Uber kitten delivery

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13 min ago  Craving kittens? Uber will deliver them to your workplace for a small donation to the SPCA.

Fire was 'too quick' gallery video

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7:18 PM  Residents urged to evacuate homes as firefighters hold off forest fire near Blenheim.

'Girl gone wild' is 'humiliated'

7:28 PM  Women filmed drunkenly trashing Perth pub bathroom speaks about the backlash.

Swift's crew sorry for bad blood

7:50 PM  Taylor Swift's Kiwi crew issue apology over Bethells Beach filming after outcry.

Hottest jobs in the public service

8:28 PM  What's the best paid job to get into in the public service? It's not what you think.

Police called as man attacks spider

8:32 PM  Police thought the man was beating up his girlfriend, but all was not as it seemed.

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'I just eat and eat and eat' video

David Boomert, of Masterton, has Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic condition characterised by a dangerous obsession with food.

David Boomert's life is a battle against his own brain and its obsession with food.

Machete victim recalls horror video

8:22 PM  A Hamilton man attacked with a machete remembers the "chop" as the blade struck his arm.

Police are investigating an armed robbery at The Jolly pub in Paraparaumu.

Kids flee as pub robbed

8:16 PM  Teachers usher children to safety after armed robbery at Paraparaumu pub.


Catitude in cabs

Craving kittens? Uber will deliver them for a small SPCA donation


Band want to reopen Bataclan video

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"I cannot wait to come back to Paris. I cannot wait to play."

Injury toll rises from bushfire

Two are dead and 15 have been hospitalised with serious burns after the blaze north of Adelaide.

The sinkhole at Inskip Point on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

'Sinkhole' swallows beach

A "sinkhole" has swallowed up part of a beach on an island south of Brisbane, Queensland.


AFT Pharmaceuticals to list

Hartley Atkinson, the company's managing director, says the IPO will allow AFT Pharmaceuticals to grow to the next level.

New Zealand pharmaceutical company AFT Pharmaceuticals will raise more than $33 million from new investors.

Drury raids 'bottom drawer'

Early investors Sam Morgan and Craig Winkler also downsize holdings.

It seemed like a good idea in the pub.

Bomb threat to avoid work

Aaron O'Neill didn't want to go to work, so he hatched an elaborate drunken plan to pull a sickie.


How to buy tech as a present

The BB-8 droid from Sphero..

Tech is one of the most popular types of presents you can give at Christmas, but buying gadgets for others can be tough.

Li-fi: 100 times faster than wi-fi

The new form of wireless tech has clocked in at speeds of up to 224 gigabits per second.

Breaking up isn't so hard to do, more of a mild inconvenience.

The week I quit social media

OPINION: The day I gave up social media, I went on Facebook three times. 

life & style

Nana knickers, with real nanas

The old girls come in a variety of colours and styles - there's bound to be one that suits you.

Not sure what to buy the lady in your life for Christmas? We got this - introducing Golden Girls Granny Panties.

When sex ed goes too far

Would you give your pre-teen or teen access, with some restrictions, to porn on their smartphone?

Some of the questions left the men lost for words.

Awkward HIV dating questions video

8:00 PM  Society still has a long way to go to eliminate the stigma of being HIV positive, as these men know all too well.


Pining for Christmas

Blenheim pine tree grower David James sells trees for Christmas.

"You just can't get away with not having an authentic smell of pine needles on Christmas morning."

Top chefs share entertaining tips

Want to throw a banging party this silly season? Here's expert advice on what to serve, and how to get festivities in full flow.

Shaye Kent is collecting presents for a family who can't afford presents this year.

Spreading the cheer

Shaye Kent is giving another family the Christmas they deserve.

well & good

How to train like a Navy SEAL

Jeff Nichols puts writer Gary Nunn through his paces with an exhausting rope challenge.

There's training hard, and then there's training like a SEAL. Think you could handle it?

'My wedding felt like a funeral'

"I have cancer, and it's probably terminal," Milly told her bridesmaids. "Now, we've got mojitos to make."

Time to stop watching the clock and actually get some sleep.

10 tips to sleep well

Ah, the elusive deep sleep! While some of us are good sleepers, others really struggle to nod off.

home & property

Lessons from building a house

Michele Powles' finished family home in West Auckland.

It's the journey's end for our own Grand Designs project... but would we ever do it again?

Toaster trick you shouldn't try

"Life hacks" are supposed to make your chores easier - yet this one almost burned a woman's house down.

As its name suggests Flint House replicates the shape and texture of a flint. The house, designed by Skene Catling De La Pena is the RIBA 2015 House of the Year.

Modern estate scores a win

Forget your archetypal English farmhouse - this may be the country house of the future.

food & wine

6 things Nigella should do in NZ

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson will have plenty of activities to choose from when she makes her way to the deep south.

From cheese rolls to chocolate and her very own Giapo creation, we've picked six things Nigella should do in NZ.

Recipe: Yoghurt roast chicken

A fresh, tangy take on roast chicken suitable for the warmer months.

Raspberry & mascarpone cake

Recipe: Barbecued spiced pork

nz farmer

Protesters confront farmer

Animal activists want the Government to ban caged animal farming like Craddock Farms' planned chicken farm.

Craddock Farms' plan to build a giant caged chicken farm attracts opposition.

NZ wines lapped up in UK

New Zealand wines earn more more per bottle than any other except French.

Lifting our game

Winemakers delight at soils


Special effects or DIY? video

Christopher Nolan on the set of The Dark Knight Rises. Movie fans are becoming increasingly interested in how films are made and directors are turning more and more towards 'practical effects'.

7 min ago  Film-makers are increasingly turning their backs on CG and favouring old-fashioned ways of creating special effects.

Why we'll miss ANTM

It's the end of a Tyra-led era for America's Next Top Model. Let us pay homage to every cat fight and hair-cutting sob fest from the past 22 seasons.

Glenn, The Walking Dead.

Spoilers: TWD breaks hearts

8:00 PM  SPOILERS: We take a look at The Walking Dead's potent combination of fear and hope.


Perfect backdrop, insane jump video

Insane base-jumpers enjoy the dramatic views of Greece.

In Greece, these extreme sports enthusiasts are jumping off the cliffs surrounding the Ionian Sea.

Fresh passenger plane shame

It’s not uncommon to come across an obnoxious passenger, but these take it to a whole new level,

Intrepid's 'ultimate' adventure.

Ultimate tour for $114,000

7:40 PM  Tour company launches epic, 365-day trip - with a price tag to match.

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All you need is love? stuff nation

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Could love be the answer to keeping our kids safe from harm and neglect?

Are you making Chch better? stuff nation

Are you a volunteer helping to make Christchurch a better place? Or do you know someone who is?

Text and drive

5 drivers on phones comments stuff nation

"Why do we need to crack down on anything? Shouldn't the cops be enforcing laws all the time?"


The quickest SUV money can buy

Turbo S - it's the Porsche Cayenne turned up to 11

Porsche's Cayenne Turbo should satisfy any need for speed, but for those who need more, there’s the Turbo S.

Big rise in drivers on phones

Driver with beer in one hand and phone in the other is among thousands caught.

Skoda Fabia is a practical city car with truly accomplished performance and handling.

Our Car of the Year finalists

Our Car of the Year search is now down to a shortlist of six. We take a look at the contenders.


McCullum eyes fond farewell

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum hopes to earn only his second test win in Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

7:22 PM  After four tours of Australia, Black Caps captain will play his last test across the Tasman in Adelaide.

Fox leads Kiwis at Aussie Open

7:37 PM  Little-known Aussie golfer holds clubhouse lead in Sydney with Ryan Fox the pick of the New Zealanders.

Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner could feature for the Black Caps in the inaugural pink-ball test in Adelaide.

Santner in frame for test bow

7:54 PM  Left-arm spinner in mix to make surprise test debut at Adelaide Oval as Black Caps captain considers changes.

good reads

'One of the greatest American heroes'

Hugh Montgomery, 91, at his home with the Nazi SS flag which was flying over Buchenwald concentration camp during WWII.

He jumped into Normandy, ran spies in Moscow, and has now retired at 90

We forge on despite chaos

The atom bomb became the feared enemy, says Rosemary McLeod.

Rosemary McLeod's parents wondered whether it was right to bring a child into this rotten world. That was just after WWII.

Beware of the 'BFF' mother

Where do you draw the line between mother and friend?

OPINION: The teacher who claims today's mums are damaging their daughters by trying to be best friends is right.

How to avoid boozy work dos

It's not just women who are uncomfortable with the interminable late-night work functions.

Women's careers are suffering because they put family before work dos - so what are their alternatives?

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Catitude in cabs gallery video

The SPCA's Jorja Bennetts and Uber driver Stewart Hendaryo will be out and about making kitten playtime deliveries around Wellington on Friday to promote pet adoption.

Craving kittens? Uber will deliver them for a small SPCA donation

Police called as man attacks spider

The huntsman spider is commonly found in Sydney although police did not reveal the identity of the spider.

Police were called thinking a man was beating up his girlfriend, but all was not as it seemed.

Injured bird takes free flight

An injured northern royal albatross found off the coast of Kaikoura was treated at Vet Care Kaikoura before being flown up to Wellington for further treatment.

Air NZ has flown an injured albatross, found off the Kaikoura coast, to Wellington for specialist treatment.

Man stole human brains

David Charles, of Indianapolis, pleaded guilty to six charges including receiving stolen property and burglary in a Marion County court.

Six jars of brain material were sold for for US$600 on eBay, a court heard.


Stop the 'baby bump' nonsense

Yep, she'd still wear this even if she wasn't pregnant.

No, those celebs aren't "flaunting their baby bumps"- they're just pregnant.

When sex ed goes too far

Do you know what they are looking at, all the time?

Would you give your pre-teen or teen access, with some restrictions, to porn on their smartphone?

Trolled for not wanting kids video

UK woman Holly Brockwell temporarily closed down her Twitter account after she was abused for her decision not to have kids.

When Holly Brockwell announced her plans to be sterilised, she was mercilessly bullied online.

KimK: I don't want a C-section!

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Health concerns get worse for Kim Kardashian as she enters her final three weeks of pregnancy.

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Vegetarian realities in Ghana

A local coconut seller in Accra waits for business

Avoiding meat can be a hassle for any vegetarian traveller, but Stacey Knott finds exceptions in Ghana.

Kiwi expats a proud bunch

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Kiwis living overseas are prouder and more positive about New Zealand than those living here.

'Hot plumber' takes on the USA

Logan said Yosemite National Park in California was one of the most beautiful places he had ever been.

The travelling tradie won't be returning to the building site anytime soon.

Christmas in Europe

Visitors admire ornaments at a Christmas market in Vienna, Austria.

Heading to Europe for Christmas? It's the most wonderful time of the year, our expert says.