farmer

Bee in-breeding a problem

Dunedin-based AbacusBio consultancy PhD research student Gertje Petersen.

Bee in-breeding from disease has spurred research into increasing the gene pool.

Meat earnings potential missed

Red meat and fibre farmers told it's time they woke up to their potential and stopped blaming others.

Stressful bull sale ends in bliss

Shearing sports season begins

entertainment

Wellington artist wins Walters Prize

Shannon Te Ao won the Walters Prize with this video work, two shoots that stretch far out, 2013-14.

Something "mysterious and wholly unexpected" has happened with New Zealand's biggest art prize.

Time for Bieber fever!

Promoter hints Justin Bieber will tour NZ.

Simon Gregson plays Steve McDonald on Coronation Street.

Coro Street bus crash drama

Spoiler: Who will live and who will die in the soap disaster?

travel

Flying high in Rotorua

This tourist attraction, named the best in NZ, allows you to sing and swing with the native birds.

This tourist attraction, named the best in NZ, allows you to sing and swing with the native birds.

First 4-seater fuel-cell plane

Aircraft engineers have successfully tested the plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells.

The city of Reykjavik turned off its street lamps so that people could get a better view of the Northern Lights.

Iceland: It's Lights out video

The city of Reykjavik turned off its street lamps so that people could get a better view of the Northern Lights.

stuff nation

'NZRU's not jury & counsellor' stuff nation

Tew justice

Why is the NZRU being targeted as a result of a decision made by a judge in our courts?

Special education at crisis point stuff nation

Should a minister be flippant about spending money to help kids who can't talk or walk?

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Depression just another illness stuff nation

Keeping quiet about mental health helps no one. Let’s all be open about this. It’s totally normal.

motoring

Ferrari 488: Thunder in blue sky

Roof-up, Spider still looks sensational. But you can't look at the engine like you can with the GTB coupe.

Some blue-sky thinking has resulted in another magic mid-engined Ferrari.

Car in 18,000km trip video

Vehicle shipped from UK to car museum in Hawke's Bay to satisfy dying man's wish.

The Audi Q5 2.0 T quattro on display at the Paris auto show.

Audi unveils new Q5

It's even more classy looking and technologically wondrous, but you'd be hard-pressed to spot differences from afar.

sport

Black Caps bite back video

New Zealand's Matt Henry is congratulated by his team-mates after taking the wicket of India's Murali Vijay.

6 min ago  NZ start well and finish sapping but very strong on first day of second test against India in Kolkata.

Pumas make three changes

Argentina coach brings in three new players to team that lost against Australia.

Steven Adams has been given the video game treatment.

Adams: The video game

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams gets the 8-bit treatment in Super Mario spoof.

good reads

Do they really want to hurt me?

Culture Club today, with Boy George second from left.

OPINION: Should we feel insulted by 80s bands like Culture Club only now making it to NZ? Yes!

Nothing can prepare you for this

St Mark's Basilica, Venice.

Beneath us lies a crypt full of bones, and saints stand bleeding in the gloom.

The jail where sleep comes in shifts video

Some of the 3562 Inmates sleep on any space they can find in a classroom in Quezon city jail, Philippines.

Prisoners curl up with barely room to turn over. One stands guard, to wake those screaming from nightmares.

Suffering doesn’t need translation stuff nation

MORIA, GREECE - MARCH 24:  A general view of the Moria Refugee Camp on Greek island of Lesbos on March 24, 2016 in ...

I was mere minutes into my first day volunteering at a refugee camp and I’d been briefed on death and human trafficking. This was my welcome.

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oddstuff

Abandoned oil well uncovered

Found on Seaview Rd in New Plymouth the well was discovered during redevelopment.

Taranaki has an estimated 140 abandoned oil wells out of a total 359 nationwide.

Perfectly-cut lemons wash ashore

A bunch of perfectly halved lemons has washed ashore on Mangere Bridge Beach, their origins a mystery.

Mysterious case of vitamin sea: A lovely day out for an Auckland mum turned out to be a bit of a lemon.

Furry and adorable, but deadly

A Flannel Moth caterpillar, not Donald Trump's hair.

What's poisonous, wriggly and looks like Donald Trump's hair?

iPhone falls from the tallest building video

View from the top of the world's tallest building.

Ukrainian vlogger climbs the world's tallest building, then throws his new iPhone 7 plus off it.

Parenting

I let kids watch inappropriate TV

"My son is eleven. Some might say that's too young to see Marvel's grown-up superhero jokes-and-blood-fest 'Deadpool'.

A dad reveals his reasons for letting his children watch shows reserved for adults.

Gone but not forgotten video

Rochelle Purdie and Judith Moorhead, who both lost children, say the Sands support group played an important part in ...

It's more than double our annual road toll - the heartbreak behind NZ's 700 dead babies.

Best age gap between kids?

Are smaller gaps between children better?

Parents open up about the pros and cons of common sibling age gaps.

'I'm pregnant, and I'm terrified'

"I am terrified that this thing growing inside me will never let me be alone."

"I'm worried that having a child means I will never again be alone."

kiwi traveller

NZ: An airport survival guide

Visitors to Wellington Airport will find a giant Gollum.

Here is everything you need to know about New Zealand's five main airports.

Why must we tip the tour guide?

Why not build the cost of paying tour guides an adequate wage into the original price of the tour?

How much do you give? What if you don't have cash handy? Tipping is awkward for us all.

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.